This Monday morning, I had quite the shock. Somehow I my alarm clock didn't wake me. (I suspect I accidentally pressed off). I woke up in the nick of time, took Baby Bird (the dog) out, fed her, and rushed to work like a madwoman. I literally threw my contacts and a tube of mascara in my bag and ran out the door. I thought I would be fine without makeup for one day, but I realized I looked pretty crazy when I looked in the mirror. Not to mention, I think the fluorescent light didn't do me any favors. At this point, I realized my carry-along cosmetic bag was not prepared for 'emergency' situations. Today I made do with a little lipstick, eyeliner (without primer, which of course creased) and mascara. For my eyebrows I made really, really light dots with my mini MUFE black eyeliner and sheered it out. Black is not natural, but it looked a lot better than nothing! The whole look looked a lot better than no makeup, however foundation and eyeshadow were much needed. On the positive side, this experience inspired me to share what can be found in my carry-along makeup bag.
Despite the aforementioned product deficiencies, I'm quite pleased with the lip product selection that's found it's way into my bag. The tone selection is quite balanced, so I'm usually in the mood for something in my bag. You can see that Bobbi Brown Beige lipstick, MAC Shy Girl lipstick (Cremesheen), and MAC Blankety lipstick (Amplified) cover nude, peachy, and pink tones respectively. They're all quite pale colors, but this is what I wear most of the time. I should probably throw a lip scrub into this bag since I have drying issues with MAC Shy Girl. I'm glad that I've been using MAC Blankety lately. When I first got it this summer, I couldn't make it work and even contemplated returning it. It's a pale beige-pink. The beige is a little cool, so it's not as easy to wear as typical warm beiges. I think it will easier to wear as I become fairer during the winter. Blankety is definitely a try-before-you-buy color. I also have BUXOM Big and healthy lip stick in Sydney, which I got as a part of a 500 point perk. I'm actually quite in love with it. It's a twist-up lip crayon that can be used as a lip color or a liner. It's fatter than lip pencils, so it can quickly fill in lips. It has the Buxom minty feel and vanilla smell, which I love. I use this a lot under MAC Blankety or under my NARS Greek Holiday lip gloss.
Lately I've been stuffing all my carry-along cosmetics into the futuristic silver bag from my MAC ICe Parade set. There are a couple more things hanging out in my pouch, including a mini brush, hair ties, and blotting sheets (that I never use). Today I switched to a larger pouch, so I can acommodate a larger hand lotion and some more 'emergency' products. At the very least, I need to pump a foundation into a little sample container and tote it around from now on. Lesson learned!