Makeup, Skin Care, Beauty, Lookbook

What’s in my makeup bag: take a look at my holy grail products

Our community fellow gives a sneak peak of her makeup essentials

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.

Face

[Gif via Giphy :a Black woman playing with foundation bottles]
[Gif via Giphy: a Black woman playing with foundation bottles]
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.

[Image description: Clinique's Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup] via asos.com
[Image description: Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup] via asos.com
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.

[Image description: The Ordinary's Coverage Foundation via Lookfantastic.com]
[Image description: The Ordinary’s Coverage Foundation via Lookfantastic.com]
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.

[Image description: All shades of Glossier Cloud Paint] via Glossier.com]
[Image description: All shades of Glossier Cloud Paint] via Glossier.com]

Eyes

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.

[Image description: Glossier Lash Slick Mascara on pink background] via Glossier.com
[Image description: Glossier Lash Slick Mascara on pink background] via Glossier.com
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.

[Image description: Glossier Boy Brow pomade on white background] via glossier.com
[Image description: Glossier Boy Brow pomade on white background] via glossier.com
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.

[Image description: Maybelline the Nudes palette on white background] via Amazon.com
[Image description: Maybelline the Nudes palette on white background] via Amazon.com
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.

[Image description: NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer on white background]
[Image description: NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer on white background]
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.

Lips

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.

[Image description: The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid on white background]
[Image description: The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid on white background]