Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Inside My Makeup Bag


Last week, I guest posted on what's in my makeup bag over at Gaby's awesome blog, The Vault Files.  I thought it was such a fun topic, that I wanted to repost today for all of you to enjoy.  Below is a snapshot of what my daily makeup routine looks like.

I keep my makeup routine pretty simple and as natural as possible.  I like to mix brand name makeup with drugstore finds and I'm always evolving my daily routine based on new arrivals and reviews.  

Inside My Makeup Bag

Lip Gloss // Concealer // Illuminizer // Eye Liner // Shimmer Brick // Blush // Eyebrow Shaper
Eye Cream Shadow // Makeup Bag // Mascara

Before I start, I always apply face lotion with SPF before applying my makeup.  Right now, I've using Cetaphil's daily moisturizer.

I start with the Neutrogena blemish concealer on my nose and along both sides...I find that it smoothes out my skin and keeps oil at bay.

Next, I apply the illuminizer under my eyes, which brightens them up...this Maybelline brand has gotten rave reviews in blogland, and I definitely recommend it!

I love Bobbi Brown's cream shadow and apply that to my lids and then apply the Bobbi Brown gel liner along my top lip lash line.  I use "chocolate shimmer ink" color for the eye liner...it's subtle enough for daytime but can be dramatized for night.

Have you heard of Bobbi's brow shaper?  I swear by it as it keeps my eyebrows shaped all day {which is great for my sometimes unruly brows!}.

Next, I dust some Bobbi sheer finish powder on my face and apply the bronzing blush.  I love the Maui color by Bobbi Brown {seeing a trend here?} because it adds a soft glow but is bright for summer.

Last, I apply mascara and lip gloss and I'm set for the day!  Mascara is one thing I usually don't spend a lot of money on...I find that Maybelline's Define-A-Lash works great and always coats my lashes perfectly.

At night I like to apply more eyeshadow, which adds depth and drama for a "going out" look.  I love Bobbi's shimmer brick.  You can use it 1,000 different ways and it seconds as a nice bronzer.

And that's really it!  I hope this helps inspire some new ideas for all of you!

Tell me...what's your favorite makeup item right now?

xo natasha

26 comments:

  1. I need to get a highlighter so bad! In 2007 (no fooling) mine fell on the bathroom floor and shattered and has never been replaced. I love Bobbi Brown also, her products are all amazing!

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  2. I love those products. Most of that stuff is in my everyday routine as well. :)

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  3. I love seeing what's in everyone's makeup bags :) I did a post a few weeks ago sharing mine too! I love all the Bobbi Brown products that you have!

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  4. I use that maybelline illuminzer too and thought I was the only one trying it! I LOVE it. I use the bigger version too (can't remember exact name) Great picks!

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  5. I really enjoyed this! I LOVE the Maybelline! It brightens everything up and makes me look more awake!

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  6. Wait, so you don't use any foundation? I seriously need to invest in an illuminator and concealer. I never though about concealer helping to prevent your skin from looking so oily.

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  7. I have been wanting to try the illuminizer now I think I may have to pick it up today! xo

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  8. Bonjour Natasha,
    Je viens de découvrir votre blog que j'adore. Félicitation pour cette future naissance.

    Mélanie (Paris)

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  9. Great picks! I think the brow shaper is now on my list of things to get. My favorite, #1 make up item is mascara. Never leave the house without it!

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  10. I am definitely a loyal Bobbi fan. It may be time to check out her brow shaper, since my brows are usually out of control haha.

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  11. I am loving bright pink lipstick. So easy to apply and fun for the warm months! :)

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  12. I wish I knew how to use half of that! Cute makeup bag! And thanks for your sweet comment today. :) Hope you are feeling well!

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  13. Thanks for sharing - this is a fun post! I love getting new make-up and skin care ideas! :)

    Beth (Design Your Dwelling)

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  14. Thanks for sharing! Bronzer and lip gloss are probably my most used items right now ...esp with a toddler. Sometimes I don't have a lot of time to devote to the makeup routine (esp if I don't time things right!).

    -Tara
    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
    http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

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  15. I just bought the Neutrogena Blemish Concealer...hopefully I like it!
    Bobbi Brown blush and Maybelline Stilleto Mascara are my 2 absolute favorites!

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  16. i love the bobbie brown shimmer brick soo much!
    xx

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  17. Okay, we are just make up twins! I think I have 3/4 of that stuff in my make up bag too! Favorite, is the bobbi brown bronzer! Great choices girl! cannot wait for you to have that little boy!

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  18. I am a fan of the Cetaphil SPF moisturizer as well-- it's a great product! I'm with you on the inexpensive mascara too-- I'm liking CG Lash Blast right now!

    I've never used illuminizer before-- may have to give it a try!

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  19. I love posts like this to see what other people recommend!

    I switch up my routine and products too! I really need to try that eyeshadow, the colors looks so pretty!!! :)

    My FAV product, that I have been using since I was 16 or 17, is MAC studio fix foundation. It is a powder but REALLY covers! With primer it stays on all day!! Also, LOVE LOVE MAC prolongwear concealer (can be used as foundation too) and Wet & Wild bronzer! The bronzer is SO cheap and lasts forever!!!! I usually get it bogo so they are usually under $2!! I switch up mascara and eyebrow shaper ALL the time! I need to try your rec's!! :)

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  20. We have a lot in common when it comes to make-up. A girl after my own heart!!!

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  21. So glad you decided to post it on your blog, I thought it was a gorgeous post and felt bad I couldn't use it ;)

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  22. I always love these posts! Why is it so fun to see what is in others make up bags?? Noting a couple of these products as well for when I need to get new products!

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  23. LOVE Maybelline Age Rewind, I use it every day - I swear it makes me look so much more awake!

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  24. Im with you--I keep it simple. And your makeup bag is adorable. I'm definitely on the look out for another one because mine is getting kinda crummy.

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  25. these are my favorite kinds of posts, I get so many ideas of products to try!

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  26. I love that Maybelline eye brightener! I need to try that eyebrow shaper. I've been using clear mascara for years! And your make up bag is so cute!

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