June 25, 2014

Minimalist Makeup

I used to keep tons of extra makeup on hand, "just in case". But I found that most of the time what I was using was a small sampling of all the products I had in the bathroom.

There were certain things I loved wearing and those were the ones I kept coming back to. When we had to clean out the cabinets of our bathroom for repairs, I found all kinds of make-up stuff that I'd probably held onto for five or ten years. Unopened! Yikes.

Nowadays all my makeup fits into a small travel bag. When I start running out of something, I simply get a new one. Giving myself permission to do that has kept me from hoarding "just in case" back-ups.

The only thing I don't keep in this bag is my facial cleansing set, which I keep in a separate bag.

In my makeup bag:

  • Small tweezers
  • Mascara
  • Eye pencil
  • Foundation
  • Powder
  • Blush
  • Lipstick
  • Lipgloss
  • Makeup sponge
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Bracelet (not sure why it's in my makeup bag, but I do love to wear it ~ made by women across the globe)

I'm pretty simple when it comes to makeup. I wear it every day, but I keep it light to look natural.

What's in your make-up bag?


  1. I definitely have a significant number of products, but I also tend to not hoard excess makeup as some do. Good post! :)


    1. Yeah, I think everyone has their "set" amount. What's excessive for one, might be the right amount for another and what's minimalist for one might be too extreme for another. Thanks, Kelsey! :)


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