Funny story, I’d been working on this new series where I kind of poke around other people’s makeup bags for a while now, when I see this post by Romila Marie of Run Barbie Run, where she posts about her sister’s makeup bag. Take a look at her sister’s picks!
For my own edition/version, which I am calling Nosy Beauty, I asked my sister, Isabel, to indulge me and she did! Here’s the stuff I’ve dug up.
Isabel is about a year and a half younger than I am and we’ve shared a room ever since I could remember. She also likes drawing and art, but she took up European Studies with a minor in German Studies and Marketing at University. She blogs over here.
Isabel, or Beng, grew up with bad breakouts and really severe asthma, which caused her undereye area to get really dark. She actually wore makeup regularly earlier than I did, but really focused on perfecting her base.
She uses the shu uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick and the shu uemura glowing-fit lasting compact, both in 764. For concealer, she uses K-Palette Cover Control 0 Kuma Concealer in Yellow Beige. Isabel also likes the YSL Touche Eclat, but she is saving it because it is expensive. She uses shade 3.
Recently, she’s been wearing eyeshadow, and her weapon of choice is the Urban Decay Naked Basics because she doesn’t really like shimmer. She also likes using a single wash of color all over her lid, and for that she favors MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Soft Brown.
Prior to eyeshadow, she only really used black eyeliner, in varying degrees of thickness and intensity:
The eyeliner in her bag is a Nichido Eye Contour Pencil in 01 Blackest Black.
Isabel prefers pinky blushes. This one, the Revlon Matte Powder Blush in Perfectly Peach is what she mostly uses, and she also filched this from me!
For lips, she likes MAC Lipstick in Media the most (“But I can’t find it!”), but a similar color is the MAC x Archie’s Girls Lipstick in Boyfriend Stealer. She also likes MAC Lipstick in Cosmo, and this lipstick she filched from our mom, Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in Smooth Mauve.
For prep work, she also has an eos lip balm in Sweet Mint, and a travel-sized Urban Decay Primer Potion (filched from me).
For tools, she has a regular sponge, three eye brushes from elianto, a paddle brush from e.l.f. and a tiny lip/liner brush from The Face Shop, which she uses to line her eyes with eyeshadow because she says she prefers the way it looks sometimes.
Isabel wants to experiment with different colored eyeshadow-for-liner next.
Thanks for looking! 🙂 And I hope you enjoyed. Please let me know if you like this sort of thing. I have a list of people planned, and I’ve already asked a few. 🙂
Have a great day!