My Makeup Bag Essentials

Makeup Bag Essentials
Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Aug 22, 2021

Here are five products that you’ll find me using over and over again, my makeup bag essentials.

Sisley Le-Phyto-Rouge-Capri
Le Phyto Gloss
Le Phyto Gloss Campaign



makeup bag essentials laura mercier

I never thought primer was really important in my makeup routine until I met Laura Mercier’s award-winning Foundation Primer. Not only is it silicone free (silicone-based products just slide right off my face by 12pm), but it can also be used in a few different ways: pop on a layer before foundation to plump up the skin, use it on its own for your daily fix of vitamins A, C, and E; or mix it with a powder shadow for a creamier effect. Try Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, from $77

Makeup bag essentials Neutrogena Hydro

Having tired-looking eyes in this day and age is a given… after all, most of our days are spent staring at computer screens or staying up late at night. Enter Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Eye Roll-On, a clever little rollerball product that contains hyaluronic acid and olive extract to counteract dehydration and stimulate blood circulation. To use, roll it around the eye and pat it into the skin with your fingers. Try Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Roll-On, $19.99

Makeup bag essentials bourjois

I’ve been through about three or four of these tubes and I seriously can’t find another foundation formula quite like it. As a CC cream, it features three corrective pigments: there’s apricot to address fatigue, green to zap redness, and white tea to minimise dark spots and pigmentation. And, for a medium-coverage base, it feels surprisingly light on skin, so you forget you’ve even got anything on. Try Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, $25

Sisley Phyto Khol Star Waterproof
Sisley Phyto Khol Star Waterproof
makeup bag essentials artemes eyelashes

There is nothing like a good set of false lashes to lift your spirits with a more glamorous look. Artemes is a great brand, and I’m hooked on their ‘Twice Bitten’ style, which is a set of wispy hairs that are longer in the middle. Expect tons of volume when you wear these. Try Artémes Lashes in Twice Bitten. $25.

Highlighting is one of the biggest trends to hit the beauty world is M.A.C.’s top-selling Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. It’s a finely milled shimmering beige compact that looks incredible buffed into cheekbones, brow bones and down the nose, without looking too frosty or metallic. Try M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle, $57


By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com. She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.


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