Ever wondered what people carry in their makeup bags? After clearing mine out last week of used makeup wipes, business cards and half bent earrings. I’ve decided to let you have a look inside my makeup bag,
Makeup bags hold a girls secret to how to look good, it’s her prise possession. Without it all hell will break loose, well that’s what happens to me.
My makeup bag from a little shop in Portugal.
So.. here’s what’s in my little makeup bag… these are the secrets that make me look like me.
I am a huge fan of Boots number 7 makeup, although it’s quite a bit of money. The fact that they match your skin colour makes it the perfect go to foundation. They come in a variety of different bottles.. mine being ‘Stay Perfect’ – Deeply Ivory. They have special bottles designed for older skin, oily skin, spot prone or young skin.. with full cover or natural cover.
Jerome Alexander blusher with brush.
This was purchased for my mother from a family friend. The blusher has four shades which are perfect for a day and night look. I tend to use a mixture of the colours on the right. They make my cheeks look slightly rosey without looking to over the top. Every girl needs the perfect blusher… so check out ‘Jerome Alexander’.
Jerome Alexander- Liquid Silk under makeup primer
Not many people have heard of a makeup primer. Although I don’t wear this in the day, it’s perfect for a night out so you don’t have to keep reapplying your makeup. Just make sure you moisturise your skin before.
(L-R) Kate Moss lipstick- Rouge Levres (12),Nivea soft rose, Loreal paris- colour Riche (216) & Volume Xl seduction(plumping)
I love lipsticks and these are just a few I caught hiding in my makeup bag. A girl can never have too many lipsticks. Depending on your mood or the occasion impacts the choice you make for which lipstick. I always tend to my concealer and foundation on my lips first to have a blank palette. Then I put on the lipsticks, this means that the colour will match the lipstick. Whereas because my lips are quite rosey putting lipstick over the top distorts the colour.
Eyeliner (pencil & liquid)
Maybelline New York (The colossal Kajal)- (Yellow pencil)
& Liner Feutre Bourjois (Ultra black)- (black pencil)
I use the yellow pencil eyeliner for under my eyes and under the top of my eyelids. I use the liquid for the top of my eyes. The liquid eyeliner is the perfect sized brush for the top of my eyelid and to do flicks at the end.
Rimmel London stay matte- Liquid Mousse foundation
After the woman at the number 7 counter moaned at me because my skin was in bad condition and kept changing shades due to the layers of skin being removed. I purchased this expensive item and wear it in the morning and at night after washing my face. It’s amazing to think that a moisturiser can improve your skin that much.
Olay- Complete care plus, everyday sunshine
This is such a fantastic tinted moisturiser to use on holiday, it’s also SPF 15.. so whilst still looking like you have a glowing complexion and you are still able to get a tan. A must have for a holiday or to keep your glowing tan!
Max Factor- Wild mega volume mascara
This is probably one of the best mascara’s that I have used, fantastic for a day or night look. A must have mascara essential.
Bourjois matt finish lipstick- Grad Cru (08)
This is my latest purchase and it’s by far one of the best lip colours I have used. This particular lipstick/gloss lasts hours. The other night I came back and forgot to remove my makeup, when I woke up the next morning my lips were still stained red. This goes to show that lipstick does stay on, and that you don’t have to keep reapplying it.
Would love to know what’s in your makeup bag!