12 Makeup Bag Must-Haves

Could your makeup bag use an upgrade? Stock these products so you're ready for anything - from a night out to a client meeting. What's in your bag?

1. Makeup Bag: Black Opal Palette

Black Opal Tropical Sizzle Palette

These eye shadows, made with mineral brilliant powder pigments, create seamless coverage without weight or caking. They blend smoothly and stay in place leaving a radiant finish, come in Colada Cocktail (warm tones) and Paradise Passion (cool tones). Available on blackopalbeauty.com, $14.00


2. Makeup Bag: TOCCA Cream

TOCCA Giulietta Crema de Mano

TOCCA’s rich crema de mano, or hand cream, is infused with coconut oil, shea butter and aloe. It comes in Pink Tulip and Green Apple scents, and it will leave your skin feeling silky soft. Available at tocca.com, sephora.com, beauty.com and beautyhabit.com; $8


3. Makeup Bag: Stila Set

Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

The latest addition to the Stila All Day franchise has arrived! This oil-free foundation stays on all day and delivers a flawless finish without feeling heavy on your skin. The creamy concealer inside the foundation’s cap is infused with vitamins A, C and E. A mini mirror for on-the-go touch ups is also included. This multi-tasker comes in 16 different shades to suit every skin tone. Available at stilacosmetics.com, $44


4. Makeup Bag: Lancome Hypnose

Lancôme Hypnose Doll Lashes

Always wanted luscious, eye-catching lashes?  It’s possible to achieve gorgeous lashes with Lancôme’s Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara. A unique triple patented brush technology with a rich glide-on formula provides a “false doll-lash effect.” Available at Lancôme counters nationwide and lancome-usa.com, $26


5. Makeup Bag: Bath and Body Works Gel

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel

Freshen yourself up with bright citrus! This lightly scented sanitizer, which comes in Simply Citrus, is perfect for on-the-go clean up. Available at Bath & Body Works and bathandbodyworks.com, $1.50


6. Makeup Bag: Smashbox Liner

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner

With this creamy, mistake-proof shadow liner, you can effortlessly line and define your eyes. Smudge it as a liner or blend it as a shadow for radiant, all-over cover. Available at Smashbox.com, Sephora, Sephora Inside JC Penney, ULTA, Nordstrom, QVC, beauty.com and select Macy’s; $22


7. Makeup Bag: NARS Blush

NARS Outlaw Blush

Part of NARS fall 2012 collection, this blush comes in a soft rose with golden shimmer.  Get ready for glowing skin with this product. Available at narscosmetics.com, $28


8. Makeup Bag: Body Shop Lip Butter

The Body Shop Dragon Fruit Lip Butter

As of August 20, beauty aficionados will be able to add this amazing Dragon Fruit lip balm to their makeup bag all while supporting three national charities: Center for Great Apes (Animal Welfare), Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (Human Rights) and Turtle Island Restoration Network (Environmental Protection). For every sale of this lip butter, The Body Shop will donate all proceeds to these three charitable causes. Available at TheBodyShop-USA.com, $6


9. Makeup Bag: Cricket Brush

Cricket Friction Free Pocket Brush

A perfect size for any makeup bag, Cricket’s friction free brush was manufactured to reduce friction caused by brushing, combing and styling hair. This brush reduces hair damage and creates a smooth finish and shine. Available at select salons, Sally Beauty, and peninsulabeauty.com; $7.95. For more information visit cricketco.com.


10. Makeup Bag: Aqua Rouge

Aqua Rouge Liquid Lip Color

This duo provides long-lasting, smudge-proof color in two simple steps. First, apply your favorite opaque shade using the applicator. Then, top with the transparent gloss for a high-shine, lacquered finish. Aqua Rouge is waterproof and kiss-proof. Part of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s fall 2012 product launches, the lip color is available in 12 different shades. Available at Sephora.com and MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques, $24


11. Makeup Bag: Mally Beauty

Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

Mally’s Face Defender eliminates the look of pores, fine lines and imperfections which helps makeup last. This product mattifies and smoothes out a finished makeup look without the dry, ashy look that sometimes powder can add. Available MallyBeauty.com, $40

12. Makeup Bag: Biore Strips

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

These deep cleansing, pore unclogging strips are like getting a facial in only 10 minutes. The limited-edition tin houses a mirror on the inside along with the signature strips users know and love. Available at all major drug stores, $7.99