What's In Your Makeup Bag? Barely-There and Beautiful

Do you ever wish you could walk up to a cool-looking girl on the street and ask for a peek inside her makeup bag? Well, we’re doing the snooping for you!

Name: Emma
Age: 25
Beauty icon: "Penélope Cruz—she's beautiful. Penelope is very feminine and sensual, but not too skinny, like models. She looks like a woman.”

What’s in her makeup bag:
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Clinically Proven Mascara: "I like it because it makes my lashes look longer and thicker. I started putting mascara on my bottom lashes when I was 14 and I didn’t know what I was doing. But it kind of stuck. I still do it because it makes my eyes pop more."
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder in Natural Beige: "It doesn’t make me look like I’m wearing too much makeup."
  • Make Up Store Blush in Nut: "The shade is neutral, kind of like a bronzer, but it doesn’t have any glitter in it. It's a good shade because it's not too pink, too orange, or too dark. I like makeup, but I’m not good at it. I need something easy."
  • Original Carmex Jar lip balm: "I love the way red lips look on other people, but I think it’s too much for me. This is all I put on."
  • IsaDora Eye Brow Pencil in Dark Brown: "I have dark brows, but I use this to give them a more defined shape."
Thanks, Emma! Look out for new makeup bag confessions every week (because we’re nosy like that)!

Photographs by David Paul Larson for Makeup.com



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