Confession time: my makeup bag looks like something from an episode of A&E’s Hoarders. As a b-glowing employee, Iâ€™ve amassed more than my fair share of beauty products, andâ€”once they make it into my makeup bagâ€”they never seem to make it out. Oops.
Itâ€™s to the point where my makeup bag is heavier than my actual purse. Check it out:
Pretty bad, right? Long gone are the days I could actually zip the darn thing, andâ€”without a good five to ten minutes of voracious diggingâ€”I can never seem to find what Iâ€™m looking for. Obviously, I need to chuck some things out, but how do I lighten my day-to-day load without losing everything I need? (FYI: I NEED to be able to get glam at a momentâ€™s notice. Need.) The answer? Multitaskers. In anÂ attempt to give my makeup bag a much-needed breather, Iâ€™ve swapped everything out for six (yep, just six) multi-functional products. Below, my makeup bag makeover:
I swapped my foundation, concealer, and blender for:
This three-in-one foundation stick makes obtaining complexion perfection a breeze. The creamy formula is full-coverage enough to work as a concealer, but blendable enough wear all over as a foundation. What’s more, it comes with a built-in sponge to help you buff your way to ultra-smooth, flawless finish. Perfect for travel and on-the-go touchups, anything by TRÃˆSTIQUE is a guaranteed space-saver.
I swapped my primer and color corrector for:
If youâ€™re anything like me, primer and color corrector are must-haves for your makeup bag. This palette is perfect for my space-saving experiment since it minimizes imperfections, evens skin tone, brightens, hydrates and primes the skin.
I swapped my lipstick and blush for:
I swapped my eyeshadow, brow powder, and eyeliner for:
No makeup bag is complete without an eyeshadow palette, and lilah b.’s Eye Quads are perfect for keeping it simple. The buildable, versatile shades offer a subtle dusting of color,Â and areÂ layberable if you desire more intense pigment. The best part? The darkest shade in the quad doubles as an eyeliner when applied wet, with a brush. Since Iâ€™m a natural blonde, I even use the lightest shade to fill in my brows, too.
Â I swapped my setting spray, refresher, and an extra cup of coffee for:
I swapped my mascara for:
HA HA, just kidding. I did not swap out my mascara, because every self-respecting lady needs a tube of it on her person at all times. No one can force me to give my mascara up, okay? Anyways, it only takes up a teeny-tiny amount of space, so weâ€™re all good.
And there you have it. My beautifully streamlined, six-piece makeup bag. Strangely enough, I have yet to miss the twelve tubes of liquid lipstick I was toting around…
Psst…are you a beauty hoarder in need of a makeup bag makeover? You might want to check outÂ MARIE KONDO: 8 LIFE-CHANGING LESSONS OF TIDYING UP YOUR MAKEUP, and learn how our Creative Director Erika used Marie Kondo’s Japanese organizing method to declutter her beauty routine. Happy decluttering, devotees!