Open Thread: What's In Your Makeup Bag?

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
Publish date:
July 11, 2014
makeup bags, open thread, makeup bag, subway beauty

One sees all kinds of amazing things, good and bad, when riding the subway on the regular. As awed/annoyed as I am by the dancers, I’m more impressed by the women I see who do their makeup on their commute. Bumps, light outages, sudden jerks, actual human jerks--they are not distracted by any of it. They simply pull out their makeup bag and get to work.

I’m not talking about light touch-ups, with lipgloss or powder. I’m talking about applying liquid foundation, contouring, waterline-lining, eyelash curling--things you really don’t want to be doing on a non-stable surface. The most amazing thing I saw once was a woman painting a cat eye, with liquid eyeliner. And it was PERFECT. There’s gotta be some kind of award for that, right?

Me, I do my makeup at home and touch up minimally during the day. And what I keep in my makeup bag is primarily in the lip or the concealer family--although I do rotate the lip products daily. (A lady likes options, you know?)

Here’s what’s in there right now, starting from the top left:

• Estée Lauder flash drive

• Paul & Joe Triple Cheek Color

• Physicians Formula Super CC Powder SPF 30

• Tatcha Aburatorigami blotting papers

• RMS Un-Cover-Up

• Nudestix Concealer Pencil

• A Band-Aid

• Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal

• Yes To Coconut Lip Balm

• Hourglass brush

• Lactaid (sexy!)

• Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

• Surratt Expressioniste Eyebrow Pencil

What are you ladies carting around? Do you do your makeup on the fly?

Give us the scoop about that, or talk about whatever else you like, in the comments. Open Thread