Older Girl Beauty

Beauty Spotlight Mystery Makeup Bag 11/04/2011 – Older Girl Beauty’s Turn!

This time it is my turn to give you guys a peek into my makeup bag. This bag is currently what I have corralled in one place & doesn’t include anything randomly lying across my vanity that I may be testing or just too lazy to put in the bag (*psst – it’s probably the latter.)

Not just one, but *two* pouches to hold my goodies.

As you can see, I have two bags – one for my larger products and one for my pencils & brushes, as I got tired of digging to the bottom of the bag to find them all the time.

In my bag, you will find several of my staple items, and after cataloging it, I realize I *might* have a plum/purple theme going on:

My cute Milly bag holds a bunch of goodies!

Laura Geller Baked Marble Eyeshadow in “Amethyst/Lagoon”
Three Custom Color 3C Eyeshadow in “Cool Peony” (*makes such a great base color)
Clinique travel-size Blushwear Cream Stick in “Rosy Blush”
Elizabeth Arden sample bottle of “Pretty” Parfum Spray (*sometimes you just need a touch-up spray)
MAC “Hocus Focus Clourful Face Kit” from the “Magic, Mirth and Mischief Holiday Collection”. From 2009. (*What? Shut up. “Pretty Baby” is the prettiest beauty powder for me I have found yet. That’s why.)
Sonia Kashuk 01 Powder Brush, with Blue Handle (*One of the first brushes I ever bought many years ago, and it’s still going strong!)
Josie Maran Argan Eye Shadow in “Parfait” (*This makes a great base for those warmer colors.)
MAC Fluidline in “Dark Diversion”, from the “Stylishly Yours” collex. (*Another candidate in my eternal quest for the perfect Plum liner.)
MAC Shadestick in “Street Cool”, from the “MAC Me Over – Icelandic Cool” collex (*Makes a great smudge for a lazy smokey eye, or just a base lid color.)
Mally Beauty Eye Brightening Eye Shadow Duo in “Lavender Glow” and “Plum Glow” (*From the no longer available “Rise and Shine” collex on QVC.)
Three Custom Color Crรจme to Powder Blush in “Kiss My Apricot” (*I love me some cream blush!)
Sampar Prodigal Pen (*For that last minute, unexpected pimples, without irritation.)
tarte Rise & Shine Lipstain and Lipgloss in “Nude”. (*A warm nude for when you are kind of washed out, but don’t want anything obvious. And it tastes good, too.)
MAC Lipglass in “Lap of Luxury”, from the “Fabulous Felines – Palace Pedigreed” collex (*Looks scary dark in the tube, but is a nicer dark, yet sheer, color for when you go out at night.)
Flirt! Cosmetics Glamourazzi! Extreme Lip Lacquer in “Paparazzi” (*Closest thing to a real Red that you’ll see me wear.)
Three Custom Color Lip Gloss in “Just Bitten” (*This brown sheers out to a nice warm nude.)
Maybelline “Dark Circle Eraser” (*I just love the little sponge tip applicator.)
Maybelline One by One Volum’ Express Mascara (*for when I want the most natural looking lashes)
Mally Beauty Voluminzing Mascara (*for when I want big, spidery, drag queen lashes as Mally would say!)
Maybelline “The Falsies – Flared” Volum’ Express Mascara (*my go-to daily mascara for to big fluttery corner lashes)
Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender (*Duh! What *more* do I have to say??)
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Plush eyeshadow palette in “Spirited Seas” (*I love lining with that copper on the end.)
Maybelline Eyestudio Color Pearls in “Silver Starlet” (*I love the marbelized side so much, I have hit pan and *still* try to get some off of the side of the silver. No joke.)
Boscia BB Cream, SPF 27 PA++ (*This 5-way multi-tasker is heaven for a lazy gal like me to look somewhat pulled together on the quick.)
MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 (*I’m a big fan of MAC’s Prep + Prime line.)
CoverFX ConcealFX Camouflage Concealer (*color adjusts so it blends right in)
Mally Beauty Cancellation Conditioning Concealer (*This one is kinda light on me, so it’s good for those slight pinkish spots that need a quick cover, but nothing layered on.)
Ulta Brow Gel (*still one of my best ways to tame unruly brows on the quick, without needing to draw anything in.)
shu uemura Eyelash Curler (*It’s a classic.)

As you can probably tell, I might have a *smidge* of an eyeliner issue. But, if you pay attention, you might notice one thing some would say is glaringly missing:

I kind of have a thing for colored eyeliners.

