Since she doesn't carry a cosmetic case, Kaling houses her look-good essentials within the various pockets of her tote. Her beauty loot includes: Tom Ford Lip Color in Black ($48, bergdorfgoodman.com), Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Breathless ($18, sephora.com), T. LeClerc Pressed Powder in Abricot ($50, barneys.com), Kate Somerville Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 55 ($45, nordstrom.com), a travel size Mason Pearson Hair Brush ($99, beauty.com) and a CVS chapstick ($2.99, cvs.com). "I heard that if you get a specialty chapstick that has different medical components in it, you get addicted to it and that scared me. So I buy the really cheap ones."
"I also carry two lip glosses named after my friends from designer Charlotte Ronson's makeup line: Sophia and Samantha ($15 each, sephora.com). They hold sentimental value for me."
As for her eye makeup, both Kaling and her on-screen character Kelly Kapoor rely on Urban Decay's Naked Eye Shadow Palette ($48, sephora.com). "It has every conceivable color you ever need. You can do a nighttime eye with it. You can do a daytime eye. It's amazing."