What’s In My Makeup Bag? Lauren’s Beauty Favorites + Celebs Who Love Them!

August 19, 2021-

By Lauren

What’s In My Makeup Bag? Lauren’s Beauty Favorites + The Celebs Who Also Love Them!

This post is a sponsored partnership between BigBlondeHair.com and Nordstrom, although all thoughts and picks are my own! We may receive a percentage of sales for items purchased from Nordstrom through affiliate links in this post. The celebrity names mentioned are in no way affiliated with this post or endorsing any products mentioned.

As most of you know I’m pretty obsessed with Real Housewives beauty finds. And throughout the years I’ve tried a ton of their products. And although if they’re using them we generally know they’re top notch, I’ve teamed up with one of my fave place to scoop of these items up, Nordstrom, to bring you what I think is the best of the best after using all of these items for quite some time.

From covering up dark circles to my beauty faves to August best-sellers to the designer brand that just launched a SUPER fab beauty collection at Nordstrom, this post is chalked full of great info to keeping you looking so good people will think you’re making your Bravo debut.


The Realest Housewife,

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What I Swear by to…

Cover Up Dark Under Eye Circles:

1. Charlotte Tilbury Genius Magic Loose Powder (used by Kristin Cavallari) 2. Hourglass Concealer

After I apply my foundation (below) I put Hourglass concealer under my eyes with the foundation brush (linked below) and on my lids as a shadow primer. Then I dip a finger or a smaller brush in the loose powder and dab it on top of the concealer under my lids. It totally blurs imperfection. Occasionally I use it to set my makeup on my face in a very tiny amount. Then I highlight with Ambient Lighting powder.

Get A Glam Glow: 

3. Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector 4. Supergoop! Glow Screen

I used Lancer Dani Skin Perfector (a fave of Tracy Tutor’s) as a highlighter on my cheeks, forhead and nose bridge after I’ve done all my makeup. I even rub in on my legs! I used Supergoop in the daytime when I’m running errands or going to the pool since it’s also tinted and has an SPF. It’s been great for the Austin summer where foundation is too heavy!

Line + Plump Lips:

5. Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Liner 6. Hourglass Unreal Shine Volumizing Gloss

I love using Pillowtalk Liner (the shade is a celeb fave) with about every pink shade of lip gloss I use (I also use the CT Pillowtalk Lipstick + Gloss). I use Hourglass gloss with or without liner.

Strong Foundation: 

7. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick 8. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder 9. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Brush

I like a full coverage foundation for a night out and the Hourglass Foundation Stick is buildable depending on how much coverage you want. I highly recommend using their foundation brush to apply it.  I use the ambient lighting powder as a light dusting over all of my face if I want to be really glow-y, or a put it on thicker on my cheekbones etc. if I want to use it as an actual highligter.

For Long Lashes: 

10. Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara (Used by Cameran Eubanks) 11. Dior Show Maximizer 3D Lash Primer

I love a long lash so always use a primer before my mascara. I love layering these two items for a long lash. I also use Hourglass to blend my normal lashes with my fake lashes at the base when I’m going out!


Dark Circle Cover Up Process Breakdown:

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  1. Beauty Bio Cryo Roller 2. Khiels Avacado Creamy Eye Treatment (Used by Kary Brittingham) 3. Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler (Used by Stephanie Hollman) 4. St. Tropez Classic Self Tanning Mousse + Mit (a mit is a MUST for a good self-tan)

Are these items a bit pricey? Yes? Are they worth it in my eyes? For sure!

(Top to Bottom Clockwise)

1. Dreamdust Lip + Cheek Glitter 2. Go-Clutch Refillable Compact 3. Magnificent Mascara

4. Rosso Refillable Lipstick 5. Dreamdust Glitter Eyeshadow 6. Eye2Cheek Blush + Shadow

As someone who literally named my second child Valentino, I am SO excited to try their line of beauty products! I love the offerings that include amazing branded packaging, fun glitter products and everything you need for a sexy night out look. Click HERE for the complete line


1. True Botanicals Cleansing Balm 2. 111 Skin Under Eye Patches 3. Nars Orgasm Oil Infused Lip Tint

4. Sturm Anti-Aging Renewal Set 5. Dior Lip Glow + Care Set


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