what's in my summer makeup bag


Recently, I found myself in need of a larger cosmetics case to hold my makeup and beauty products and luckily found the loveliest one from Pottery Barn. It comes in this beautiful plum blossom print with mint-and-white striped lining on the inside. There are two big, transparent pouches that are more than big enough to hold everything I need.

My organization method is that I store most of my beauty items in this big case and use a smaller one to store just the few things I need when I'm on the go. The contents of the smaller bag change depending on the products I used on that particular day.

So, what's in my bag for the summer?

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber & Green Tea - I've been using either the rose or green tea Mario Badescu sprays forever now and will keep doing so! I use this as a refreshing spritz on hot days, to set my makeup, and to dampen my beauty blender.

Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Spray - This is a combination of volumizing spray, texturizing spray, and dry shampoo. It's all the products you need for your hair in one and it smells so good.

Glossier Haloscope in Quartz - I just tried this for the first time and love it! It creates a really subtle, pretty highlight.

Glossier Boy Brow in Blonde - I typically use Anastasia Brow Wiz but I've switched back to Boy Brow in order to have a bit of a messier brow look for summer.

Anastasia Glow Kit in GleamOne of the best powder highlighting kits I've tried. There are four different shades for different looks.

Tarte In Bloom PaletteMy go-to eye palette is perfect for summer. Sometimes, I just use one shade (Funny Girl) all over my lid for a no-makeup look.

L'Oreal True Match Powder - I actually use this drugstore powder as a bronzer. I simply bought it in a shade darker than my skintone.

Karl Lagerfeld Baked Blush - Not sure where I got this or if it's still available to buy anywhere, but it's such a good blush that doubles as a highlighter. 

It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Under Eye Concealer - My mom introduced me to this amazing concealer. It's for under eyes but I use it on blemishes too. It's crazy how little goes a long way.

Diorshow Waterproof MascaraStill haven't found the perfect mascara that doesn't smudge, but I really like Diorshow. The brush is really fat which creates thick lashes.

Sephora Collection Bright Future Skin Tint - Love this BB cream from Sephora Collection. It's very liquid-y and you can barely feel it on your skin.

Lavanila Lemon Vanilla DeodorantThis is my all-time favorite natural deodorant. It's long lasting and the scent is so good.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask - I'm still obsessed with this mask. It's one of the best beauty products I've ever used and always makes my skin look so glowy! 

Glossier Balm Dot Com in CoconutA favorite that never gets old! The scent is perfectly tropical.

Nyx Lip Lingerie - This newish line from Nyx has lots of great nude shades and the product doesn't feel sticky on your lips. It's my new go-to lip product for summer.

Fresh Sugar Dream Advanced Lip Therapy - I love my Fresh lip products and this one is especially good because it just gives a very light tint, so it's impossible to make it look messy.

Sephora Collection #LipStories in First Class - The whole #LipStories collection is great. Very concentrated color and long-lasting formula. The color First Class is a really gorgeous red-orange.