I’m not a big makeup person. In fact, I typically don’t wear it. I am, however, a big fan of taking care of my skin, so every morning and evening I go through a routine which will hopefully help keep my face looking young and fresh for years to come. When it came to finding a beauty bag, I decided I had to go with Chanel, because what’s more classic than a quilted Chanel cosmetic pouch?

I throw this pouch in my bag when I know I’ve got a long day upon me and inside of it, there are three items I will never leave home without.


1) Fresh Sugar Balm
$22.50 via Nordstrom

I own this product in almost every rendition the brand has released, and I always have at least one in my bag. As you apply it ,you will feel your lips become instantly smooth, and they stay silky for a while. Another plus is the smell and taste, just like brown sugar! There are different options with hints of color to meet your needs, and there is also SPF 15 to protect your lips from the sun. Price is $22.50 via Nordstrom.


2) La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex
$135 via Nordstrom

I’m not going to lie, my eyes are already showing fine lines. I blame it on years of being in the sun and not wearing protective eyewear when I was outside, but I’m sure it’s caused by a slew of things. What I do know is that I want to protect the sensitive skin around my eyes as much as I can and help prevent those fine lines from expanding. I use this La Prairie Eye Complex every morning and night to dab around my eyes. I kid you not, the skin around my eyes feels instantly toned and smoother. Another perk is that if I plan to wear eye makeup, this is actually a great base which will prolong its wear time. Buy for $135 via Nordstrom.


3) NARS Multiple Makeup Stick
$39 via Neiman Marcus

Although I’m not a big makeup wearer, I do believe in making sure my face doesn’t look too bland and lifeless. If I put nothing else on, I am ok as long as I give myself a little blush stroke with my NARS Multiple Makeup Stick. I have the color Orgasm (I know) and use it on my cheeks to help bring them to life. It’s not much, but this stick gives me just enough color and shine to help stand out. Buy for $39 via Neiman Marcus

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