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Jan 7, 2009

Musings of the Day: The Makeup Bag


This actually isn't as hard a question as I thought it would be when I was originally writing it out...Jump ahead to read why!

When I first asked myself What was the most important thing in my makeup bag? I started to panic! How could I just pick one thing? But than I realized, wait a sec, I don't carry a slew of cosmetics with me in my bag anyway so what am I so worried about?

If I had to pick thing it would be cheek stain. It's completely multitasking so I can give a hint of color to my cheeks and lips and at the very least I look healthy and fresh so it's probably the most important item in my bag. Although my makeup doesn't last all day, my skin is very clear so I don't need to keep touching up with powder or foundation. I chew my gloss off almost an hour after it's on so it's important to keep one stashed away but I find that once it's off I get too busy to actually reapply so unless I am going out after work I don't retouch it. I carry a compact mirror but that's honestly available anywhere...in my car, in a bathroom, etc..where can't you find a mirror nowadays right?

So stain it is ;) Works on my cheeks and lips and makes me go from dull to lovely!

How about you? What's the most important thing in your makeup bag?

Tell the Muse!

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41 Comments:

Anonymous Laura R said...

i'm addicted to my lash curler. i carry it in my purse all week and i actually have a backup one at home (though it doesn't work too well- one of those silly self-heating ones but i was too lazy to refund it). runners-up are concealer (L'Oreal True Match) and mascara (whatever i'm using) for making the most difference between just-woke-up and polished

January 7, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous youdee said...

touche eclat

...or Chanel Poudre Douce in Peche Tendre.

January 7, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Nell said...

For me that IS hard, very hard....I´d defnitely need lipgloss, I´d die without it in under an hour approximately, so I never leave the house with three to four glosses stashed in my coat, my bag, my baby´s diaper bag (nifty, ha) and probably my baby´s coatpocket too, at the very least! But that´s not counting all the other items that are indispensable, like powder, blush and concealer, ugh, what to leave???
Thank God I don´t have to decide for real, this stressed me out enough already!
*sits, counting her lipglosses to relax again*

January 7, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Vichaya said...

Well, my mom always tell me to powder up my face. Without it, I look not-so-done. But at the end of the day, I'd say I love my tinted lip balm more. It gives me sheer color on lips, a little bit of shine to pick up my face. Well, I think that's a done face for me. ;)

January 7, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger The Mighty J said...

A lipstick or gloss (currently its Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Black Orchid) - I don't wear makeup daily otherwise. Which is why its a bit hard to explain why I have a ton of it lol

January 7, 2009 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Shefali said...

Lipstick, without a doubt!

January 7, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Elle, Okay? said...

MAC Blot Powder.

Sadly, I'm an oil slick... and this is the best chance for me looking halfway decent throughout the day.

(2nd place would be lipgloss. I've got 6 of em stashed in my MU bag in my purse right now... LOL!)

January 7, 2009 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey laura!

LOL no offense hun but that's so weird...hehe I can't believe you carry it with you! My curler is used once in the morning and that's it :) I find that really interesting a little funny!

I was going to say concealer too but my concealer holds out well so I rarely touch it up!

January 7, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi youdee!

I was going to say the same thing..touche eclat or my dior pen but I felt like my concealer holds out well enough without :)
Thanks for sharing!

January 7, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nell!

It was for me too! I was kinda like omg what to pick but I realized hey i don't carry a slew around with me anyway!

3 or 4? holy cow lady! I carry the shade I am wearing that day ;)

LOL on the diaper bag :) LOL her coatpocket too!? LOL!

OMG kitchen sink too? hehe!

LOL you're making me giggle so hard you're damn cute!


I heart you!
Hugs!

January 7, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Vichaya!

I was going to pick powder but I thought that I'd rather have a pinch of stain rather than powder ;)

Thanks for sharing hun!

January 7, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey j!

LOL well you collect ;) that's a good thing..no one said you have to wear it :) wink!

January 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Shefali!

Good one ;) I'd pick lipstick over gloss more than likely
;)
Thanks for sharing!

January 7, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Chica said...

My lipstick and/or gloss of the day because they are the only things that I need to reapply.
I used to carry 10,000,000 things with me but I didn't use any of them so I bought a teeny make up bag that my mirror takes up half of so I'm not tempted to carry my body weight in make up around ;) x x

January 7, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger jackieg02 said...

Well, of course everything is important. But my most important is UDPP. Otherwise my eyeshadow will be a hot mess in under 3 hours.

