I have big news, girls: I just pared my make-up bag down to a mere 12 items! Aren’t you proud of me? Given how very fond I am of makeup, I feel quite virtuous. (And all you gals who have pared your bag down to 5 items? Just hush! Wink-wink.)
A more disciplined woman than I probably would have tossed the rest of her collection (for the sake of simplicity) but I just couldn’t do it. The rest of my products are currently tucked in the back of my closet to be pulled out and used for special occasions. You never know! I might need them!
In case you’re interested, here are the 12 glorious products that made the cut:
MAC Select MoistureCover Concealer (for under my eyes)
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Skin Smoothing Concealer (for all other blemishes)
Clinique Different Lipstick in Tenderheart (for the everyday)
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Cinnamon Toast (for nights on the town)
MAC Lip Pencil in Mahogany (to compliment my L’Oreal lipstick)
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Roast Coffee (for the everyday)
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black (for special occasions)
So, tell me, girls: what’s in your make-up bag?
P.S. For an overview of the basic elements of makeup, check out Jen’s awesome guest post from last year: Everything You’ll Ever Need to Know About Makeup.