What is in your Makeup bag?

@glords (2614)
United States
January 6, 2009 5:22pm CST
My makeup is very basic. I wear eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss, sometimes foundation. Last year, I had makeup professionally done for my sisters wedding... I looked like a different, more attractive person, but I'm not sure I could ever invest that type of time and money. I'm wondering, are you a makeup girl or not. What do you wear? Is it an everyday thing, or just for special occasions. What's in your makeup bag?
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
6 Jan 09
i used to work for Faces Cosmetics company so i used to do makeovers for people going to prom or general makeovers and my mom is a Cosmetician so ive been around makeup for a long long time LOL but my makeup bag is also pretty simple, the more natural your makeup looks i think the better i have bronzer, mascara, cheek highlight and lipstick as my everyday makeup. if im going to a wedding or something i'll add eyeshadow to the mix
@glords (2614)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Since you are in the know, do you have any recommendations on which makeup is best?
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
7 Jan 09
im not sure if you've heard of Faces Cosmetics, but its pretty much the same as MAC but a lot cheaper LOL each company has specific products that are better than other companies and they also have bad products in their line haha so it depends on what product you're looking for ya know? but i will say, Mac is a great company and most of their products are great
@glords (2614)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I've never heard of Faces, that's great to know, thanks for the tips. Which of their products do you like the best?
@Wordplay (239)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
There was a time in my life, when I was in my early 20's, when I could not imagine going outside of the house without fully done makeup. The horror! Now, after years of raising a family, a lot of the fuss has fallen by the wayside. I rarely wear makeup anymore, except for special occasions. Don't get me wrong--I love makeup, and I love the way it can transform my appearance. But when I'm pressed for time, I can only do what has to be done. Usually makeup is not high on the list. When I do go out, my three essentials are mineral powder foundation, mascara and lipstick. If I'm going out to someplace formal or dressy I will add eyeliner, eye shadow and a hint of blush. I have always been curious to try getting a professional makeup job sometime. I am curious to know what the professionals do differently to get that photo-ready look. One of these days I may make the investment just to try it out. In the meantime, the simpler I can keep it, the better.
@glords (2614)
• United States
8 Jan 09
lol, my son is only 18 months and I've already let makeup drop by the wayside. I had my makeup done by a MAC professional for my sister's wedding and she was great. My sister had tried several makeup artists before the wedding, and she decided to go with MAC because she liked them best.
@Wordplay (239)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
LOL! Yes, very true. When you have an infant in the house, your day is a success if you manage to find time to shower. The good news is, as the kiddies get older and more independent, it slowly becomes easier to get back into that routine, if you are so inclined. As for myself, sadly, I have probably become too lazy over the years to bother doing makeup every day. Besides, I work in a call center and people tend to be more casual. If I had a job that involved meeting people face-to-face every day, I would probably take the time to do a full makeup. Have you ever tried doing one of those glamour shots? You know the kind--you get made up by a professional then a photograper takes your picture as if you were doing a modelling shoot. I have always wanted to try that, just to see what the glamourous me would look like.
@glords (2614)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I've never tried that, but it sounds like an interesting experience.
@phoenix25 (1542)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I wear eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, lip gloss, and sometimes a little bit of eyebrow pencil. I've had my makeup professionally done and yeah I look more glitzy, but I really don't like how garish and unnatural it looks when it's done like that. I go for a more natural look, but I love to play around with eyeshadows. I have tons of eyeshadows. I just invested in some bare minerals eyeshadows and I love them. I have always preferred loose powder shadows than cake shadows because I find you get a little more sparkle or shimmer with them and more color. I don't wear makeup too often because I'm a stay at home mom. I don't see the point in making myself up for my 5-year-old, but I do put makeup on for my husband sometimes just because and I will almost always put makeup on when I go somewhere, even it's the grocery store.
@glords (2614)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I've never worn eyebrow pencil... I'd have no idea how to even apply it. Any tips?
