February 11, 2016 - Posted by Mickey Tortorelli

Packing what you’ll tote around with you all day is about choice and purpose. It’s about knowing the difference between what you want and what you need. asked women of all ages and lifestyles “What’s In Your Makeup Bag” - their daily beauty essentials that they can’t live without and why.

This month we ask Glenda Raketti, the Cosmetics Operational Experience Coordinator from Shoppers Drug Mart.


STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - Black
I have always been a fan of the liquid eyeliner. I love how it creates a strong definition and adds a little glam. It's a winner that hits everything out of the park without any issues concerning the length of wear, the applicator or the formula bothering my eyes. 


REVLON Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor - Addiction
This lipcolor goes on like a lip gloss and feels lovely. The scent is actually quite delicious as well (a little fruity) and it goes on remarkably well with a beautiful pigmentation. I found that this is a blend of all things great from both moisturizing and long-wearing lipsticks, which isn’t something I have seen before!


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard
This concealer did not disappoint and has not let me down. I am so impressed with how smooth and creamy it is when it goes on and this creaminess gives you a lot of time to blend it before it sets. The coverage is amazing, and the slight peachy tone of the Custard shade corrects any darkness and also brightens under my eyes.


ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Stay In Place Powder Makeup
A liquid AND a powder foundation that meets all of my complicated requirements and demanding little heart’s conditions? They had me at hello.  The seamless blending, the impeccable coverage, the formula that lasted all day –  this foundation truly understood my needs.


L'OCCITANE Shea Hand Cream
I have gone through about 5-6 tubes (travel size) of this in the past 2 months, and have the really big one now. This is fantastic cream that moisturizes, absorbs well, and most importantly it works. I like everything about this cream – the scent, the texture, the packaging. I need it all!


BENEFIT Instant Comeback Facial Serum
This serum lives up to the name “Instant Comeback”. My skin feels hydrated immediately as the serum is sucked right into my thirsty skin and did not leave behind any stickiness. It makes my skin glow like it does in the summer when there is actual humidity in the air.


COVERGIRL Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara
I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of application as well  as the result. The brush delivered the formula to my lashes with easy precision and the formula really bulked up to give me a nice amount of volume. The smudge proof factor is there too! It doesn’t smudge all day, even on my lower lashes.


DIOR Hypnotic Poison EDP
Always a sweet staple in my fragrance wardrobe. Others come and go and this one stays with me :)


Try asking your customer ‘What’s in your makeup bag?’ You’ll be surprised how you can help her get rid of the clutter and focus on her beauty necessities.

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We would love to share your daily beauty essentials and why you can’t live without them with our BeauteSchool members. Just leave your contact information below to let us know you would like to participate.


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