Last week I showed you what I keep in my purse, this time I put my makeup bag under the spotlight. I rely on this steady stream of go-to’s to get me ready everyday. Whether it’s going to work, going out or just taking pictures for my blog, these products never fail me.

side note: I worked closely with Chanel when I was at Access Hollywood and developed an addiction to their products.

benefit “that gal” primer // chanel blush “orchid” //milani infinite liquid eyeliner // stila lip glaze // josie maran mini argan stick //physicians formula bronzer // mac eye shadow used as eyeliner // chanel mascara // chanel eyeshadows “spices” // loreal bb cream

I also asked a few of my favorite bloggers/friends to share a favorite product in their makeup bag.


Jacey of Damsel in Dior

 Paula Dorf Eye Primer

I have been using this wonder worker since high school {yes! nearly 15 years!} and there’s a reason! It works. It’s great for days you want to hit the ground running and not fuss with make-up. I literally use my finger and dab a touch on each eye-lid and sometimes don’t even put on eye shadow over it. The best part? This small container will last you at least a year!


Sydne of Sydne Style

bareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation

I’ve been using Bare Minerals for years. They’re powder foundation gives just the right amount of coverage, and has SPF!


Jen of Target Does it Again

 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

I swear by Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer! Its a perfect blend of skin care and makeup that hydrates skin and softens fine lines with a sheer hint of color for a healthy, dewy glow. It has spf 20 that provides ideal protection from the sun’s harmful, damaging rays. It is long-wearing and extremely comfortable, blend-able and one that you can layer easily. The formula is like no other tinted moisturizer I’ve ever tried. Plus the SPF formula means no need to add an extra step in your routine by applying a separate product for sun protection! I promise after one try, you will be hooked! It’s a game changer!


Lauren & Marika of Golden White Decor

 Estee Lauder Pure Color  in Candy

 We just adore Estee Lauder’s Pure Color in Candy! It is bright, cheery, and stays on for quite some time 🙂 Top it with a sheer lipgloss… or one that is light pink with a bit of shine and you are good to go!


Mallory from Pastels & Mascara

L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

One beauty product that I could not go a day without is my L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara. No makeup look is complete until I’ve applied mascara. My favorite days are when I’m able to walk out the door with just this mascara and light foundation. L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black provides volume and length, and separates my lashes without clumping. And I find that its performance improves as you use up the product. No matter what other mascaras I try, I always go back to this one. You can find L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black at any drugstore for around $7.00!




Julia & Allison of Tartan & Sequins

PUR 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer & Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer 

(Both) tinted moisturizers go on so easily and provide the perfect amount of coverage!


 Amy of Leopard & Lillies

Sugar Rose Fresh Tinted Lip Treatment

 I love that it leaves my lips feeling smooth and soft with a hint of color.  I keep at least one tube in every purse to make sure I am never without one while I am on the go.  Sugar Fresh Rose is by far my favorite beauty product.