I don't have one. Instead, I have a makeup box...a big one. One that I cannot carry around :/ BUT, I've never really felt the need to have one. Once I put on my "face" in the morning, why carry it around throughout the day? Who needs to retouch their mascara, foundation, concealer, etc. anyway? The only thing I have in my purse is a powder incase I get shiny and the lipstick I have on for the day. The less in my bag, the better! Wallet, sunglasses, phone, etc. already make it heavy enough. Moving on...these are the items that I use on a daily basis for my everyday "face". I have to say, I do like switching stuff up because I am always trying new things, but this is what's in my box for now:
Primer: Hourglass Veil Primer - PHENOMENAL! Oil-free mineral primer that gives your face a glow without making it shiny (refer to previous post).
Foundation: ERA Classified. Everyone always asks what I use for my clients and so this is what I have been using since the product was first ever created! (One of my first blog posts, read previous posts ;) I do however switch back and forth with another current favorite which is the Hourglass Veil Foundation. I LOVE the way it looks on my skin. Looks flawless!
Concealer: Mac ProLongwear concealer in NW20. I am obsessed with this concealer. The least creasing concealer I have ever used. It sets in and does not move. I use a color about 2 shades lighter than my skin to highlight but of course it's personal preference how light you want to go.
Powder: Too Faced Primed Poreless loose powder to set in my foundation. Doesn't make me look white and smells good! (as do most of their products).
Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Milk Chocolate - perfect medium toned matte bronzer. I like to layer bronzer as opposed to using a dark bronzer which can be too obvious sometimes unless thats the look you are going for. Oh and this smells like chocolate :) Very similar to the Bourjois bronzer which I got from Europe while I was there. Also, amazing! Unfortunately, they do not sell it here (or at least that I know of) but you can order it from Amazon.
Smashbox Contour Palette - As all my clients know, I cannot work without this palette. I do not use it every day, but I wanted to include it for those of you who are looking to contour your face on a daily basis for a "natural" structured face.
EyePrimer: Benefit Stay Don't Stray - By far, best primer I have used. The nude color gives your eyelids a clean look and really does not crease. I use the primer with no eyeshadow just to neutralize my eyelids. Another favorite is Laura Mercier eye basics in Wheat but I would use this product on its own and not as a primer as eyeshadow does not stick as well, unless they are lighter colors.
Eyebrows: Mac Eyebrow Pencil in Stud - I love these brow pencils! Only downside is they finish fast :( They are retractable and you never really know when it finishes until you are halfway done with one eyebrow lol. Buy two at a time ;)
Blush: Mac Mineralized blush in Warm Soul - I am obsessed with all these new mineralized blushes. They have the slightest sheen that make your cheeks glow without the shimmer. I like warm soul for the medium color tone in has, not too pink and not too brown, works with most lip colors and perfect for everyday. Lorac has amazing ones as well.
Mascara: Last but not least, mascara! We all have our favorites. My ultimate favorite (and all other pro makeup aritsts') has to be the Loreal Voluminous mascara. Again, I switch it up every now and then just for a change, current favorite - Laura Mercier.
Hope that was helpful and insightful for some of you. Feel free to give feedback on what you have been using and what your favorite products are! I'd love to hear from you and try new things as well. Thank you!
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...