Basic Makeup Bag Essentials

Hello there lovely humans
So today I thought I’d talk about something that pretty much saves the lives of not just us beauty junkies but any girl who wears makeup even a little bit – makeup bags! So imma tell you about the products I find essential to a makeup bag.
Here we go!

 

Lip balm
Makeup days / no makeup days, it doesn’t matter keeping a lip balm with you is pretty much a life saver. Having chapped, dry lips is not a cute look nor is it comfortable. A tinted lip balm will do good for no makeup days when you want to spruce up your face.

 

Hand cream
Frequent hand washing where you don’t exactly get to control the hand wash you use when you’re out and about and your hands can become really dry as a result. So hand cream help repair your hands and keep them nice and soft like a baby’s butt.

 

Blotting powder
An essential for when you have makeup on and you want to keeping it looking fresh. My skin is more dry/dehydrated but that doesn’t mean by t-zone doesn’t grief, so a nice blotting powder does wonders. A good tip, make sure it’s a pressed powder and translucent makes it better as well but you do not want to carry around a loose powder in your makeup bag.

 

Mascara
This isn’t a maintenance product but a great thing to keep in your makeup bag in case you forget to apply mascara or you’re having a no makeup day and want a quick fix on the go. Mascara makes the world go around people.

 

Lipstick
Obviously when wearing makeup you’re going to take the lipstick you chose with you for reapplication. Something all of us can agree on here, this product usually escalates and before even realizing it and then you have 25 lipsticks floating around in your makeup bag. It’s an unavoidable thing. Lipstick in the makeup bag also is handy on no makeup days, slap on mascara and a lipstick – BOOM!
That wraps up todays post. What products are essential in your makeup bag? Tell me about them in the comments below. I hope you all have an awesome day, I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Carla N

    April 23, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I always keep lip balm, face powder and hand cream in my bag, they're just necessary haha 🙂 Great list!

    Lipstick and Mocha

  2. Elyse G

    April 24, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Everything except for the lipstick is what I keep in my little 'to-go' makeup bag! This definitely covers all the essentials! I also pack in some hand santizer (just in case you want to reapply something but don't want dirty hands!)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  3. Floortje van Cooten

    April 24, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Nice post dear! Love to see other's makeup bags!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
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  4. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 24, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I know I mean those three things have saved me on many occasions.

  5. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 24, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Hand sanitizer is something I should throw in there. It usually sits on my desk but I should get another one for the makeup bag. great tip. x

  6. Clare

    April 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    lip balm and mascara are definitely essentials of mine too!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

  7. Sarah Inks

    April 24, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Great post! Lip balm is one of my top items, as my lips are always very dry! I also keep a face mist 🙂

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    sarahinks.co.uk

  8. Eleanor

    April 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Yes I cannot live without lip balm! It's an essential for me!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

  9. Kelly Doe

    April 24, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I cannot live without lip balm either.. and Hand food is the best hand cream I've ever tried 🙂 I've never used blotting papers, but I'm not oily, either 🙂 xx

    http://beautypeptalk.blogspot.com/

  10. wheetnee

    April 25, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Lip balm yes! If I forget to bring mine out I'll just buy one hehe

    Macarons and Mischief

  11. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 25, 2016 at 7:46 am

    I know right, and over in Australia it's getting colder so without lip balm my lips would crack.

  12. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 25, 2016 at 7:46 am

    That hand cream smells so good.

  13. Katie

    April 25, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I agree with the stay matte, it never leaves my makeup bag!
    Words By Katie

  14. Di from Max The Unicorn

    April 25, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I always forget the hand cream! I need my setting powder for touch-ups, lipstick and eyeliner in case any rubs off! 🙂

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  15. Sharmili Rakhit

    April 25, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    These are all absolute musts for me! I've been out of blotting papers for a while but maybe I will try some powders since I already have them 🙂

    Mili

  16. Sally O'Kelly

    April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Such essentials! I don't actually keep mascara in my bag though, I've never really thought to. But that's actually a really good idea!

    The Makeup Directory

  17. Sally O'Kelly

    April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Such essentials! I don't actually keep mascara in my bag though, I've never really thought to. But that's actually a really good idea!The Makeup Directory

  18. Sally O'Kelly

    April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Such essentials! I don't actually keep mascara in my bag though, I've never really thought to. But that's actually a really good idea!

    The Makeup Directory

  19. Sally O'Kelly

    April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Such essentials! I don't actually keep mascara in my bag though, I've never really thought to. But that's actually a really good idea!

