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What’s In My Makeup Bag? (August 2020)

August 7, 2020 Nicole Daliana 4 min read No Comments
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Welcome to my very first “what’s in my makeup bag” post! I feel like this is a topic almost every blogger and Youtuber shares with the world because well.. who doesn’t love to be exposed to new, amazing beauty products?! I know I do!

Now that we’re in August, the hottest month of the summer, less is definitely more. I try to keep my daily summer routine super light, minimal and easy to put on and go. I hope you enjoy reading all about my August favorites and maybe find a new favorite product or two!

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What’s in my makeup bag?

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I’m going to list the following items as I apply them, hope that’s cool!

1. Moisturizer:

Kiehl’s Super Multi Corrective Cream
If this product sounds familiar, it’s probably because you read my 5 Skincare Products You Can’t Live Without post and you heard me rave about how great this moisturizer is and how much I love it. Well here we are again. I apply this every night, and every morning before I begin my routine. It leaves my skin nice and hydrated, smooth and glowing.

2. Primer:

Professional by Benefit
This product is key to put on before applying your base because not only does it minimize your pores but it lightly mattes your face and keeps your foundation or bb/cc cream on all day!

3. Tinted CC Cream:

Hey Honey Trick And Treat CC Cream
I almost never wear foundation in the summer simply because it’s just too damn hot. Between the heat, humidity and these damn masks, do yourself a favor and buy a tinted moisturizer or bb/cc cream if you don’t already have a go-to. This is mine. It has great coverage, a little goes a very long way and it stays on all day with a nice natural look!

4. Concealer:

Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer
Yes, this very famous drug store brand concealer is IT, you guys. I don’t think there’s any concealer I’ve loved as much as this one because of how well it rolls on, blends into the skin and lasts all day without creasing (because that’s never cute).

5. Contour:

Bronzed In Paradise by Ace Beaute
This is a new palette I received recently from my Boxycharm subscription that I wanted to try because it matched my summer tan complexion, and I love it so far! Very smooth application and blends flawlessly into the skin giving a perfect sun-kissed look. (Use my code: Nicole-JMTJBAWI at checkout when you Subscribe for Boxycharm & receive tons of new goodies monthly!)

6. Setting powder:

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder
Hands down the best setting powder on the market! If you follow beauty bloggers, you already know this product is on the holy grail product list. I love that it goes on incredibly smooth and gives off that airbrushed effect every time. Especially if you have oily or combination skin, trust me you need this!!

7. Blush:

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush
I received this as a free gift from Sephora one year as one of those little birthday gifts they offer, and honestly never went back. My favorite shade is Seduce, it leaves a long-lasting pretty subtle rosy cheek for all skin tones.

8. Eyebrows:

Soap & Glory Archery Brow Defining Crayon and Setting Gel
Funny story about this one, I actually always swore by the Anastasia Brow Definer until I ran out one day and needed something quick. I came across this drug store gem and couldn’t even tell the difference! For almost half the price, AND comes with a built in brow gel to keep your babies in check? So worth it.

9. Concealer (to clean brows):

NYX Correct.Conceal.Contour Palette (Light)
Anything NYX reminds me of childhood, it brings back nostalgic vibes. The shade options of this palette are so great for many reasons but I mainly only use it to clean up under my brows.

10. Highlight:

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlight Duo
Saving the best for last. Do I even need to explain? It’s Fenty. Everything and anything Fenty slays. My favorite shade is Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby for a soft champagne highlight to glow to the Gods.

There you have it, that’s everything currently in my makeup bag. Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Please be so kind to subscribe below and share. 🙂

What are your favorite holy grail products? What products do you keep buying over and over because you can’t get enough? Let me know!


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