I don't often switch up the contents in my makeup pouch because everything in there is essentially what I would need already.
On occasions I may throw in an extra lip gloss, lip stick or maybe facial mist though if I don't need them anymore, I usually remember to take them out.
If anything, the one category that 'builds up' the most within my makeup pouch would be lip stuff, for varying reasons. Sometimes I simply forget to take them back out and other times I would deliberately bring them along in an effort to give them more love and (hopefully) use them up.
Nonetheless, here are the items I lug about:
A rundown of items in here (somewhat left to right):
- Anna Sui Oil Blotter
- Gatsby Powdered Oil Blotter
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (travel size)
- Revlon Eyeliner Pencil (which I should throw out...)
- Maquillage Glossy Perfect Rouge in RD306
- Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Natural Nude
- Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude
- Lip Smackers x Paul Frank lipbalm
- Bvlgari Perfume (small sample / travel vial)
I have a couple of items which I photographed separately and listed in this entry but those are mainly a powder compact, spft protection, 1 more lip item and liner / brow stuff.
I know the first question I may get is... why do you carry around two oil blotters?!
Well, because the Gatsby powdered oil blotter is the ultimate oil blotter by ridding the icky oil feel and setting the skin, making it feel smooth and fresh again. The Anna Sui oil blotter is non-powdered and reserved for situations where I get nit-picky and feel like my skin is oiling up a little and feeling blah yet it's not oily enough to justify using the Gatsby blotter.
I know... it's strange but does anyone else get what I mean?
As for the lip stuff, I find carry neutral tones would be the easiest so if I am heading out with a bold lip, I would bring that along for touch ups. Otherwise, I would solely rely on what I have in here though of late, the most popular thing I slap on when I need to touch up my lip color is the Maquillage Glossy Perfect Rouge; I am almost out of it!
Everything else is really in there... just cause.
A perfume incase I run out without perfume or my perfume fades away by mid-day, a handcream incase my palms get dry and liners incase I want to intensify my eyelook after a day out.
So do share, what do you carry around in your makeup bag? Do you prefer to be prepared or travel light?
Thanks for reading!