Hello, I’m Janel! I’m a stay at home mom to 2 fun-loving and active kids and have one on the way – due on my 4oth birthday! My biggest hope right now is to keep up with this growing family of mine! I blog at Dandelion Dayz on mostly regular basis. I’ve been blogging for Chic Critique every other Friday for about a year now.
Okay on to the reason why you are here! What’s in my make-up bag?
Well, I do have a small make-up bag that goes with me to the gym and on trips. I actually keep all of my makeup in a basket that fits into a cubby in my bathroom. That way it’s easy for me to keep organized and handy.
The contents of the basket change often, although at any given time you will find about 6 different lipsticks and/or glosses and 10 different eyeshadow colors.
So, I thought I’d just go over the important stuff. You know, the stuff that must go in the make-up bag when I leave my home. The cosmetics I use every single day.
I just have a simple faux croc black bag – it was a gift for Christmas one year…I think. I love it because it is deep, compact and sturdy.
Mary Kay Medium Foundation in Beige 304 – Inexpensive and easy to get from my friend – as in she leaves it on my porch. Great medium coverage for my face. I’ve used it for about 3 years and like it a lot. I recently tried another brand and came back to this.
Clinique Loose Powder in Transparency 3 – I like to set my foundation and concealer. I’ve used this product for about 5 years now. It lasts FOREVER – I think I’ve had this particular canister for a year.
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color Quad: This was a gift with a purchase from my MK consultant. The colors are: Honey Spice, Sienna,Blue Metal, Vintage Gold. I love the Honey Spice and Vintage Gold – the ones on each end. They are not too bright but have amazing staying power. Like the Blue Metal – it’s not too blue on the eye.
Eyeliners – too many to mention but my favorites right now are Clinique Black Amethyst ( it has a sharpener on the cap – LOVE that!) and a dark gray one by Wet n Wild for the low low price of 99 cents.
Ulta Clear brow gel to keep my brows in place. I’ve used a clear mascara or brow gel for years on my brows to keep these unruly things in place.
Tweezerman tweezers. Hands down these are the best tweezers around. Pricey but lifetime guaranteed and worth it.
Estee Lauder Lip Pencil in Spice Writer (color discontinued). This was a gift with purchase and I’ve loved it! I always line my lips after I put lipstick on so the line is not visible. I use a color that matches the natural color of my lips not my lipstick. Except when I wear red. Then I line with red.
Lipstick – I have three standbys: L’Oreal Divine Wine and Clinique Chianti (They are my everyday, brighten up my face lipsticks) and Bobbi Brown Sand Pink Shimmer (this is an awesome color with a tan or if you go out for on night on the town with deep smoky eye make-up but sadly, this particular color is discontinued 🙁 and I have not tried to replace it, yet.)
Mary Kay Lipgloss in Starry. Or some lipgloss. I change often.
So, that’s it! That is alotta lotta links, y’all.
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