what's in my makeup bag (drawer)

Have we established I'm a bit nosy? Have we also established that I have had the same makeup routine since I was 17? So with those two things in mind as I recently cleaned out my makeup drawer I thought ha! Document my weirdness! My lack of creativity! My brand loyalty as it were! So here is what is in my makeup drawer... Because that's where I store it, not in a bag no, but in a drawer surrounded by Matt's pills and our toothpaste. Riiiiight there.

Starting right off with the uber important, exactly six different shades of lipstick. These would be worn on only the very special ish of occasions and so normally end up in the very back of the drawer behind the pills.
When I say I have literally been using these same products since high school I actually mean just that. I never try a new shade. I never mix it up. Most of the year I don't even use the Aquasmooth thing, foundation? Makeup? Whatever you want to call it... I usually reserve that for winter months only so it lasts like... forever. The bronzer and eye shadow happen daily, no matter what. Forever and ever.
You might query why I would have three tubes of mascara... and well that would be because they are all on different levels of emptiness... One is practically a dried up old hag of a bristles and I had been using it to fill in my eyebrows when I was growing them out..... And I just never threw it away. So what I'm saying is I only use one of these....
For those thankfully rare days when what Steph and I like to call a Peter Pettigrew just happens to show up on our faces....
Again with the multiples. But to me eyeliner is right up there with mascara as far as importance and so I probably got worried the one was getting towards the end of her life and so had to have a back up. Fact.
Repeat the same thought process as far as my Chapstick goes. I also have one in the kitchen, and one in the diaper bag. One can never have enough Chapstick back ups.
I stopped using any sort of moisturizer last year when I finally got on the essential oil train. Now I just use this mixture of fractionated coconut oil and several (like 10-15) drops of lavender. Such a lovely smell first thing in the morning.
Uhm so yeah.... two makeup brushes.
And of course the aforementioned toothpaste.... my beloved tweezers... and hair ties and mini claw like things.
Aren't I just the most ridiculous excuse for a girl? Laugh with me here...



  1. Oh yay I was so excited to see you posted this! I still need your check out that site you told me about for the pic collage but mine is coming soon! Love that you're a creature of habit like me :) and whaat?! Just fractioned coconut oil and lavender?! I need to try that! Especially since lavender has the reverse effect on me so that would be a great pick me up in the morning!

  2. this is so funny. what eyeliner is that though? and i love that you haven't changed a thing about your makeup since i met you other than those coveted brows which are now happy and at peace. rip tweezers ;) also throw out those damn mascaras - they build bacteria and should be thrown out every 6 months. sorry for that visual :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. I have to second Kerri. The old mascaras are bad news for your eyes! Being that you are one for traditions the way you are, I'm not surprised you haven't changed your makeup style but you should totally try!! It is actally fun and surprising at what the slightest change can do for your look!

  4. Mascara is about the only thing I buy often since you aren't suppose to wear old ones...Laurie!! Other than that I have 20 times more products and never wear any of it! Your method is probably better. If it works, stick with it!

  5. Umm...I...uhhhh....huh? Kidding, I am actually pretty impressed that it all goes in a drawer, and with Matt's stuff no less. I had to kick Chris out of the master bath just to make room for my makeup. LOL! And now I am just left wondering how old these products are. Like longer than six months? You kind of make me want to go through all my makeup now.

  6. The essentials oil sounds nice...did you make it yourself or purchase it somewhere?

  7. I really want to hop on this EO train...I heard so many good things about coconut oil. Hmm...I don't know what aquasmooth is...like foundation?

  8. omg i am nosy, too, in that... i just really like to know things!!! especially within people's houses within people's drawers!!! yes. good sharing on the makeup front!!

  9. I feel a bit like a makeup hoarder now. I have a ridiculous amount and still think it is never enough. I have never tried that mascara before and now I am curious about. Also, I have been thinking about growing my brows out but it seems really scary! ;-)


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