What’s In My Makeup Bag…

Happy Wednesday, friends! I thought I’d do something a little different today and share my updated makeup routine with you. These are all products I’ve used for a while now and love – you can see from the photos that some products are almost all gone! First, let’s start with the makeup bag. I use this Kendra Scott beauty bag for all of my makeup products… It’s the perfect size for traveling as well as everyday use. The top compartment is made for brushes (see the first photo in this post) while the bottom compartment has space for all of your other makeup products. 
Now let’s get started with my favorite products! 
In the summer months I really like using a powder foundation because it helps eliminate shine on my face and “mattefy” my skin. During the day or for running errands I usually wear this powder alone. For blog photos or for going out at night I usually apply it over my liquid foundation for more coverage.
I have used a lot of different foundations in the past couple of years, however my very favorite one is from the drugstore. I love the Covergirl + Olay liquid foundation (as you can see from the photo, I have used up most of it!). I’ve tried a lot of different brands from Chanel to Bobbi Brown and I honestly think this Covergirl foundation is the best liquid foundation I’ve ever used. It’s really creamy and moisturizing and gives an “airbrushed” effect to your skin that I love. I always wear this for blog photos!
I discovered Sigma brushes a few months ago and really love them – they are super high quality and really make a difference in your makeup application. This brush in particular is perfect for applying foundation (both liquid and powder). It feels like heaven on your skin and completely blends all of your makeup for a flawless complexion. 

four // Sigma Tapered Face Brush F25 paired with
I love love love Bobbi Brown blushes. They have a great consistency, are long-wearing and have the prettiest colors. For summer I really love the color “pastel pink” – it’s a really bright pink that is gorgeous with a slight tan. 
This BB Cream makes an awesome under-eye highlighter. I apply this in a triangular shape underneath my eyes and along the bridge of my nose to brighten up my face.
After using the BB Cream, I apply this powder onto the highlighted areas to set the highlighter and give your skin a beautiful glow. This is what professional makeup artists use!
I can’t say enough good things about this bronzer by Benefit. It’s the perfect shade of bronze and the brush that it comes with is literally perfect for contouring – I use it under my cheeks to help define my cheekbones. If I want all-over color, I grab a fluffy brush and lightly put it all over my face. It blends really easily and I love the color!
ten // Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter paired with
 I learned about this highlighting powder from a few beauty vloggers on YouTube. After listening to them rave about the product, I picked it up almost six months ago and have never looked back – it is THE best highlighter I’ve ever used. I apply it to the tops of my cheekbones – it’s not too shimmery but gives the absolute perfect glow. This product was a game changer in my makeup routine for sure!

This is hands-down my favorite mascara (yes, the name is a little obscene but I promise the mascara is amazing!). The brush is really great for creating volume and thickening your lashes. 
 This is the secret behind making my lashes really long. I’ve been using the L’Oreal Double Extend primer for years now and SWEAR by it. (Side note – I don’t like the mascara side, just the primer.) I apply this BEFORE the Too Faced mascara and it’s amazing!

Speaking of mascara, while I was writing this post I found this makeup bag and may or may not have ordered it right away. Cutest makeup bag ever, right?! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions please leave them in the comments!


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  1. Love this post, it's fun with something different than just outfits sometimes! The makeup bag is just too cute and perfect with two layers! Have to get one!


  2. Loved reading this post and learning your beauty routine! Your skin aways looks so flawless so I will have to try that It Cosmetics powder foundation and the Covergirl Base. Have you thought about doing a post on your skincare routine? Would love to read it!

    xoxo Nicole


  3. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  4. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  5. Loved this post!! Like you, I love all things beauty related. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely have to try the It cosmetics foundation and Covergirl foundation. What are your favorite lip products? xoxo

  6. I absolutely love that makeup bag! I'm in need of a new one so I'll definitely check that one out.

    Life's Little Things

  7. Cute makeup bag!

    Her Heartland Soul

  8. I have never tried that Cover Girl foundation but it sounds amazing! That makeup bag is SO adorable.


  9. Great post! Love reading about new products and other's makeup routines!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  10. Your make-up bag is so pretty! Love the pattern. Wish they sold Cover Girl here, would love to try that foundation πŸ™‚

  11. love the makeup bag! i've been looking for one that holds brushes!

    xoxo, Preeti

  12. Love seeing the makeup products that you use.


  13. I'm so glad you use the Cover Girl/Olay foundation, too! I've felt like I was doing something wrong because I wasn't using all the other, more expensive name brands and the new tinted moisturizers, but it works for me. And for the cheaper price, why would I want to change? Hope you have a wonderful day! I use the same mascara btw, but I'm going to try the primer!

