Whats in my Makeup Bag – My Favorite Spring Makeup

by Ashley

What's in my makeup bag by Ashley Terkeurst Hodges of Ashley Terkeurst Hodges // Ashley Hodges // makeup // MAC // make up bag - My Favorite Spring Makeup featured by popular Los Angeles style blogger, Ashley Hodges

I love makeup. I am NOT a pro by any means, but I do love testing out new products and learning new tricks on how to apply certain products. A lot of you keep asking me to do a Spring makeup tutorial which is very sweet and honestly makes my day to read your kind comments and DM’s. You guys are the reason why I blog and keep doing what I am doing, so it’s encouraging to see that there are real people out there engaging with me. ( So… if you want to comment below or go share some love on my Instagram, I mean… I wouldn’t hate it! haha) No, but seriously, I want to get to know you guys more, so if you have any fun ideas on how I can be more personal and engage with you guys, please let me know!!

Whoops, got a little carried away. Back to what I was saying about the Spring makeup tutorial. To do a makeup tutorial, I need a youtube channel and a particular video camera. Which are two things I do not have, but I am working on it! Setting up a youtube channel is at the top of my TO DO list, and I am starting to save up (hello, newlywed on a budget here) to buy the video camera I need. In the meantime, I wanted to give you guys at least all the details of what makeup products I use. That way, by the time I make my makeup tutorial, you will already have all the products and will be able to apply them along with me! It’s a WIN WIN!


Details + Colors I use: Smashbox Foundation Primer //  Too Faced Matte Bronzer – Medium/Deep // Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette // Shape Tape Concealer // CoverGirl Fibers Mascara // Always Sharp 3D Liner // MAC Powder Blush – Sunbasque // Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Eden // Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick // Charlotte Tilbury Mascara // Anastasia Contour Kit // Becca Highlighter – Moonstone (year round) & Champagne Pop (for summer) //  Anastasia DIPBROW – Medium brown // Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette // Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder – Translucent // Urban Decay Lip Pencil – 1993 // Urban Decay ‘Vice’ Lipstick- Stark Naked

Makeup Brushes I use: Beautyblender (concealer & foundation) // Morphe E3 Pointed Powder Brush (setting powder)  // Morphe M576 Pointed Blender Brush // Morphe M527 Powder Brush (bronzer)  // Morphe E4 Angled Contour Brush (blush) // Morphe E36 Detail Crease Brush (eyeshadow & blending eyeliner) // Morphe E18 Round Crease Brush (eyeshadow) // MAC 217 Blending Brush (eyeshadow) // Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush (eyeshadow) // Morphe M439 Buffer Brush (fondation) // Real Techniques Setting Brush (under eyes & highlight) // Anastasia Eyebrow brush (eyebrows) // Urban Decay Cosmetics Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener (to sharpen lip linner & eyelinner)

Here are a few items on my wishlist:


What’s in your makeup bag this month?

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Hannah harris April 17, 2017 - 3:55 pm

Hey Ashely! I’m moving to Birmingham for college at Samford this fall, and I loved your post about all the coffee spots you love in bham. I would love any recommendations you have for the city as a whole! I’m planning on visiting highlands church on my quest to find my “home” church (away from home) and I know you go there so I though I’d mention;). Thanks so much!

Joyce April 17, 2017 - 4:45 pm

Been looking forward to this post for a while! Really good selection of all-around great products. The Tartelette in Bloom palette has been on my radar for months. I’ll probably grab it the next time Tarte does a 30% off sale! MAC Sunbasque seems like a unsung hero. I never heard people talking about it. I have Becca Champagne Pop from the Champagne Face palette. For whatever reason, I rarely use it!

My makeup lately has been just about the whole face except eyes. I can’t be bothered to blend eyeshadow, line my eyes, curl lashes, and apply mascara so I’ve just upped my bronzer & blush instead!

My current makeup rotation includes:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind undereye concealer
Tarte Double Duty powder foundation
TheBalm Balm Desert bronzing blush
MAC Sweet Vision blush (limited edition)
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter
Revlon ColorStay Dark Brown eyebrow pencil
Rimmel Spice lip liner

Real Techniques Expert Face (concealer)
RT Multitask (powder)
Elf Complexion (bronzer)
RT Blush (blush)
RT Setting (highlighter)
Urban Decay sharpener (although I want a different one to separate lips & eyes)

Jessica Jones April 18, 2017 - 11:52 am

My question is how long does it take for your daily makeup routine? I love all of these products, but it honestly overwhelms me to think about using this many everyday! I have a six month old so my beauty routine is a lot shorter these days? Soo my other question is what would you recommend are absolute essentials for everyday, keeping in mind that I have limited time? Looking forward to your makeup tutorials!!❤

Ashley April 21, 2017 - 2:00 pm

I Definitely do NOT use all these products every day. Actually, most days I don’t even wear makeup at all. These are just all the makeup products in my makeup bag. When I do a full face of makeup I do use all these products!

Claudia santos April 20, 2017 - 9:50 pm

What camera would you recommend for YouTube? I also want to start one but I’m clueless!

Emily Garner April 22, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Love this post! Starting a YouTube channel has always been on my go-do list what gear would you recommend?

Heather May 2, 2017 - 8:38 pm

Would love if you shared your skincare routine!

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