Friday, February 21, 2014

What's in my makeup bag

I thought that i had never done a whats in my makeup bag post before so i thought i would share with you what every day makeup items that i use. My makeup for the day time is actually pretty basic, it usually take me 10-15 minutes to do depending on how much of a rush i am in! So lets delve into my makeup bag then..

My base

Bourjois healthy mix serum shade 51 - I have been using this foundation since November now and i really like it because it helps to create a dewy look and it isn't drying at all, i think i would have to switch foundations in the summer though because this would definitely make my skin look more oily than it already is. Its really easy to apply and i usually use my fingers if i'm in a rush or the real techniques expert face brush which is amazing. The foundation is quite honey coloured and it definitely helps to make me look more alive in the morning, it also has a lovely apricot scent to it.

Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer shade 2 - Well, seriously who hasn't heard of this or already uses it?! It was probably the best addition to my makeup bag last year and i have been repurchasing it ever since! Its a liquidy/creamy formula and it really helps in concealing dark circles and spots. I've recently heard on twitter rumours that this product is being discontinued though, i'm not sure on the validity of this but i will generally be so sad if this is true, as will may other people! I think i should stock up on this though just in case.


Benefit Coralista blusher - Admittedly i don't wear blusher every day as my cheeks are insanely red most of the time which is made even worse by the cold weather! But when i do this is my go to blusher. Its a stunning coral pink powder which helps to give a bit of warm colouring to your cheeks. It also comes with the cutest face brush and mirror which makes it great for on the go.

Rimmel stay matte long lasting pressed powder - This is definitely my lifesaver! For someone that suffers from combination skin this is the best way at combating my oily forehead. I also take this on nights out with me so i don't end up looking like a grease ball in every single picture. It's also really good for setting makeup and i dab a bit on with my finger to anywhere i have applied concealer. The only problem with this is if you have any dry patches of skin it will show up very clearly if you also apply this, so i usually only apply this to my forehead in the winter.


Loreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Manga - I reviewed this in full last week which you can read here. I am still loving this mascara and as any one i always feel like its much better after you've been using it for a week as it allows the liquid to dry a bit which means no chance of getting clumpy lashes!

Loreal Paris Super liner perfect slim - I am officially the worst person at using black eyeliner. I dont even know how people can do winged eyeliner and all things fancy like that. It ends up wonky every time so i thought i would invest in this liner which resembles almost a thin felt tipped pen. It has enabled me to actually use eye liner quite well and the tip is so easy at drawing a line, i would really recommend this to anyone who has trouble with using eyeliner.

Revlon Luxurious colour eyeliner in sueded brown - I don't really own much from Revlon but this is just a standard eyeliner really, nothing fancy! I tend to stick to a brown eyeliner on my eyes because black does not suit me at all! 

Eyes & Brows

Ruby & Millie eye palette - I don't even think Ruby & Millie exists anymore which makes this eye palette pretty ancient! It is a product i really love though, the colours are perfect for every day, the middle mushroom colour is definitely my favourite and with all three colours you can create a subtle smokey eye for the day time. I would love to own the Urbay Decay naked palette though!

Benefit Brow zings medium - This has been my favourite brow kit for a couple of years now. The wax and the powder side are both brilliant in helping to create a more defined brow. I don't like going too over the top with my brows, for me its more about darkening the blonde hairs that i have. I usually mix a bit of both of the products and apply this with the brushes included.


Sleek face contour kit in light - I received this for Christmas and i have also reviewed this in full here. I use this daily and i dont even know how i ever lived without contouring! It really helps to make me look more awake and the highlighter makes your skin look so dewy! Contouring is definitely an art that needs to be mastered though, i think i am getting better at it anyway!


Mac Hue - I definitely shy away from dark colours on my lips both in the day and at night, i definitely don't suit them! Nude/pink colours are my favourites to wear and Hue is the perfect go to lipstick for the day, i reviewed it in full here. Another nude i love is Mac Shy girl.


Pebble Grey LED cosmetic mirror* - Having a mirror in your makeup bag is essential if you're on the go and need to touch up your makeup in the day. This LED mirror from Pebble Grey is amazing, i've never had the luxury of having a light up mirror and it will be amazing to take away to festivals,no mirrors mean that people have had to use their camera to see what they look like!! I couldnt even imagine going without a mirror for a few days! I will definitely be taking this everywhere with me from now on.

I hope you enjoyed reading my first whats in my makeup bag and i hope that you all have a lovely weekend!

What do you think of my everyday makup? Do you own any of these products? What are your makeup staples?
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  1. We have so many products in common, love the collection concealer and rimmel compact powder too, will be so sad if the concealer does genuinely discontinue!!!

    lovely post

    1. I know, im not sure what i will do haha its amazing! xx

  2. I don't wear make up but love your ted baker bag! Thinking about getting one and putting other stuff in it! Lol. :)

    Love From Twinkle

    1. You are so lucky, i wish i didnt have to wear makeup haha! Thats a good idea, i have so many makeup bags with random things in :) xx

  3. That mirror looks so useful for holidays!

  4. That mirror is gorgeous and your make up bag is to die for! It is you all over, perfect products babe xxx

    1. I know its so pretty! Aww thanks jess :) xx

  5. Love the products in your make-up bag, would love to try the foundation! And contouring kit! :-) xxx

    1. Thanks hun! Would fully recommend them, the contour kit is amazing! xx

  6. I've been looking round for a new contouring set, and the Sleek one sounds great xx

    1. Would fully recommend it, its sooo good! xx

  7. I love some of the products you use especially the Collection Concealer, Miss Manga Mascara and Contouring Kit!! I am a HUGE fan of MAC lipsticks and I got my first one for my birthday in Creme Cup which is a baby pink shade :-) xx


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