I always used to keep a makeup bag with some basic necessities in case I needed to touch up during the day. Unfortunately, it sat there for many years not being used so I finally cleared it out and dumped everything. I put into the makeup bag a few things that I wasn't totally loving, which was a good thing. A month or so ago due to an unfortunate situation, I was called at 5:15 a.m. and asked to come into work right away. The phone call woke me up so I had to rush out of my house doing just my basic morning skin care routine and applying my base makeup and eyebrows. This made me decide that I, once again, needed to keep a makeup bag at work. Here is what I have:
A really old Shiseido GWP bag
Avon Eyeshadow Palette, which is mainly neutral colors
A couple of e.l.f. eyeshadow brushes
A e.l.f. blush brush
Originally I didn't have the blush and brushes in the bag, just the eyeshadow, eyelash curler and mascara. After this situation, I added the blush and brushes. I figured that this would be sufficient. I was mistaken. This past week I had been planning on taking Wednesday off so I stayed up super late and was sleeping in when my worker called me about an hour before starting time that she was way too sick to make it in to work. Another mad morning rush to get my basic skin care and base makeup done before heading out the door.
After putting on my makeup, I realized that I still needed more items in the bag so this is what I added:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potlion (forgot to include in picture)
Physician's Formula Eyelash Booster Eyeliner Pen
Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil
Old MAC brush that I use for blending
Borghese Slanted Eyebrow/Eyeliner brush
NYX small brush--not sure what kind of brush but I usually use this to apply eyeshadow to my lashline
I usually use both an eyebrow pencil and eyebrow powder. I decided that I can use one of the eyeshadows in place of eyebrow powder. Most of the items in the bag are inexpensive since they will not be used on a regular basis. I have not included any lipstick because I alway have a lipstick in my bag.
EDIT: I want to clarify that I do not carry all of this in my bag but leave it in my office in a drawer. I actually don't carry much in my bag anymore, just a lipstick and a compact.
I did another EOTD today using Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette.
UDPP in Sin
UD 15 Palette eyeshadows--Vanilla, Tainted, Junkshow, Omen, Half Truth and Blackout
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
After priming with Sin, Vanilla is applied in contour area of eyelid. Tainted on inner 1/3 of eyelid, Junkshow on middle 1/3 of eyelid and Omen on outer 1/3 of eyelid with it being blended up to above crease towards brow bone. Half Truth is applied to upper lashline and outer corner of lower lashline. Blackout is applied on outer "v" of upper eyelid corners. Using just a light dab of Omen on my blending brush, I blend an overlay of color over entire eyelid area where I've already applied my eyeshadows. This helps to blend together the colors. K-Palette eyeliner is applied to upper lashline and outer corner of lower lashline. I lightly apply Half Truth over K-Palette on lower lashline. I also lightly dab a domed brush into Blackout and then into Half Truth and dab the outer corners of my upper eyelid to darken and give more depth.
Other than Vanilla, this was done using different colors from yesterday's posted EOTD.