IMG_7503I’m a self proclaimed makeup mad scientist. It probably stems from having to apply heavy stage makeup, false eyelashes, and the “works” for dance performances all my life. I’ve always loved creating and experimenting with dramatic looks, colors, and new techniques. Let’s just say my girlfriends were reallyyyyy good sports through the years. During my gothic phase in middle school, I gave them some very questionable “makeovers” and style advice …trial and error, right?? However, one thing is tried, true, and tested: the essential products in my makeup bag. We’re talking everyday, practical, can’t live without products that have been must-haves in my makeup bag for years. To be honest, I try to keep backups on hand because my anxiety spikes when I get low on inventory!  Whether they are drug store finds, from department stores or specialty retailers, these 5 items are my top picks and have a permanent spot in my heart and makeup bag. Each bullet ahead is a shopable link! 😉   View Post