On the Daily: My Makeup Bag

On the Daily: My Makeup Bag  |  The Fresh Exchange

Is it the weekend already?! This week has been a little weird with traveling and super tight deadlines right, but I am excited to have a weekend at home and settle into life. We aren’t traveling at all right now, not even during the holidays! Crazy?!? Right! I am a little in shock at the fact that we really can be home to set up our life.

Since being home I have been really inspired to create new series and content. You will be seeing some new things pop up this month and all of them I am really excited about. Today we are launching one of the new series. The “On the Daily” series will be focusing on giving a look into daily parts of our lives. There are must-have things in everyone’s life, so I wanted to share some of our own.

This time I thought I would begin with my daily makeup. I have never been a makeup person. I focus on purchasing makeup with low chemicals and simple ingredients. I have tried some natural and organic makeups without success, which saddens me. If you do have any recommendations of brands that work for you please let me know!!! I would love to switch into makeup that is more simple and more natural than what I have above.

The fact I am a non-makeup person means I focus more on my skin care routine than on what I apply to cover up. I will share more about that within this series but today I thought I would share what I do keep in my makeup bag and what I use each day. Whether it’s day or night, I do not stray far from the collection above. Find out more info about what is pictured in the list below.

Bare Minerals Concealer in Summer Bisque
I like the loose powder because of the natural finish. It is also easy to remove. I get pretty dark circles because of my struggle with seasonal allergies so I need something that covers, but I don’t want it to be caked. This meets all of my requirements.

Ecotool Brushes
These brushes are still my favorite even after buying fancy ones. They travel well, clean well, and I really love the natural wood look. Not to mention the aluminum on them is recycled and they are cruelty free which makes me a happier to use them.

Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara
An Amazon review sold me on this one and I ordered it as I was tired of the lack of wow my eye lashes had. I have thin eye lashes that are not super long, but with this little bottle I discovered lashes I never knew I had. One solid swipe after giving my lashes a curl and it sets a great foundation.

Dior Iconic Mascara
While traveling I accidentally picked up this mascara, and since then I have been hooked. Many people may scoff at this but I layer mascaras. After I curl and swipe once with the Bare Minerals Lash Domination, I then swipe on 2 swipes of this guy to add the final level of refinement. It does not clump but helps to lengthen in the perfect way.

Bare Minerals Eyeshadow in Peach Surprise:
Since I have super dark eyes with dark circles sometimes I need a little brightening. I add a small bit of this eyeshadow right under my brows and right under my bottom eyelashes and it brings light to them especially during photo shoots.

Bare Minerals Blush in Golden Gate
I don’t wear blush often but during photo shoots it does add depth especially during the cooler months of the year. I like the powder once again because of the finish it has. This color works great with my skin tone since I have such an olive complexion.

Physicians Formula Eyeliner in Dark Brown
Personally, I have never been a huge fan of black eyeliner for myself. I cannot get it to work and so instead I use brown to simply lightly line the base of my eyelashes on the top and bottom. This helps to just add a little more depth. I usually feather it and blend it into my eyeshadow so it does not look so hard. Love the simplicity of this liner. It stays all day but washes off very easily.

Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Bronzer in Light Bronzer with SPF 30:
My skin has a naturally darker tone to it especially during the Summer months and finding good foundation is very hard for me. I don’t like liquid ones because they do not always match correctly for me. I recently read about how Hayden Panettiere uses a light brush of bronzer all over because she struggles with a similar issue. After reading, I picked up this bronzer without shimmer to use everyday and love that it never washes me out or feels heavy. Plus, it has SPF in it as well, which is a huge bonus.

Bare Minerals Top Shelf Eyeshadow Kit:
This little collection for me is the perfect group of colors. Super simple and it travels really well. What can a girl ask for in an eyeshadow kit?


Would love to know what you guys have to have in your makeup bag? Do you have any all natural brands you love? Let me know below in the comments! I am always game to try something new!


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  1. I’m really excited for this new series! I, too, have tried the organic make-up route with no success. I have “problem” skin and need a full coverage make-up, but my skin is also very sensitive. I have tried both brand and drugstore foundation and have had the most success with Stila’s Stay All Day liquid foundation. It’s creamy and you can really control the coverage. I have also struggled in the past with not being able to find my correct shade, but Stila’s selection has been flawless. I love Stila’s products so much that now all my make-up is from them.

    Good luck with your search!


  2. I’ve also been trying to incorporate more natural products where I can and a new favorite of mine is RMS beauty! I love their “un-coverup” and their “lip2cheek” tints. they also make a killer luminzer and I’ve heard good things about their mascara!

    love this new series – I love hearing more about people’s beauty routines!

  3. I absolutely love using Ecotool brushes too! LoveLula is a brilliant place to start looking for natural and organic products. They have a huge range of brands on their site and loads of really good offers.


  4. Love the concept of this series — can’t wait to see more of it!

    I’ve been really in to everything from Tarte lately. I started with their mascara and then bought the amazonian clay primer when my old stuff ran out and have been slowly replacing everything I use with something from them ever since. They’re pretty natural, and everything goes on so light, plus they support good causes; win-win if you ask me!

  5. I am excited to stay tuned to this series! Would love to see some skincare incorporated.

    I am on board with Jensen’s opinion on Tarte. I use the line for my entire face. They are naturally resourced and have awesome Eco-friendly values. Their Maracuja oil works wonders for the skin. The blush and lip stains come in beautiful shades and last all day!

  6. I’m a hardcore MAC addict. Their eyeshadows are super pigmented and don’t crease after a long day. I use a variety of colors and textures of eyeliners, from pencils to gel pots–whatever the look calls for! I prefer natural hair brushes; they last longer and are easier to clean up with mild shampoo. I, too, love Dior mascara. If I can only have one product, it’s definitely mascara! Nothing makes you look more awake than curling your lashes and putting on a fresh coat. I’ve never tried the one you use; I have been using DiorShow for years. They have a great formula, but I find that the brush is more important. It has to work with your natural eyelash length and texture.

  7. I’m a huge fan of RMS and Tarte, but I haven’t found a “clean” alternative yet for my Urban Decay eyeshadow Primer Potion, or a eyeliner that lasts. My slightly oily eyelids and natural products just don’t seem to mix.