Bag Magic

Tote-ally enchanting finds in makeup artist Kecia Littman’s purse


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What you wouldn’t give for a makeup wand that could turn you into a princess on even your toad-iest days. If only you had the special touch of makeup artist Kecia Littman, who has worked her magic on HONOLULU Magazine and HONOLULU Shops fashion shoots and always left us totally spellbound.

We know, we know—magicians don’t reveal their secrets. She did, however, give us a peek into her everyday bag of tricks, stocked with her favorite on-the-go potions for staying fresh, keeping cute and looking absolutely enchanting.

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From beachside shoots to drinks in Chinatown, Kecia’s life demands a purse that can go from boho to dressy ASAP. This classic black multistrap Kate Spade works like a charm. Plus, it’s big enough for a whole vanity-worth of beauty products—an obvious must. Find similar styles at katespade.com.

Cute and fun, this poppin’ Kate Spade champagne-bottle coin purse matches Kecia’s own bubbly personality perfectly. Since she tends to skip the wallet, it’s also just the spot for keeping cards and IDs at the ready. No longer available, but check out this other fun coin purse from Kate Spade.

No scrounging for mascara wands or eyeliner pencils: Kecia’s handy purple Cozzette vessel container holds all her small pieces. The matching Cozzette brushes are also vegan and made by makeup artists for makeup artists, so they deliver the perfect amount of product each time. $24 for the midsize vessel. Brushes range from $20-$30. Available at Sedona at Ward Centers, 591-8010.

Her cheery makeup pouch keeps the oodles of compacts, blushes, powders and tools neatly in place. Plus, it functions as an emergency clutch for a seamless transition from day to night. Find similar styles on asos.com.

A super convenient, pressed color compact for the girl on the go, Nars duo in Orgasm and Laguna is a luscious, peachy shimmer and sheer bronzer. It gives cheeks a flush of Island-ready color in (almost) one fell swoop of a brush. $42 at Sephora, Ala Moana Center, 944-9797.

This new Luminessence Giorgio Armani CC Cream is delicately tinted to give skin a subtle coverage and alluring glow. The lightweight feel and SPF 35 make it the ideal cream for Kecia's sunny life. $50 at Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center, 953-6100.

Perfect for Kecia’s deep skin tone, her What Comes Naturally lip pencil and Water Deities lip gloss from MAC's new Alluring Aquatic collection pair together for what she calls “that J.Lo look.” $16.50 each on maccosmetics.com.

For more information on Kecia, visit her website keciabella.com. You can see some of her latest stunning work with HONOLULU Shops here.

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