What’s in My Makeup Bag


Hey beauties,

I’m back with a post about the things currently in my “everyday” makeup routine. If I’m  not filming or trying out new products, I do have a specific set of products I almost always reach for. Maybe it’s a comfort thing. These are all products that I know work for me and look great on my skin and will  last throughout the day. With two young children and one on the way, I need some long lasting everyday products on days when I’m just out running errands or playing with my kids.

Nyx Born to Glow Primer– I use this primer pretty much everyday. It’s replaced my Too Faced HangoverX primer for the most part. I love the subtle glow it gives to my face and it definitely brightens my complexion up, which is something I need during pregnancy so I don’t look dead and dull. This primer is also relatively affordable!

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream in Fair– I LOVE It Cosmetics products, and that will be mad every clear in this post. I appreciate their anti aging ingredients and how gentle they are on my skin. Their face products are something I recommend to everyone. The CC cream is light weight, but still has a medium coverage, so it’s what I look for overall in an everyday foundation. I do have to mix a white foundation in with this though, but it’s worth it. I have a back up for this CC cream, that’s how much I use it.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye + Illumination– I ordered this off QVC once when they had a deal on several It Cosmetics products. This is one that I use constantly. I have really dry skin and concealers can easily crease under my eyes, but this one doesn’t. I use the tiniest amount on the back of my hand and use a finger to warm it up and apply it that way, because trust me, a little bit of this will go a very long way. I’m in the shade light and this shade does brighten my under eye area up and corrects my intense dark circles, which is immensely appreciated.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Powder– This is another product that came in the QVC set I ordered. I didn’t know how this would set on my skin, but I surprisingly love it. I don’t use this to set my entire face. I typically only use it on my nose, chin, and forehead. You know, the places that pores are visible on everyone. This powder truly does blue out pores. It’s made of magic, I swear.

Becca Cosmetics Highlighter in Moonstone– I have almost hit pan on this highlighter. I can see the little rim shape poking through, and I am both happy and sad about it. I really do love this highlighter. When I don’t want a super intense highlight but I want one that flatters my skin tone, I reach for this one. It gives me a nice and natural glow on days when I’m not trying to signal alien life forms in space. It’s worth every penny, in my opinion.

Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray– I love Urban Decay setting sprays. I used to use the all nighter, but I wanted to try the Chill setting spray to see if there’s an obvious difference. I do feel the Chill setting spray works out a little bit better on my skin type, and it does feel really refreshing when you spray it. I have to be careful not to spray too much…it’s expensive.

Milani Bigger Better Lashes– Okay, if you watched my favorites video from a few months ago, I mentioned that I didn’t like the reformulation or whatever Too Faced did to the Better than Sex mascara. I think I have found my replacement. The Milani one has a big volumizing brush and is only $8 at most drugstores. I don’t like the little wonky ball thing on the end though. I have no idea why that’s a thing with a lot of mascaras right now. I feel like it’s about to poke my nose and ruin my day.

Jesse’s Girl Liquid Liner Pen in Black– This is a straight up dupe for the Kat Von D tattoo liner, but only costs $7 on the Jesse’s Girl website. This liner has a calligraphy type brush, which is my personal favorite to work with. It makes it easy to create a very dark and straight line and to get your wings even. When your wings are even, your life is in balance. We all know this.

Korpse Cosmetics Immortal Veil– This is an indie brand that I have only recently discovered through youtube, but I can’t put this immortal veil down. There’s something about this powder that sets my under eye makeup all day, and doesn’t crease at all, even after being outside. This is almost unheard of for me and my eye type. I’m about to purchase a larger size of this to put in my makeup kit because it really is an amazing translucent powder. My only beef is the packaging can make the powder be a little messy, and I really hate feeling like I’m wasting product.

Notoriously Morbid Fruit Loops Chapstick- Fun fact: I’m obsessed with anything that smells like fruit loops. If it smells like process sugar and lemon, I’m on it. It’s a problem. So naturally, the Notoriously Morbid fruit loops chapstick is one I reach for everyday. It’s like an adult way to feel childhood nostalgia. Because lip care is adulting, right?

