What's In My Bag

What’s In My Bag

May 12, 2016

I’m spilling what’s inside my bag this week – as usual I have a couple small cosmetic bags or pouches to help keep makeup separated and somewhat organized from the rest of what I carry with me. Most of the purses I have tend to be open totes without dividers or pockets. I finally splurged on a Neverfull MM which has some pockets inside and comes with a flat zip pouch, but for the most part it’s one of those open totes. Shown above is the Tory Burch York Cosmetic Case (also cute in red) and the Truffle Small Clarity Clutch (also available in mini and large). iPhone Case is one of the Gray Malin Lisbon prints.

Face Products:

Skin care and hand care:
  • Tatcha Indigo Hand Cream (travel size) is a go-to for calming and hydrating, the full size one is actually compact enough to carry around with me, but the small one is best for those who prefer to carry smaller bags, the entire Indigo line is really good for sensitive skin and helps calm down irritation or flare ups, they have a four piece set called the Soothing Indigo Mini Set which I highly recommend if you want to try the line in smaller sizes
  • The Lotus Leaf and Camellia Mist from Peach and Lily was sent as a sample for me to try, it’s hydrating and refreshing with a soft citrus scent – the mist pump dispenses a fine mist which calms the skin. I’ve been playing with it for a few weeks now and am obsessed.
  • Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (travel size) is the best-designed travel sized mist – it’s been a go-to staple for a long long time, the packaging is really the best I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t tried this you need to!
  • Le Labo Santal is one of my latest discoveries (actually from a few months ago), it’s not really a spring scent to me since it has sandalwood, amber and musk, but I still love it. At this time I’m still working my way through a few of the mini vials – I don’t know that I love it enough to buy the full size, but I suspect it’s because I’m feeling the spring to summer vibes.
  • Molton Brown Hand Cream in Pink Pepperpod is probably my favorite scented hand cream of all time, I just can’t get enough of the scent – I’m seriously considering buying the perfume version. If you love Molton Brown hand creams, they just launched the Dewy Lily of the Valley Star Anise which is the ultimate floral lily spring scent (review on this one soon).
Lips:
I’m always on lip overload when it comes to what I carry in my bag, right now I have:
  • Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color in Mustique (reviewed here) is such a pretty baby pink that is on the light side but doesn’t wash out the complexion.
  • Glossier Cherry Balm Dotcom is one of three new flavored lip balms from the line, I ordered immediately and have been obsessed with all of them – if you click this link here you can save 20% off your first purchase.
  • Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss in Lover’s Desire is a pretty peachy pink with a rich shine, I love all the glosses I’ve tried from his line, they add the prettiest healthy gloss to the lips. I like using them on top of lipstick. If you like a cool-nude, Nude Satin is amazing.
  • Edward Bess Defining Lip Liner in Natural (swatched here) is my holy grail go with everything neutral, if I were forced to live with one lipliner color the rest of my life this would be it, although his newest shade Barely is pretty awesome too.
  • Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Goals is a pretty full pigment glossy warm pink (review soon).
  • Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Eddie (on the lips here) is a a pretty shimmering cool beige neutral that’s easy to throw on for a neutral wash of shimmer.
Lip swatches with Anastasia Vintage as a comparison:
Eyes:

I have two items for the eyes in my bag, the By Terry Mascara is one of my favorites these days because it thickens and lengthens without smudging. Also in my bag is the Edward Bess Illuminating Eye Base in Dune. These come with a twist click packaging and brush applicator at the end. The one I have shown is a brand new one but I keep multiples so I don’t run out. It evens out the lids and preps the eyes for powder shadow. It’s my holy grail and comes in three colors. Swatched below next to Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Rose Gold which I use a lot as an eye base and also next to NARS Concealers in Custard and Ginger as a baseline (full concealer roundup from last fall here). The Edward Bess Eye Bases have a more pink undertone which is exactly what I want on my lids. Yellow concealers match my skin for concealing but on the lids the pink helps neutralize red a bit and evens out without making the face look sallow.

I hope you enjoyed peeking into my bag! Also hope the swatches helped in case you’re new to any of the color items I featured. What’s in your bag this week? Do you have any favorites you are carrying with you right now?

Press samples featured include the MustaeV Easy Go Brush, Tom Ford Mustique, Edward Bess Natural, Edward Bess Lover’s Desire, Lotus Face Mist, Tatcha Indigo Hand Cream, Truffle Clarity Clutch.

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  • I'm loving every item that was spilled from your bag. I also love the LV bag and wallet that you have as well. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks Cynthia! We are accessories twins ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love the way you organised your post, everything in order. I really enjoyed peeping into your bag and I am getting myself a few things in June after my no buy may, all inspired by you. Excellent post love it glad I found u.

    • Hi Esnath – thanks for visiting! I'm one of the most disorganized people I know so I need all the help I can get with organization.