Skinfood Banana Concealer Stick, from Asia (*the creamiest concealer that I have.)
Mally Beauty Brow Beauty brow fix (*I’ve never learned to use a powder, as this does the trick for me.)
Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencils in “Ava” and “Gold Reef” (*Would you believe me if I told you I wore one or the other of these colors at least 5 days a week? True story!)
MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liners in “Marked for Glamour” and “Signature Blue” (*My favorite felt tip liquid eyeliner!)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in “11 – Diamond Burgundy” (*part of my neverending HG Plum eyeliner search – the color is good enough for me to ignore the stiff felt tip pen.)
Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in “Emerald Glow” (*just enough sparkle, without drifting into Glittertown.)
Daniel Sandler Velvet Waterproof Eyeliner in “Velvet Grey” (*The perfect grey – almost matte, but not flat)
GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Waterproof Eyeliners in “Alligator”, “Purple Stain” and “Blue Moon”. (*If I could marry these eyeliners I would, because they will be true and not leave me for anything. Seriously, these bitches don’t go ANYWHERE after you put them on. My fav bright color eyeliners!)
Bourjois Paris Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner in “grid tecktonic” (Much more amped up silver grey)
Three Custom Color Light Clarifier Pencil (*Everyone needs one of these. That is all.)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in “3L – Iridescent Navy Blue” (*Who says a blue-eyed girl can’t wear blue?)
Mally Beauty 24/7 Professional Eye Lining System in “Smoldering Topaz” (*Yes, I know it’s part of a system, but I like it just fine on it’s own.)
Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in “Gunmetal”. (*Hands down my favorite eyeliner for that dark-but-not-black liner & it. doesn’t. move! Ironic for something to be called “Gunmetal” to be bulletproof?)
elf Studio Eyeshadow “C” Brush (*My most used brush. Of all.)
Bare Escentuals Flat Edge Liner (unavailable now) (*I use this for tiny concealer touch-ups.)
Sonia Kashuk Spoolie
Crown Brush Double-ended Brush (*I don’t use this one, but I keep it in my pencil case, since I can’t store it in my rock filled brush-holder.)
MAC 275SE Medium Angled Shading Brush (*A shorter version of the full-size brush that is great for that windshield-wiper blending action.)
Avon Double-Ended Liner and Shadow Brush (*I think this might be discontinued now.)
Mally Beauty Double-Ended Blending Brush (*I am certain this came with one of my sets, but I’ll be damned if I can remember which one!)
Benefit Cosmetics Get Bent Eyeliner Brush (*My lining world was turned upside DOWN when I discovered this brush. Life changing. And now it looks like it’s discontinued. My preciousssss….)
Avon (*I think!) Eyeliner Brush (*This unmarked brush is really firm and works really good on my drier liners.)
Sonia Kushuk Lash Comb (*The foldable design has saved me many a finger puncture from the metal tines!)

Did you figure it out? (spoiler alert: There is not a black eyeliner in the bunch!)

So, that’s a gander at my goodies (*As the boys like to say) (*In the 1860’s). Tell me – do I have anything you carry in your stash? Let me know what are your daily must have’s, so we can compare. :)

*Disclaimer: I received some of these products from their PR for editorial consideration, and some of them I spent my hard earned money on.

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  2. I have that Sonia Kashuk folding thingamabob.ย  I use it every single day, removing clumps.ย  LOVE it.ย  I share your eyeliner “thing” too – never use black, though some of the colors are almost dark enough to pass for it.

    1. Paula says:

      I love that lash thing, too! It’s surprisingly hard to find a drugstore metal lash separator. And black just looks too harsh on me, that’s part of what makes “Gunmetal” my fave – it’s so dark, but just enough softness to it!

  3. I can;t believe that bag holds all that shizz! I love colored eyeliners too, have you seen the new Mally 10 pc set? Just sayin’

    1. Paula says:

      Girl, who do you think you’re talking to? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Katherine says:

    thats a lot of stuff!

    1. Paula says:

      I know!ย I have a bit of an editing problem. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Vintage says:

    Cute bag! I was shocked when I saw how much it held. :) Looks like some fab products!

    1. Paula says:

      Thanks! I think I just keep testing it’s limits to what it will hold. ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL!

  6. DalaLuz says:

    LOL, glad I’m not the only one who just can’t do the less is more thing… I mean, how can you play favorites with all these pretty products, right? And you never know when you might need just another color…

    1. Paula says:

      Right?? You just never know… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. […] It’s time for a look inside another Beauty Spotlight Team member’s makeup bag, and this week it is Older Girl Beauty’s turn to pull back the zipper and she what she keeps close at hand. By the looks of it, it seems like she might just have the kitchen sink in there – let’s look and see what Paula has in her makeup bag… […]

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  8. Paula says:

    Seriously, the Face Defender is LIFE! Made such a world of difference to me, because I go so light on my face, so as not to cover my freckles – this helps prevent that whole “mask-like” appearance that powder can give them.

  9. Ava Smith says:

    Omg, you have more stuff than I do!ย  I’m glad I’m not the only only who carries lots of makeup!ย  I have a Sonia Kashuk 02 blush brush with a blue handle – mine is still going strong too.ย 

    1. Paula says:

      I know I had other SK brushes from that time, too. I had to have just lost them, or they were “repurposed” by an old roommate or something, because I don’t think they ever wear out. LOL!

  10. Replica Everest says:

    From the intial bag picture I’d thought you’d only have a few things in there, how wrong I was ๐Ÿ˜‰ Very impressive and you remind me that I used to quite like three cutom colours, I’ll have to revisted that line :)

    1. Paula says:

      Yeah, it’s super misleading. And, yes! Do revisit 3C – I swear, their quality is so good that I am spoiled on some of their things! :)

  11. […] realized that when I was showing off these pencils in my “What’s in my makeup bag?” post that I had never done a proper post telling you how much I love these eye […]

  12. Paula says:

    Thanks! I have a serious “editing” problem, in that I can’t. LOL! I do swap out products semi-regularly, but that’s about the only changes I make.

  13. […] right off the bat – eyeliner! (*I’m pretty sure we all remember that I may have a bit of an eyeliner problem.) Actually, this is a good way for anyone that wants to bring in greens to their routines, without […]

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