Keep, Replace, Throw: My Makeup Bag

My makeup bag was in serious need of a makeover (clean out)! I had so many little sample items from past Ipsy bags and Birchboxes and just stuff I hadn’t thrown away when I didn’t like them or replaced them. I needed to get rid of some things so I thought it would be fun to make a blog post of all the products I had in my makeup bag and which ones I decided to keep, replace, or throw away!

If product is written in…

Bold = Will keep this product but more than likely never buy a replacement (it still has a chance to win my heart, though)

Italic = Amazing products I would/will buy again

Underline = Throw Away (TRASH!)


  • Elizabeth Mott – Queen of the Fill Tinted Brow Gel in Medium * Dark
  • Revlon – Beautiful Brows Styling Kit (I mainly bought this for the tweezers and scissors)
  • Ofra – Universal Eyebrow Pencil

Face, Body, Hand Creams, Mists, & Oils

  • Whish – Hydrating Face Mist in Rice Milk & Rose
  • Dr. Brandt – Pores No More Cleanser
  • BeFine Food Skin Care – Nightcream w/ Cocoa, Millet, & Rice Bran
  • Jane Iredale – HandDrink w/ SPF 15 (this made my hands burn!)
  • Coola – Cucumber Moisturizer
  • Nourish Organic – Rejuvenating Body Oil Mist in Rosehip & Rosewater
  • PÜR – Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque w/ Pascalite Clay


  • Wet’n’Wild – Black Eyeliner Pencil
  • Revlon – Photo Ready Eye Art in Burnished Bling & Bijou Bruni
  • Marcelle – Waterproof Eyeliner in Mulberry
  • Palladio – Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • the Balm – Mr. Write (Now) Eyeliner Pencil in Jac
  • Stila – Kajal Eyeliner (I think this product has been discontinued, I would buy a new one if I could find it–I took the cap off to show you how little I have left! It’s the little silver one lol)
  • Model Launcher – Felt Tip Liner in Emerald Isle
  • Palladio – Glitter Eyeliner in Black Sparkle


I have so much more lipstick but they’re all in my locker and bags at work. These are what I found in my makeup bag.

  • Cake Beauty – Everything Balm in Delectable
  • Indi Beauty – Buttercream Antioxidant Lip Scrub
  • Sephora – Honey Lip Scrub
  • Carmex ❤
  • Bite Beauty – Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot
  • Tarte – LipSurgence Lip Creme in Wonder


  • CoverGirl – Peacock Flare Mascara (I received this mascara complimentary from Influenster for review purposes. The review and unboxing will be up tomorrow morning at 10a my time.)
  • Sephora – LashCraft Length & Volume in Noir ❤
  • Benefit – They’re Real
  • it Cosmetics – Superhero in Super Black
  • Smashbox – x-rated
  • Urban Decay – Big Fatty
  • Ulta – Legendary Lengths in Jet Black
  • Ulta – Voluptuous Volume in Jet Black (I used to love this one but I think they discontinued it? The LashCraft by Sephora is 100x better anyways)


I am not throwing one single brush away, I know they just need to be cleaned and they’ll be nice as new again. 🙂

The brushes I use everyday are:

  • Sigma – Flat Kabuki F80
  • L.A.B. 2 – Just Blending in Brush
  • Vasanti – Eyeshadow 2
  • Sigma – Concealer F75


I have two random single colors–I don’t know what brand they are or anything about them. They are both really nice products though, I kept them both in my bag.

  • Urban Decay – Eyeshadow in Baked ❤
  • CoverGirl – Bombshell Shineshadow in Copper Fling
  • Ipsy & Nyx – 3 Color 3 Eyeshadow Palette
  • the Balm – Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette
  • the Balm – Cabana Boy Shadow/Blush
  • J. Cat Beauty – Blinkie Shimmer Eyeshadow in Tangerine Light
  • Coastal Scents – Style Eyes (Two Colors from the Formal Eyes Palette)
  • 2 Palladio – Silk FX Eyeshadow Palettes
  • Pop – Bright Up Your Life Eyeshadow Trio in Sugar Plum
  • Sigma – Eyeshadow in Control

Bronzers, Blushes, Highlighters

  • Benefit – Watt’s Up (I did really like this at first but then it started to make me break out when I started to use it more and more, I still wear it from time to time because it’s so pretty so I didn’t throw it away)
  • Benefit – Rockateur
  • Palladio – Baked Bronzer
  • Bella Pierre Cosmetics – Mineral Blush in Desert Rose
  • Nars – Blush in Dolce Vita
  • Urban Decay – Naked Illuminated in Lit
  • Nyx – Liquid Illuminator
  • Tarte – Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty
  • Elizabeth Mott – Show Me Your Cheeks in Peach Pink (nothing against the product the shade was just too bright for my skin color)
  • Pacifica – Sunkissed


  • Coola – Mineral Sunscreen Natural BB Cream
  • Make Beauty – Face Gloss
  • Makeup Forever – Hydrating Primer
  • Nars – Pro Prime Light Optimizing Primer
  • Tarte – Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation in Tan Honey
  • Too Faced – Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
  • it Cosmetics – Bye Bye Under Eye in Tan
  • Elizabeth Mott – Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer
  • Tarte – Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer in Tan (I can’t make myself throw these all away still…it seems there is so much left that I have to find out how to get out)
  • Tarte – Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Tan
  • Trust Fund Beauty – Gimme Good Face Face Primer


  • Living Proof – Perfect hair Day Dry Shampoo
  • it Haircare – 12-in-one Amazing Leave In Treatment
  • Octavio – Argan Oil
  • Klorane – Dry Shampoo w/ Oat Milk
  • Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! Gel-To-Oil Overnight Treatment
  • R+CO Death Valley – Dry Shampoo
  • Beauty Protector – Protect & Detangle Leave-In Conditioner


Featured Image by Jamie Street

25 thoughts on “Keep, Replace, Throw: My Makeup Bag

    1. Really? I don’t remember using it that much, maybe I should give it another shot. I am in love with Sephora’s LashCraft mascara but it does dry out rather fast but I think it’s my fault. 😛

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  1. I recently went through a lot of my stuff (I think back in October) but I made them in the form of video, which means I still have to edit them hahaha
    I try to go through my stash and throw old stuff away at least once a year, but I really need to start doing it every 6 months LOL. This is a good reminder to work on my vids haha

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  3. I adore my Show Me Your Cheeks blush from ipsy! I’m a pale redhead though, so the color is perfect for me. That’s the frustrating thing about ipsy- sometimes what you get just doesn’t work out.

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  4. So much makeup! I need to go through mine, although I definitely don’t have as many lol. I just need to get rid of the stuff I don’t use ever. I did start getting Birchbox and I’ll be getting my first Ipsy bag this month, so they might start adding up lol!

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    1. Hahaha, I know. I had a hard time throwing stuff away. I think “I can make that work someday!” but I never do so I had to get rid of some things because I loved Ipsy too and I’m thinking about re-subbing!

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