  14. I love this post!!! I always complain about the price of my foundation and this post makes me wanna try the cover girl & i'll do it, i've use the same eye lashes primer and it's very good! πŸ™‚ It's nice to see your beauty rutine because you always look so flawless! Have a nice day πŸ™‚


  15. The kendra scott beauty bag is so pretty<3

    Shall We Sasa

  16. I love this! That bag is gorgeous! I love the benefit blushes they are such a perfect compliment for every skin tone!

  17. First of all that makeup bag is super cute and I love that it has the separate compartments for brushes and the actual makeup itself. I'm going to have to take a look at a few of these products. Thanks for the tips!


  18. I really wanna try those Sigma brushes, they look awesome!

    Kendal | Life With Kendal

  19. I use Hoola too! It's the best bronzer, and I love that shade of blush you have from bobbi brown! I might just look at that as an option next time I need a refresh! Thanks for sharing!

    Darling Down South
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  20. I love my Sigma F80 too! I'm not a huge fan of Cover Girl products, but I love their 3 in 1 foundation.. So i'm sure I'd love the one you recommended!

  21. Benefit has the best bronzers! I use Dallas but it's discontinued.. BOO! I love this post!

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  22. Love this post! Your make up is always so perfect. Thank you for sharing!

    Sara Kate Styling

  23. The Better than Sex Mascara is so incredible! You have some beautiful products. xx


  24. Anonymous

    This is such a great product round up! Love this thanks for sharing!


  25. The Mary loumanizer is the best!

  26. I'm definitely going to go grab the covergirl + olay cc cream! I'm running low on mine so the perfect time to try something new!

    C's Collection

  27. I love that makeup bag and I'll definitely check out some of your must have beauty products!


  28. Love that Hula Bronzer!!! Xo

    ig: @stylemelauren

  29. Great makeup routine!!!!

  30. Really great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    The Class Act

  31. The Mary loumanizer is part of my everyday routine too πŸ™‚
    XO Janina

  32. I use that mascara, but haven't tried it with a primer. Will definitely give it a shot! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  33. Sounds like some great products! Thanks for the peek
    Dresses & Denim

  34. I have been wanting to try that mascara forever! When I get my lash extensions off I am so buying it! Your lashes always look amazing by the way! πŸ™‚

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  35. I've always wondered if the primer mascara worked! Judging from your pictures and this post I'm sold. Macara is such a tricky thing to buy. Thanks for the tips πŸ™‚

    Stay Styled,

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  36. I just bought that Loreal mascara yesterday and used it today for the first time. I do like it, but I have heard a lot of good things about that Two Faced one though. I'll have to try it next time. I've also heard good things about that Beenfit bronzer. Benefit makes some great products, like I love the Roller Lash mascara. That blush is pretty too and your brushes look amazing!! Thank you for sharing what makeup you use and I hope that you are having a great week! πŸ™‚

  37. Excited to try that mascara primer!

    Brooke du jour

  38. Anonymous

    This was such an inspiration !

  39. I spent everyday half an hour to read this website's articles daily along with a cup of coffee. Nice blog and cool post!

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  40. What do you use for eye liner?

  41. I love the way that Kendra Scott makeup bag is set up! Perfect for organizing and travel!(: xo


  42. Nice regime and like the bag!


  43. I love the Sigma F80, definetely a holy grail brush!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com

  44. Amazing products! The Hoola bronzer is definitely the next one I am going to buy!
    xo Kristina

  45. Love it all! Can you also share some of your favorite lip colors? Thank you!