Sunday Sharing: A Peek Into My Makeup Pouch

Do you keep a separate makeup pouch / bag? Where do you keep it? I have a Shu Uemura makeup bag which fits quite a few things in it. I keep this bag in my office. Sometimes when I’m pressed for time, I’d arrive at my office bare faced, and quickly put on some colour. All it takes is 5 minutes. This bag of makeup stayed unchanged for the past 3 weeks and here they are.

makeup bag


For me, the most important would be my base makeup. I have been loving this combo and I’ve been using it religiously. I apply the Bobbi Brown BB Cream on my entire face and dab on some RMS ‘un’ cover up where needed. With my ring finger, I dab some Raspberry on my cheeks, and set everything with this Dior face powder. It is not cakey, it doesn’t make me look oily. Some pigmentation spots still show, but that’s how I’ve always preferred it. Erm, excuse the dirty sponge. I sometimes put a powder brush in the bag because I prefer to dust some powder on.




When the base is done, I’d curl my lashes with Lunasol lash curler, tightline my eyes and apply 2 coats of mascara. When I have more time, I would dab on some eye shadow. At the moment, the one in my bag is Dior Twinset Grey Sigh because I’m testing the wear. Otherwise, I’d leave it like that. Brows must be filled in and I’ve been using this Empro brow pencil for the last few months because I really want to use it up. I’d finish the look by dabbing some Raspberry on my lips. Minimal makeup, yes. At least I don’t look like the undead -_-


makeup in the bag


In my handbag, I always have a lipstick for touch ups. At the moment, it’s Dior Addict Extreme Black Tie. I change this quite frequently. What about you? Do you keep any makeup in your office? What makeup goodies do you have in your handbag?


xoxo Lily


  • That’s so complete!
    I’m only emphasize on my lashes & lips.
    So eyelash curler, mascara and all lips products are always in my makeup bag.

    • Yeah, it has to be complete, because this is a bag I put in my office Monday to Friday, in case I go there bare faced. Haha!

  • Claire

    I actually like those makeup pouches but I don’t carry arround a lot of products with me. I spotted a very nice Celine one (I need that one for sure). If I am lucky, I don’t forget to take my lipstick of the day with me 😛

    • I don’t carry much products with me either. The only thing I have is lipsticks, and because I know I might forget, I put one lipstick in each bag I own. LOL!

      • Claire

        LOL! I never could do that, I bet I would forget that I put it there and would search for my lipsticks all the time, haha.

        • OMG it happened to me before! It was a Bobbi Brown lipstick and I searched for it high and low, and in the end, it was in one of the little (hidden) pouches in the handbag itself. So dufus! Hahaha!

  • Parita

    I am loving the BB’s raspberyy..just read your detailed review on it..its a beautiful color..i was looking for specifically raspberry blush..i think i’l check it out..what’s the price?

    • Oh dear, I can’t remember the price. It’s written in the review though. I think it’s about RM90.

  • i only ever carry various lip balms, but i just started making a weekly makeup bag to help me put on makeup quickly in the morning if i have time.

    • Most of us put lip products in our bags, don’t we? Heh 😀

  • Nida

    I love seeing what people keep in their make up bags. Really good post.

  • Your makeup bag is to-die-for!! I LOVE it! 😀

    • Haha! Thanks Becca.

  • I don’t keep makeup at work, but I have a pressed powder, my lipstick of the day and a brow pencil (I’m paranoid about having half of a brow wiped off) in my handbag all the time.
    If I have something planned for the night and can’t get back home, then I might take my blush, concealer and maybe eyeshadows with me to touch up before leaving work or even update the look a bit.

    • Oh yes, frame the face! Lips and brows are important. I’d probably add a volumizing and lengthening mascara. My lashes are too invisible 😉

  • Jennifer

    A good array of products on the go for you housed in a chic pouch 🙂 Haha, I am so terrible at this. I only keep lip balm, lip gloss & lipstick (both which I barely or almost never use at all), facial blotter and a small jar of moisturizer. I don’t apply make up or touch up at work because the washroom is not conducive. Other than that, I don’t have smaller sets of make up items like eye shadow singles to bring out with me. I am shy to put on make up in public places too haha.

    • I don’t apply makeup in the washroom either. I just apply it at my desk. I’m not shy. LOL! So far in the comments, I’m the only one who KEEP makeup at work. That might say something -_-

  • Lots of lovelies. It he makeup bag is beautiful, and I’m eyeing the Rasberry 🙂 I don’t carry to much makeup on me but I do carry like 5 lipsticks and 2 balms. I carry the cover-up on special nights for touch-ups anywhere. Thanks for the peek

    • This bag changes from time to time but this one that you see has stuck with me for a while. I’ll be changing it soon 🙂

  • It’s always fun to peek into someone else’s makeup bag 🙂 Curious about those BB Pot Rouges!

    • You should try the pot rouge. There are many new shades I haven’t tried… but knowing that I can’t use up what I have, I’m working on putting a dent in them. At least touching pan? LOL!

  • Liz

    Yay! I love peeking into people’s makeup bags! So much fun.

    I had a post long time ago about what I used to keep in the office.

    It’s quite different now and I don’t keep nice things there like you do. 🙂 I keep the stuff I want to use in my travel bag and keep the lesser loved stuff in the office as just backup if I get really desperate one day or forgot something. Should do an updated post. 🙂

    • you should update your post! I keep these in the office, because I might go there bare faced. So, I wouldn’t want to use things that aren’t that nice. Haha! Have to show a better side to clients 🙂

  • BooBooNinja

    I love sneaking a peek into bloggers’ makeup bags. 🙂 Thanks, Lily.
    I don’t keep much in my makeup pouch except for 2-3 lip balms (SPF, without SPF, tinted) and always a brow product. If I go to the gym, I’ll add my little face/eye palette. A pressed powder goes in if it’s the summer.

    • Haha I’m glad you like it 🙂 Oh yes, brow products are an absolute must for me too, no thanks to sparse brows. Thanks for sharing yours too!

  • Penny

    I have a make up pouch I carry in my handbag every I go… All one set.. face powder, concealer, blusher, two different shades lipstick, lip gloss, eye brow pencil and mascara! Just incase I’m rushing out for an outing w my family but u know with two kids… I’m always the last person who groomed myself, so I’d like to put on make up in the car! :p

    Btw Lily, I see u set ur make up with Dior face powder, does that mean u apply bb cream and blusher then final touch w the face powder? Isn’t face powder suppose to apply right after bb cream? Correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Hi Penny, since it’s a cream blush, I apply it right after my BB cream and concealer, then set everything with powder. If the blush is a powder blush, I will use my face powder to set the BB cream and concealer before applying the powder blush.