  • I am loving the TF Eddie lip color!
    -Cheyanne
    http://www.lifeofcheyanne.blogspot.com

    • It's really a good one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love your Tory Burch…am liking this brand a lot right now. Especially really cute ballet pumps. For Christmas last, year for several of the females in my life I gave the Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Diffuser as the scent is insanely gorgeous. I have had one on my landing outside my bedroom for the last six months and it's not even a quarter used. I can't recommend their diffusers enough…..the scent, the throw, the price and the longevity are all first rate. Do you not use your Anya Hindmarch cosmetic flight bag so much or do you literally just use it for going away? I think Becca might be my brand of the year……so much of it is now at Cult Beauty and not only do you get a lot of product for your money, it all looks gorgeous too. Xx

    • Hi Amanda – I love the Anya Hindmarch bag but it's really too big to carry around!

  • Definitely need to try the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist! I love the Chanel Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, it is so invisible and natural on the skin, I actually use it as bronzer!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

  • I LOVE Molton Brown products so much, their bubble baths and shower gels are just to die for (my favourite is the eucalyptus one!) but I've never tried their hand creams so I definitely will after reading this, great post!x

    Rebecca | Rebecca Olivia Capel

    • Hi Rebecca – I adore their shower gels too!

  • Loved this post – I rarely carry a lot of make-up on me in my bag but it seems like you'd be covered for everything! xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

  • Gosh, everything looks gorgeous. Great swatches too, I love the LM Caviar sticks. Rose Gold and Pink Opal are my favourites x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • I love being nosey and finding out what is in peoples' bags so I loved this post. That blush looks beautiful!

    Ella xx
    http://www.ellaselement.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thanks Ella – glad you liked the little peek!

  • I love your whats in my bag posts so much!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • Gonna try the Edwad Bess's product soon. Thank you for the swatches. Now I know where to start with the brand ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Yay!!! Glad they helped ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous

    I Purchased the New Chanel Les Beiges foundation and it is wonderful! Lasts all day- a cross between satin and luminous finish on my slightly dry skin. It is a little thick but easy to apply. Same texture as Tom Ford Traceless perfecting foundation but more natural finish on me.

  • I travel light when it comes to cosmetic products. I always, always have my travel size Dewy Mist, Jack Black lip balm, and a moisturizing, all-purpose sunscreen with me. Those three things live in my purse ๐Ÿ™‚ I also carry the lipstick and/or gloss du jour and that's about it. Obviously, if I'm going to be out the entire day or if I have to go from day to night, I'll toss in some fragrance and a couple of things to freshen or transform my look.

    Apropos the new Les Beiges liquid foundation, the formula really didn't appeal to me. It was heavy and stiff. Realize, I don't mind a good cream or stick foundation. In fact I love Tom Ford's stick foundation which becomes creamy from the warmth of the skin and then spreads and blends like a dream. The Les Beiges liquid foundation; however, did not transform in that manner and seemed to drag on my skin. Add to that, I couldn't find a good color match in this new, unforgiving Les Beiges. I love the powder and purchase a fresh #10 every spring so that I can get that outdoorsy look as the weather warms up, but the liquid foundation was a complete fail for me.

    • Love your purse staple picks! Glad to know I wasn't alone in my thoughts about the new foundation, I had high hopes because the packaging is really pretty! But unfortunately I also found it thick and no color match.

  • what a great way to do a whats in my bag in post form! love this idea!

  • Hourglass Mood Exposure and Becca Champagne Pop are just two of my favourite products! I'm always a bit scared to take them anywhere with me though as they're so fragile and if they broke, so would my heart haha. Dying to try the Tatcha face mist too xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • How do you fit all this in your bag haha! I carry literally nothing around with me! I would be terrified to carry my Becca highlight around, it's so light and breakable. Would cry. Really want to try the Hourglass blushes! ABH Vintage is beaut! x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

  • I love your phone case and sunglasses!! Amazing post! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

  • I wish I knew the new Chanel foundation is very pink. Everyone kept raving about it on the internet so I went to the Chanel counter and the associate tried it on my skin and it looked fine. She specifically said the one I bought is catered to Asian skin tone and won't be pink on my skin. But when I applied it on at home, it turned really pink I had to remove my makeup. I tried it with different bases but it kept turning pink on me!

    Is there any foundations that you recommend that suits Asian skin tones? Most foundations run pink and I have more of a yellow base.

    • There are actually a lot of yellow based foundation shades in most brands. A recommendation would depend on your skin type and what coverage you're looking for.

      I will guess that if you want a medium natural coverage like the les beiges, try the Chanel Velvet Perfection Lumiere, NARS Velvet Matte skin tint or Becca Aqualuminous Foundation. Laura Mercier Candleglow is also a good one with yellow and pink options.

  • Anonymous

    Regarding the new Chanel Les Beiges foundation — I am beige 40 and purchased it in that shade. It does not turn pink on me at all. If anything, it is a little warmer than the Perfection Lumiere beige 40 that I usually wear. I love it!