Bag Check! The Contents of my Cosmetic Pouch

As you may have suspected, my makeup bag is in a constant state of flux. Inside my monogrammed zip pouch is a gathering of long-time faves, recent addictions, and of course, newbie products that could one day eventually be promoted to the A-list. Here, some of the products in my bag as we speak:

Kevyn Aucoin The Gold Liquid Shimmer. You wouldn't think that it was such a technological feat to put the prettiness of molten gold into a product for eyes and cheeks, but I guess it was. I hadn't seen it done until this brilliant concoction.

Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencil in Lust. The trick with this dark purple eyeliner is not to draw it on, Audrey Hepburn-style. Just lightly work the color into your upper lash line. It really brings out the golden flecks in green and hazel eyes, if you've got 'em. I bust it out for evening affairs.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink. I don't even know why I carry this liner in my bag. If I put it on in the morning, it's there until I take it off at night-no touch ups necessary. Major staying power.

Too Faced California in a Compact. When I feel like taking my time, I contour my eyes using these four stripes of caramel, vanilla, gold, and cocoa-they make beautiful individual eye shadows. But mostly what I love to do is take a big fat Kabuki brush, blend all shades together, and bronze myself silly.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle de Jour. I use this creamy lip pencil to line and fill my lips. It looks chic and matte, like something Catherine Deneuve would wear (or so I'd like to think).

Now that I've dumped out the contents of my bag, I'd love to hear: What's in your makeup bag right now?

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