Kimberly of KimberlyLuxe here and I'm so excited that I'll finally be visiting New York for the first time! I was invited to attend a conference for women in technology and my mind has been all over the place when it comes to my personal brand, future projects, what I'm going to wear, and how I'm going to do my makeup. One thing is for sure, I want to be camera ready for those random pictures that'll be taken to commemorate the event, as well as, those picture that may be used to later promote the event.

But I don't think that I want to cake-on my makeup as I really don't want to have to deal with the reapplication and resetting process that comes after hours of wearing the mixture of primer, foundation, concealer, and powder. So as I pack and get ready to go, I will be building a Fake-Up Bag -- one that will be full of product shortcuts for achieving "No-Makeup Looking Makeup". Because let's face it, make-up can often cake-up, so my goal for this trip will be to, fake-it like I make-it.

+ BB/CC Cream One of my must have Fake-Up Bag Essentials is a BB Cream, CC Cream, or Tinted Moisturizer. The products make for an awesome base and imperfection concealer without the hassle of having to go through a multi-step process that is often needed in order to achieve a full foundation routine. The great thing about BB Creams, CC Creams, and Tinted Moisturizers is that they are often 4-In-One Products. They usually always have SPF, primer, foundation, and moisturizing properties as staples! Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream is a definite whole-in-one!

+ Refresher I absolutely love using MAC's Studio Fix+ Spray. The solution allows my makeup to stay on all day while looking refreshed and vibrant. But recently, I have started making my own version of MAC's Studio Fix+, when I learned that Glycerin and Water have the same benefits as the clear solution sold at cosmetic stores! But if you're not looking to spend MAC money or if you're not in the mood to make this solution on your own, then Burt's Bees Rosewater & Glycerin Solution is a great semi-organic and budget friendly face alternative for you! Simply put some in a small spray bottle and spitz it before or after you're done applying your fake-up!

+ Mascara No matter if you're planning on wearing makeup or not, mascara is definitely a must-have as it allows your eyes to be the focal point of your face. Not only does mascara wake up sleepy eyes but it also can pull a fake-up look together! Benefit Cosmetic's "They're Real" Mascara is worth every penny as it'll expand and elongate your lashes in a fun and flirty way!

+ Lip-Stain A lip-stain is that great product that's right in between a lipgloss and a lipstick. Lipstains are known to withstand meals and weather as they provide a long-lasting lightweight finish! For a day look, I prefer a lipstain that is nude or light pink so it gives more natural appeal! OCC's Lip Tars are all the rave because in my opinion they pack the most perfect pucker punch in an organic and vegan way!

What's in your Fake-Up Bag?! What are your essentials for creating a natural and not so heavy makeup look?

 -post by kimberly luxe



  1. I received Benefit's new mascara "They're Real" as a sample and I like it a lot. I have tried every mascara out there but I think I might buy the full size version of this. Thanks for sharing these products. I will have to try that brand and type of BB cream as well.

  2. I use Maybelline's BB Cream every day. I love it. At first I thought I should try a "better" (think more expensive) BB Cream, but then I good sense took over. I'm not messing with something I like and that works for both my face and my wallet.


  3. I love the Maybeline BB cream and the benefit mascara! Thanks for the tip of using glycerin and water, I might have to try that!

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  4. Which color of OCC Lip Tar is shown?

  5. Which color of OCC Lip Tar is shown?

  6. I have yet to try the Benefit mascara but have heard wonderful things about it! Still searching for the perfect one.

  7. Love it! This is basically my everyday look. Love me some BB Cream. I've heard nothing but good things about that mascara, may have to finally pick it up. Good luck at the conference! <3


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