what’s in my bag?

my bag

clearly i had a little fun at sephora today! after spending 2 hours in one of my favorite stores (and with the help of a lovely make-up specialist to teach me about the new MJB line!) , i left with an assortment of goodies to brighten, heighten and enhance! i thought i’d give my ladies a sneak peek of what’s currently in my beauty bag…

1. sephora brand, transparent brow gel – *for taming unruly eyebrows

2. benefit, high brow (lightening pencil) – *to add lift to your brow line and widen/brighten the look of your eye

3. marc jacobs beauty, bronzer – *contouring is essential and good bronzer is key!

4. smashbox, eye shadow palette in sepia – *3 shadows, sans-shimmer, for the perfect every day look

5. deborah lippmann, nail polish, “happy birthday” – *because you can never go wrong with glitter!

6. benefit, fake up (concealer) – *anti-crease concealer with staying power

happy saturday!

xo, b

Heal & Conceal

Heal & Conceal. That’s the name of this game. Bare Minerals Heal & Conceal treatment pack just might be the best thing that’s happened to concealer since, well, ever.

I found Heal & Conceal at Beauty Collection, a L.A. based beauty supply store. I’m such a sucker for gimmicks and this cute packaging didn’t slip my eye. However, unlike many other products, this stuff really works!

The treatment pack comes with two powders: 1. Rare Minerals Blemish Therapy (the white container) and 2. Bare Minerals i.d. (the concealer in the black container). Each also comes with its own brush. Apply the blemish therapy first to the effected area and then place the concealer on top of that. *The Bare Minerals i.d. comes in several shades for different skin tones, so be sure you grab the right box!

The blemish therapy reduces redness and actually treats your problem areas! You get two things working at once here.

Read Up on the Blemish Therapy Here!

I have used liquids and pencils before, but I have to admit that I think this is the best concealer I’ve found. It goes on easily, stays put and really hides your blemishes. We’ve all had those “oopsy” moments when our cover-up just really doesn’t work (blotchy ring a bell?). Don’t let it happen to you again.

This pack is travel size and perfect for ladies on the go! I carry it in my purse everywhere and it fits in almost every bag I own.

You can buy the entire kit (5 pieces – 2 brushes, 2 powders, 1 carrying case) online for about $20 – Girl on Top Shows You Here! Or at a beauty supply store for $25.

For a cheaper concealer pack, Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Set has gotten rave reviews and will cost you about $9.99 at the drugstore. This concealer set comes with four different shades of concealer so you can use the proper color for each problem area.

Beauty Hint: Try to stay away from liquid concealers in tubes, they don’t go on as easily (or evenly) and generally cause you more trouble than help! I say stick to powders or pencils (but really powders).