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People have asked me about which makeup items I use most. Here’s a post showing the contents of my makeup bag, holding the things I use everyday and bring back and forth from school to home to friends’ houses. I also use Chanel’s Poudre Universelle ($50) (not pictured). Feel free to ask questions.

And yes, I really do carry around four bronzers at the same time.  And no, I’ve never been to the Jersey Shore.  -Liz

  1. Chanel Powder Brush # 6 ($52)
  2. Chanel Foundation Brush # 16 ($40)
  3. Urban Decay Naked Palette ($45)(reviewed here)
  4. Cross tweezers ($5)
  5. Zoya Astra nail polish ($7) – I keep this in my bag for emergency purposes.  I’m not really sure what kind of emergency would call for a glitter pink nail polish.  But if there is one, I’m ready.
  6. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer ($28) – Too dry for under eyes. I use it for spots but don’t use it very often because my foundation is so good.
  7. Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer ($29) – Almost as good as my Guerlain bronzer at #14.
  8. Guerlain Terracotta Orient Sun ($65) – Best bronzer ever. Guerlain please bring it back!!
  9. Guerlain Le 2 Volume Mascara 13 Or 2 Nuit ($36) (reviewed here)
  10. MAC Glimmershimmer in On the Town ($20ish)
  11. MAC Vanilla Pigment ($19.50) – Rarely use but nice to have just in case.
  12. MAC Royal Assets – Metallic Eyes ($36)
  13. Chanel Lift Lumiere (Intensity 1.0/Ivoire) ($65) – I love this foundation because as the day progresses, it looks better than when I first put it on.
  14. Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder ($50)
  15. Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder- Bali Brown ($33)
  16. MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder / Belightful ($20ish)
  17. Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Pink Explosion ($42) (reviewed here and here)
  18. Clinique Happy to Be Body Cream (gift with purchase)
  19. Shiseido Hydro Powder Eyeshadow in Whitelights H2 ($22) – Great for inner corner of eyes. This is my second jar and I love to layer or keep it almost sheer for sparklieness.
  20. Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner in Deepest Black ($5) – I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this eyeliner. I wear this eyeliner in every picture of me posted on cafemakeup.com. I only apply it to my lower water line.
  21. Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insolence ($32)(reviewed here)
  22. Benefit High Beam (gift with purchase)
  23. MAC Moth Brown eyeshadow ($14.50).  From the Barbie Collection, this is my go-to when I want to do a smokey eye.
  24. Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Magnolia ($32) (reviewed here)- I don’t normally wear lipstick but I’ve found that this formula is age appropriate.
  25. Chanel Glossimer in Nakkar ($28.50) (reviewed here)- A red that I can put on without a mirror.

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  16 Responses to “Inside Liz’s Makeup Bag”

  1. Wow, that’s quite an assortment Liz! Which of the four bronzers is most natural looking? Thanks for letting us take a peek inside your bag.

  2. Hey Liz! Loved getting a look at your makeup bag! Guerlain’s Orient Sun is all that ha? I’ve never tried anything from Guerlain, but you and your mom have me very tempted! I love Nakkar glossimer as well, on me its ends up looking a little more pinkish though.. Since you are a bronzer connoisseur, do you like Edward Bess’ Daydream? I LOVE the darker Desert Sun that EB makes, it’s the only bronzer I use. I also noticed you still have the brush in the Chanel blush– I too find that brush to be best for picking up color from the baked Euro-Asia version of the JC…
    Hope you’re having fun at school! 🙂

  3. This is super fun! I love that you’ve hit pan on so many of your products. I wish I had the endurance…

  4. That’s a fantastic makeup bag, Liz! I spy a few of my personal favorites in there (and I also have 4 bronzers haha)

  5. Oohhh! What fun! Thank you for the detailed listing.

  6. Wow! That’s a whole lotta bronzers and shimmer! 😀

  7. I also love bronzers. I want to try Chanel foundation, the blush and the gloss. You should do more posts, although I love you both.

  8. How fun! All the products look lovely, though it must be a workout to carry all this around =)

  9. awesome! thank you so much!

  10. Now I wanna know what bag you carry!

  11. Hi Amy and Liz!

    Love reading your blog, it’s so inspiring! As I really trust your taste/reviews, I bought Mac Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful-I felt I needed a new highlighter. Do you also feel that it’s very glittery? How do you apply it in order to get the best result without looking too glittery?

    Have a great day!

  12. OMG love this!!!! I have the blonde guerlain bronzer as well, one of my faves. I think I will come back to this article a couple of times 😉

    I have the Magnolia as well, its my fave Chanel lippie.

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