Blog Series: In my Makeup Bag

This week I have Julia, from The Urban Slant, sharing her favorite makeup products. Let’s see what she likes, and make sure to stop by her blog!

What’s your current makeup bag?
I have one from C. Wonder but it’s way too flimsy. I’m looking for something that has a plastic cover to clean easily, and has more structure. I’m eying the Kate Spade ones.

Is there anything you’re currently coveting?
Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream – I got a sample of this one, and swear my eyes have never looked better. At a $$$ steep price, I’ll just have to dream about the full size one day

Do you have a makeup tip or secret you would like to share? 
Don’t splurge on lipsticks! I’ve found that cheaper ones work just as well. I love Revlon and Bare Escentuals. Also, I swear by eyeshadow base. It is a life-changing product for your eyes.

Any particular makeup trend that you’re looking forward for fall? 
Experimenting with different lip colors! I always stick to light pink, but I’m hoping I’ll try out a red lip soon (I know, I know, I’m late to the party).

How does your day makeup routine differs from your night time one?
I grew up with a mom who barely wore makeup. She told my sister and I less is more, and I really stick to that with my routine. I use just the basics – a little concealer when necessary, blush, light eye liner and ALWAYS mascara. If someone took all my makeup away, I’d fight them for my mascara J At night, I’ll do a fun lip color, or add some shadow for a smokey eye. Again, nothing too fancy. I don’t like makeup to look unnatural.

Get Julia’s favorite makeup products:
Chanel Inimitable mascara in noir intense
Chanel Correcteur
Bare Escentuals Lipstick
Malin & Goetz lip balm
Nars eyeshadow base
Kiehls Face Cream
Kate Spade St. Elmo Stripe Medium Heddy

*Thanks so much Julia!! You’ve convinced me to try that lip balm, I’ve heard wonders about it 😉