What’s In My Makeup Bag with Nordstrom

 OUTFIT DETAILS Top (fits TTS, wearing M) // Bralette //

  Leggings (runs small, sized up to a large) // Shoes

Hey friends! Another highly requested post for you guys. I partnered with Nordstrom to share my holy grail beauty products & what I currently use on the daily. All of these products can be found at Nordstrom and all ship free! Sorry for the long post, but wanted to make sure I answered your questions.


MAC Lip Conditioner  l l If you expierence dry and cracked  lips like I do…this will literally change your world! I’ve been using this lip conditioner for 6 years now and the lip conditioner instantly hydrates and conditions the lips and gets rid of all the cracks and flakes. Trust me, this doesn’t disappoint and is a must have in your purse on the daily.  

Anastasia duo powder l I feel like filling in your brows has become so important to those of us who don’t have microbladed brows or have thin brows. The Anastasia duo powder has allowed me to recreate my thin brows. This will last all day and will help fill in brow shape, create thicker, fuller brows. Revert back to here for a tutorial. 

Anastasia Brow Wiz l I recently did a post (here) on the Anastasia duo powder, the Brow Wiz  & Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel and why they are a game changer. This is the icing on the brows. It shapes, defines and gives a more pristine polished eyebrow look. 

Mac Eyebrow Brush I The size of this angle brush is THE perfect brow brush size to shape your brows. This help fill in the brows for a fuller look. This is the perfect size for brows and I also switch gears & use it as my eyeliner (when I wear it).  Out of all the brushes, this is my #1 must have brush. I literally use this MAC small angle brush daily. I have to say I cannot live without this angle brush. 

Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette l This eyeshadow pallet is the perfect neutrals for daily wear and has been my go-to eyeshadow palette.  It has shimmer shades all the way to a creamy matte colors. Also, it can make the perfect smokey eye effect with the Blackout & Busted color. This palette last all day which is nice that you don’t have to reapply later in the day. This is my favorite palette out of all the Naked palettes.

MAC Creame D’Nude Lipstick l I’ve been using the Creame D’Nude color recently and I absolutely love the creamy, natural color. If you are looking for an everyday neutral, this is a good matte nude color. There are so many fun colors and Creame D’Nude would be perfect to layer with reds or a darker color for fall too.

Concealers l I currently switch between the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat (color 1) & NARS soft Matte Concealer (color Canelle). 

 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat l Lets just call this the magic wand! The YSL concealer is a lighter coverage concealer and covers dark circles (which I have). This magic wand highlights your best features. and is perfect for daily wear. The great thing about this product is that it doesn’t look cakey even if you apply too much. I’ve been using this for 3 years now.

 NARS soft Matte Concealer is a thick coverage and perfect to hide dark circles. It is V thick and a matte consistency. I love it, but it can show your fine lines under your eye which I am not a huge fan of. This concealer will last all day. 

Original Makeup Sponge l This helps give a more airbrushed, streak free look.  Damp the beauty blender sponge with water and then apply your  primer, foundation or BB cream it helps your makeup go on smooth and not give a cakey efffect.  This beauty blender helps you use less of the product as well. This has turned into my MUST HAVE piece to when applying my makeup. 

Lancome Teint Idole Foundation l This is a light to medium coverage foundation. You only have to use a small amount for full coverage on your face. It isn’t cakey and the best part is that it will last all day. I find myself not even applying pressed powder sometimes and it still looks great. 

MAC brushes l The MAC brushes last! I seriously love them! Once I clean them, they still look and apply just like they did when I first purchased them new. There is a huge difference IMO from the drugstore foundation brush and the MAC brush. You will notice when applying your foundation on your face. I switch between the MAC foundation brush and the beauty blender when applying my foundation.

Benefit High Brow Highlighter l For those of you who watch my IG stories, you’ve seen this several times. This is a MUST HAVE and I literally use it on 4 places on my face. It is perfect to highlight your best features. I use it to highlight my brows on the top arches, the inner crease of the eyes, the top arches to the lip and the center of my lip (after I apply my lip liner and lipstick). 

Laura Geller Blush l This is perfect for all seasons and I love that you don’t need much at all when applying. It has such a gorgeous glow with a little bit of color. The color I use is pink grapefruit. 

Lancome Bi-Facil Makeup Remover l Hands down the best eye makeup remover. You only need a little bit of this and it doesn’t burn or irritate your eyes. I tried this compared to a drugstore and there was no comparison. The drugstore makeup remover I used (L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Eye Makeup Remover) burned just a little, didn’t come off easily, I had to apply pressure on my eyes & almost scrub of my eye makeup compared to the Lancome Bi-facil which was gentle and I can lightly rub off all eye makeup without scrubbing and ruining my lashes. So gentle yet effective. 

What are your fave beauty products for the fall? I love trying out new products and would love to check them out! Let me know in the comments. 

Thanks Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions are of my own.



  1. Trish Kownatzki
    October 11, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I love all of these! I really want to try the Mac lipstick, it looks so good on you.

    • The Sue Style File
      October 11, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      Thanks, it’s the perfect everyday lipstick.

  2. Catherine Gamblin
    October 11, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Can't wait to try the lip conditioner!

    • The Sue Style File
      October 11, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      You will love it!

  3. Ashley
    October 11, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    I love seeing what other people use for their skincare and beauty. A few of those are my staples as well. Guess that means I need to check out a few more of your holy grail beauty items bc we seem to like the same things.

    • The Sue Style File
      October 11, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      Same here! I love tryin g out new beauty products.

  4. Jennifer Smith
    October 11, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    It is neat to see what other people use and be able to see it on them. I'll be checking some of these products out. 🙂

    • The Sue Style File
      October 11, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks for your comment & I’m with you! I like finding out what other people are using too.

  5. zoebecky007
    October 12, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    Who makes this cosmetic bag please it’s gorgeous

    • The Sue Style File
      October 12, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      It’s from Nordstrom. If you click on the picture I have linked, it will take you to the cosmetic bag. ☺️

  6. Jamie Gibralter
    October 15, 2018 / 1:14 am

    Love this! And thank you!!! The Mac lip conditioner is amazing! I can’t live without my Bobbie brown Smokey eye mascara. I am definitely going to get the urban decay eye palette. Cannot believe I haven’t seen it yet!!!

    • The Sue Style File
      October 16, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Thanks for sharing! I will def try out your recs!

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