@phoenix25 (1542)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I had never worn eyebrow pencil or anything like that before my sister did my makeup and put it on me one day. I am a brunette, but I have very light eyebrows because I was born blonde. When she did my makeup, the darker eyebrows really brought out my eyes and framed my face. I bought a light brown pencil because I didn't want it to look to fake or anything. You just use a light hand and softly feather it along your brow line. You don't want to put it on heavy, just enough to add some color and fill in your eyebrows a little bit. The one I bought was cheap and it works just fine. It's worth a try for a couple of bucks. :)
@camomom (7536)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Foundation, powder, blush, eyeliner. That's it I like the natural look. Since I don't work outside of my home, I usually don't wear makeup.
@glords (2614)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I agree with natural being better... though... I think if I knew how to do the smokey eyed makeup it might be fun for the girls night out.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I wish I knew how to do the smokey eye too.
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
i dont really wear make up..only when i have special events to attend. on a daily basis, the only thing i wear is powder and some lipstick to give my face some colour, that's about it..so my make up contains the minimal- pressed powder, foundation, facial blotters, concealer, lipstick/lipgloss, comb..and occasionally, blusher hehe..
@glords (2614)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Sounds perfect, thanks for sharing your beauty routine.
@AmbiePam (51138)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I don't wear a lot of makeup when I do put makeup on, and I probably go without any makeup at least 3 days of the week, sometimes four. Sometimes just some lip gloss will do. In fact, I don't own any lipstick. I like the sheen of lip gloss better. In my makeup bag I have the foundation/powder combo compact, with a couple of lip gloss, the brand mainly being Rimmel. And I also have an eyeliner, and mascara, although I haven't used any mascara in months.
@glords (2614)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I think its great that you feel confidant and beautiful enough to go without makeup. Thanks for the tip on the Rimmel lip gloss. I've never tried Rimmel.
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
7 Jan 09
Some foundation, mascara, eyeliner and glittery lip pencil. These are my basic things I wear, I do sometimes wear more, but I really need to have both time and the feeling for it. I sometimes just feel like I wanna look extra pretty lol while other times I feel just perfect wearing just a bit of touch downs :)
@glords (2614)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Touch downs? I always thought that was a football term. What is a touch down?
• United States
7 Jan 09
I don't wear make-up very often. I am a stay-at-home mom and most days I do just that, stay at home. I wear make-up ALMOST every time we go out anywhere. In my make-up bag I have: Liquid foundation Pressed powder Mascara Lipstick Lip gloss Eye shadow I keep the eye shadow even though I don't use it very often, it's just in the bag. I also keep some extras in there: Make-up brushes Make-up removal cloths Eye make-up removal wash Q-tips Kleenex
@glords (2614)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I too am a stay at home mom, and completely understand the no make-up thing, but some days I just feel like doing my makeup for me.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hey glords! Is this question like "What's in your wallet?" It reminded me of that commericial for some reason! Let's see now! I wear off white eye shadow with a little brown shadow above the eye by the crease. I wear some black eyeliner. I wear some black mascara to lenghten my lashes. I wear a little bit of blush to give myself some color in my cheeks! And I wear some under eye concealer to hide my black circles. And I wear some lip gloss of course! So that's what's in my makeup bag!
@glords (2614)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Lol, I hadn't thought about that reference to whats in your wallet. Sounds like you have a very natural look. Do you have any makeup brands that you prefer?
@icecroft (449)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
What's in my make up bag? Pressed powder, blush, eye shadow, eyelash curler, clear mascara, lots of lipstick and lip balm. Yes, I do wear makeup everyday at work but I always just go for the natural look.
29 Jan 09
I have the basics like foundation, mascara, concealer and a few good brushes. I have urban decay liquid eyeliners and bobbi brown blusher which is divine. My eyeshadows are many and various but I only wear eyeshadow if I am oing out. For weddings etc I always get a make over.
@bunnybon7 (41350)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Jan 09
i about never wear make-up altho people tell me now that im older i should. i was always a natural beauty before i got so many wrinkles. but since i dont know how to do it and cant seem to remember when im shown. i still dont have much.