    The Makeup Directory

  20. Sally O'Kelly

    April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Such essentials! I don't actually keep mascara in my bag though, I've never really thought to. But that's actually a really good idea!

    The Makeup Directory

  21. Sally O'Kelly

    April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Such essentials! I don't actually keep mascara in my bag though, I've never really thought to. But that's actually a really good idea!

    The Makeup Directory

  22. Sally O'Kelly

    April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Such essentials! I don't actually keep mascara in my bag though, I've never really thought to. But that's actually a really good idea!

    The Makeup Directory

  23. Sally O'Kelly

    April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Such essentials! I don't actually keep mascara in my bag though, I've never really thought to. But that's actually a really good idea!

    The Makeup Directory

  24. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I typically forget to throw in hand sanitizer in there.

  25. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I could never get myself into blotting paper. Then again I don't have oily skin just an oily/shiny t-zone.

  26. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 25, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I only have it there in an emergency if I've gone out without makeup and something comes up I can at least throw on some mascara. x

  27. Adria

    April 26, 2016 at 5:41 am

    What a great make-up essentials list! Thanks for sharing!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

  28. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 26, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Thank you for your comment lovely.

  29. Kay

    April 26, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Really enjoyed reading about your essentials, although it would have been nice to find out more about what specific products/brands you like etc. 🙂 <3 My makeup bag is actually very similar to yours - mascara is always a must, and I'd also add concealer to that list! Thanks for sharing, hun. Kisses. x x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

  30. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 26, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Oh I can make a whole series of posts about what makeup brands I like.

  31. Emma Bought What

    April 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I always keep a lip balm and hand cream on me because my lips and hands always get dry so quickly throughout the day! x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

  32. Parie Joshi

    April 26, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I carry one too many lipsticks but an essential indeed!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

  33. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    So does mine, especially now that it's getting colder here in Australia.

  34. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 26, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Haha so do I. The lipsticks in that photo are not are not even 10% of the lipsticks that usually float around in my makeup bag.

  35. Laura M

    April 27, 2016 at 1:09 am

    I have lip balm with me at all times! It's a must!

    She Likes to Shop

  36. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 27, 2016 at 1:59 am

    It is definitely a must, dry lips are not a comfortable thing.

  37. Yiotou_La

    April 27, 2016 at 4:49 am

    I always keep 2-3 mini hand creams in my bag, I always use a hand cream after washing my hands as they tend to get dry, and of course, lipbalm. I cannot live without these two!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

  38. Nina Kobi

    April 27, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I love carrying almost everything, except mascara, I never carry it. Lip balm/gloss and hand cream are must for me.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

  39. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 27, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I know right, I like to keep things in my makeup bag that will keep me hydrated.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

  40. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I only keep it there for emergencies. I mean if i'm not wearing makeup but something comes up I can at least throw on some mascara.

  41. Sarah Laird

    April 27, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Fab essentials. I carry pretty much all of the above and a handful of q-tips to tidy up any fall out on the go 🙂 x

    Viva Epernay

  42. Lily A.

    April 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    These are definitely essential for me. Especially lip balm and blotting sheets!! I also like to carry q-tips every once in awhile when I remmeber to throw some in there.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  43. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 27, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you. That's a great tip right there, I should try and include that in my makeup bag. x

  44. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 27, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I could never really get into blotting sheet but my skin is dry and gets shiny rather than oily. x

  45. wu jing Blogger

    April 28, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I love your makeup tips,and i love makeup

    Coco http://www.missydresses.it

  46. Erin Russell

    April 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I honestly have all the same, but with an added extra of a nail file, just because I cannot handle having a raggy nail that catches on everything, drives me completely crazy! but everything else I would have in mine too 🙂

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

  47. Jasmine Stewart

    April 28, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I always have hand cream in my bag and Hand Food is a favourite of mine 🙂 lip balm and powder are also essentials! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  48. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 28, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Haha that is fair enough, nail files are definitely a nifty thing.

  49. The Makeup Aficionado

    April 28, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Hand cream is literally a life saver and hand food smells so good!

  50. Sarah Elizabeth

    May 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Great post! Love a little peak into other people's make up bags.
    I go overboard with my handbag make up – I think I need to minimise a bit 🙂

    http://www.sarah-elizabeth.co.uk

  51. The Makeup Aficionado

    May 31, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I feel you there, my bag is just a vortex of lipsticks.

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