Despite the record heat, I’ve really enjoyed playing and wearing makeup this summer. I was getting so annoyed looking at all of my makeup being wasted by me not wearing it. I will admit that, for the most part, I was really focusing on my skincare. However, my makeup and I are getting close again and I even carry some of it with me everyday. It’s a great time to do a makeup bag spill and show all the makeup products that I’ve been keeping in my makeup bag this summer.

summer 2017 makeup bag spill

Keep reading to see my summer makeup bag items.


It’s hard to imagine wanting to put something sticky on your face when the weather is making everything else on you sticky. However, I can’t pass up a good shiny lip in the summer. So, lip glosses are a staple in my makeup bag in the summer. When paired with the right oversized glasses, they eliminate the need for more makeup. It’s magic!

MAKEUP BAG SPILL: Matte Face Powder

I have oily skin in the summer. In order to not look like a puddle of rainbow oil paints, I have to use matte face powders. I can’t praise this Maybelliene FIT powder enough. I can use a big fluffy brush with it to set my makeup in the morning. Also, if needed, I can touch up some areas where my makeup rubs off during the day. I wear glasses at work, which slowly removes the makeup on my nose. A couple of pats of this stuff and my nose is no longer giving Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer vibes.

MAKEUP BAG SPILL: Brow Pencil and Mascara

Finally, my brow pencil and mascara are the best support players in my life. I don’t need them often, but they help elevate my face so much. I keep the Benefit Goof Proof brow pencil in my makeup bag for those days when I need to define my brows, but didn’t have time before I left home. A quick swipe of the brush wand and then some swift swipes of the pencil to fill and define is all I need. I don’t have a particular mascara I keep in my makeup bag. For now, I’m using Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. It’s a 4-1 mascara that helps to lengthen, curl, volumize, and condition lashes. I must, this mascara is pretty legit. Plus, it comes in this cool purple faux snakeskin tube. Fab!

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