In the Bag

 

To say I’m busy and always on the run is not a lie. I jet out of the house on most days without a stitch of makeup. I either do my makeup in the car or at my desk when I get to work. Truth be told, my favorite place is on the floor looking up into the light from a big window.

Since I make cosmetic bags, I’m always trying to improve both their function and style. I do seem to always go back to the staple black makeup bag that holds the perfect amount.

I’m also obsessed with handbags. I love a crossbody—it fits my petite frame and leaves my hands free. And I’m not ashamed to admit: I really love my fanny packs (I have a navy Prada one and I am thinking about getting the Gucci one). My kids call me “grandma” whenever we go on vacation and I whip out a fanny pack, but I don’t care—I’m really a hippie at heart!

Also, I always check up on cool new styles with Tina Craig on her blog, Bag Snob, who is a buddy of mine and the foremost expert on all things bags.

Marie Claire magazine even ran a fun feature on what’s inside my current favorite bag, my Hermès purse.



So, what’s inside my makeup bag today? Here you go:



 

Face:

- Mini Extra SPF Tinted Moisturizing Balm in Medium

- Mini Hydrating Gel Cream

- Mini Face Oil

- Face Palette with corrector in Light Peach, Peach, Bisque, Natural, Natural Tan, and Warm Natural Foundation Stick

- Creamy Concealer Kit

- Bronzer lab sample

- Pale Pink Blush

Eyes:

- Mini Hydrating Eye Cream

- Extreme Party & Perfectly Defined Mascara

- Espresso Ink Long-Wear Gel Liner

- 4 Pan Palette with Bone, Cement, Mahogany and Espresso Eye Shadow

- Mahogany Long-Wear Eyeliner Pencil

Lips:

- Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss

- Lip Liners in Brownie, Brownie Pink and Cocoa

- Mini Crystal Lip Gloss

Tools:

-Tweezers

- Mini Face Blender Brush

- Dessert Twilight Mini Blush Brush

- Mini Eye Sweep Brush

- Concealer Blender Brush

- Eye Liner Brush

Doing my makeup on the floor at The Today Show

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8 thoughts on “In the Bag

  1. Ha, I can totally relate about the handbag thing! At 5’3″, I’m glad the “giant” size bag trend seems to have run it’s course. As a mom, I always carried a smallish tote bag so I could toss whatever train/truck, bottle,or snack my son needed. Now that he’s past that stage, I can go with smaller bags (yay!) And just got Bare Sparkle lip gloss recently, love it!

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  2. I love that you sit on the floor to do your makeup. Growing up, I had a spot in the house where I would do the same. My mom used to love to watch me. Great memory. I just adore my mom!

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  3. Love the marie claire at work feature…what scarf is that from J Crew?

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    Bobbi Brown Reply:

    Reply on October 1st, 2012

    Thanks for being a fan. We don’t have a specific name on that scarf but definitely contact your local J Crew for more details.

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  4. Wow, this is such a treat to see, even if only a glimpse of Bobbi applying her own make up. I would love to see a video of her making up her face. I remember years ago on Oprah’s website she featured a quick demo, but a full on instructional one, now that would be awesome. So pretty pretty powerful please! Oh btw, love your new book, inspirational and gorgeously executed in true BB style.
    Mary

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  5. I’ve been considering buniyg this palette for about a year. I was a little hesitant about purchasing it because I didn’t want to be disappointed in the pigmentation of the colors, and then have this kit of nearly useless eyeshadows just lying around. I watched numerous videos on YouTube with people using this palette, and finally decided to go ahead and give it a try. I am SO glad that I did! The colors really are as pigmented as they look, and all you need is one swipe of your brush, and you have all the color that you need. I use this along with Urban Decay Primer Potion, and it makes the color even more vibrant and it literally stays on ALL day without any fading or creasing. I put it on around 6 AM and it lasts until I take it off, usually around 10 PM. I haven’t tried it without UDPP, so I’m not sure just how long it lasts or if the color washes out a bit. A big plus for me is that this doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes; which is ALWAYS an issue for me when trying out new products.

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  6. Hi, what is the shade of lipstick shown in the photo for Bobbi’s Bag? Thanks

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    Bobbi Brown Reply:

    Reply on December 6th, 2012

    That’s Bobbi’s signature Lip Color in Brown. It’s the perfect pinky brown tone that can be applied even without a mirror and blends effortlessly on any lip tone. Be sure to visit Bobbibrown.com to get yours today.

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