26 July 2012

What's In My Make Up Bag?

Spring Bouquet Cosmetics Bag | Cath Kidston

I like to think of my make up bag as a 'just n case' make up bag. I'm the kinda gal who likes to lounge in the mornings, and until i get my own place and my own space (ha!) where i can have a make up/dressing up table, i will continue to do my make up from the warmth of my bed. I mean, why get up when i have everything at my fingertips. So, depending on how my day's gonna pan out; what i'm doing, how i'm feeling, etc, there's something for every occasion from full face foundation to a little concealer.

Canesten Oasis Sachets | Cath Kidston Mirror | Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer in Light 02 | Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter in Light | Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 51 | Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara | Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara | Benefit The Porefessional | Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti | MAC Lipstick in Twig | Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair | Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie | Loreal Rouge Caresse in Dating Coral | 17 Hide Away Concealer in Fair | Panoxyl 2.5 Gel | Collection 2000 Extreme Coloured Lengthening Mascara | Virgin Vie Eyelash Curler | CK Shock Sample | L'eau De Chloe Sample | Comb | Ms. Make Up Tweezers | QVS Tweezers

I've spent a long time whittling down my favourite make up to end up with this refined lot. So, starting from the left; without going into too much detail, i've been plagued for a long time with urine infections but we're talking the worst of the worst, cripplingly painful kinda worst and, despite the antibiotics, these Canesten sachets have been a saviour so this way, i always have them at hand no matter where i am. I have three concealers for different coverages and different combinations - Soap & Glory's Kick Ass for when i need something a little heavier, but maybe don't want to wear such a full coverage foundation, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection (i caved to the hype!) usually for combining with foundation and it's staying power is amazing and 17's Hide Away for days when all i want is some concealer and lashings of mascara, which is most days.

Sometimes i'm feeling a little worse for wear, or my skins screaming for some cover up - this is when i lean towards the Bourjois, it's a better coverage than anything else i own and for something inbetween i go for Garnier's BB Cream. I love that product, it gives a nice even light to buildable coverage, and evens out any redness or scarring.

I'm an utter mascara junkie, so it's not unusual for me to have multiple on the go. These two are my current and forever favourites - Soap & Glory is a new discovery and Benefit has been a favourite of mine forever, right up until i became a student and could no longer justify the price. They have huge brushes and a gorgeous formula. Since the brushes on those two are so large i use Collection 2000's mascara for my bottom lashes, since the wand is considerably smaller and it has great colour pay off to define my eyes - as i don't use eyeliner.

Benefit's POREfessional is a pretty new adoration for me, since i only received it in my Benefit goody box, written about here. I've never been one for primer, but i love this product. It glides on smoothly still allowing my skin to breathe - a huge deal, in my book - and keeps my make up put for days i know it needs to hold out.

Lets just get this out the way now - i LOVE lip products, and am constantly on the quest for my perfect products. This last few months has really been a good result for said quest as i seem to have found my four favourite lippys which all now have a firm home in my make up bag - two Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters and a MAC lipstick and a L'oreal Rouge Caresse. Revlon's Berry Smoothie is my favourite product EVER, which is why i also have one in my bag! It's just the perfect colour for me - my lips but EVEN better and a little deeper than something i would have ever gone for before, but it works for me and it's my go-to. Tutti Frutti is for when i want something a little jazzier, it's what i refer to as my 'safe orange'. Zoe has made me want to be able to rock an orange lip, but it just ain't happening so this will have to do and frankly it's perfect for me, it love it too. The Rouge Caresse just adds a little colour, for a lighter lip and it's super moisturising so it's for when i'm doing something 'nice' but can't be bothered for a lip product basically! Now, Twig is just.. beautiful. It's the perfect day to night colour - great to wear during the day, as an easy pop of colour but equally as nice as an evening shade.

The rest are just daily essentials, my Panoxyl 2.5 prescription for my plaguing spots, a comb for a little backcombing, tweezers, eyelash curlers (ESSENTIAL) and some perfume samples for when i forget my faves.

So, there we have it. My make up bag.. What's in yours?


1 comment:

  1. Guh I want everythiiiiiing! I know what you mean about the orange lip, Zoe makes it look so easy! Thanks for the great post, consider me a new follower :D

    Ali xx


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