Makeup essentials in my handbag

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Makeup essentials in my handbag
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Hello my fashionsistas!

It’s been a while since I filmed an Ask Marina video so thought I would do one this week. In this episode I share with you the makeup essentials that I carry around in my handbag.

Here they all are:

1. Baby wipes (no I don’t have kids lol!) – I mainly use baby wipes for when I need to take all my makeup off and redo it, or a lot of the time I use them to simply change the color of my lipstick, shades like red can stain so baby wipes are my go-to essential makeup remover that I like to keep in my bag. Who would want to carry around a bottle of makeup remover?

2. Dry shampoo: Okay so it’s not makeup but a travel size bottle of dry shampoo is SO handy to keep in your bag for those times when your hair may be a bit oily or just a bit flat. Dry shampoo always saves me!

3. Lipsticks…Brace yourself! I have an unhealthy amount of lipsticks and lip glosses in my makeup purse. I’ve got 3 different shades of pink, red, orange lipsticks plus matching lip glosses for each lipstick! Plus a nude lip gloss… and a clear lip gloss. Obsessed much? Haha. Clearly lipstick is at the top of my handbag makeup essentials list!

4. MAC Studio Fix Powder: This is is great for touch ups if I’m having a long day. I normally wear long wear foundations and concealers so I actually don’t use this much, but when I need it, it certainly saves the day!

5. Eyeliners: There is no easier or quicker way to take your daytime makeup to a night time look than with winged eyeliner! I carry an Urban Decay Ink For Eyes Pen (it’s a felt tip one for those that don’t know) and also a black kohl eyeliner to line my waterline with.

6. Nail file: I can’t stand a chipped nail! I keep a back up one in my car too incase I’ve changed handbags and don’t have my essential makeup purse with me.

7. Hair Elastic: Sometimes I’ll be scrolling on Instagram and Desi Perkins will post a photo of her hair in a topknot and that’s when I need a hair elastic.

8. Compact Mirror: Now this is probably the one thing I can’t live without. Honestly, how can you have makeup in your handbag but no mirror – I ain’t got no time for looking for a mirror (the lighting is usually so bad in public restrooms anyway)!

My handbag is from Longchamp: http://bit.ly/1E3dL7c

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And remember, you don’t need to be a model to look like you’ve stepped off the runway – you just need a killer wardrobe and some lipstick!

Big love,
xox Marina

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