What's in My Makeup Bag with @tobyandrocket
In the latest instalment of our What's in My Makeup Bag series, we catch up with Yen from @tobyandrocket. We talk about her makeup essentials and she shares what items she keeps in her Jetsetter Travel Bag.
Hi, thanks for joining us! When did you start your Instagram and how did it come about?
I started my Instagram a long while back, but only started posting content regularly about a year and a half ago. I'm one of few people in my personal life who love and wear makeup regularly, so this came about as a way for me to connect with others who share the same interests.
What’s your full time job? How do you juggle your time between creating content for your Instagram and your full time job?
I have a day job as a research manager at a university, and am fortunate to have a job that is flexible and allows me the opportunity to work from home most of the time. My job has lots of ups and downs, there are days when everything is hectic because of deadlines and days when it is slow. I usually pre-shoot all my content when things are slow at work.
When did your passion for all things beauty start?
My mum is really into beauty products as well, and introduced me to brands like Lancome, Estee Lauder, and Shiseido. Growing up in Asia, these were the big popular brands back then!
What are 3 items in your Jetsetter Travel Bag?
My must haves when on the go are the Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation and 10-second Liquid Eyeshadow, and the Tower 28 Beach Please Tinted Balm. These are all I need for a quick 5-minute face.
What are your top 3 makeup products?
My favorites are Natasha Denona eyeshadows, Patrick Ta blushes, and Cheekbone Beauty liquid lipsticks.
And your top 3 skincare products?
I can't go without the Ordinary Caffeine Eye Solution, it works great for my dark undereye circles. Also love the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask and Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen.
Lastly, could you share a makeup or skincare tip that you swear by?
Always double cleanse especially to remove makeup and never go to bed with makeup on!
If you're not already, make sure you're following Yen on her Instagram!