Ask Joli: What’s in Your Makeup Bag?

Monday, December 15, 2008 | Tips & How-Tos, customer Q&A

You’ve got questions, Joli Baker has answers. Read on for advice
from the Pür Minerals president and get the beauty scoop—pür and

Q: Happy Holidays, Joli! As a huge fan of beauty pür and simple, I’d love to know which products are your favorite. I just love your look; what do you keep in your makeup bag? – Alix, Bloomfield, NJ

Happy Holidays to you, Alix! My favorite beauty product other than the 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup is Triple Impact Mascara. This product lengthens, thickens and curls my eyelashes in seconds. The beauty of mascara is your eyes will look bigger, you will look alert and well rested as well as younger. I think it is the single greatest invention in beauty after your foundation.

The greatest budget-friendly find has got to be the 3-in-1 Universal Pencil. This pencil is like a mini makeover stick. It is brow shaper, eye defining pencil, eye shadow and lip colour all in one. For under $20, you get a multi-functioning beauty marvel. It is self-sharpening, waterproof and mechanical. It’s like makeup for dummies.

I think there are a few beauty essentials that every girl should have in her makeup bag. The biggest asset is a fantastic foundation. The 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup is foundation, finishing powder, concealer and SPF 15 all in one. The reason that this is such a hero is you can achieve flawless skin, spend less than $25, and apply it all in less than a minute. It is friendly to all complexions and ages. It takes the guess work out of makeup.

As I mentioned earlier, mascara is a must. The 3-in-1 Universal Pencil and a neutral shade of lip gloss are also essentials. If you have these things you can apply your makeup and look fantastic and be out the door in less than 3 minutes without breaking the bank. Who doesn’t love beauty pür and simple?

The biggest beauty blunder in my mind is trying too hard and using products you are not comfortable with. Often times less is more and when a woman applies too much makeup of any link it is harsh and unflattering.

The best beauty advice that I can offer any woman is this: Think about your ultimate goal when purchasing or applying makeup. You should spend no more that 5 minutes with your beauty routine and the look you achieve should take you from morning coffee with friends to the office to an evening out. Makeup is about bringing out the beauty in you.

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