What's in Her Bag? ~ Lena

If I had two words to describe Lena's makeup routine, they would be "Glam Girl." She rarely leaves the house without her signature winged liner and lipstick. That's why I knew I had to dive into her makeup bag. Little did I know, that I would find some of the most coveted beauty items on Youtube in her stash. 

Lena uses MAC Cosmetics Lightful C Tinted Cream to even out her complexion. This new-age CC cream contains a radiance booster and vitamin C to help the skin now and over time. It, also, contains SPF 30, which is great since we are coming into Spring and Summer here in the South. To keep her eye shadow in place, she swears by the MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base. It keeps her shadow in place throughout the workday and into the evening. Isn't that every girl's dream? I thought so....

Most of Lena's eye looks are created using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. This palette truly is perfect for creating anything from subtle day looks to dramatic date night eyes. She creates her signature winged liner with a MAC 208 angled brush and Pro Longwear Fluidline in Black. Fluidline is a great product for winged liner because its longwearing, while also being inky and dark. To finish her eye looks with drama, she layers two mascaras on top of one another. She loves how Benefit's They're Real Mascara adds length to her lashes, and she can't live without the curl and lift that Benefit's Roller Lash gives her. 

Now, on to how she gets her signature glow! Lena defines her facial features using the MAC All the Right Angles Contour palette in light, which includes a cream highlight, a shimmery powder highlight and a cool toned contour shade. When she wants the tops of her cheeks to have a little more "pop", she gives them a sweep of MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish. This gilded, peachy, bronze shade has a cult following on Youtube, and for good reason. It is buttery soft, and can be used as an eyeshadow and highlighter all over the face. To give the apples of her cheeks a fresh flush, she swears by MAC Peach Twist blush. It has a natural, pinky peach color and adds a soft amount of glow to the skin. When I saw this in her collection, my first words were "I may need this." EEK!

Remember how I said that Lena rarely leaves the house without lipstick on? Well, I wasn't kidding. If she's feeling a matte, stay all day kind of lippie, she's going to go with her favorite liquid lipstick. Kat Von D Lolita 2 is a long wearing, terra cotta nude shade. If she's feeling a little more rosy of a lip, she reaches for Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang lipstick. Even though this is a more traditional lipstick formulation, it gives the lips nourishing color and wears off naturally. For a more everyday, natural lip, Lena lines and fills her lips with MAC Staunchly Stylish lip liner, then tops it with MAC Cremesheen Glass in Just Superb. Just Suberb is perfect for layering  and provides tons of moisture to the lips. It's the perfect topcoat for any lippie combination!

I'm so happy that I got to share my sweet friend's makeup bag with you! I haven't used a lot of MAC products in the past, so it was really nice to see what new things they've come out with, as well as play with some cult favorites from their line. What are your favorite products in your makeup bag? Any that you couldn't live without? Tell me about them in the comments below. Thank you so much for spending a little bit of your time with me, and I'll see you next time! 

~ Shana

 Photo of Lena taken by Silverfeather Studios

Photo of Lena taken by Silverfeather Studios