January 7, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Laura R said...

well yes, i only actually use concealer once a day, but it makes the BIGGEST difference. the curler i don't use every day even, i just like to have it with me in case (it's been wet and rainy lately- bad for curl!).

January 7, 2009 at 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd say my cherry nivea lipbalm in a stick. it smells delish and has a bit of colour plus it keeps my puckers guarded from the wintercold. too bad it doesn't have spf... in the summer i'd switch to the mac lipbalms in the mini jars with the black top. hiromix xox

January 7, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi chica!

I wish I could get into the groove of reapplying my gloss and lippie..I chew it off and fail to reapply unless I am going out later in the day.
LOL! I totally relate..I used to carry a heap too but I've cut back years ago and only carry around a mirror, gloss, powder, and stain :)

January 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jackie!

LOL ;) love UDPP and bow down low to the gods of Urban Decay for it :)

January 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey laura!

LOL you're adorable...I just find it cute you carry a curler around lol! I can't see myself doing that :)

January 7, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi hiromix!

good pick!!!!! :) I carry around a mac potted balm too! It's quick and easy to slick on and protect lips ;)

January 7, 2009 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi elle!

oh god forgot about blot powder..I'm good now but summer time I NEED it :)


LOL you're kidding!?

six?!

January 7, 2009 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I always carry gloss with me. I can't stand my lips to be nude if I've got to go into a meeting. Though you're right, it's hard to pick just one. I also feel that my eyeliner is pretty important. If I'm wearing just basics I've been known to just wear eyeliner and lipgloss and nothing else.

January 7, 2009 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger evil fish said...

For me it has to be lip gloss! That stuff wears off so quickly!

January 8, 2009 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Sher said...

Most def. my concealer! my labello lip balm is a close second though, I hate dry lips!!

January 8, 2009 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Physician's Formula pressed powder. Never leave the house without it.

Second is a lipgloss.

January 8, 2009 at 2:30 AM  
OpenID vicky-kent said...

hi muse

Hmmmm thats a hard one coz I always have a ton of cosmetics wih me and my emergency make up kit at work (in case any sexy doctors want to buy me a drink)I cant leave the house without concealer and mascara as I look dead otherwise as my blond eyelashes look non existant but at the moment I carry round my too faced glamour to go pallette. I am a bit of a cosmetic junkie
hope your well

January 8, 2009 at 5:59 AM  
Blogger Ghoulina said...

Hmm...the only beauty product I carry with me is whatever lip colour I'm wearing that day! ^_^

January 8, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Dao said...

Since I don't wear a lot of makeup at the AM, a lipgloss is very crucial. I think people just assume that I have lots of makeup on when they see some gloss :)

January 8, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

LOL..I don't mind so much but only b/c I'm so bloody lazy to reapply ;)

It's damn hard for me!

eyeliner is a good one but normally I apply once only and never retouch it so I prob could leave it home ;)

January 8, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Oooh true.
The only thing I retouch during the day is my lip gloss.

My eyeliner and such don't budge :)

January 8, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi evil fish!

Tell me about it :)

good one!

thanks for sharing hun!

January 8, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sher!

Labellllllllllloo! my fav! I'm doing a review of it soon lol! I hate 'em too :)

January 8, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi stepahnie!

Amen! that's a fab one as it's a fav of mine too!

January 8, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi vicky!

LOL!! sexy doctors? where do you work? any mcdreamys around for the Muse?!

I'm fab hun :) hope you are well too!

I should carry my too faced one too as it has virtually everything for a complete look ;)

January 8, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi ghoulina!

I do that myself..it's easier for touching up ;)

January 8, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi dao!

Lipgloss really does brighten up and make the face look like it has a full makeup look on :)

Good choice dearie!

January 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
OpenID vicky-kent said...

my darling muse if I told you that I would have to kill you!!! LOL if only there was a mcdreamy I work in the operating theatres and at best some of them are "mcnot too bad desperate times calls for desperate measures" If I see a nice one I'll send him in the post for you through.

January 8, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lmao vicky! That's so mean..you no share? LOL!

I like 'em british so it's fine ;)

hehehe!

January 8, 2009 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger aestheticcoo said...

Toothpaste and toothbrush:) And, of course, a makeup product...I have to agree with you that a lip and cheek tint is the best to have in your bag. I've been using a Vicent Longo for the last couple of weeks and I'm in love:) Must add a lipbalm to that as well!

January 11, 2009 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi aestheticcoo!

I should really say the same hehe and floss! don't forget the floss :)

I love the VL one..great stuff..baby boo is my fav shade :)

January 12, 2009 at 2:08 PM  

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