What's in My Makeup Bag

Terrific Tuesday, beautiful blog readers!
Last week I wrote a post about the things I kept in my work bag. I purposely didn't go over what I kept in the makeup bag I had in there because I wanted to write a separate post about it.
To be honest, I don't carry too much, but upon reading this post I realized I carry more lip products than I actually need. Perhaps I need to re-organize? In any case, here are the beauty products I take with me whenever I leave the house.

My makeup bag was given to me as a free gift from the Avon lady after purchasing a certain amount of products.

1. Tampons - I know this isn't a beauty product but it is a necessity. I mean... sometimes these things can sneak up on you and it never hurts to be prepared.

2. Dior Addict Lip Glow - This is a new product I recently got and fell absolutely in love with! Like most Dior products, it was quite expensive, but I got it for free using a Sephora gift card I got for Christmas. If you guys want to splurge on a lip product, I can't recommend this one enough. It goes on so smoothly and revives your natural lip color to the brightest it can be! Very natural and very beautiful!

3. C.O. Bigelow Lemon Lip Cream - I bought this a few months ago at Bath and Body Works and I really love the lemon-y scent and flavor. It hydrates quite well and I like it a lot but it's no longer my favorite. That said it is a VERY good lip cream for the day.

4. Smith's Rosebud Salve - I believe this is a cult favorite that I latched onto only recently but it has officially become my favorite lip balm ever! In the wintertime my lips get so dry and chapped but this baby keeps them moisturized and hydrated! I've been putting this on my lips at night before I go to sleep and I wake up with the softest lips ever! At $6 a pop, this is quite affordable for something that works amazingly well! Highly recommend it.

5. Travel toothbrush and toothpaste - I know this is kind of a weird thing to carry around in your bag but it's been quite handy for me. Especially during dates or before a presentation at work in front of the big boss!

6. Mirror - I like to have a mirror handy for precise application of lipstick or just a general checkup.

7. Hair Tie - I am never without a hair tie. Sometimes you gotta pull your hair up into a ponytail and work hard. I like these Kitsch hair ties as they don't crease your hair.

So there you have it. What kinds of things do you have in your makeup bag?


  1. I spy Rosebud Salve! I love this stuff. :)

    Happy Tuesday, babe!


  2. I always have a mirror too! What's the point of having all that makeup but no mirror? :O

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

  3. ooh the dior lip glow sounds really great! hehe i have a sephora gift card too so maybe i'll splurge and get it :D


  4. I can only imagine how pretty that dior lip balm is! I love the rosebud salve too! I've actually been using it in the tube version!

  5. The Dior lip balm has to be lovely!

  6. lovely blog :)

  7. I've been eyeing that Dior balm for years, but I've never splurged on it! I might have to now...


  8. Fun post! I always love seeing what other people carry. I'm also so obsessed with those hair ties. I feel like they're popping up everywhere because they're so good.

    xoxo Jackie
    Something About That

  9. very functional makeup bag <3 I am so disorganized and tend to hoard lots of makeup products in my handbag :)))


  10. Rose salve is a lifesaver, isn't it? So is keeping tampons in your bag, I will admit... haha

  11. "What kinds of things do you have in your makeup bag?" Let's just say I carry more lip products than you do. xD Pretty much lip stuff and lotion. I don't use any face/eye makeup so you'll find none of that in my bag. :3

    Christine from Invisible Blush

  12. Huge fan of the Dior balm. Fabulous post, love. If you get a free moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo


  13. Maybe you carry more lip products than you need, but it's always nice to be able to choose depending on your mood :p
    Nice post :D


  14. I've heard lovely things about that dior lip gloss! Sounds so lovely.
    Kallie @ But First Coffee

  15. The Bigelow Lip Cream is by far the best! It's one of my favorites! Have you tried the minty kind? I've been meaning to add a travel size toothbrush and toothpaste to my purse- I'm always worried after a meal that something will get stuck between my teeth haha. Must add asap!

  16. I love that Sephora mirror! I always put it on one of the outside pockets of my bag instead of my makeup bag. ^^

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  17. i carry very little things in my bag too but i must have my lip balm at all times. whenever i forgot to bring one, i charged to nearest drugstore to get one. lol. i like rosebud salve but i wish they come in a tube instead.


  18. you got me interested again in Dior Addict Lip Glow, i tried it on the counter once but on top of a lipstick - so i didnt really feel the difference hehe. is it really good? does it correct lip color imperfections too? :)

  19. I'm exactly the same way, way too many lip products and not much else! And the hairtie, I always end up using and then forgetting to put back into my make up bag, so more than half of the time when I need one it's not there D:

    I definitely need to buy more hairties so that they're not such a precious resource haha

    xo freshfizzle

  20. another great post, your variation in posts is inspiring, good idea and interesting to read! xxxxx

  21. hi! this is such an interesting post!i get so many ideas!

  22. great items! i love dior makeup but i sticked to mac the last years

  23. I always carry around a mirror, so handy!

    Hmm maybe...


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