In My Makeup Bag: Contouring, Brows, and Sponges, Oh My!

I haven’t done an In My Makeup Bag post for awhile (since June! WTF!?) where I talked about actual products I’ve been using. I’ve talked about a primer water dupe, and a makeup brush cleaner, but no products. So here we go.
First up is the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge. (Pardon the dirty one.) (Also, I store these in a cleaned out candle jar, in case you’re wondering.) These things are amazing. You can find them at Walmart, Walgreens, and pretty much any other drugstore. You run it under water and it swells up to about 3 times its size. Squeeze out all the excess water, and then use it to apply liquid foundation.
This sponge makes foundation look like skin, and if you have dry skin, using a damp sponge works wonders – foundation goes on more smoothly, and doesn’t cling to dry patches. Trust. I use the flat side to apply foundation all over the face, and the pointy end right under the eyes.




Next up is a foundation I’ve talked about before, L’Oreal True Match. Only the last time I bought it, I bought the one for cool undertones instead of warm, because I am a doof. Anyway. This is the palest drugstore foundation I’ve found so far. It’s not the *best* for dry skin, but it’s not bad. It dries down to a satiny finish, so it doesn’t leave you looking too matte or too dewy.


I don’t really contour much, except the cheekbones. My cheekbones are high already, so I just use a cool-toned powder to give them an extra boost. I’ve been using the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour, and…I don’t love it. It doesn’t blend out as easily as I would like, and the highlighter is pretty much useless.
Before this, I was using NYX blush in Taupe, and that one I highly recommend. The problem was that I dropped and shattered it so many times that I couldn’t fix it anymore, so I tried this one instead. I’ll use it up, but I’ll be annoyed about it.


This next product was one I grabbed on a whim, it was in a clearance rack for $3, so of course I bought it. It’s the Physician’s Formula Blush for Blondes.
Now. I am not blonde, and I usually hate Barbie-pink blushes, but this one is gorgeous. It has enough peach and coral in it to balance the pink, and it looks very natural. It looks VERY shimmery in the pan, but does not look shimmery on the face.
I think this has been discontinued, but you can still find it online.
And the final item is another one from L’Oreal. I love me some L’Oreal, if you haven’t picked up on that yet. It’s their new brow pencil, the Brow Stylist Definer. I have the shade brunette, which is a little too light, but I’m makin’ it work.

This pencil has a teeny-tiny tip, and is a breeze to work with. The other end is a spoolie, to brush through the brows. It applies smoothly, doesn’t smudge, and is a great dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz.

This post probably makes it seem like a slather on a ton of makeup.

That’s because I do.

Have a good weekend!