What’s In My Makeup Bag: Siobhan’s Makeup Monday
Welcome to our new Monday series! To kick things off, I’m going to empty out my filthy, lipstick- and eye-pencil-stained makeup bag and give you all a peek at the contents (not shown: how sick the actual inside of my bag looks).
Let’s get housekeeping out of the way first: Every week someone new will share what they’re using every day. We’re going to solicit submissions from our favorite green girls, makeup artists, founders of lines we love, and, as always, we want yours, too. If you want to share, send us a note at nomoredirtylooks at gmail dot com with the subject line MAKEUP MONDAYS. Please follow the format below.
Name: Siobhan O’Connor
Where I live: New York
My relationship with makeup: Reformed. Before we wrote the book I hated makeup and barely wore it. It made me feel insecure to even try to line my eyes or find a red that worked on me. These days, it’s functional meets playful. I need to look put-together every day for work. My job doesn’t require makeup, obviously—but it helps. Since I work in magazines, though, I can experiment with really loud lips and dramatic eyes if I feel like it. I can also wear nothing at all if I want to (I don’t, usually).
Here’s what’s in my makeup bag:
Tinted moisturizer: All summer I used Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Tinted CC Cream as my base on top of Suntegrity SPF. It’s a tinted moisturizer and I adore it, but with fall upon us, I reupped on Suki Tinted Active Moisturizer, which has a little more pigment and is more hydrating—perfect for a fall pallor. So that’s in the bag.
Powder: I use it sparingly. I still use Laura Mercier loose minerals in Warm Sand. I use this as a concealer, weirdly enough, on spots or discoloration—but never under my eyes, since powder is dry-looking and can be aging. If I need something to set my tinted foundation, I use RMS’s UnPowder, which gives a matte even look, and is colorless.
Concealer: Under my eyes it’s still RMS “Un” Cover-up, but since I don’t put this anywhere else on my face (the coconut oil breaks me out), I also use Studio 78‘s little pot of concealer as needed.
Brows: I used to be obsessed with a tinted brow gel from Bobbi Brown. These days, I use Nvey Eco eye shadow Palette 3 to fill in my brows with a firm angled brush. My eyebrows sort of disappear into my face, so once I learned how nice it can look with a more-present eyebrow, I started doing this every day. I combine a few of the colors in the palette, and I use them sparingly.
Eyeliner: I still cheat a lot here with Nars or Maybelline on days when I have big meetings or TV, but for everyday I use Josie Maran’s eyeshadow in Smoke as a liner, or W3LL People‘s eye pencil in Black.
Eyeshadow: This is not an everyday thing for me, but I love W3LL People loose eye shadows as well as RMS shadow in Solar or Karma (or both). Solar really makes my blue eyes pop. The latter lasts less long than the powder formula, but it looks so much prettier than anything else in my bag. Sometimes I use MAC, too, for special occasions.
Mascara: I already outed myself as a mascara cheater, but right now I’ve been using Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening Mascara in Black and I like it a lot. Sometimes I layer my Bobbi on top of it.
Nail polish remover: I keep Priti NYC soy polish removers in my bag for on-the-go polish removal. It’s the best one I’ve tried and it works on even the nastiest polishes.
Luminizer: RMS Living Luminizer, obvs.
Lip/cheek: I am obsessed with the new Jane Iredale Pure Moist lipstick in Margi. I found my perfect red. I thought I’d found it before but no chance—this is it. It wears like a stain and lasts hours. I also love RMS in Sacred (amazing) and Smile (sweet), and Vapour in Torch (pow!). Ilia‘s Shell Shock is still my all-day, every-day. I use lipsticks on my face and blushes on my lips.
Etc: Since beauty comes from the inside too (aww), I always have Tata Harper Anti-Irritability on me, as well as Lotus Wei perfume in Infinite Love and Hope Gillerman Stress Remedy.
Any of my favorites also your favorites? Check back for another one next week!