I did a little post like this before (see it here) but I've changed it up a bit ever since getting my new purse - which I'm in love with - from TJ Maxx. I no longer use my purse organizer from this DIY because it doesn't fit in the bucket style of this bag. However, the style of this bag really organizes things for me. Things fit perfectly inside it all neatly! But this is just a post on my little make up bag inside my purse.
The bag is an old Ipsy bag from Summer 2014. It has a fun pattern on it of some like pineapples and some leafy plant. It's pretty bright and cheery which is what I like the inside of my purse to look like especially when I'm reaching into it at work. It's the little things right?
Some Ipsy bags aren't that roomy but this one is big enough to fit what I need. I rarely change out the items in here except for maybe when the seasons change - like adding in a darker or a brighter lipstick - but right now we're in neutral territory.
The two face products I won't be caught dead with out are my Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender and a pressed powder - right now I have an ELF powder in there because it's small enough. I love the Mally Face Defender and the key to it is to press and blot it into the skin. It really does take away the oil and refresh your make up. I'm not sure what kind of magic is in there but it truly is magic. The pressed powder also helps with oils and refreshing my make up. If I've lost coverage in an area it helps to bring it back. It also helps to have this in my bag to set any concealer I've reapplied. I like the Revlon ColorStay Concealer Wand because it has pretty good coverage.
The remainder of this bag is all lip colors - which I'm realizing now are quite similar. I keep neutral colors in this bag because they are easier to apply and very low maintenance. While they are all kinda the same they are kinda different!
The Milani HD Advanced Lip Color (which I got a the Dollar Tree last fall) is a darker, more fall-like mauve color named Lovely Rouge. The L'Oreal Color Riche lip color (which I got a Big Lots) is more of a pinky nude color named Rose Taffeta. and the NYC City Proof crayon balm is an in-between shade of these two called Riverside Rose. You know, you have to have variety. I might throw in a deeper shade now that we are going into fall but these are all super easy to throw on if I need to in a pinch.
I have two balms in the bag - the L'Oreal Colour Riche balm is also an easy hint of color but it does help with chapped or dry lips. And the other balm is actually intended to be the last step of the Cover Girl long wear lip colors but it is a really nice, nourishing balm when you have dry lips.
This slips so nicely into my new bag along with my Filofax, wallet, pencil case, & just-in-case bag. I'm pretty sure I could also slip my iPad in this purse if needed!
What are your make up on-the-go essentials?