What's in my Makeup Bag?

Hey Fashionable Guys&Girls!

Recently I started using Vine (an app that allows you to record 6 second videos perfect for quick diy or runway shots). And I decided it would be great to share a sneak peek into my makeup bag...

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1. My makeup bag. I've actually collected quite a few makeup bags, but my latest favourite when I'm not carrying a lot is this canvas Aveda bag. It's just over 6" wide X 6.5 tall and lined with an ethylene-vinyl lining for easy clean-up for those annoying makeup spills or dirty brushes. Aveda doesn't currently sell makeup bags online, but check for availability in your nearest Aveda shop/spa.

2. Fit Me® Pressed Powder. As you can see from the bottom of the makeup tin showing I use this a ton. It lasts a long time since I've brought this one to a few fashion events already and just use it as an everyday product. I'm guessing I can still get at least 2-5 weeks out of it. It's light and natural with full coverage even with winter dry skin (just add some moisturizer). There is also a makeup pad and mirror under the powder itself.

3.Fit Me® Concealer. Another long-time favourite, also from Maybelline's FIT family. Like the pressed powder, its full coverage is light and natural and lasts a long time.

4. Aveda Hand Relief. It is so moisturizing and has a texture somewhere between a typical lotion and body butter. Aveda says that the A and E vitamins 'diminish signs of aging' and the product 'increases moisture levels and elasticity in skin with continued use' and so far I think that has proven true. A reason I love Avdea so much is that all of the fragrances are so incredibly calming. In this hand relief, the note of licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)  is subtly sweet. I usually bring a larger bottle or body butter along as well, but this cute little lotion fits great in my makeup bag for quick 'hand relief'.

5. The Body Shop Love Gloss. I love The Body Shop just as a brand and this Love Gloss in 13-Pale Pink is my favourite. It's a pretty sheer pink, just noticeable, but not too much. The sunflower oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter make the lip gloss really moisturizing too. I'm looking for a lipstick to fall in love with like this lip gloss so comment with your fab suggestions. ;)

6. Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara. Classic! My eyelashes are pretty long and full already, but for a more dramatic look I always use Very Black 800.

7. ChapStick Moisturizer. And I just happen to have a pretty boring lip balm in my bag at the moment. I always have a lip balm in my bag so after my Burt's Bees balm ran out, I had to temporarily replace it with this at the cash wrap/checkout- which isn't actually as terrible as I thought it might be. Kim of A Very Sweet Blog has completely sold me on EOS's adorable lip balm though.

8. Hair elastics and bobbi pins. Must haves.

Glad makeup artists know what they're doing! I occasionally add a few more products, but in general foundation, concealer, mascara, lip gloss/balm, and hair elastics are my makeup basics.

What are you 'must have' makeup items or lip stick (any other makeup) suggestions?

Stay Fabulous,
xoxo Aimee 


  1. Yes I have been curious about Vine. I use to use FIT ME, recently I have been using Laura Merciers whipped tinted moisturizer it is pretty good but this weekend I start with the self tanner : O

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  2. Cool. I've been curious about Vine, too. I use Gifboom and I love it. :)

    I loooove the Body Shop Love anything.

  3. Love seeing what is in other girl's makeup bags!

  4. I use CG lashblast mascara too, love it!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. I always have a compact and spot treatment at my fingertps, as wel as a good lip gloss and lip balm. :)


    Jules of Canines & Couture

  6. Awwww! Thank you so much for the mention. You should definitely try Avon's lip balm. It is the bomb! You have some really good stuff in your cosmetic bag. I have to revisit The Body Shop. I haven't been there in a long time. Covergirl always did have great mascara. Maybelline too! I've got to try Fit Me! Now I have a list of beauty goodies to get! HAHAHA Love you doll! Have a great weekend.

  7. My husband is obsessed with Vine so he is always making these cute little videos.
    I have to figure it out so I can do them as well.

    Have fun at the fashion show this week-end.


  8. I am lovin' my Fit Me makeup I have. but I will probably not be replacing it because I am trying to go towards more vegan/cruelty free makeup.

    This is a cute post though. I am always lovin' my burts bees and my baby lips. I used to never like baby lips until recently but I've fallen in love with it.

  9. Love this post, a lip balm is always a must!!!!


  10. Hi doll, thanks for swinging by my blog!

    I'm obsessed with Aveda Hand Relief- such a must for the beauty bag. :)


  11. Great post! I have to try the Fit Me concealer and pressed powder, because I believe we have similar skin types! In the summer I notice my face is more oily but in the winter its more of a combination of oily and normal.

    -B ♡

    P.S. I love CoverGirl LashBlast <3


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