What’s In Lauren’s Makeup Bag!

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We don’t know about you but we always find it interesting to see what people carry in their makeup bags.  With that said, we were inspired to share what’s in our own makeup bags this week.  

Be sure to check out this website https://www.nubobeauty.com for tips about beauty, hair, make up and much more. Below are all the cosmetics in Lauren’s bag that she uses on a day to day basis to keep her makeup looking fresh!

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If you are interested on buying the same type of bag she has, be sure to check these Dolce & Gabbana Bags!

Black Makeup Bag
Hair Pick Combs
Invisimatte Blotting Powder
Pocket Professionals Mini Airbrush Set (similar)
Metallic Lip Paint in Moon Lust
Lipstick in Amorous (satin/plum)
Lipstick in Twig (satin/neutral-pink)
Lip Polish in Jill (Magenta)-
Lip Polish in Clair, Starry Plum Haze
Nirvana Rose, Nirvana White Perfume Sampler
Pro Longwear Pressed Powder in Medium-Deep
Oil Absorbing Sheets
Lip Cream in White Russian, Nude Pink 
Lip Strobe in Ritzy, semi-sheer champagne w/gold & pink shimmers
Scrub Betweens Dental Picks
Lip Pencil in Whirl

Perfume is meant to be a bit ephemeral, of course, but where’s the fun if you spray and the smell goes away immediately? And spraying on the pulse points always seemed a bit of an old wives tale anyway. For answers, we rang Christine Luby’s doorbell (just kidding, we just emailed her)—she of Pinrose and personalized-wedding-scent fame. She happily answered our questions. Follow along:

So exactly where should one spray perfume to make it last the longest?

The first thing to know is that dry skin doesn’t hold perfume well, so make sure your skin is hydrated. This is why, as a group, people with oily skin don’t need to reapply as often. But beyond that, hair actually carries perfume the best. It also creates a beautiful sillage, which is the scented trail left by the perfume wearer, make the most of your perfume.

But perfume has alcohol in it. Won’t that dry out hair?

Some people warn against it because of that, but we tend to say no way. You’re applying such a nominal amount of alcohol to the hair that you’re not going to be doing much damage.

Are there particular scents that tend to fade faster than others?

Citrus notes tend to fade the fastest. But wood and animalics—commonly used as base notes—have much better staying power on the whole. A lot of the staying power is also dependent on the amount of oil used in the perfume. Eau de parfum contains the most oil—about 15 percent. Eau de toilettes have around 8 percent, and colognes have 5 percent.

And that whole pulse point thing—any truth there?

Pulse points are warmer, so applying there sort of speeds up the evolution of the fragrance, taking it from top notes for 20-or-so minutes to the more enigmatic and interesting heart and base of the fragrance.

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