What’s in My Bag: A Beauty Editor’s Favorite Products

As a beauty editor, people are always asking me what products I love the most. Here’s what’s in my bag.


1. Dr.Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water

dr.jart dermaclear micro water


Be still my heart. Finally, an eye makeup remover that doesn’t irritate my contact lenses. I have ruined so many pairs of contacts with eye makeup removers that claim they are great for sensitive eyes and contact wearers. Never again! At least not with Dr.Jart’s Dermaclear Microwater. Just one cotton ball and a small amount of this active hydrogen water is enough to take off all my BulletProof eyeliner and Rollerlash mascara, which trust me — is no easy feat.

2. EmerginC Scientific Organics Coconut-Argan Body Oil



This Coconut-Argan body oil is a savior for my parched summer skin. I spritz this super nourishing oil from neck to toe every time I get out of the shower and my skin stays soft, glowy and gorgeous all day long.

3.  Epicuren Sacred Indigo Oil



I’m one of those people that burns sage and reads tarot cards so I’m all about earthy, hippie chick perfumery. Sacred Indigo by Epicuren’s formula of water lily, clove, and blue tansy smells like heaven to my hipster, voodoo-loving heart.

4. Hum Flatter Me

hum flatter me


Have you heard of Hum? They’re one of my best-kept beauty secrets. I bloat very easily and when I do you can see it in my face and on my stomach. Hum’s Flatter Me digestive supplements contain enzymes that ease indigestion and reduce bloating, giving me a flatter, happier tummy and a face free of puffiness.

5. Amarte ExfoliPowder



Amarte’s ExfoliPowder is one of my favorite cleansers. This plant seed-based exfoliate works wonders to gently wash away dull skin and brighten my complexion.

6. Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner

unwash bio cleansing conditioner


Shampoo is so 2014. I recently stopped using traditional shampoo, swapping it out for Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner, and my hair has never looked healthier, fuller, or shinier. This gentle shampoo-replacement cleanses, removes build-up and locks in moisture without stripping hair of its natural oils. It’s also free of harsh sulfates and parabens so it gets two thumbs way up from me.

7. Pacifica Enzymatic Exfoliating Wipes

pacifica wipes


Toss this handy pack of Pacifica Enzymatic Exfoliating Wipes in your purse so you can freshen up when you’re on the go. I love cleansing my skin with these any time I find myself feeling less than fresh or getting super sweaty. Whether I’ve just finished an intense workout or I’m waiting for the subway on a 90-degree day, these Pacifica face wipes give my skin instant relief.

8. Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36



I don’t have to lecture you, all beauty junkies know the number one rule of skincare is wearing sunscreen every single day. This SPF by Equitance has skin brightening moisturizers which to give you a lovely glow. Plus, it glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly, giving you the perfect canvas for applying makeup in the morning.

9. 100% Pure Air Cushion Foundation

100 percent pure air cushion foundation


If you’re like me and prefer a lighter foundation, you’ll love this one by 100% Pure. Its all-natural, lightweight formula flawlessly erases dark circles, blemishes and any other imperfections. Formulated with maracuja oil, Air Cushion also works all day to keep skin hydrated, soft, and supple.

10. Odacité Green Tea Lemon Grass Serum Concentrate

odacite green tea


Serums, oils, potions, elixirs — I am all about them. Every morning I mix a few drops of this and that and apply liberally to my face, neck, and the tops of my hands to give my skin a boost of whatever it may need that morning. Odacité’s Green Tea Lemon Grass Serum Concentrate is one of my favorites when I haven’t gotten enough sleep or maybe had one too many glasses of wine the night before. Just the tiniest drop mixed with Dr.Dennis Gross’ Radiance Booster and Pestle & Mortar’s Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum and my skin looks bright-eyed and bushy-tailed within minutes and stays that way all day.

11. Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Golden Pink

beauty editor's favorite products


Tarte’s Amazonian Butter lipsticks are inspired by the vibrant colors of the Amazon. My favorite hue is Golden Pink because it gives my lips a pop of color that’s subtle enough to look natural but pretty enough to brighten my face.

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111 Responses

  1. Kriss

    I don’t have any products 🙁 I have trouble finding things that look good for someone who likes to wear little makeup!

