Saturday 24 June 2017

What's In My Makeup Bag

My makeup bag is a slow developer. I love a new product and all that comes with them, the excitement, the possibilities, but it takes a very long time before a product wins my trust and gets it's very own space in my day to day makeup bag.

Foundation is the bane of my makeup filled life. Trying to get the perfect coverage and the perfect application is something that I constantly struggle with. Whether it's product or application (possibly both) I'm beginning to get impatient, so for now I have returned back to my good old faithful L'Oreal True Match Foundation until my patience and will returns. It's fairly full coverage without feeling heavy or cakey and with so many shade options - although a struggle to choose in the first place - you know you'll find the perfect match!
I've switched up my concealer for those days when I don't need my colour correcting. This one is full coverage and brightens the area dramatically. Although slightly yellower than my foundation, I've found that when applied underneath my base, it blends a lot easier with a smoother finish without compromising coverage - I usually blend a tiny bit more on top of my foundation to the darkest areas of my under eyes just to top it up.
Where has Laura Mercier been all my life? I arrived late to the translucent powder party but I'm so glad I've finally arrived! Super light and fine, this powder gets rid of grease and shine without taking away the suppleness of the makeup underneath, allowing you to look fresh not cakey!
This highlighter is another new edition to the bag. I never used to bother with this but addiction to the glow is very much real and I can no longer leave the house without adding accents of light to my face. It lights up your whole complexion, and this one is a warm gold hued fine powder, super blendable and buildable, depending on how blinding you want to go!
I know I've mentioned this product so many times before but this MAC mini eye shadow palette would be my desert island makeup item! I use the lighter shade as a crease colour and contour and the darker shade for my eyebrows and my go-to eyeliner look.  It's pigmented, it's smooth and MAC I bow down to you. You can find my full post on this product here..
Who doesn't love benefit hoola, I think I'm safe to say nearly everyone has owned it at some point in their life and although I've never thought of it as a dark bronzer they have even released a lighter version for the paler skinned ladies out there. Its super blendable and gives a natural healthy looking bronze which is perfect for when our British summers are pretty lacklustre.
Morphe Brushes - The Blushed Blush Palette '9B'
Blush is another fairly new addition to my makeup bag but after coming to the realisation that with my shadow, eyeliner and bronzer choices all being on the brown spectrum, I was starting to look a bit 'beige'. A pop of colour on my cheeks was needed! This palette by Morphe has so many different shades that are all super pigmented but blend brilliantly so you'll never end up with that doll look!

Rimmel London - Supercurler Mascara 'Extreme Black'
This Rimmel mascara is an old friend, its reliable, dramatic and long lasting. Extreme black finish with my favourite style of wand, it makes my lashes thick and voluminous.
Kiko - Smart Fusion Lip Pencil
Lip tints are my favourite look and although this Kiko lip liner isn't exactly that, it's such a creamy product that I can apply a little to my lips and create a sheer colour hit. Giving me a hint of a red lip whilst keeping the natural makeup vibe I'm after.
L'Oreal Paris - Brow Artist Plumper - Dark Brunette
You might have seen before that my brows are very sparse and unless they're tinted within an inch of their life they're so blonde, drawing them on can even become a struggle! Brow mascara has been my saviour, making them look fuller, darker and overall more groomed, I don't want to remember life without this product.

What are your favourite products in your makeup bag?


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