What’s In My Makeup Bag

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I’ll be the first one to admit that I am one of the nosiest people that I know. People talking? I’m eavesdropping. Sirens out the window? I’m watching. I actually broke a window in our apartment hanging out the window spying on the firefighters outside of our apartment building. And yes, I was caught. This was also just a few weeks ago.

As someone that pretty much has the same makeup routine, no matter what I’m doing, I have this weird obsession with wanting to know what’s in other people’s makeup bags so I thought it would be fun to share what’s in mine!

What’s In My Makeup Bag


I only have a few makeup brushes in my arsenal – they’re expensive and I don’t have the space to have one brush per product. I’ve been loving this eye brush set and the leather pouch that comes with it for easy storage. For liquid makeup, I use a beautyblender (I just got the *real* beautyblender but actually prefer these ones from Target!). For blush/bronzer/highlighter, I use this brush and for setting powder, I use this one.


I don’t typically purchase palettes because let’s be honest – how often do you actually use all of the colors? I did cave and purchase this eyeshadow palette a few months ago and have gotten a lot of use out of it and have used almost every color. I also picked up this contour duo during the Sephora sale after I saw a few people rave about it on Instagram and let me tell you, it lives up to expectations.

Brow Products & Mascara

I borderline refuse to leave the house without my eyebrows filled in and wouldn’t be anywhere without Benefit’s Goof Proof Brow Pencil! I use color 1 – cool light blonde. For mascara, I’m a huge fan of better than sex and lash paradise, but recently switched to Ilia’s Limitless Lash Mascara and guys — I’m never going back. It’s SO good.

CC Cream, Concealer & Setting Powder

I’ve been using the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream for years and honestly don’t think I’ll ever get off the train. It works well for my skin and lasts all day. I set it using this setting powder, which is translucent with a slight shimmer and lasts forever. After trying the Ilia mascara and finishing my current concealer, I opted to try the Ilia Skin Serum Concealer and love how long-lasting it is without getting caked or creased.

Bronzer, Blush & Highlighter

The GOODS – amiright? If I’m not using the Charlotte Tilbury contour duo, I use this bronzer, this blush, and this highlighter. You can’t go wrong with any of them and they’re all buildable for the perfect glow.


When it comes to lipstick, I love a good matte berry color and I pretty much wear all of my lippies equally, but the NARS matte lipstick in bad girl is my favorite for everyday wear.

Makeup Bags

I am all for a softshell makeup bag, they’re easier to travel with and throw in your purse IMO. I recently replaced my beloved Dagne Dover toiletry bag with the Everlane Catch-All Case and I am in love with the storage options inside and the color.

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  1. 7.1.20

    I’m clueless when it comes to makeup so I haven’t heard of many of these brands, but definitely going to click around and look into them!

    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      I *highly* recommend trying the Ilia mascara! It is amazing!

  2. 7.1.20
    Lizzie said:

    I love the Charlotte tilbury palette and lipstick! Also a huge fan of the Laura Mercier powder!


    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Charlotte Tilbury has so many amazing products! I really need to add more to my collection!

  3. 7.1.20
    Rach said:

    Isn’t the ILIA mascara AMAZING!! Nothing else compares!


    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      I am never using any other mascara again! It’s the best!

  4. 7.1.20
    Kim said:

    It Cosmectics CC cream is a holy grail product for me.! It’s just so good.


    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s so good and it lasts for so long!

  5. 7.1.20
    Stephanie said:

    I’m always fascinated by what other women have in their makeup bag. And now thanks to you, I’m dying to try that Ilia mascara! It sounds fantastic to me. Love how practical you are with your makeup, and how you invest in your products.

    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      RIGHT?! I am so nosy about it, haha. The Ilia mascara is the BEST!

  6. 7.1.20
    Anna English said:

    I have heard great things about Ilia and need to test out a few products on my own!

    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Let me know what you try!

  7. 7.1.20
    Lee said:

    I love that Tarte eyeshadow pallette!

    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      The colors in it are amazing and I love that you can actually use all of them!

  8. 7.2.20

    That Charlotte Tilbury bronze and glow is a long time fave! xoxo, Sarah

    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s so good!!

  9. 7.2.20

    These ares some solid products! I am currently using the Laura Mercier setting powder because its a classic. But my favorite has to bee Too Face’s Peach Perfect setting Powder!

    • 7.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Ouuu, I haven’t tried that one yet!

  10. 7.2.20

    Love all your CT! That’s been a favorite brand of mine for years and years. I just ordered some goodies from Ilia, and I can’t wait to try!

  11. 7.2.20
    rebecca said:

    i have heard great things about the ILIA products! and i loveeee these lip colors. thx for sharing!

    xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com/blog

  12. 7.6.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    Ordering that setting powder now!!! Excited to try it out!

    xo Laura Leigh

  13. 9.29.20
    Carolyn said:

    Some great products! Love the eye shadow palette!