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What’s in Our Birchbox Makeup Bags?

If you haven’t already noticed, the Birchbox team is pretty obsessed with the products we sample. We just can’t help ourselves! Not only that—we’re also guilty of toting around our favorite BB samples in our Birchbox makeup bags. Dorky, we know. Here’s a peek at what we consider daily essentials.


I own lots of products, but I only take my faves with me to get ready after my morning workouts. My daily musts: Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Invisible, which allows me to go longer between washes, and of course Jouer’s Luminizing Moisture Tint, which I go through like it’s water. Josie Maran’s Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain is my newest obsession and I never go more than three days without exfoliating with Kate Sommerville’s brilliant ExfoliKate.


Currently in my makeup bag: Harvey Prince Eau FlirtI love this fresh scent. The dual notes of lavender and pumpkin are calibrated to make you irresistible to men. I also have Jurlique Lavender Hand Cream, a botanical balm that keeps my hands moisturized.


I love stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner, especially in Lionfish—I prefer the bronze color because it’s more subtle than a harsh, black liner. Also I like to carry around Jurlique Lavender Hand Cream as well as Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment to keep my hands and lips from getting dried out.

I really can’t live without my Laura Geller I-Care Eye Liner because it truely does last all day. Colorescience Pro Mineral Foundation Powder Brush SPF 20 is also a must for me because—with my fair skin, I need my products to have SPF even in the winter. This Colorescience brush with foundation is so convenient, especially when I am getting ready quickly. 

I have not one, but two, Birchbox makeup bags! I keep my gym “essentials” in the ikat one and my everyday products in the canvas one. A few highlights: Nuxe Multi-Use Oil: I apply this to my face every morning. I love the light texture and pretty scent. ByTerry Hyaluronic Face Glow: Adore the fluffy, souffle-like texture and the fact that it gives my skin an even look—even before makeup. Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint: You guys are probably bored of me telling you how much I love this product. Origins Checks and Balances Cleanser: I got this super foamy wash in my Jan Birchbox and it’s a new favorite.  GUM Teeth Cleaners: A must for someone who snacks as much as I do. MCMC Fragrances in Maine: My absolute favorite.


I’m so happy with the new Birchbox makeup bags because they can hold so much! Currently I’m carrying Jouer Lip Enhancer, which I’m totally addicted to. It’s such a step up from typical lip balm. I also always have Deborah Lippmann Stripper To Go nail laquer remover because you just never know when you’ll be inspired to change your polish on the spot!


We’d love to see what your favorite products are that you keep in your makeup bag! Send us a photo reply!

Stay Organized with the New Birchbox Makeup Bag

Our purses are like black holes for beauty products: once we toss something in there, there’s a high chance that it will never see the light of day again. That’s why we set out to create a custom Birchbox makeup bag that would let us keep our daily essentials in one place, no digging around required. The result? A stylish canvas pouch that’s big enough to fit our everyday makeup musts and small enough to throw inside our handbags. We polled the lovely ladies on the Operations Team to see what they’re going to keep inside their brand new Birchbox makeup bags. Click through for their picks!

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