My On The Go Makeup Essentials

If you saw my Instagram post from Friday, then you know already how amazed I was at how much makeup I could fit in my Stephanie Johnson small cosmetic case. But instead of wow-ing myself with all the goods I can fit, I thought I’d share with you my on-the-go makeup essentials I never leave home without. (Small disclaimer: it’s a lot of Stila and Benefit.)

On the go makeup essentials

Stila Cosmetics Convertible Lip & Cheek Color in Rose. Never mind the fact that I totally swiped as many of these palm-sized dual lip and cheek color compacts at the Trina Turk x Stila Road Trip Dinner in New York. To say I’m obsessed with these is an understatement. You can apply with your fingers or a regular blush brush (it actually deposits color on to your cheeks really well).

Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner. Probably my favorite hydrating lip balm of all time. The rose scent reminds me of something my YiaYia (that means grandmother in Greek) would’ve used.

Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer. Long days in the office usually warrant dark circles and tired eyes. While I’ve never applied this as my sole concealer, it’s a pretty decent product for touch-ups during the day.

Revlon ColorStay Overtime in Perennial Plum. I discovered this at Walmart and since I’ve been on the hunt for a plum lip, I thought I’d give it a try. I tested it for the first time this weekend and was pretty impressed with its staying power considering I didn’t apply the clear topcoat (and it lasted through lunch at Bobby’s Burger Palace).

Benefit Watt’s Up highlighter. This is by far the best birthday gift I’ve gotten from Sephora to date. I usually apply this on my cheekbones and cupid’s bow for a dewy glow.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never. This is my favorite lip color that I love to wear in the fall and it’s so easy to apply (perhaps its the creamy matte formula).

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. I rarely have the time (or patience) in the morning to line my eyes so I always keep this in my bag at all times (and to refresh my makeup look).

Stila Lip Glaze in Harmony. This is a lip gloss from their summer collection but the shade works for every day wear. I have too many of these lip glosses to count.

What makeup essentials do you never leave home without?