9 Makeup Bag Essentials

must haves for your bag

9 Makeup Bag Essentials I recently read an article about how your purse should not weigh more than 4 pounds. If it weighs more than 4 pounds then you are putting stress on your neck and shoulders that could cause your pain or do damage. One way to simplify what is in your bag is to clear out the makeup and only pack the essentials with you.

STEP 1 // Lip Balm This will keep your lips hydrated and moisturized. No more dry lips.

STEP 2 // Moisturizer This could be lotion for your body or specifically facial moisturizer. Pull it out and dab a little onto your dry spots throughout the day.

STEP 3 // Oil Blotting Cloths If you have an oily T-zone, like I do, then you definitely need to carry these with you. They can take the shine away and make your face feel much cleaner.

STEP 4 // Concealer A little of this could be used to conceal a blemish or the dark circles under your eyes.

STEP 5 // Rollerball Perfume One of these is so easy to carry in your bag. You can just whip it out, spritz yourself, and then you are smelling great. I'm a huge fan of Harvey Prince Hello perfume at the moment.

STEP 6 // Lip Gloss/Lip Stick If you are a fan of a little color on your lips, you might need to carry something more than lip balm. Half way through the day you probably need to reapply your lip gloss or lip stick to freshen the color.

STEP 7 // Mascara Have you ever cried or had bad allergies while wearing mascara? Then you know how messed up your mascara can get. Keep it in your bag and reapply. It might also be a good thing to carry makeup remover wipes to clean this up before you reapply.

STEP 8 // Bobby Pins Having a bag hair day? A few strategically placed bobby pins could be your savior to defeating those unruly hairs that just don't want to stay in place.

STEP 9 // Hair Tie A must for me. When I get hot, I have to pull my hair back.

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  1. My makeup essentials are pretty much the same too except the blotting paper .My skin is too dry now, I don't need that anymore.

  2. I love my oil blotting cloths. I work in a glass atrium and it magnifies the sun and it just BEATS down on my face lol. I have to amp up my sunscreen and the excess sun also makes me soooo oily. Oil blotting papers are my life line so I don't look a hto mess.

  3. the rollerball perfume is a good idea..

  4. Great list! I need to start carrying around a mini makeup bag for touch ups!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. I only carry lip balm with me. Everything else is in my make up bag at home

    Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces


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