• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

Clean Sweep: The Makeup Bag

Posted in:

Clean Sweep: The Makeup Bag


Katie Greenberg, 29, art gallery development director, Boston

THE LOOT: Multiple cosmetic pouches crammed with mismatched brushes, half-used lipsticks, and crumbly eyeshadows.

THE REBOOT: First, toss any expired goods (mascara after three months, creams older than a year, powders three-plus years). Then, switch to one streamlined train case with compartments to help organize day-to-night staples.

Cream Eyeshadow: A do-it-all formula lets you shade, line, and contour eyes in a snap. Apply it lightly for a sheer wash of color, or layer hues for a vibrant effect — no brushes required.

Powder Foundation: Use this versatile complexion booster wet for medium coverage or dry for foolproof touch-ups.

Makeup Eraser Sticks: These handy swabs wipe away smudges, flakes, and mistakes without messing up your makeup.

1. Dior Diorific Vernis Nail Lacquer in Lady, $26. 2. Tarte Cheek Stain in Awakening, $30. 3. Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Neptune, $19. 4. Wet n Wild MegaImpact Mascara in Very Black, $4. 5. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color in Light, $21. 6. Givenchy Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartet in Siena Silhouette, $57. 7. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Lip Color in Reckless, $48. 8. Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curviest Caramel, $16. 9. Clarins Eye Pencil in Black, $23. 10. Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm in SB01, $48. 11. Jane Iredale Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer in Z3, $26. 12. Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Foundation in 153, $36. 13. Goody Start.Style.Finish Comb, $7 (sold with brush, not shown). 14. Lancôme Le Curler, $23. 15. Sonia Kashuk Perfect Placement Six-Piece Brush Set, $22. 16. Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks, $6. 17. Sally Hansen Bushy Brows Be Gone Claw Slant Tip Tweezer, $7. 18. Sonia Kashuk Small Train Case in Plaid, $15.

Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Go to the Beach

Go to the Beach

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.