Can you believe this is my 15th “What’s in HER bag” interview? It feels like just yesterday I was interviewing Morgan from Morgan Marie Beauty for my 9th edition. I sometimes wonder how I got so lucky to interview some of the best bloggers and top beauty professionals out there, not to mention find out what’s in their beauty bag.
I could keep rambling…but I think it’s time to find out what Alex, the blogger behind Adored By Alex, carries in her makeup bag down in the Lonestar state.
I swear it’s like Alex and I are makeup soul-mates who share the same love for a lot of the same products you can find below.
Inside her bag:
- CoverGirl Nature Luxe Liquid Silk Foundation (SPF 10)
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Natural
- Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown
- Chanel Les 4 Ombres Paupiéres Eyeshadow
- Bobbi Brown Caviar and Oyster Palette
- Stila Stay All-day Liquid Eyeliner
- Diorshow Iconic Mascara
- Nars Duo of Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze
- Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip Conditioner
- Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Guava and Pale Pink
- Anna Sui Blotting Papers
SITNB: If you had to pick three key beauty items what would they be?
Alex: I grew up in Arizona were the dryness could be down right oppressive on anyone’s skin, now I live in Houston where the humidity sometimes isn’t even enough of a natural moisturizer for skin. I am a huge fanatic of hydration and SPF on the face! A great tinted moisturizer is a perfect base for any makeup routine, whether it be for day or night. Lip balm is right behind – Jo Malone or Burt’s Bees are my go to. Finally mascara is the most versatile tool in my arsenal.
SITNB: Who is your beauty inspiration?
Alex: On more than one occasion I’ve been told I look like Jessica Alba. What a great compliment to receive considering I’ve modeled many a makeup purchases, beauty routines and hairstyles after her!
SITNB: What was your biggest beauty no-no (come on, we all have had them)?
Alex: Tweezing my eyebrows myself because I can’t get in to my aesthetician or simply because I am too busy and don’t have time to make an appointment.
SITNB: Guys want to know, how much do you really spend on makeup?
Alex: My makeup routine is pretty minimal on a regular basis meaning I don’t apply it very heavily – so in essence I make items last and am not purchasing new makeup every month. Give or take, I’d say in the last year I’ve spent maybe $100.
SITNB: When did you first start wearing makeup?
Alex: Growing up a competitive figure skater, I was not immune to heavy (and not so cute) performance makeup for the ice… but began wearing makeup regularly around 7th grade. Lip balm and tinted chapstick has always been in my arsenal for as long as I can remember.
SITNB: What has been your biggest beauty splurge?
Alex: I haven’t had one yet because I’ve ‘borrowed’ it from my mom… but soon enough it will be La Mer products. As of now probably bottles of my favorite perfume scents Bobbi Brown Beach and Chance by Chanel.
SITNB: Do you have a product that changed your life and/or beauty routine for the better?
Alex: Sunscreen. Even though I am half-Venezuelan and have naturally tan skin, I’ve become a huge sunscreen fanatic in the last couple years or so. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a healthy looking glow, but I always wear a great, protectant SPF (at least 15+) on my face every day. SPF is the biggest skin saver out there.
I hope you enjoyed reading this edition of “What’s in HER in bag” with Alex as much I did interviewing her. I know I’m not the only one considering adding this to my next online shopping cart.
Be sure to stay up to date on Alex’s daily adorations and inspirations in beauty and fashion by checking out her blog here.