I think that makeup is the bee’s knees.  It has the power to enhance or transform.  To empower and seduce.  To project innocence or confidence.  {view my 5-Minute Face and Advanced Makeup tutorials here and learn how to achieve the perfect pout here}. I’ve had inquiries as to exactly what makeup products I use, what I can’t live without, and what I give my stamp-of-approval to.  I decided that I would answer these questions in the most honest way possible… by dumping out my makeup bag {the one that holds my essentials… not the makeup train cases that I have filled with fun colors and rarely used products} and then listing exactly what was in that bag.  With this combination of products, I have been able to achieve every necessary look {and they all fit into one Betsey Johnson makeup bag}.  As you’ll notice, some of the products are a bit pricey and some are only a couple of dollars {love it!}.  All of the products are f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s.

The Tools
1. M.A.C. 168 Large Angled Contour Brush $32
2. M.A.C. 239 Eye Shading Brush $25
3.M.A.C. 217 Blending Brush $23
4. La Cross Eyelash Curler $3
5. Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush $28
The Foundation
6.  Maybelline Cover Stick Waterproof Concealer in Light Beige $5
7.  Maybelline Superstay 24Hr Makeup in Sand Beige $11
8. Maybelline Purestay Powder Foundation SPF 15 in Buff $8
9. Maybelline Mineral Power Powder Foundation in Nude $8
The Glow
10. M.A.C. Paint Pot in Bare Study $16.50
11.  Too Faced California in a Compact – Beach Bunny $28
12. M.A.C. Powder Blush in Coygirl $20
The Eyes
13.  M.A.C. Mineralize Eye Shadow – Illusionary/Burning Ambitions $20
14. L’Oreal Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black $9
15.  Nars Night Breed Eye Shadow $23
16.  L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Carbon Black $7
17. Ardell Fashion Lashes Strip Lash, 120 Black $4
18. Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Dark Tone $6
19. Maybelline Expert Eyes Brow Pencil in Light Brown $3
The Lips
20. M.A.C. Lipstick in Hue $14
21. NYC Liquid Lip Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Kiss $2
22. M.A.C. Fashionflower Lipstick $14.50
23. M.A.C. Fashionflower Lipgelee $14.50


  1. love false lashes says

    Very nice article…Thanks for providing the list of products you use along with the prices, very helpful. The Ardell fashion lashes are some of my favorite lashes!! I actually get mine at We can never have too many lashes!