Last summer I posted what I was bringing in my makeup bag for a trip, and to this day it’s still one of my most-read posts. I think that’s because we’re all nosy and we like to know what other people have inside their bags. Here’s what I brought with me last weekend when Matt and I rented a cabin on Millinocket Lake. The setting was super casual, but we also went out for dinner for our anniversary so I want to look presentable.
Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation: This is a loose powder foundation with good coverage. I love that this foundation is chemical-free and that the brand carries shades for every skin tone. I have found that the tricks to applying it evenly are to put a base underneath it (I use the Dr. Hauschka translucent makeup listed below) and also to use a dense, synthetic brush such as the one from Alima with the wooden handle pictured here.
Dr. Hauschka Translucent Makeup: This feels like moisturizer when you apply it. It’s very lightweight and it contains natural ingredients like avocado oil and witch hazel. I also really like the subtle herbal scent that it has.
Dr. Hauschka Bronzing Powder: A pressed powder bronzer for fair-skinned people. I am not certain that this is still available in the U.S., and I have hit pan, so I’m on the hunt for a new bronzer to try. Suggestions?
Well People The Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara: This is my latest find, an all-natural mascara. It is less expensive than the Kjaer Weis mascara that everyone loves so much. I think it works quite well, though on a really humid day it can start to transfer under your eyes after about 5 hours.
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Blossoming: I got a sample size of this blush from Spirit Beauty Lounge, and I really like it. It’s a rosy pink and I find it to be really flattering on pale skin. In case you are not familiar with this company, they create nontoxic makeup in eco-friendly, reusable packaging — you just pop out the pan and replace it with a new one.
RMS Beauty Lip Gloss in Smile: A neutral coral pink that is a “my lips but better” color.
RMS Uncover Up: I apply this below my eyes to help cover dark circles. It has coconut oil in it, which means that it is also moisturizing.
I also brought two brushes and an eyelash curler. The zippered pouch (no longer available) is from More & Co.