MAKEUP BAG

School's already in session and it's officially the fourth week, isn't that nuts! (Just realized that today) Someone asked me recently what products I recommend in the beauty department if any besides my style related posts so I am more than happy to share what the contents of my makeup bag are.

My daily morning routine has to be quick because I have to commute downtown, whether it's driving through the morning rush hour or biking and taking the city's metro transit. My classes start pretty early so applying makeup has to take me 10-15 minutes tops. Since there's a good chance that I will sweat throughout my day I try to keep my makeup as light as possible to minimize my pores clogging up and that's what my concealers, and foundation mainly help with. I use e.l.f BB cream as my foundation because it's very lightweight but covers well and it doesn't oxidize. I recently started to experiment with contouring too and the SMASHBOX contour sticks are awesome and easy to learn how to use. I do have slightly sensitive skin, and my T-zone gets oily depending on the season for some reason so these products definitely help the oiliness and risk of breakouts.

For my eyes I usually do a natural look with light eyeshadow including nudes, browns and grey's I recently bought a palette by Wet 'N' Wild that I love. Most eye shadows have a sparkly set to them and that gets to be too much for my taste so anything that's more of a matte finish would be my pick for eye shadows. I realized about a year ago that I was allergic to something in the mascara's I used to wear, my eyes would get watery or itchy a good hour after putting it on so trying to find something that worked was really hard I tried various brands and the only one that has worked for me is Physicians Formula Organic Wear mascara. It doesn't clump, and with it's natural components it minimizes irritation. It's pretty rad.

Below I have listed all of the items I have in my makeup bag, for the most part they can be found at a drugstore like CVS, Walgreens, and even at Target (Sonia Kashuk's makeup line is only found there) so they aren't too fancy or expensive, but for the others I mainly shop at Sephora so those do get slightly pricey but they last a long time so it's worth your money. If you guys have any questions on the cosmetic products or any recommendations for me to try let me know in the comments below.

CONCEALER:

Sonia Kashuk Take Cover Concealing Stick

e.l.f Studio Concealer

FOUNDATION:

e.l.f Studio BB cream SPF 20 

MAKEUP FOREVER Pro-Finish Powder

BRONZE/BLUSH/CONTOURING:

SEPHORA Colorful Blush