I’ve been running around a lot recently. Weekends away, nights out, visiting friends and family etc and I’ve found that in order to do all of this I’ve had to streamline my makeup bag to take with me so I have my favourite products at an easy reach. I have a few makeup bags now of different sizes and sometimes I take smaller ones with me, say if I’m going out after work or if I’m out all day but my main makeup bag has become my best friend. I know that I can throw it into the case and go and that it will be alright. So I thought I would do a quick post of what is in my makeup bag?!
First of all there is the bag. I got it for a present last Christmas from my sister it’s by Cath Kidston. I like it because it’s got a plastic coating so it’s water proof and leaky product proof it also has an inner frame work so you can open it pretty wide to get stuff but it stays upright on its own accord. I also like the pink rose design, I am a pink inclined girl it speaks to me.
So whats inside? I’ll go through what I use in the order I use them. I start with my base. I use the Porefessional primer for priming my T Zone. The Seventeen Skin Wow which I use as a primer for the rest of my face and to add highlight it’s pretty and glowy. I’m currently using the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Ivory. I like it its new for me as it’s very light but I do find itbuildable and does have a nice glow to it. For concealer I use my favourite Maybelline The Eraser Eye it’s so moisturising and perfect for under eye and concealing blemishes. To set it all I use the Seventeen Miracle Matte translucent loose powder.
Next up I would contour and blush and add highlight. I do all this now to let it sit on the skin and then I go back over before I go out if I feel I need more blush or shade. So for contour and bronzer I use the Benefit Hoola. I just love this the most and I’d recommend this to everyone. For blusher I’ve just bought myself Rockateur by Benefit as I love the shade for Autumn and the box blushers are easy to use as they come with their own little brush. For highlight I currently love the Sleek Highlight Pallette in Solstice. It’s so pretty and the highlight shows up and lasts really well.
Eyebrows. I’ve really got into the Eyebrow trend the last year or so I’ve been growing mine out to make them fuller which is finally working! I currently use the Benefit Goof Proof pencil and the Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium Brown. These are both sample sizes and I really like them. If I don’t use these I have the Tanya Burr Eyebrow Pallette which is nice and then I’d set it with a clear Eyebrow gel. But for speed and ease of use I use these two little gems the most.
Then I would usually start eye makeup. I love eyeshadows but I normally only use them at weekends or for events and things. I have a lot of pallettes but at the moment I am using two the most as they are easy to carry and I like the shades. I have the NYC Dusk Till Dawn Dreamcatcher Pallette. This has some lovely nude shades and quite shimmery ones for making an evening look. I also love the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes pallette. I bought this this summer as I really liked the pink trend in eye looks and this pallette is lovely for making pretty day looks
Mascara and eyeliner are my ultimate makeup essential I wouldn’t leave the house without at least Mascara and eyeliner on. I am all about thick luscious lashes and back liquid eyeliner in a feline flick. It’s sort of become my signature look and my eyes look wierd without it. For Mascara I use the Maybelline Sensational Lashes and I layer it with the Benefit They’re Real. I just love the two combined it adds volume and flattery length.
For eyeliner I use either the Supercat Pen Eyeliner by Soap & Glory. Sometimes just this for a more subtle look and then sometimes I use Rimmel Glam Eyes in Black Glamour. Either on its own or layered with the Soap & Glory Pen. I have been experimenting recently with using a brown liner either in place of the black or just on my lower lash line and water line to make a more smoky effect and a more natural look. I’m using the Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof liner in Rich Brown. It has a smudger on the end that I really like.
Finally for lips I have three favourites in this bag for different types of looks. I have my ultimate red in the Rimmel Colour Rush lip crayon in The Redder the Better. Its perfect for this time of year and adding a touch of glamour to a makeup look for the evening or day. I also have the Tanya Burr Matte Lip cream in Martha Moo. This is so easy to wear, it’s a nice dusky pink shade and it lasts so well. And finally my favourite lipstick of all time probably is my Bourjois Colour Boost in Proudly Naked. I love this lipstick it’s a great nude shade and its really moisturising and glossy.
So that is my makeup bag. Full of the products I use everyday so I feel more like myself and can face the world.
Now I’ve got to squeeze it all back in…!