Martha's makeup mantra is quick, simple, and sophisticated.
This Muji bag is what I use to carry my everyday basics. It's lightweight and sturdy, and when it gets dirty, it goes right into the washing machine. It's also translucent, so I can quickly see what's inside.
EVA pouch L, $11.50, muji.us.
I want my skin to feel dry and smooth so my fingers glide across it. AmorePacific's tinted moisturizer lets them do just that. I apply it all over with a brush, which leaves a sheer finish. On weekends, this and a touch of bronzer are all I wear on my face.
For a more done-up look, I put a drop of foundation on the back of my hand -- a very light application -- and use the same MAC brush to apply it all over my face. I use a color slightly darker than my skin tone.
Cle de Peau Refining Fluid Foundation SPF 24, $120, neimanmarcus.com.
A little dab of this complexion perfecter goes under the eyes and at the base of the nose to hide any marks or shadows. A bit more on the eyelid, patted down with my finger, provides a great base for eye shadow.
Yves Saint Laurent "Touche Eclat" Radiant Touch, $40, yslbeautyus.com.
Bobbi Brown's Limited Edition Basic Eye Palette contained shades that were perfect for me. Unfortunately, the company no longer makes it, so I fill its customizable palette with the original four shades: clockwise from top left: Mahogany, Cement, Navajo, and Heather Mauve. For every day, I just use a bit of the Heather Mauve.