In The Bag

1st February, 2013

While I love getting imaginative with beauty on photoshoots and for special events, my everyday makeup routine is really quite simple. I’ve winnowed it down to a few key products, all of which roll easily into this brilliantly compartmentalized, monogrammed Kenneth Cole case, for pain-free portability and early-morning ease.|ABOVE| I love Chanel’s Vitalumière Aqua foundation for its natural finish and on-the-go applicability, and their Double Perfection Lumière pressed powder is the best around. I’m devoted to FLIRT!’s range of blushes, and Urban Decay’s option-for-any-occasion eyeshadow palette. Gotta have an eyelash curler and a great mascara, plus MAC’s Mineralize bronzer for faking the effect of chiseled cheekbones.|ABOVE| Even when traveling, I rely on high quality tools, like Estee Lauder’s powder foundation, blush, and blending shadow brushes. I always use disposable mascara wands to tame my lashes and brows, a good eyebrow pencil, and Stila’s pretty-perfect primer. For eyeliner, I rotate between Chanel’s Le Crayon Khôl and Estee Lauder’s Gel Eyeliner  ~ and I never go anywhere without a pair of tweezers and chic mini-scissors!

What are your go-to beauty essentials? Is there something wonderful that I simply must try?

|PHOTOS| by Mark Iantosca

  • sabrina_rbd_dul

    Nice post!

  • At first glance your makeup bag looks like a little notebook! This post was a pleasant surprise. I would love to try Chanel brushes. Thanks for sharing your travel go-tos!

  • Nico
  • Cravingforbarneys

    That case is amazing!
    My daily outfits in

  • Christina

    Where can I find this Kenneth Cole case? I love how streamlined and compact it looks!

  • The case is amazing!! xo, Christina


  • Juliette Laura

    Just did a beauty post the other day!


    Juliette Laura

  • Love these kinds of posts. It’s so great to see how you get things done & the tools of the trade!

  • Jennifer

    You have great products!

    xo Jennifer

  • Great post, always one of my favorites! One of my go to products in by Catalina Su, she is amazing make up artist and has her own line of products out. Her bronzer is the best – works great on any skin color.

  • Domonique

    This case is perfection- you’ve fitted lot’s into it!


  • sev2108

    I love the case, too! I couldn’t find it on their website. Please do tell where you got it!

  • bee

    lovely things 🙂


  • Heather Patton

    Love this case! It’s so chic and simple, and fits a TON!

  • Sarah

    I love your beauty posts! Please keep them coming. Even some of your favorite nail polishes would be stellar. Thanks!

  • Little Red Book

    Love that clutch, and great everyday makeup basics.

  • Camila

    The naked palette is so in hand, isn’t it? Great quality and neutral colors. Love the scissors! So chic!

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  • I own a ga-zillion go-to’s, where to start?? Benefit’s “they’re real!” mascara, Sonia Kashuk for Target Brow Alert kit, Stila’s Stay All Day foundation & concealer combo, and any Buxom lipgloss (bc I have thin lips!). This KC case is so chic!

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  • Brie

    Revlon Colorstay foundation
    Physicians Formula mineral loose powder
    Cargo Tonga (gorgeous mauvey blush pink) or Catalina (light Barbie pink) blush
    Lancome Star Bronzer (not typically a shimmer fan but this one is so beautiful) or NYC Sunny bronzer (a shimmerless bronzer for on-the-go, since the Lancome bronzer is so large) to contour
    Benefit High Beam for cheekbones, Cupid’s bow and bridge of nose
    Naked Basics palette
    NYX Slide On eyeliner in jewel (gorgeous shimmery lavender with brown undertones, because I’m really fair and black and brown eyeliners typically look too defined on me for everyday)
    Real Techniques brushes (the Expert Face brush is the best thing I’ve ever used)

  • Marmara Maiden

    I recently found a long lasting lip tint I’m absolutely in love with! I wrote about it on my blog

  • Chloe Polo

    I love this, I definitely need to get myself one!

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  • jurgita

    looks nice and thoughtful!

  • Carola Disiot
  • Théa Unknown

    Great brushes!


  • I am a makeupaholic and I can only agree with your make up choices, but the thing that attracts me the most is your beautiful case, I want one too ! 🙂

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  • Carissa de los santos

    just the right tools in everyday look.

  • HAM

    Clever! The Kenneth cole iPad case as a makeup bag, I love it! Perfect size, sleek, holds a ton…. Just wish it didn’t cost so much. But it’s going on the wish list!

  • Susiesuesalma

    Beautiful shots – everything looks so covetable !

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