Monique Lhuillier’s thoughtful list of beauty bag essentials is pretty exciting. She’s covering all of her favorites across the board—from tech products and accessories to makeup and vitamins—and we’re making immediate plans to follow suit with our own cosmetic bags! Read on for a breakdown of what gets her through fashion week and why!
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: I carry this foundation with me everywhere, and it’s a must-have for fashion week. It lasts all day and keeps my skin glowing for hours on end.
Tri-Fortify Orange Liposomal Glutathione (Vitamins): It’s always hectic this time of year, which can mean long hours and little time to rest and stay healthy. Vitamin C keeps me feeling energized during those long days!
Red Celine Wallet: I love the color of my wallet. It’s easy to find in my bag, and the style is so versatile that I can also use it as a clutch!
iPhone 6: I always have my phone on me so I can stay in touch with my kids while I’m away.
iPad: My iPad is my go-to for all things; it’s the easiest way for me to stay organized. Typically you’ll find me adding appointments to my iCal and pinning my collection inspiration to my Pinterest boards.
Apple Headphones: One of my favorite things to do in the mornings in New York City is run in Central Park. My headphones are a must for listening to music during my workouts.
Bobbi Brown ‘Smokey Eye’ Mascara: During the day, I like to look effortless and pretty. This mascara is an easy way for me to add a little drama to my eyes while I’m on the go.
Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Case: I love the cuteness of this red lip print linen makeup bag. It stores all of my everyday essentials perfectly!
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Uptown Girl:’ This is such a beautiful palette—I really like that you can wear the shadows for a daytime-friendly look or wear them more dramatically for a night on the town.
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in ‘Buff:’ This lip gloss is formulated with soothing botanical extracts that keep my lips soft and supple all day. It’s also scented with a hint of vanilla, which I love.
MAC Lip Pencil in ‘Soar:’ This pencil has a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for lining—and moisturizing—my lips. The color is long lasting, so I don’t have to reapply during the day.
Charlotte Tilbury ‘The Classic Eye Powder Pencil:’ Every woman needs an eyeliner that she can depend on!
SK-II ‘Wrinkle Specialist Moisturizing Serum:’ This anti-aging serum enhances the softness of my skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Westward Leaning Sunglasses: Living in Los Angeles, it’s a habit of mine to never leave the house without a pair of sunnies!
Purell Hand Sanitizer: Since I’m constantly in fittings and running around town, this helps fight off any germs.
Elizabeth Arden Lipstick in ‘Pale Petal:’ I can’t live without this luxuriously hydrating lipstick. It lasts up to 12 hours and adds just the right amount of color to my lips!
Business cards: I always carry my business cards on me. You never know who you are going to run into during fashion week!
Keys to my NYC apartment: I’ve recently become a proud part-time resident of New York. I love calling this city my second home.
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