What’s In My Makeup Bag?

 

12.27.2016

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When I started my journey to a zero waste lifestyle, I had to purge a lot of my bathroom items and I mean just about 3/4 of my bathroom items were either donated or thrown out. My beauty products significantly dwindled down to what I considered- my bare essentials. There was trial and error in the processย to find a comfortable place where I knew exactly what I wanted to buy and spend my money on, along with the challenge of trying to not produce trash. I had to break down my beauty needs to a basic level and still be happy with it.

When I became more comfortable and found my rhythm ย of my make up products again, I thought I would share that withย the world. Here is my list of items:

In the small pouch:

  1. Stainless steel nail file
  2. Nail clippers
  3. Small mirror
  4. Tweezers
  5. X-acto X670 Single Edge Razor Blade
  6. Clubman Styptic Pencil

Hair style tools:

  1. Comb
  2. Extra hair ties
  3. Hair barrette
  4. Hair Shaper Razor by FROMM

Make-Up Items:

  1. Make-Up Products by Gabriel:
    1. Black mascara
    2. Black eyeliner
    3. Shimmer eyeshadow
  2. ecoTools- Eyeshadow brush
  3. Burt’s Bees- Beeswax Lip Balm
  4. Pencil sharpener
  5. Eyelash curler with an extra silicone rubber pad

I also keep an S-Hook in my kit for when I open up my makeup bag to set it up at my destination. I use the S-Hook to create an extra location to hang my comb and eyelash curler for easy access.

I sewed two small covers for my nail filer and one for styptic pencil. I made one for my nail filer because I wanted to protect the surfaces from scratching other items in the small pouch and I like to keep my styptic pencil and tweezers together so I can grab it out of the dark pouch quickly.

So that’s a list of my items in my make-up bag. These are my essentials, what are yours?

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2 thoughts on “What’s In My Makeup Bag?

  1. Thanks! That’s still a great start by tackling your soaps, shampoo and conditioner though. I had to get used to wearing minimal make up but I think it’s better for my skin. Hopefully you’ll be able to tackle your make-up soon ๐Ÿ™‚ I think some stuff should be kept if it’s still useful, like your comb and hair brush, because essentially, you’d just be adding it to the landfill if you weren’t using it.

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  2. Awesome! It’s always so interesting to catch a glimpse of someone else’s life. Thanks for sharing. Mine still has a bunch of plastic (comb, boar hair brush), because they are still useful and I haven’t tackled make up yet. But my soaps, shampoo and conditioner are now plastic free!

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