Monday, 3 October 2016

What's in my Makeup Bag...

I have been consistently using the following products for a while now with the exception of the powder and primer which are new additions for me :

Estee Lauder Double Wear in Ecru 1N2 £31.00 – I am loving this foundation after trying a sample from my local department store, I wasn’t sure whether I was going to like it as it’s sold as ‘full coverage’ and I prefer my foundations to be quite light on the skin but keeping it oil free (high expectations?!). This was a pleasant surprise for me as it covers very well but feels lightweight. I’ve been turning to this over the summer months because 1 layer keeps things covered and matte all day. Will be doing a full review on this shortly!

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Stick in Opal £15.00 – This was the first product in the Vichy makeup range that I tried, and I always come back to it. Such good coverage and only 1 little swipe is all it takes to ‘fix’ an area. Not heavy or clogging and stays put, sometimes I use this instead of foundation for a lightweight base.

Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher Shade 3 £25.00 - I use this under my eyes to highlight and get rid of the dreaded ‘dark circles’, I think it’s ‘ok’ but I personally wouldn’t buy it again. I got this because my wedding makeup artist used it on me, but I think there are cheaper alternatives which are a better consistency. This one has a tendency to crease on me and so I have to make sure I set with powder. For £25 I want perfection!!

Innis no sebum mineral powder £7.12 and Primer £8.50 – I’m really getting into Korean Skincare/makeup and after a spontaneous Amazon session these both ended up in my basket. I’m constantly on the lookout for a powder and primer duo that sets makeup well for most of the day and I think this is it! Both products have mint in the ingredients and I love that they are designed to prevent sebum rather than ‘cover it up’ as it means they are non-pore blocking. Plus they are a bargain! Will do a full review on both of these shortly.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shade 1 £13.00 – I think this shade is a little light for me but I love how buildable and blendable it is. Such good value and is one of the best matte powder bronzers I’ve come across. 

Nars Blush in Orgasm £23.00 – This is my perfect blusher, excellent pigment, applies softly and produces a beautiful flush of peachy colour. I love how it gives me a natural glow (hence the shade name!!). Definitely my go to for all seasons.

Loreal Paris Volume Million Lashes So Couture Mascara £9.99 – I like a good budget mascara and this is an excellent one. For some reason I don’t get on with the original ‘volume million lashes’ but this is different. The brush isn’t so thick and the product applies evenly without clumping. Creates full lengthened lashes which doesn’t smudge or fade throughout the day. Good job!

Stila ‘Eyes are the Window’ Soul Palette £30.00 – This is a dream palette for me, I am not very adventurous when it comes to my eye makeup and so like to keep things simple with nice brown matte shades. This is the best one I’ve come across! So blendable and pigmented, these last well with no fallout. Truly gorgeous wearable shades. I use this palette every day without fail either to line under my eyes, do a simple eye or do a full on smoky look! Such beautiful packaging too! 

Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil and Brush in Hot Chocolate £8.00 – When it comes to eyebrow products I can never find a shade right for me or a consistency I like. But I am so glad I bought this as I love how easy to use it is, no sharpening required, just twist the pencil and go! The brush is great and means the product is so portable. It’s got to be one of the best value eyebrow pencils on the market!

Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer in shade Cute Pop £16.00 – This has been my favourite lip colour of choice recently, such a wearable colour which is a nude plum kind of shade and perfect for the coming Autumn months. It’s really lightweight, soft and silky to apply but stays put well. I normally struggle to find a good matte lipstick that lasts on my lips without fading unevenly or drying them out. May buy some more in the collection, watch this space! Oh and excuse the lack of photo here, I stupidly photographed everything then realised I hadn't included this lipstick so you could all see the colour etc! And I certainly wasn't going to go back and re-edit everything ;) I promise I will be doing reviews on these sometime in the future :)

So that’s my current every day makeup bag, I do tend to switch up products especially foundation, mascaras and lip colours but this has been a solid routine for me over the last couple of months so thought I’d show you guys!

Do you have any recommendations for me over the coming months?

Thanks for reading!

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