Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top 10 Makeup Bag Essentials

I love monthly favorites; however, I don't like that in only one month I have to try to find new products to slap my stamp of approval on. So I created my: Top Products of right now. These are the products that I've tried, tested, and love. Enjoy!


The number one item in my makeup bag is Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced. I purchased mine from Ulta for $23. I love this product because it enhances the length and volume of my lashes better than any other mascara I've tried. To REALLY plump my eyes I love to pair this product with They're Real Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics.
My favorite lip product has to be L'Oreal's Colour Riche Lipstick in the shade Fairest Nude. It goes with everything and really pairs nicely with a dramatic eye look. It can be found at Ulta for $8.
NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil in Light is a highlighting wonder. You can place this in the corner of your eyes to make them pop, use as a concealer, or highlighter under your brows. The use of this product is endless. $5


Speaking of NYX, Concealer in a Jar in the shade beige is my go-to concealer. For only $5 it has never let me down.
I could never leave the house without setting my make up with Urban Decay Cosmetics' De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. I purchase this in the travel size to take it with me for a refreshing spray on the go. $14
But before putting on any makeup, I lay a base of Benefit Cosmetics' The POREfessional. It blurs any imperfections and smells great. $31
Build it up in the summer or lightly brush on for the winter months, NYC's Smooth Skin Bronzer in the shade Sunny is my all time favorite bronzer. It's a steal for under $4 at Target.

The thing I love about this next product is that it looks like it took me a long time blending shades to do eyes, but secretly it's only one product. If you haven't tried Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze yet, you're missing out. $7
I ALWAYS have Batiste Dry Shampoo with me at all times. A night out of dancing or a long day at work, this product allows my hair to look great no matter what condition. My favorite scent is Wild. It smells clean, yet fierce. The travel size is makeup bag friendly. $8
After my engagement everyone is looking at my hands. Keeping nail polish in reach is a must. Essie Blanc is my favorite to build up a color or wear on it's own. Everyone should have a white polish in their collection. $8.50

Hope you enjoyed seeing what's in my makeup bag! 
All the photos of products are from Ulta and Target.com. First and last pictures are rights of my own. 


xoxo Kara