Inside My Makeup Bag

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I've gotten a few requests (via email) from readers to share my makeup routine but since I don't know how to properly put makeup on, I'm doing a "What's Inside My Makeup Bag" post instead. So indulge me for a moment as I share with you the contents of my makeup bag. I actually feel a bit ridiculous for posting this as I'm not exactly the poster girl for great, flawless-looking makeup (I couldn't even put on a decent smoky eye to save my life!) but I thought I'd share this with you just the same. 

Let me start off with my makeup bag. I used to place all of my makeup items in one large pouch but it has gotten so bulky that I decided to break down the contents and use two pouches instead (it's quite ironic how a makeup idiot-savant like me has so many items inside her makeup bag). I got the pouches (pictured above) from SM Accessories for a steal (they came with a brush kit and another pouch in a smaller size -- for under Php 600 only!).

Here are the contents of the bigger pouch:

1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Bisque
2. MAC Pressed Blot Powder - I have oily skin so this really helps mattify my face
3. MAC Studio Fix
4. Benefit Porefessional - I only use this during special occasions but I love 
how it makes my big pores look smaller
5. Majolica Majorca Perfect Automatic Liner in Black

6 & 7. Forever 21 Quad Palettes - You'll never go wrong with tried & tested shades of grays and browns. These quads are fairly pigmented and are really inexpensive
(got them for less than Php 300 if I'm not mistaken)
8. Maybelline Blush in Creamy Cinnamon
9.Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Chocolate - I have deep-set eyes so darker shades work best on me
10. Etude House Eyeshadow in Dark Gray - I love how highly pigmented this eyeshadow is
compared to all of the other dark gray eye colors I've tried

Moving on to the contents of the smaller pouch...

1. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa - I love layering this over my pale pink lipsticks
2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp - I love this! I adore the pink-coral shade!
3. MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
4. NARS Lipstick in Schiap
5 & 6. The Face Shop Healing Lip Butter & Carmex Lip Balm - I always get dry lips so these really help

The lipsticks featured here just comprise one-fourth of my humble lipstick collection (you can view my complete MAC collection HERE). The rest are placed inside another pouch. Haha!

So that's it! This concludes my "what's inside my makeup bag" post. Whew! Never knew doing this kind of post can take up so much time. Haha!


  1. babe, nice ba ung nyx lippies? wanna try after. awesome make-up kit btw:)


  2. Hi Kookie! Are the Forever 21 quad pigmented? :)

  3. @ Eden: Yes, babe! Get na rin!

    @ Romz: Yes, they are. And I got them for less than P400. :)

  4. Ahlavet!!!!!!!! Halos pareho tayo ng gamit! Super love Benefit's Porefessional also!! And NYX Antwerp is my "everyday" lipstick.. And Carmex is ♥

    Love this post Kookie!! :)

  5. @ Honey: May approval from the makeup guru! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Every time I'm looking for a pen I have to pullout like 7 lipsticks just to get to the bottom of the little bag that I keep in my purse.

    Fun post :)

    Nine West giveaway on my blog!

  7. I've always wondered what makeup you use, especially your lip products cuz you've always got gorgeous lips in every outfit post! :)



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