It’s a fine summer’s day at Glossier HQ, and if you were to take a tiny peek into the stairwell here, you’d catch New Yorkers in white sneakers (or low, sensible heels) jogging between floors, applying lip balm as they go and trying not to spill iced coffee on each other. Before the arrival of the evening’s Golden Hour and the imminent Instagram story reverse camera "I'm off work!" video, makeup bags will be pulled out and eyeliners will be reapplied, hair will be combed, and lipstick will be swiped, all in varying textures and shades. Here's to the makeup bag you bring to the office—the one with the power to change You into You After Dark. Take a peek inside the dopp kits of Glossier HQ (round two!):
Morgan Von Steen, Executive Assistant
I've had most of the same makeup products for the better part of seven years–I even wore them to prom! Most important to me are primers–like –and setting sprays. They make sure the shit on my face stays where it is. My signature is a light contour consisting of , , and a little swipe of with a ton of . For some added flair, I'll do a purple glitter eyeshadow from this I haul around. That’s to accompany Today’s Drama.
John Kim, UX Designer
I would like to think that if an apocalypse happened, I could go two weeks with a decent skincare routine–because, priorities. My dopp kit includes and gauze pads to use it with, , and . If I’m leaving work to meet up with friends, I’ll dab on some and spray before heading out. , from my favorite RTH in L.A., has been through a lot, but the leather only gets better with age!
Kate Caputo, Senior Manager, Business Intelligence
I’ve been carrying more or less the same makeup with me for years now, no matter the occasion or season. My stalwarts are , , and . The six (yes, six) shades of virtually indistinguishable brown eyeliner I currently have in my bag include: , , two Bobbi Brown powders I use as liner, ( and , and and – with some . I use the and either or on top.
Grace Lee, Accounts Payable Associate
I'm never without –it's the first thing I put on after sunscreen! I like to set with , and highlight with . is a good contour and I use on the apples of my cheeks. and are my go-tos for eyes, and for brows it’s , and . I mix and to give my lips some color!
Utibe Mbagwu, Editorial Intern
I carry two mascaras in my pouch: followed by –one for volume and one for length and separation. My really lasts, but I bring it in case I need to refresh my usual cat-eye. If I’m meeting up with friends after work, I touch up my foundation’s vulnerable spots with . I’ve been using to condition my lips before my choice lip color of the day: either or . After that I'll spritz a bit of , and then head out.
Laura Yeh, Designer
I have allergies year-round, which means my eyes are dry and irritated all day and I'm sneezing constantly. I keep with me so I can still look fresh and dewy–it really helps to moisturize and calm redness around my nose so I don't look like Rudolph. I also have two different kinds of eye drops: One is a prescription that I got from my doctor and the other is . is the best, and I use to clean up any smudged mascara and eyeliner. In case I’m going out after work, I keep , then whichever lip color I'm feeling: is the perfect "your lips but brighter" look and is my favorite red for summer.
Samantha Wilson, Community Coordinator
As someone who strives to use as much makeup as possible, it's hard for me to figure out which products I bring with me. really beautiful pebble-shaped bronzer that looks really natural, even in scary fluorescent light. I keep in this navy shade called Parisian Night close by for post-work activities, and it's an impressive formula IMO–I smudge it, layer and repeat. The star of the show is the love of my life, , which I'd give everything else in my collection for a lifetime supply of. The final steps are and that smells like spring showers.
Manouska Jeantus, gTEAM Editor
I go between two looks so I always have tons of makeup in my bag. and are good because they add coverage to my skin without irritating it. I love a glossy eye, so I use and pair that with . My full coverage look includes and . I'll contour with this , and to wrap I use and alternate between and !
Madeleine Angus, Creative Assistant
I don’t always bring my makeup bag out of my apartment, but when I do it’s because I’m going somewhere nicer than the pub after work. The has been in my makeup bag since high school, and if I need added coverage, it’s . I love mascara, so I use with layered on top. I’m always reapplying the , it feels so good and adds the perfect flush of pink. These that Annie [Kreighbaum] turned me onto are nice after looking at a computer screen all day. My summer day-to-night look is a swipe of this in 45 Safari on my upper and lower lash lines and a quick smudge with my finger. Any makeup that I can smudge and go is a dream.
–as told to ITG
Photographed by Tom Newton.
In case you happen to be feeling inspired to update your makeup bag—read here for your summer product upgrades.