I’ve been meaning to do an updated “what’s in my make up bag” for a while as I’ve changed quite a few pieces in my collection. The make up that I’ve included in the post is what I’ll usually be wearing in my posts, staple products I really love and what I wear on a day to day basis.
Lips: I tend to always have my trusty Carmex with me to keep my lips hydrated on the go and two coloured lips products. For some reason my favourite lipstick (Asia by Rimmel) wasn’t in there when I decided to photograph my bits for this post, but it’s a really pretty pink/brown nude shade. Along side that I have one of Rimmel’s Apocalips lip lacquers in the shade Celestial. All of which you can find pretty easily at your local Superdrug or Boots for my UK readers.
Face (base): Maybelline’s BB cream is my favourite product to use on my skin, it gives me a bit of coverage, has SPF 30 and I find it really moisturising too. I’m quite lucky with my skin as it tends to be quite clear and if I do need some extra coverage on those bad days, I’ll use Vichy’s derma-blend foundation. In comparison to my BB cream the coverage I get from this is pretty full on so I’ll only use it in areas that need it or I’ll wear it for a night out. This will come as no surprise to many beauty bloggers out there that my favourite concealer is Collection’s lasting perfection, I have gone through so many of these and I will continue to until they no longer make it.
Face (bronzer): For summer I tend to always gravitate towards bronzers more when putting on my make up, I prefer to use bronzer to blush as a whole as I just think it looks better on me. I have a 17 bronzer which I love but was limited edition so I think it’s no longer available but boots make a similar one every year. What I love about this bronzer is that the gold and bronze detailing goes all the way to the pan and doesn’t rub off after a few times. Another beauty blogger classic is the Bourjous bronzing powder, which is a great shade for contouring the face. Although not technically a bronzer Benefit’s Sun Beam provides a great golden glow.
Eyes: When putting on my make up my favourite part to do is my eyes, so it comes as no surprise that the biggest collection I have in my make up bag is eye products. I have two of my favourite eyeliners one being Maybelline’s gel liner and the other is L’Oreal’s super liner, both products are great for top liner and you can work the gel liner into you waterline too. After trying a few mascara’s out I’ve gone back to using my favourite mascara which is Clinique’s high impact. After carrying round my Sleek “original” palette with me for a while I thought it was time to change things up so when I received the Urban Decay’s naked basic palette for my birthday I popped it straight into my make up bag. I can tell already that I’m going to get a lot of use out of this and I’ve only heard good things about it. For eyebrows I use Boots’ Natural Collection duo eye shadow in the combination mocha latte which works perfectly and I’ve been using it for years.
Tools: My three main brushes I use are the E.L.F defining eye brush, Ruby & Mille’s angled brush (who’s range has very sadly been discontinued) and Clinique’s double ended face/contour brush which I can’t find online anywhere. On top of this I’ll usually have a pair of tweezers and the Real Techniques shading brush. All of which are fantastic.
I’d love to know what you have in your make up bag or if you’ve tried out any of these products and what you think!
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