Sunday, 15 January 2017

Whats in my makeup bag?

It is pretty well known that I am a complete makeup hoarder. I have it lying around everywhere, and you can always find at least one lipstick and powder in every handbag I own that has been left behind from some event or party. So you can pretty much guess how packed my makeup bag that lives in my handbag is. One of the big things that I always believe a makeup bag should have is enough products to do a whole face of makeup. I mean you never know when you will need to either change the look you have on or worst case scenario it all gets washed off during the day. Basically what I am saying is that I never like to be caught off guard because all in all, you never know what life is going to throw your way.

Brushes

Starting off with the probably easiest thing in my makeup, bag which is the brushes I always carry with me. They are the MAC Oval 6 brush and the Trish McEvoy 65 contour brush. For me, I prefer only having two brushes with me as I use one for wet or cream products and the other for my powders. I tend to use the MAC one for the cream products; I don't love this brush (which is why it's in my makeup bag rather than my real kit) mainly because I just really don't get on with the oval type brushes. I find them way too fiddly to use and that it spreads the makeup way to thinly than I like. But it is quite good for touch ups. The Trish brush is a pretty basic contour brush, the reason I do love having it in my bag is that it is incredibly easy to clean. One swipe on a tissue and it is back to being colour free.

Skin

Luckily due to the amount of foundation I  wear on a daily basis and how I set it (blog post to come). I don't usually need to top it up during the day; typically I just need to blot so for this I use Beauty Blender's Blotterazzi, this thing is a miracle worker. All day long my skin looks completely flawless and no shine what-so-ever. When I do need to use products during the day, this is normally when I'm bored as I tend to touch my face a lot when I have nothing to do. I always carry with me my MAC Pro concealer and correct palette in light. I don't usually use any MAC products as I find them to be quite oily and they just don't sit right with me. But I love this pallet for touch ups as it has a lot of shades to choose from and is also handy if I want to share with a friend. Next, I have the foundation I carry with me. This is a foundation that I never wear, I got it at a CVS in Florida, and it is Covergirl's Simply Ageless in 205. It is the sort of foundation that you carry for absolute emergencies but never actually wear. Lastly, I have the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow and Bronze. I love this duo I think it is absolutely stunning and is one of the few contour palettes that as a pale girl I can actually wear.

Eyes

Again due to the amount of products I use I don't tend to top up my eye makeup, but it is always nice to be prepared. I always no matter what carry with me my Eyeko Mini Skinny Eyeliner. This always has and always will be my favourite felt tipped eyeliner. The colour is heavily pigmented and glides on super well unlike many others I have tried and trust me when I say I have tried a lot. The mascara I am using at the moment is Emotion Allowed by Icona Milano its in my bag as more of a tester as I haven't really had the chance to use it. I have used it a few times out and about, and I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised by it. The last product in the eye category is the tinted Eyebrow Mascara by NYX in Blonde; I don't have a lot to actually say about this product. I have used better, and I have used worse its one of those that just gets the job done.

Lips

Okay, I admit it I love lipstick, and yes this is the exact amount of lipstick I carry around with me at all times. It's got a lot better I used to take 15 with me. I think I have a problem... Because I love them all and I believe that it would be unfair of me to pick a favourite I think I am just going to list them all for you; Lime Crime Velvatines in Pink Velvet, MAC Retro Velvet in High Heels, Kylie Matte in Mary Jo, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi, Nars Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama, Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour in Passion, Temptation and obsession. Last but not least My favourite EOS Lip balm.

So I hoped you enjoyed this little peak into my bag, I am absolutly loving doing much longer post like this and getting so much more in depth than I have in the past!

See you next week,