  2. Christine A.

    6 beauty products are in my bag right now. That spray argan oil sounds divine.

  3. kim mignella

    Only two, packing light today, just lip balm and some spf40 face lotion

  4. Patty Hancock

    I always keep at least 5 items in my bag. They include sunblock, lip gloss, mascara, liner and powder. But most times I usually have so many more.

  5. Sherry Martindale

    I have five beauty products in my bag right now 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  6. Maira Aviles

    I have not 3 beauty items in my bag but I’m always looking to add more!

  7. Sandy Weinstein

    i currently have abt 7 products in my beauty bag in my purse. my dream vacation is to go to Bali or Australia

  8. Angela Poplar

    I have 3 products in my bag ( an old lipstick, some pure coconut oil in a container-awesome moisture for sure) and a sample of Narciso Rodrigues For Her perfume.

  9. Tammy Evans

    I have an eyeliner pencil, a lipstick, a lipgloss and a mascara so 4.

  10. Petra Jadan

    I lost count of how many items I have in my beauty bag. I always carry 5 different lip liners shades, 2 eye shadow compact, 3 different lipsticks shades, concealer, travel size moisturizer and much more.

  11. Kaila Turck

    I always carry my mascara with me. And face powder. Other times I carry my whole she-bang. Just in case I need a refresher!

  12. Valarie Davenport

    I have about 20 lip glosses and balms in my purse. And I always forget they are there and buy more..lol

  13. Lorena Grande

    i have 3 beauty items in my bag. :). I imagine I need more. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Danielle

    I have 6 beauty products in my purse. There is not much room for anything else.

  15. Jodi Mitrovic

    I have 3 items in my bag: Mascara, lipgloss and powder 🙂 Thank you! Followed @JodiMitro/mitro80

  16. Angelehm

    Shazam ! I have four beauty products in my day bag as I just bought myself new lipstick hurray! I also have my teal eyeliner, moisturizer , and purse size scent and four random scotch mints and travel toothbrush ,which aren’t beauty related but they were there lol. My evening clutch carries everything else 🙂

  17. Alana LeSueur

    I have a lip gloss, a lipstick, a hand sanitizer, spare wet wipes, sunscreen, L”occitane hand creme, a toothbrush, dental floss and tooth paste from Lush (little tablets), a small hand mirror.

  18. jennifer aguero

    7 at the moment. the ones I can’t leave the house without. but in my dresser, bathroom, and drawers are many many more.

  19. Candy Darr

    Three beauty items are in my bag ~ Lipstick, Lipstick and Scented Lotion

  20. Nina

    In my pocket book? Eyeliner.. cuz I never go anywhere without it, and a tinted lip balm.

  21. Sara Gates

    0. I don’t have a purse only a wallet so i carry no beauty items with me

  22. Jessica

    Twitter name: jessycah15
    I have 5 beauty products in my bag! My liquid eyeliner, eyelash glue, Chapstick, nail polish (just in case), and lipstick!

  23. Kristen Benton

    I have 7 necessaries in my makeup bag! Concealer, foundation, compact, eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyeshadow brush, and mascara!

  24. Ana Aquino

    I have 9 beauty products inside my bag! 🙂 These are my favorite products that I can’t live without!

  25. Lynn T.

    I have 6 products, a maybelline baby lips (clear w/spf) , Clinique Chubby stick (curvy), tarte lipsurgence (red), Larua Mercier Compact, L’Occitante hand cream, a sample of Kate Spade Live Colorfully perfume,


    I always carry a mascara, lip balm and gloss, eyeliner, powder compact and my nanoblur! So I have 6 beauty items!

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  28. Dana Miller

    I have 3 beauty products in my bag. I would LOVE to add Air Cushion from 100% Pure!!!

  29. Tamara B.

    I have eight beauty items in my bag I know I had more but looks like my daughter has been in my handbag LOL

  30. Dana Miller

    I have 3 beauty products in my bag right now. I would LOVE to add Air Cushion by 100% Pure!!!

  31. Niki Petersen

    I have to say I am a little embarrassed I only have lip gloss in my bag right now!!

  32. Faiza

    I have only 4 beauty products in my bag.. face powder for touch-ups, lipstick, lip gloss, and blotting sheets. Not too bad!


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