What’s Hiding Inside Your Makeup Bag?

June 18, 2010 at 9:47 am , by

A few years ago, I picked up the momakeup 1st gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent makeup palette. It was perfect for a New Year’s Eve party I was about to attend; inside were pink and berry lipglosses, shimmery white and eggplant eyeshadows dusted in gold. (Yes, big gold glitter. This was New Year’s Eve!) I used it that night and stashed it away, using it only once since the big party. I know the pretty items inside are past their expiration dates and the gold glitter doesn’t quite fit my lifestyle, but I can’t seem to get rid of it. Do you have a makeup bag full of products you can’t toss out, that don’t work for you? I want to know!

Email lhjstyle@meredith.com a headshot of yourself AND a picture of the contents of your makeup bag. It doesn’t matter if your makeup bag is frighteningly full, utterly disorganized or stuffed with old, crumbling makeup. We can help! If selected, the beauty team will help you organize your bag with the best new makeup for your routine. Include your name, age, occupation, daytime phone and email.

We also want to know:

How often do you wear makeup (daily, for events/nights out, only for special occasions)?

How much time do you usually spend putting on makeup?

What items do you tend to buy multiples of?

Your perfect makeup  bag contains…

  • work-appropriate makeup that you can do in ten minutes
  • the lightest, sheerest makeup that takes less than five minutes to apply
  • colors that look good for a night out and events
  • the newest, trendiest makeup for every occasion
  • other (please list)

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4 Responses to “What’s Hiding Inside Your Makeup Bag?”

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  2. My make up bag consists of the bear necessities due to the failing economy. Cover girl CG smoothers foundation, cg powder, black cg eye pencil and Maybelline define a lash mascara. I dont even have a eyelash curler anymore lol.


  3. I have two shades of lipstick. Bought the other color without realizing how it looked on my lips. 1 tube of Carmaxx, compact mirror, lipstick brush, 3 teabags, sanitary napkin for emergency & a bottle of lotion.


  4. In the makeup bag I keep in my purse, I have my fav Laura Mercier lipstick in Bare Lips, a free tube of chapstick from my dentist, Cover Girl powder compact, Maybelline cover stick, fingernail clippers, fingernail file & cuticle cream. In my makeup drawer at home I have a whole Caboodle full of stuff – some free giveaway stuff I never wear and my “go to” basics: Lancome foundation, Smashbox undereye brightener, Maybelline vanilla eyeshadow, Maybelline brown eyeliner, Sephora white eye pencil, Cover Girl lash blast mascara & Nars blush in orgasm. I guess I like to mix it up!





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