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
- Eye pencil
- Makeup sponge
- 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?