I by no means claim to be a brilliant makeup artist or that I know everything there is to know about makeup, but I have had the pleasure to work with some brilliant makeup artists who have taught me heaps & pointed me in the right direction along the way. Today I am going to share with you my makeup bag. These are my 'necessity' pieces that I always have in my makeup arsenal. So lets dive in shall we?!?
Foundation - bareMinerals READY Foundation with SPF 20 has been my go-to for 2 years now! Its a pressed-powder, so its great for absorbing oil but isn't messy like loose powder. (I wear Medium Beige).
Bronzer - I swear by the fact that if you put any foundation on you have to apply some bronzer, especially if you are going to be in photos. I use bareMinerals READY Bronzer in the shade "The Deep End".
Blush - Brand new blush that is perfect for fall! Its by Therapy Systems and its called "First Blush" (color not available online, so call your local store).
Finishing Powder - This is a must for me because I have oily skin & powder helps keep me looking fresh. I love "Illuminating" Mineral Veil from bareMinerals (it has a wee bit of glimmer to it & you know I love some sparkle!)
Concealer - Under eyes & blemishes... this stuff saves my look daily! bareMinerals SPF 20 Correcting Concealer in shade Light 2
Brushes - The neccessities! (from left to right) Concealer Brush / Blush & Bronzer Brush / Powder Brush / Foundation Brush
Brow Finish (top left) - I brush this onto my brows to make them look fuller as well as get them closer to my hair color. I use Therapy Systems Brow Finish (04)
Eye Liner - I use Therapy Systems Cream Gel Liner in Onyx because it doesn't smear/crease like pencils but it gives you extreme accuracy & precision in application versus liquid liner. (You need the last brush on the right to use for application)
Eyeshadow Base - I use bareMinerals 5 in 1 cream eyeshadow in Candelit Peach as a base under all my shadow or on its own every day to make my eyes look awake. I wear this every single day! It is one of my MUSTS.
Eyeshadow - MAC creates some of the best shadows hands down. I love there pigment tubs, they last forever & I prefer applying the loose powder versus the standard eyeshadow (to me the color is always more vibrant).
Mascara - I just started using bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara. I really like it so far because of the brush. The bristles are close together but are rubber, so it does a great job at separating the eyelashes so they don't clump. I have long lashes, so I always love the mascara that darkens & divides the lashes & this does just that!
Brushes (the 2 tall brushes) - The one of the left is what I use to apply my brow finish & the the on the right is what I use to apply my eye liner.
That is all of my make up musts & recommendations! Would love to hear about any new products or tools that you highly recommend in the beauty department. If you do, leave a comment below because I am always open to trying something new. Thanks for reading & let me know if you have any questions!