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How to Build the Perfect Makeup Bag

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to build the perfect makeup bag in this makeup tutorial from Howcast.


Hi, I'm Patricia Longo and I'm a celebrity make up artist. I have worked with models from Sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alec Baldwin at 30 Rock. All those things that expert do that the average person doesn't know how to do, will learn how to do it on these videos. How to build a perfect makeup bag: So I usually carry a pocket book that's bigger than my body and everybody says what are you carrying in that humongous bag and I would say half of it is makeup and I think it's because every single week I try to add something to my little perfect makeup bag, especially if you are travelling. Although travelling these days is getting more and more difficult, I have to put everything in a plastic bag but what I recommend to travel with, I always want to carry a press powder, always to touch up my T-zone with a little powder puff. I always have to have three different shades of lipsticks with me, whether its my nude lipstick or my red lipstick or even just a baby pink, baby doll pink lipstick. I have to have three different shades and that's usually good because if I'm working during the day and my want my nude lips. I might just change it at night. If I go in my pocket book and just have nude lips, that's not going to be fun. Another thing I love is my mascaras and as I said I have three of my favorite mascaras that I ..probably carry at least two of the three and a lip liner, a black eye liner. I have my Quad eye shadows or my...I love my eye shadows from Christian Dior. Usually Christian Dior has a five palette so you can get the best of both worlds. You can have two neutral colors and two dark smoky colors. You have day eye shadows and night eye shadows in one. I think that's really important for me and I never leave without my concealer. That's always in my pocket book and my TOUCHE CLAT from Yves Saint Laurent, my highlighter and blush blush blush. I love to carry a nice blush and a bronzer is nice in the summer time. I don't always bronzer coz I'm already naturally dark but for other people it definitely good to have a little bronzer, give you a little life, little color, make you look alive. Those are the things I definitely have to have in my bag especially at the end, I top everything off with a little lip gloss. And that's a perfect makeup bag.

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