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Beauty Bag Essentials

Beauty Bag Essentials

My makeup routine varies day by day. Sometimes I really do it up, other times it's a quick swipe of mascara and I am out the door.

These are my day to day essentials that I feel give me the done but not overdone look.

1. Beautyblender: This is one of those products that as soon as I started using it I questioned what took me so long to purchase. Before I was using this Sonia Kashuk sponge from Target that seriously pales in comparison to how great the beautyblender is. Yes, it sucks to shell out $20 for a small sponge but heck it's worth it. In fact I accidentally ripped the tip off my old one when I was cleaning it. Didn't even hesitate to go spend another $20 to replace it. 

2. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30: I am not a huge fan of foundation, I never think it is a good look when someone has it caked on. This provides the perfect amount of coverage for me. I wear the color St. Moritz and with the sponge I feel I can get a lot of use from a small dab out of the bottle.

3. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner: What I love about gel eyeliner is it's not going anywhere until you wash it off. This little pot lasts a long time. I tend to alternate between my Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner and one by Lorac that is now discontinued.

4. NARS Blush 'Orgasm': This  blush compliments everyone's skin tone and I usually never leave the house without it. I like to contour my face layering this with a non-shimmer bronzer like this Sephora one.

5. bareMinerals Eyecolor 'Nude Beach': Once I saw the beautiful Emily Maynard rocks this color I decided I needed it as well. Perfect subtle shimmer. Another bareMinerals favorite includes Queen Phyllis - described as glimmer/soft sunlight.

6. Benefit They're Real! Mascara: I am always switching up mascaras to try and make my itty bitty lashes longer. Ever since I found this I haven't strayed, pair it up with Origins Underwear for Lashes and you will notice a difference.

7. Benefit Erase Paste: Sadly the older I get the more I realize I need concealer under these eyes of mine. I like this because it tends not to crease. After I apply bottom eyeliner I make sure to pat on item #8.

8. bareMinerals Mineral Veil SPF 25: I have had this for quite sometime but never really used it. However I was tired of always seeing my makeup fall under my eyes. Now after I complete my whole routine I pat this on under my eyes. My makeup tends to stay in place all day. This can be used on your whole face as well.

9. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer: Now I don't wear foundation but sometimes I like to use this first. Partly for moisture and partly because of its illuminating effect. It's a nice lightweight barrier between my tinted moisturizer and skin. I also apply this with my beautyblender.

10. Smashbox Artificial Light 'Flash': I touched on this lightly yesterday but ohhh ladies. I lurve me some artificial light! I am all about looking dewy and this does the trick - and it also photographs really well!

So there you have it my day to day routine. Is there anything I am missing? 
If you only took one thing away from this I hope it's this
Buy the beautyblender - you won't regret it!!




22 comments

  1. I've been dragging my feet on the beauty blender...looks like I'm off to sephora!

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  2. I love Laura mercier primer! It works so great!

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  3. Benefit's Erase Paste and They're Real! mascara are 2 of my every day staples... amazing products!

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  4. I use so many of these products, too! Love the Beauty Blender, NARS blush and I couldn't live without my They're Real! Best mascara ever. I have Erase Paste but I don't think I have the right color for my skin tone because it always looks so caked on when I use it. I've been wanting to try the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner for so long that I may pick some up today!

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  5. My sister-in-law swears by the Nars Orgasm blush. I need to try it!!

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  6. I am a huge fan of Erase Paste - I use it daily and that small tube really lasts a long time!! You have definitely convinced me to get the beauty blender!!

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  7. I am really leaning towards that beauty blender! I have heard only amazing stuff!

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  8. I love Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer but I have also heard such good things about Nars. I might have to try it. And I do use both the LM primer, BB eye liner and NARS blush. They are all terrific. Have to say the Nars blush (in a color for me) is the BEST!

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  9. Oooo I didn't know that NARS had a tinted moisturizer! Where have I been??
    And I also need to jump on the gel eyeliner train...I'm actually surprised that I haven't tried it yet. I've been wearing liquid eyeliner since 7th grade.

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  10. Isn't that mascara the bomb? It's the first time I've ever shelled out money for a nice mascara, and I am obsessed!

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    Chelsea
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  11. I have that mascara and it's seriously awesome. Sometimes it's the only makeup that I wear and it's perfect! Does the trick!

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  12. I always scoffed at the Beauty Blender until I bought one, and now I'm obsessed! I absolutely love it! My favorite mascara is actually by Blinc, but I'll have to check that out!

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  13. My #1 bareminerals are Nude Beach and Queen Phyllis too! Have you ever seen Celestine? It would look great on you :) I think I definitely need a beauty blender now - good thing I have an Ulta coupon! ;)

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  14. I have got to try They're Real mascara. I haven't heard a single person not like it. I usually use a brush to apply foundation but may have to switch it up and try the beauty blender!

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  15. I need to try this beauty blender, you make it sound essential!

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  16. Oh, I love Nude Beach and Queen Phyllis. They discontinued my two favorites, Good Fortune and Lemon Zinger. So sad :( ...I've been wanting to pick up one of those sponges too, now I think I will. I want to try all of these items! Well, except the eye liner, I need a pencil, I can't for the life of me figure out how to apply it with a brush! I always mess up.

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  17. You have so many of my favorites on your list! Nars Orgasm, Benefits mascara, bare minerals Nude Beach and Queen Phyllis, mineral veil. I am going to have to try the gel eye liner and the concealer. The concealer I have now creases pretty bad.

    I love Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer, the Urban Decay Naked Pallet, Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation and L'Oreal BB Cream.

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  18. I've always wondered how good the beauty blenders were and if they were worth $20. I will have to pick one up and give it a try

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  19. I'm curious about that little egg thing. Will you come do my makeup?

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  20. YES to everything - especially the beauty blender!

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  21. oh goodness I can never walk into Hobby Lobby. It is like all my pinterest DIY pop into my head, and I want to go all DIY happy! And breaking bad.. I am so tempted to start it but I don't want my life to be consumed!

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