I am not a makeup person. I didn’t start wearing makeup until senior year of high school and I’m super low key about my routine in general. Generally, I throw on some tinted moisturizer, add some bronzer, a smidge of eyeliner, and a swipe or two of mascara.
My favorite kinds of days are the days when I don’t have to wear any makeup. I relish those days when I’m alone in my room and can rub my eyes freely without worrying about smudging my makeup.
I will admit, as much I wish it were not the case, I feel better about myself when I’m wearing makeup… or at least when I think I’m having a good makeup day. You know how you stand a little taller (figuratively and literally) when you have a great pair of heels on or you’re wearing your favorite power outfit???
I feel more confident when my normally-invisible eyelashes have some miracle mascara on. I feel more confident when my pale skin is enhanced with bronzer. And I feel more confident when zits are covered with spot concealer.
When I was at the Social Learning Summit last Saturday, I forgot to put mascara on in the morning. I had everything else on, but just completely forgot mascara. I didn’t even notice until I went to the bathroom and saw (or rather didn’t see) my eyelashes! And then I panicked. Because I was speaking on that panel. Although I knew that honestly no one would notice (or frankly care), I would feel much better if I had mascara on.
I’m now on a mission to collect mini travel sized makeup to keep in my purse.
I think this flat Kate Spade pouch is a great start, right? First, it’s super cute. It’s also good for throwing in purses, handbags, and totes since it’s flat.
I will definitely carry a pair of tweezers with me. I hate when I try to remember to pluck my eyebrows and then forget… until it’s too late and I’m at the event with stray eyebrows! Yikes.
A little blemish stick for unexpected spots that pop up in the middle of the day!
I love these face blotter sheets. Especially when it’s super humid outside (hello, Florida) and there are pictures being taken. Dabbing a sheet across my nose and forehead makes me feel less shiny!
I have tons of “short” eyeliner pencils that are perfect for traveling. Instead of throwing out the “stubs” of pencils, I will just keep them for eyeliner on the go!
And of course, the whole reason why I was inspired to make an emergency makeup kit…. Mascara. I know that sometimes Nordstrom (or really any Bobbi Brown counter) has “tester” versions of mascara. They sometimes come in little freebie bags. A short size might be nice, but I don’t think I will mind carrying around a full size mascara.
Do you carry makeup with you? What would be your definite “needs” in an emergency makeup kit?