What’s In My Makeup Bag?


You ladies wanted to know what I keep in my makeup bag? Here you go!

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My Must Haves

From left to right:
* Benefit Bad Gal Liquid Liner
* Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Pure White
* Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel
* Rimmel Glam’ Eyes Mascara in Extreme Black
* Shiseido Eyelash Curler
* MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC30
* Bobbi Brown Lip Balm
* Ardell LashGrip Eyelash Adhesive
* Tuke-matuge Eyelash Clip
* Yu Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
* Sephora Express Radiance Face Spray
* DentaBurst Teeth Cleaner
* Refresh Plus Lubricant Eye Drops

Note: This is what I carry around with me for touch ups only and not necessarily what I wear on a daily basis.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. hello babes
    was just wondering if you could get the face spray in the UK? and how much would it be around?
    thank you !

  2. i love the bobbi brown lip balm! i cannot live without it, cause it makes my lips really soft and just yummy haha! cute makeup bag :o)

  3. I love Refresh plus eye drops and always carry them in my purse too. They were recommended to me by my doctor since I’m allergic to preservatives in eye drops (I had a reaction once), so he said to use Refresh Plus. They’re the healthiest for your eyes! Great to see that you like them too!

  4. Ooo…how does the dental teeth cleaner work? Is s a gum? Sounds kinda cool. And I’m also a big fan of the Rimmel products, love their mascaras!

  5. Oh yay! I’m so excited to see you used my suggestion for this entry! Thanks!!! I love how you always take readers comments into account when you blog.

    I always find it really fun and informative to be able to take a little peek into other people’s makeup bags. Gives me a good idea of someone’s “essentials” and what brands are tried and true. For example, I’ve been using Shu Uemura’s eye lash curler forever but I’ve been wanting to replace it…seeing that you use Shiseido’s adds a few points in their favor. I may run out to purchase it next.

    The Sephora Radiance Face Spray also seems fun…I will have to remember to be on the lookout for it if I ever find myself in Paris.

    If you ever want to do an entry on skincare please let your readers know what your regimen is. I think someone already suggested this but many of us would love to know how you maintain your great skin! I really like Fresh’s Umbrian clay bar for calming down spots. Works every time.

  6. You reminded me that these ladies who look always great & perfect are making efforts–checking and touching up their makeup throughout the day. Ah, I gotta make more efforts!

  7. Hi, I love your blog!
    Could you tell us what your daily routine for makeup and skin care is? Also, have you heard of the product Bio-Oil? What are your thoughts on this product? Thanks!

  8. Wow. I thought for some reason that your makeup bag would be packed with a ton of makeup. But it looks like it doesn’t take much to make you pretty. :-)

  9. I am really jealous of you because I carry lots of make-up things in my hand bag just because I can’t leave them at home! :) Even if i didn’t wear make-up in that day, i keep carrying them :) I’m some sort of sick about cosmetics :)

    I used Refresh eye drops and like it! I remembered that I should repurchase them when I saw your entry. It’s a pity for me that Rimmel cosmetics aren’t sold in my country.

    And this Sephora thing, is it for fixing make-up? And have you ever used mineral fixing powders? Which one you prefer?

    And my last comment: I saw that you don’t carry blush. You don’t use it daily or you use such a blush that it never needs touch-ups :) If so, let us know its brand :)

  10. Do you know if the Refresh Plus eye drops are okay to use with contacts? If they are then I will go out and buy some now! I can’t tell you how horribly scratchy and dry my contacts get during a 12 hr shift at the hospital. Thank you!

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