(7) What’s in HER bag?

Happy 7th What’s in HER bag?! This edition features a fashion meets beauty meets lifestyle blogger: Megan from Lush to Blush. Megan loves all things beauty and has a great eye for fashion. Her blog features professional tips, beauty must-haves, and the latest fashion trends. What more could you ask for?

Read on to find out what Megan has in her makeup bag and the one item she says, has changed her makeup routine for the better!

First tell us what’s in your makeup bag; numbering will be the easiest way to do this.

Boscia BB Cream. This BB cream adjusts to your skin color and does a great job of providing light coverage.

-Skin Transformation. This came out before the BB Cream craze, but it is similar. It provides SPF, smooth coverage and a little bit of tint. I have large pores and this stuff makes my skin look great!

Bare Minerals pressed powder. This is a new product from Bare Escentuals. It is made out of the same minerals, but it is pressed instead of loose.

-Bobbi Brown Concealer. I love this stuff! There are 3 steps: the corrector, the cream concealer and the top powder. This gives great coverage of blemishes and dark circles while blending perfectly with your makeup. And it stays all day!

-Chanel foundation. I don’t use this often, but when I want liquid foundation, this is my go to. It is very sheer, but does a good job of evening out skin tone.

-Bronze Booster. I love this bronzer! It is only about $5 at any grocery store or pharmacy, but it is the perfect color with just a touch of shimmer.

-Benefit Sunbeam. This versatile product can be used for a lot of different things. I currently use it on my eyes and as a highlighter.

-Michael Marcus blush. I never used blush until about 2 or 3 months ago, but now I don’t know how I ever looked good without it! It just adds a slight color, providing a healthy flush of life.

-Smashbox Gel Eyeliner. I love this stuff! It is brown and I put it on with an angled brush. I don’t wear liner often, but I much prefer this gel over a pencil.

-Diorshow Blackout mascara. OMG this stuff is amazing! See below.

-MAC Marilyn Monroe lipstick in Zen. This lipstick is the perfect nude, which is so in right now! I wear it every day.

SITNB: What’s your favorite beauty product of all time?
Megan: This is so hard since I love so many different products, but I would have to say I absolutely love my Diorshow Blackout mascara. It makes my lashes incredibly voluminous and they seriously touch my eyebrows when I have this stuff on!

SITNB: If you had to pick three key beauty items what would they be?
Megan: My Dior cleansing milk, Bobbi Brown face base and my Murad concealer stick. I strongly believe that skincare is the most important part of beauty.

SITNB: Who is your beauty inspiration?
Megan: Bobbi Brown. Not only does she share her gift of makeup artistry with others, but she sends a positive message that beauty is more than makeup.

SITNB: What was your biggest beauty no-no?
Megan: In 6th grade I wore this really light, white-ish/purple eyeshadow. It was the only makeup I wore and I thought I looked amazing and so mature (HA).

SITNB: How much do you really spend on makeup?
Megan: I spend more on skincare than I do on makeup, but I can say I’ve been a “V.I.B.” member of Sephora for years, which requires a minimum yearly purchase of $350.

SITNB: When did you first start wearing makeup?
Megan: I would say probably junior year of high school was when I started wearing some Bare Minerals powder and mascara.

SITNB: What has been your biggest beauty splurge?
Megan: My Chanel moisturizer and foundation. The moisturizer is $75 and the foundation is $50. It is soooo worth it though! And I really want to get a nice brush set, which will be very expensive.

SITNB: Do you have a product that has changed your life?
Megan: Bare Minerals, for sure. I really don’t like wearing liquid foundation all the time because I feel like I have makeup on. Bare Minerals makes you feel exactly what the name says- bare. It is actually healthy for your skin and makes you feel flawless. I can’t say enough about how much I love Bare Minerals!

If you haven’t already, check out Megan’s blog: Lush to Blush – it’s one of my personal faves!

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*Do you know someone that you would like to nominate for their OBPD (obsessive beauty product disorder)? – Please email me at shrtisthenewblack@gmail.com*

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