In My Makeup Bag | November


Autumn vibes have officially crept into my go-to makeup and I'm here to tell you about it. I've been keeping my everyday products in a Glossier pink pouch to lug around with me, and I've pretty much been rotating them out on a monthly basis. This month there seems to be more of a cohesive color story than usual, so I thought I'd take you on a little tour of my everyday makeup bag.

There's nothing new in the skin department - I'm still using my Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint almost every day and then going in with the Milk Makeup Flex Concealer. The Perfecting Skin Tint doesn't have much coverage at all, but it just makes my skin look good. The Milk concealer has officially reached holy grail status by now - it looks so skinlike but still has great coverage. It's no Shape Tape, but I'm not looking for that level of coverage. This will cover my dark circles and blemishes, and I like that it doesn't cake up or crack as I move my face throughout the day. Seriously you need to try it.

Going in order of how I do my makeup, brows are next. I always start with Glossier Boy Brow in Brown - I honestly can't go a day without this. I like using it before anything else because it does such a great job at defining and enhancing my brows. Recently I've gone back to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown, and I'm loving a slightly more dramatic brow look for fall. I've been using it to try to draw extra hairs in my brows to make them look extra fluffy and bushy.

I feel like every time I write one of these posts I say something like "omg! I'm using eyeshadow!" and then I stop again right after. But yes, again, I've been using eyeshadow. On quick days, I've been using the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks - I have the Mode to Modern set, which includes the perfect everyday shades, and I've been using Amethyst the most. It's a super pretty purple-y bronze shade. When I do feel like putting in a little more effort, I've been using shades from the NABLA Cosmetics Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette (review). I can't get over how pretty this palette is, and I love that it's still wearable for everyday despite not having a bunch of brown eyeshadows. I need to mention the Surratt Beauty Relevee Eyelash Curler - it's a new addition, and I totally get the hype now. It easily fits all my eyelashes without any pinching, and it creates a super realistic curl instead of an L-shaped kink. As for mascara, I've gone back to the L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara. It really gives my lashes some oomph, giving crazy length and volume and holding the curl. It also doesn't smudge on me even though I don't have the waterproof version - score.

Keeping with the plum/berry theme I've been going for with the eyes, I've been reaching for the Glossier Cloud Paint in Haze a lot lately for my blush. It gives the perfect flush to the skin without making me look red or blotchy. I used to be afraid of blush, but the Cloud Paints totally changed that. I change up my highlight more than anything else since I have way too many, but right now I've been loving the Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color in Illumi-Naughty. I love that it's mostly a clear formula, giving a glossy look, with a bit of a pink shift when it hits the light. It's just a stunning highlight, and one of my favorites in my collection for sure.

Last is lips, and I always keep a few options with me. For an actual lipstick, I've been loving the Pat McGrath Labs LuxeTrance Lipstick in Realness - it's a lovely mauve-y nude shade that's really close to my natural lip color. This formula is phenomenal, too. It feels so lightweight and comfortable on the lips. I'd highly recommend picking one up in the VIB sale! If I'm going for a more natural look or want something glossy, I've been reaching for the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb. I still love this so much, and it's my favorite thing I got from Fenty Beauty when it launched. It's the most perfect shade, is beautifully glossy, and isn't sticky at all. My favorite lip look lately, though, is applying some of a NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment (review) over the Glossier Balm Dotcom and dabbing it into my lips to create a stain. For this look, I've been loving Save the Queen, a plummy pink shade that looks perfect worn full-on on its own or smudged out. So the whole look is a little plummy, a little berry, and perfect for fall!

What makeup have you been wearing lately?

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