What's in my Bag (beauty edition)

What's In My Bag (beauty edition) | sarahesh.com

I love the sound of that. 
It's something that I strive for in most areas of my life, including my beauty routine. 
I used to have a pretty large collection of cosmetics, but I found that I was using a select few on a regular basis and the rest were, for the most part, neglected. This has been especially true since becoming a mom. 
I still want to look put together and put thought into my hair and makeup, but I want it to be basic, versatile, practical. I decided to start the process of elimination by paying attention to whatever I would pack when we were traveling. If the item didn't come along with me that was a good indication that I could let it go. 
I've gravitated toward natural/organic products, and will continue to do so.  My skin is sensitive and prone to outbreak, but since I've cut back on chemicals, I've noticed drastic improvement. 
Every night I wash my face with homemade bar soap, which I made using herbs from my garden, then I use this toner my friend Alicia shared. Finally I hydrate with Shea Moisture baby lotion or coconut oil, paying close attention to my eye area where remains of mascara might be lingering, as coconut also works as a makeup remover too.
In the morning I'll splash cold water on my face before applying the following:
Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel, by Bare Minerals  //  I use this instead of foundation. It is a light coverage moisturizer, that evens out skin tone without feeling heavy or looking cakey. 
Lash Domination, by Bare Minerals  //  Talk about WOW. This mascara is easy to apply with a light hand, but if you're wanting the look of falsies, try three coats. It's pretty fun.
Brow Powder  //  This I use to fill in my arches. My brows are already thick and full, so I don't need a lot. However, it adds definition which I like.
Burt's Bees lipstick  //  And finally, lipstick. I only wear this on special occasions, like date night or to church. I'm not going to lie, it took me a long time to work up the nerve to wear it, but I sort of like it now, and think it'll be staying in my makeup bag for a good long time. 

And that's it folk. This whole routine takes less than 5 minutes. Totally doable, even on the craziest of days. (And the plus side to not wearing a lot of makeup? I am now asked for ID whenever I'm purchasing beverages, no one believes me when I tell them I'm no longer in school, AND if I don't take time to put on makeup, I still look like the same person.)
FYI - I love Bare Minerals products, but they are kind of pricey. I got color matched at a boutique when I was purchasing a few items, but now that I know what shades to get, I've been ordering from Amazon. It's often cheaper, and if you're a prime member you will most likely get free shipping.

What about you: What are your favorite cosmetics?


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