Saturday, 14 April 2012

What's in my makeup bag?

I've seen a few similar posts to this on other beauty blogs and I always enjoy reading them, so I thought I'd do one too! I'd just like to say I don't use all of these products everyday as that would be quite a lot of makeup but this is the makeup I am using regularly in one combination or another.

My makeup bag
This is my makeup bag. My lovely friend bought it me a while ago, it isn't big enough for all my makeup but its what I use to carry around my essentials for the day.

For me, its all about getting the correct base for your makeup so I spend rhe most time making sure that my skin looks even and any imperfections are camouflaged.

Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow (Full review here)
This has quickly become my favourite foundations ever. It applies and blends like a dream and is so flattering and easy to wear.
*PR sample

Elf Mineral Foundation 
This is a loose, mineral powder foundation that I use to set my foundation. It comes with SPF 15, which is great if you're using a foundation that doesn't have an SPF.

ELF Complete Coverage Concealer (Full review here)
This palette is great  for concealing dark circles and covering any breakouts.

Benefit Boiing
This is a lovely creamy concealer that covers everything!! Brilliant on bad skin days. 

Benefit Watt's Up 
I've included this in this section but I don't apply it until I've applied all of my makeup. This is a lovely champagne coloured highlighter that I apply to my cheeks, the inside corner of the eye and my cupid's bow. Its very pretty and helps to give the skin a dewy glow.

Benefit Browzings (Full review here)
I literally do my eyebrows everyday now after discovering Browzings. Darkening my brows lifts my face and  I can't leave the house without doing them now.
*PR sample

Sleek Storm Palette (Full review here)
I don't often wear eye shadow but if I do I use this palette. I normally go for the lightest, gold shade just to add a bit of colour to the eyes.

I'm not currently using any mascara at the moment as I'm rocking some lash extensions, which makes my morning routine super quick!

I'm quite pale so need a splash of colour and at the moment I'm loving pink and coral shades. My two favourite blushers are Benefit's Coralista and Sephora's Long Lasting Blush in Coral Flush.

I love to add a splash of colour to my lips. I don't wear lipstick for work but on the weekends I do and my two current favourites are Sleek's True Colour Lipstick in Barely There (full review here) and Collection 2000's Cream Puff Lip Cream in Cotton Candy(full review here).

So there you go, it seems like a lot of makeup but I don't wear all of these products at the same time! My current makeup routine is down to about 15 minutes and at the moment features a combination of these products. How long is your makeup routine? Is 15 minutes about average for day to day makeup?


  1. I love reading these posts :) the makeup bag is soo cute! xx

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  2. Love your make-up bag, it's really cute!

  3. that is such a gorgeous make-up bag!! x

  4. Thanks my makeup bag was a gift and I love it!!