What’s In My Makeup Bag
This post is going to be so fun because today we talk about one of my favorite things: MAKEUP!!!!
I figured since I’ve been getting asked a lot, I’d do a “what’s in my makeup bag post”, which makes me so happy because, well…..I LOVE makeup.
Always have. Always will.
I’m such a girly girl when it comes to makeup and will totally be one of those little old ladies with pink lipstick smeared all all over my face because even though I won’t be able see a darn thing by that age, by golly, I still want to feel pretty at 88 years old 🙂
And even though inner beauty is far more important to me, it doesn’t change the fact that I still want to look my best.
Besides, I just LOVE makeup. Ever since I was little, I was enthralled by it. Even when I was in high school and college, I would do all my friend’s makeup for homecoming, prom and other formal outings.
Now I don’t wear a full face of makeup everyday. Far from it. Usually that only happens once a week, if that. But I do wear mascara every single day. Yes, I’m that girl who won’t get the mail without a quick swipe of mascara 😉
But here’s a photo of me from this past winter fully made up. I love dramatic, neutral colored eye makeup, neutral, flattering shades for the rest of my face and a peachy pink lip. It’s my go-to look.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you already know by now that I am not a fan of synthetic chemicals or artificial colors and fragrances and take great measures to try not to expose myself or my family to them when I have the choice.
So you can imagine my excitement when about a year ago, I discovered a makeup company called 100 Percent Pure that offers a full line of makeup that is all natural. And when I say all natural, I mean so natural, you can eat every single ingredient that is in their makeup. Yes, I’m totally serious. They are truly 100% pure – no chemical preservatives, no synthetic chemicals, no artificial colors or fragrances. I was beyond thrilled to discover this company.
So to start, I ordered just the mascara to see if I would like their products.
Here’s what the first 5 ingredients of their mascara looks like: Green Tea, Vitamin E, Honey Beeswax, Blackberry Extract and Black Current Extract.
Okay, we can all agree that the ingredient list is amazing and something that sounds good enough to eat, but will I actually like it on my eyes?
Now before I answer that, let me give you a quick background. I’ve tried many “natural” mascaras before and they were horrible. I looked like a raccoon in an hour or it came off during the day or it took forever to get a good coat on my eyes. And for the record, mascara is something I refuse to compromise on. I love my mascara and since I wear it every single day, it must be good stuff.
So my 100 Percent Pure mascara came in the mail and truthfully I was not expecting anything phenomenal because of my previous bad experiences with natural mascaras. But I loved it. Like really, really loved it. It outperformed both my current favorite at the time mascaras which were the Tarte Lights Camera Lashes and the Maybelline Lash Stiletto.
Let’s just say my wallet took a beating from here on out.
If their mascara is that good, maybe I should give some of their other products a try. So the second time around, I ordered the foundation powder, the concealer and liquid eye liner.
And again, they were phenomenal. I liked the concealer better than what I was currently using and the foundation powder and liquid liner were absolutely amazing.
So then I ordered 2 lipsticks, a lipgloss, a few eye shadows, blush, bronzer and another mascara – Basically everything that I would ever need to put on my face.
And it’s all incredible. Not just incredible for “natural” products. Like totally incredible – period. I would put 100 Percent Pure makeup up against high end makeup any day of the week and pick it, even if ingredients weren’t an issue. The only small disappointment I’ve had is that the bronzer is much too dark for me and they don’t have any lighter shades. Boo.
So, what’s in my makeup bag these days?! Let me show you!
Almost every single thing I use is from 100 Percent Pure. And no, the company did not send me this stuff – I purchased it all with my own money because I fell totally in love with the company, their ingredients and the integrity of their products.
For my eyes:
Mascara – This is what started my love affair with 100 Percent Pure. I buy their blackest black color, which is called Black Tea. Best. Mascara. Ever.
Gel Liner for my upper and lower lash line in Black Tea (seriously the blackest jet black liner I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing.) I’m still looking for a good ingredient, good quality charcoal eye pencil. I prefer to use a charcoal pencil for my lower lash line and 100 percent pure doesn’t offer them. I’d love some suggestions if you have any!
Satin Eye Shadows – I do my whole lid in Fiji (the lighter brown) and then do the outer corner and crease in Barbados, the darker chocolate color. These shades are so pretty and it’s a great combination together. These satin shadows are extremely nourishing to the eye (made from avocado butter!) and the staying power is incredible. They last all day on me without creasing.
For my face:
Flawless Foundation Powder – love, love, love this stuff. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t even feel like I have anything on. My color is golden peach and it’s pefect. If I apply it with a foundation brush, it’s a nice medium coverage, just like how it would be if I wore a liquid foundation (although their liquid foundation is on my wish-list – heard great reviews on it). If I want a lighter coverage, I just swipe some of the powder with a big fluffy brush and it gives a nice, sheer coverage.
Concealer – The bomb. I use a tiny dab to cover any red areas. My shade is golden peach.
Blush – Love this color. I think it would be such a flattering shade for anyone. The color I use is called Pretty Naked. I bought it in a trio set with 2 powder eye shadows. The eye shadow colors are way too light for me and don’t show up on my skin so I wouldn’t buy this trio set again, but I absolutely will buy the blush by itself again.
Bronzer – this shade is way too dark and orange for me. I still use it, because I don’t have a better alternative, but I have to be really light-handed or else I’ll look like a member of the jersey shore – no thanks. I really wish they made a few different color shades. I love the product, but not this dark of a color. I would not purchase this again unless they start making it in lighter colors. So I’m open for suggestions for natural ingredient bronzers! Comment below if you have any.
For my Lips:
Creamsticks – These 2 shades are incredible. I think these would be so flattering on all different skin tones. I have the Perfect Mauve and Perfect Pink shades. They are super long lasting, too!
Gloss – My shade is called Pink Peach. It’s the best peachy pink color ever. Love.
So that’s all the makeup I use when I want to get all dolled up! For day to day, I usually just wear mascara and lipgloss and maybe a quick swipe of the foundation powder.
Also look out for me doing more 100 Percent Pure Makeup Reviews. They carry so much stuff and I already have a big wish list started for my next purchase 🙂 I’d also love to hear what makeup you’ve been loving so leave me a comment and let’s talk makeup!