What's in Her Makeup Bag with Kate Leydon of the Ruby Room

I have a mild obsession with the Ruby Room in Chicago. It’s the perfectly curated shop with great beauty finds, accessories and a spa/salon/yoga lounge and even guest rooms to boot.  The woman behind the Ruby Room vision is Kate Leydon, a Beauty & Wellness Alchemist by trade. She opened Ruby Room’s doors in 2002 with a mission to put a modern twist on ancient healing rituals and teach people how to recognize intuition and manage their energy. Ten years later, it’s expanded to 13,000 sq. feet of inspiration for every aspect of life. Hence the phrase “The Style of Wellness.”  

Naturally, we were so happy when Kate agreed to show us what’s in her makeup bag. Let’s take a look!


Lip Lacquer by Senna in colors like Zest and Blink. I have at least five lip glosses in my bag at any given moment and this shiny iridescent tube features a delicious vanilla flavor with amazing lasting power.

I also love the new Moxie Glosses by Bare Escentuals and have at least three in my purse at all times.

Susan Posnick Colorflo Mineral Foundation #7. The absolute best traveling powder companion ever! Just click the self-dispensing tube with a brush provides amazing coverage with no mess!

Totally Transforming Concealer by Senna. I am a concealer freak and this one is great for touch ups with its tiny little applicator and purse friendly container. It goes on with moisture and dries like a powder. Genius!

Mentos Gum – I love gum, I love to pull out this gum because of its fun shape and container. The texture stays soft, flavor bright and it makes chewing gum even more fun!

Colgate Wisp Portable Peppermint Mini Toothbrush. Colgate is brilliant for inventing this little disposable toothbrush. I go to a lot of events straight from work and with all the above items and a quick mini brush, I feel fresh and ready to roll!

And everything fits in my Candy Store Comsetic Pouch…amazingly stretchable, colorful, washable and irresistible.