A Look Inside My Make-up bag
I have always been very interested in cosmetic products. Bright lipsticks and blushes attracted me. I was the child that would experiment with their mom’s make-up all the time and get caught red-handed as well as red-faced with eyeshadows and lipsticks all over. In my teens, I loved dolling up myself and my younger cousins by applying brightest eyeshadows and glossy pink lipsticks on them. Over the time, my makeup bag evolved and now it has more subtle colors of eyeshadows and a lot of nudes and browns for lip colors. Here I am sharing my must-have makeup items with you guys. Comment below if you also have the same products in your makeup bag.
Elf Poreless Face Primer
Elf poreless face primer is the best drugstore primer I have ever tried. It is easy on the pocket and gives remarkable results. It makes my skin so smooth and flawless and makes a perfect base to apply any foundation. You can get the small bottle only for $6 which is quite a reasonable amount.
L.A Girl HD Pro Conceal Concealer
L.A girl Pro Conceal concealer comes in numerous shades that I can use but I mostly prefer shades GC977-warm sand and GC980-Cool Tan. It is a super affordable and full coverage concealer with creamy yet light texture. I have seen many beauty gurus use this drugstore $5 concealer along with their super expensive high-end foundations as it gives the same result as any costly concealer would. It also has a few color correctors which perfectly hide redness and blemishes for smooth and flawless makeup application. Highly recommended.
Maybelline Great Lash
I have literally tried dozens of mascaras so far. Every mascara that I found decent was really expensive but this one mascara by Maybelline is a life saver. It is ‘Maybelline great lash’ in the color ‘Blackest black’. I swear by this mascara as it gives me thicker and darker lashes throughout the day. Girls, do try this mascara for only $6 and get those dark, dramatic eyelashes you always wanted.
ColorPop X Hello Kitty Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ‘Ribbon’
Everyone loves a good red lipstick. However, women always seem to struggle to find the right shade of red according to their skin tone. I am from Pakistan and I have dusky complexion so finding a good red was a challenge for me but once I found ‘Ribbon’ by ColorPop, my search was over. It is such a pretty colour and looks amazing on darker, duskier complexions. It is a blue-based red and I am positive it looks pretty on darker skin tones and I also believe it will look incredible almost on every skin color. So, if you have a lighter skin tone and you also found it amazing than do let me know in the comments below. Ribbon by ColorPop is super pigmented, stays for 10 hours and retails for only $ 6.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder
My makeup bag always has a good powder in it as I have oily skin and I need to set my foundation with a powder for it to stay. L’Oréal Paris infallible powder in ‘Sunbeige’ is my favorite powder because it absorbs excess oil and gives me a shine-free skin for up to 10 hours. I use it to set my foundation and for touch-ups during the day. It is around $12 and totally worth the cost.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in ‘Intense Nude’
This lipstick is very expensive for me but it is also my favorite winter lipstick. I love nude lipsticks and I use the shade ‘Intense Nude’ I love how it gives perfect coverage in just one swipe. I wish it was not that expensive but still, I buy this luxury and absolutely love it. It is a super creamy, hydrating, and sculpting formula that gives extra shine and softens your lips. Even on the days when my lips are badly chapped, I use this lipstick to make my lips feel super hydrated and keep them moisturized throughout the day.
There are so many other things in my makeup bag such as Eyeliners, Lip pencils, and lip glosses but I only listed my favorite items here. These are my must-haves and I can’t survive a day without them. The only expensive item here is the Estee Lauder’s Lipstick, but trust me it is so hydrating and pretty that it is totally worth the cost.