Here at The Tempest, we’ve started a new monthly series: What’s in my bag?
In this series, we’ll have The Tempest Staff members and fellows give you a glimpse of what they carry every day and what makeup they use on a daily basis. This month we’ll kick off with our make-up edition by our community fellow Uzma Gulbahar:
I am by no means a makeup connoisseur but I love to watch beauty YouTubers talk about their holy-grail products. Over time my makeup stash has become a lot more streamlined so that I only carry the products I actually use. Here’s what’s in my makeup bag.
As someone with acne-prone skin, I need a non-irritant base product. The foundation that I am currently using is Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup. The product, which states that it has medicated ingredients to treat existing blemishes, comes in 16 shades and has a price point of $29.
Another face product that I stand by is The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. It’s vegan, cruelty-free and oil-free. At $6 is it’s an absolute steal and without a doubt, has been a great addition to my makeup bag. I usually use my Real Techniques Sponge to blend this in.
If you’re looking for a natural-looking blush, I recommend Glossier’s Cloud Paint. Using your finger, dab on the cheeks for a healthy glow. Its’s sheerness makes it a user-friendly blush that easy to build up. A bonus is that you could also apply it on the lips.
My everyday eye look consists of a mascara and brow gel. My go-to mascara the Glossier Lash Slick film form. At $16 it can have your lashes looking long with a couple of swipes.
A great product to tame your brows is the Glossier Boy Brow. At $16, it helps to brush out your brows for a natural look with a subtle hint to give a fuller look. As you can tell, I’m slightly Glossier obsessed.
On days where I have time to spare, I like to sport a natural-looking eyeshadow look using Maybelline The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette. At $12 it features 12 shades from beiges to taupes, this palette is perfect for creating versatile makeup looks.
Before applying eyeshadow, I use the NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer. My eyeshadow does not budge at all. At $7, this is a great dupe for the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
The most recent addition to my makeup bag is the much coveted HudaBeauty Rose Gold Palette Remastered. Although it is pricey at $65, the 18 shade palette has the most necessary colors you need on an everyday basis. With the variety of shades, it’s a great tool for those want beginners exploring eyeshadow looks.
Last, but not least is a lip product. I love how a lip color can pull together the entire look.
My go-to lip gloss is The Bodyshop Matte Lip Liquid in Windsor Rose. It’s a ‘my lips but better’ as the beauty gurus say. A dupe for this is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Crème which does the job just as well.