What’s in my purse makeup bag?

Let me be frank when I say, when you are out in public, and you realize you forgot something, or you need an emergency item to deal with a fashion crisis, I am not the friend you would want to be with. This is definitely Sabah’s specialty. She always has everything you need. Lint brush, bobby pin, safety pin, travel bottles of scotch … (Alright that last one might have been an exaggeration!)

None the less, I’ve gotten some questions about what I carry with me for beauty. Ask and you shall receive! Let’s jump right in!




First, I always carry a compact mirror, a case of my business cards, and a fragrance. Lately I have been carrying around CK Shock because I found this super cute small bottle, but my fragrance changes frequently that I carry.


Laura Gellar Baked Foundation: this product is supposed to give enough coverage on it’s own, but I like to use it as a setting powder on top of a liquid product.

Laura Mercier Highlight 101: I got this in a 500 point perk box awhile ago, and couldn’t be happier. This is my holy grail, must have highlighting powder, and I will never be without it!

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink: This is one of my favorite cream blushes that I have. It applies amazingly with your fingers, and it doesn’t require a powder blush on top of it, because it finishes to a slight powder finish.

Benefit Watt’s Up: Yet another mini product that just makes me smile. (Who else freaks out about mini products!?) This product is great to sweep on cheekbones, and I love using it on my Cupid’s bow too! On days when in really wanting some glow, I will use this and set it with the Laura Mercier Highlight!


Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara: This mascara is okay, nothing special to me. But it’s small, and it’s good for a purse mascara. I don’t use it often, as I usually don’t touch up my mascara through the day. It’s more of a safety net to have in case I unexpectedly stay the night somewhere!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Sand: This product is nice! The coverage is okay, and I love the finish of it. Another product from the 500 point kit I got awhile ago.

Smashbox Targeted Pore and Line primer: This stuff is great to touch up with, I use it similarly to Benefit’s Porefessional, but I currently don’t have a small size of that, so for my purse this is perfect. Doesn’t make me break out, and hides pores mid day when they start creeping up on you!

Benefit High Brow: I LOVE this product. I have a similar product from Essence in my everyday makeup bag, and I needed one in my purse bag too. This product is perfect for highlighting under the brow, down the nose, and the inner corner of the eye.

NARS Via Veneto: Straight up, awesome black eyeliner. It stays in my waterline longer than anything else I’ve tried, and it’s creamy to apply. And I don’t need a sharpener which is a bonus in a purse!

And of course, a pen. Because we always needs that.


Benefit SugarBomb Gloss: This is an awesome gloss for me. Everytime I wear it, I get complimented, and it is a perfect nude for me.

Laura Mercier Gloss in Rose: I love the color of this gloss, it gives me enough color without a lipstick underneath, and it’s not overly sticky.

Bobbi Brown Matte Lipstick in True Pink: Another great product. I do like to top this with a gloss, because it can be a bit drying, but the color is awesome, and low maintenance!

Fresh Sugar Balm: I don’t get a lot of color from this, but I wanted something in my purse that was good for hydration. Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, we have dry lips about 328 days of the year. So this is a must!

Bite Duo Lipstick: This is the nude version of their duo lipsticks, and I love doing the ombré look with this. Line the outer part of the lips with the darker nude, and apply the lighter nude in the middle of the lips. Beautiful!

That’s all I have for now. I carry a small travel brush set with me, contact solution etc … Again, just in case I ever get stranded somewhere for the night. (I drive 45 minutes to get to work everyday, since I live outside of the city, and now that winter is coming, I will more than likely have to crash at Sabah’s house soon! I also carry an extra outfit in my trunk!)

What are the things you absolutely have to carry with you at all times?




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