As well as fashion one of my favourite things to blog about it make-up, I’m a serious Boots fanatic and one day I’d love to get involved with the beauty industry. So I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into my make up bag, this might look like a lot of make up but I like to have variety as I never know what lip colour or eye shadow I might feel like wearing! So, I’m taking you through the four sections of my make up bag: palettes, face, eyes and lips.
I try not to be too heavy with my face make-up as I find quite a lot of foundations stick to drier areas of my skin. So I always wear the Maybelline BB cream, as I find no matter what time of the year this will suit my skin type. However if any of you have any recommendations of foundations you love please do let me know! I am a huge fan of concealers and I’m always looking for the next best one. I’m currently loving the collection lasting perfection (of course) and the Maybelline fit me. They both do the job and you can usually buy both of them for under £10, which is great news for those of us on a budget.
When it comes to my staple eye make up I tend to turn towards Maybelline. As I know that I can rely on their eyeliners, all of the ones I've tried so far have all been pretty darn good. I would recommend the Master Duo eyeliner to those of you who aren't so confident with creating winged liner, as the brush is double sided with two different thickness's, making it easier to draw on that perfect flick. I bought the Falsies mascara as Tanya Burr recommended it one of her monthly favouites videos. I knew I could probably trust her opinion as her lashes always look amazing, (I now probably realise she was wearing false lashes, whoops!) However I do like the mascara as it's inexpensive and adds a good length to your lashes. The only criticism I do have of it, is that it always transfers underneath my bottom lashes, so I just have to make sure I powder there to stop it from happening.
Despite finding it a little tricky to sometimes apply lipstick nicely, I have so many lip products in my make up bag! Just as you will see with my eye shadows below, I like to have choice as you never know what make up you will feel like wearing. I tend to switch between wearing a red lip and a pink based nude most days. Up until recently I didn't realise quite how amazing lip liner was, if you struggle with getting the right lip shape, this will become your new best friend. Barry M and Rimmel have some really great shades, I particularly love Spice by Rimmel. How can I talk about all things lips without mentioning lip balms? I'm a huge huge fan of EOS so much so that I sent Liv on a wild goose chase to find one specific scent whilst on a trip to New York (I'm sorry Liv!) However over here in the UK they can get a little pricey, so I've been loving the Baby Lips by Maybelline (I promise you I'm not sponsored by them I just really love most of their products...)
Finally, my palettes, where I would be without these in the morning or on the go, I do not know. My favourite has got to be the sleek contorting and blush palette in the shade light. I use it everyday and rave about it so much that I've actually made people go out and buy it whilst I've been with them - the highlight in it is so pretty! Charlotte Tilburry's Dolce Vita eye-shadow quad creates the best look for a night out, ranging from a subtle pop of colour to a beautiful burgundy/copper smokey eye. For those of you who are just looking for a small basic and netural palette, will find that the Urban Decay Naked Basics will do just the job. There are six highly pigmented shades and you'll be able to put together a range of different eye looks from day to night and it's only £20!