Baby Bat Beauty Lip Scrubs– I use these lip scrubs constantly. I scrub my lips everyday because I wear matte lipsticks almost everyday. The baby bat beauty ones are cruelty free, vegan, and are very affordable at $6 each. Oh, and I have a coupon code. If you enter the code “lunafayebeauty” at checkout on babybatbeauty.com you can save some money. I highly recommend any of the scents that are cupcake/marshmallow related. The pumpkin spice one is also nice if you’re into it.

I believe that’s everything that I wanted to talk about that’s in makeup bag at the moment. Things like lipstick and eyeshadow are never a constant for me, but I do have a “go to” face routine for the most part. If you have have some holy grail types of products you would like to share, please feel free to do so in the comments!

As always, thank you all for reading, and I hope you’re all having wonderful days.

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Ipsy Unbagging June 2015

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Hey lovelies,

Is everyone staying cool as we march into Summer? Personally, I stay inside a lot during the Summer. I can’t stand the heat. The sweating and burns…it’s just not my idea of fun. I think I will just chill out until Fall arrives.

Anyway, it’s that time of the month where foiled envelopes filled with wee tiny samples arrive at my doorstep! Today I will be doing my Ipsy unbagging. For those that may be unfamiliar with Ipsy, it’s a beauty bag subscription that costs $10 a month and everyone receieves 4-5 deluxe sample and/or full sized products based on their beauty profile. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy for a little over 2 years now, but I did take a 3 month break.

This month the theme was swimming and being poolside, hence the cute snorkeling pig in my photo.

The bag this month is black with a neon orange zipper, and the material feels like a waterproof almost bathing suit like material. I actually like this bag, and it’s small enough to keep in my diaper bag and the material would be nice to put a little bathing suit in if I take my daughters to a splash pad.


1. Tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon “Kona Coffee” I was a bit confused when I pulled this out because the lid actually looks like a pencil top. I thought I was sent an opened product, but it turns out it was only the lid. This little eyeshadow crayon claims to be long lasting and creamy, and based on my swatch (will show at the end of the post) this little crayon is very smooth and creamy indeed. I’m happy that I got the dark brown color because I know I will use it, probably to smudge out my lash line on days that I want a day time smokey eye.


2. J. Cat Beauty Liptitude Hydrating Lip Stain “Hikilicious” This is a full sized lip product, and I believe it is actually a new release by J. Cat. I will admit that when I saw “lip stain” my first thought was “bleh” because I don’t normally wear lip stains. If I’m not wearing something opaque on my lips there’s nothing on my lips at all. However, this product is EXTREMELY pigmented and hydrating. So far, I’m in love with it. I hope that J. Cat comes out with more colors because this formula is fantastic.


3. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer This is a deluxe sample size, and I will be honest I will not use this. I’ve sampled this before and it made my foundation look horrendous. It has that weird silicone feeling, and silicone based primers do not work at all on my skin. It looks like I applied my makeup with a stick of butter after a few hours. I’ll probably be passing this one on to someone else.


4. It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil This sample is one that I was really happy to get this month! I’ve been wanting to try out more things by It Cosmetics for awhile, and this brow pencil looks pretty neat. It comes with two sides, one being a spoolie, which is awesome. The tip of the pencil is not sharp, it’s actually oval shaped which is supposed to give a more “natural” look to the brow. I’m pretty loyal to my pomades, but I will be trying this one out. I’m a bit of a brow product junkie.


5. LaVanilla Laboratories Pure Vanilla Body Butter This is a pretty good sized sample, and it smells incredible. I put this on my hands and it smelled like I was burped on by a glorious bouquet of vanilla cookies. I prefer body butters over lotions because I find them to be more hydrating on me. Even if this wasn’t hydrating, the smell alone is intoxicating. I have a weird thing for vanilla to begin with…

That’s everything I got in my Ipsy Bag this month! I am excited about 4/5 things this month, which is pretty good in terms of beauty subscriptions.

Do you get Ipsy? What did you get?

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I will see everyone next time with some more fun things! I still have my Lip Monthly bag to review this month, and I have some tips and tricks posts that I will be doing over the next few weeks.

Have a great day, lovelies.

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