There’s nothing more I like than to snoop in peoples make-up bags. Okay, that totally doesn’t make me sound like a weirdo. It’s really interesting to see what people use on a day to day basis. I thought I would share my make-up bag goodies. Bare in mind that these are only my little top-ups for the day and not my entire face hence why you see no foundation, eyebrow products, etc.
Concealer is a must and as much as I love the NARS creamy concealer it doesn’t have a mirror – so the NARS concealer compact works perfectly because it provides a nice top-up and has a handy mirror too. The NARS compact concealer does tend to crease so I have pat it on gently, it’s definitely not a concealer that you can layer on. The two shades, Ginger and Custard work well for that last minute highlighting. Concealing sometimes just isn’t enough. No matter how much I conceal, there are still days where my eyes just look really tired. To make them appear bigger I apply the Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude on the bottom inner rim of the eye. I love this stuff, it was so hard to get hold of. But they leave my eyes feeling brighter instantly. Perfect for those morning after, late night marking sessions.
Anyone else carry 5 lipsticks in their bag at a time? I try to not do it as much these days and keep it to two, just ‘essentials’. The Revlon Colourstay lip liner in Plum is a gorgeous colour and almost a dupe for MAC Current. A lovely matte burgundy shade, pigmented, easy to apply! I don’t use this on it’s own, I add a little gloss on top and even though I do love a good matte lip, at the moment I’m really into a glossy lip. I can’t stand the stickiness. However the Clinique intense chubby stick in Grandest Grape provides the right amount of colour. The two shades just work so well together. I was never a fan of the original Clinique gloss stick line however the Intense range is stunning and has brilliant colour payoff. This is by far my favourite colour out of the range!
Eyes done, lips done, now time for cheeks. My favourite and I mean all time favourite blusher is the Hourglass Ambient lighting blush in Diffused Heat. I stopped using it for a month or so last year and oh boy did I miss it. I absolutely love it, Diffused Heat gives a flushed cheek without being too over-powering and the highlighting power adds a lovely glow onto the skin. The brush I’m using at the moment is the 300 Real Techniques bold metal collection brush. Now if you’ve missed my post you may want to check here I’ve written my first initial impressions of the Real Techniques Bold Metal Collection. After having a couple weeks or so play-time I can officially say that the brushes are definitely well worth the money. The brush picks up the right amount of product and feels like silk.
Lastly who doesn’t have a hand-cream in their handbag? Especially with the weather conditions London is facing, my hands are forever dry! This is by far the best hand cream I have ever used. L’occitane bodycare is wonderful and worth every penny.
I’ve shared my little make-up bag gems, it’s only fair you share yours….