Makeup for handbag
Hi, I am now working full-time for the first time in 9 years, and I want to look pulled together and polished all evening (2nd shift at a hospital). What eye and cheek products should I keep in the makeup bag in my handbag? Right now I have lip gloss, lip liner, blotting sheets and powder.
I keep a sample of fragrance, Tarte Cream Blush (my new absolute long lasting favorite) and lipstick in the color of the day in my bag, in addition to the things you mention. If I'm going out after work, I pop the Urban Decay Naked palette in my bag so I can layer on a darker shadow to make a smokey eye look from my normal neutral look.
Hope this helps!
I usually recommend carrying a backup pencil eyeliner (in case your smears or wears off throughout the day) and sticking to a cheek stain that you apply first so you don't need to worry about it fading. I like the Tarte Cheek Stains which give a sort of dewey finish, but their powder amazonian clay one are amazing too!
Try also a light concealer or brightening pen to give quick touch ups throughout the day for tired eyes and to brighten your look. My new favorite is the Bare Escentuals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener which has just enough brightening and coverage to give your face a boost.