In all truth, I don’t carry a makeup bag around. When I refer to “makeup bag” I actually mean “that place where I keep my daily essentials so that they don’t get lost in the mess that is my makeup collection.”

My daily makeup starts off with the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette in “Light”. It contains 3 handy cream concealers that can be mixed and matched for the perfect shade to hide my morning dark circles.

Next up, I’ve been testing out the CoverGirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation in “945 Warm Beige”. It’s high coverage and long-lasting with a matte finish, and I can’t seem to stop wearing it.

For the cheeks, I like to go bold and bright with the NARS blusher in “Desire”. Very little of this blush goes the longest way to add a touch of warmth and glow to dull skin.

I keep the eyes simple with the Smashbox Softbox II Eyeshadow Palette. It’s great for those everyday neutral eyes that won’t clash with my bright blush. The taupey purples and warm metallics are a step up from the regular browns and beiges. Then, I finish off the eyes with winged liner using my holy grail stay-all-day Lancome Artliner in Black Diamond.

And the grand finale…the Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly is the perfect MLBB (my lips but better) gloss that pairs well with any dramatic or simple eye look. It’s ultra-moisturizing and has a little lip-plumping zing to wake me up in the morning.

All in all, the only makeup that I actually carry with me is the Buxom Lip Polish and sometimes a setting powder or blotting sheets. I never take the time or effort to touch up so I choose long lasting products to get me through the day.

What’s in your makeup bag?