Hey everybody, I know it’s been a while. Sorry! I thought I would show you all exactly what is in my make up bag and what make up products I use most. I am so into make up. I love getting new bits every once in a while to try. I’m quite happy with all the products I have for now. If you’re noisy I think you will like this post. Let’s get into it.
I have been switching between two primers. Benefits POREfessional primer and Stila One Step Correct primer. I do like them both but i would prefer the Stila product for the fact that I feel like my make up lasts longer with this one on. The One Step Correct has a three-in-one serum that contains three color-correcting, moisturizing brighteners for amazing looking skin. The colour correcting serum is amazing. If I have any redness it reduces it immediately. It leaves my skin feeling so so soft. I’d really recommend this product. It is quite expensive but it is so worth it. (available here)
The Benefit POREfessional primer is nice on the skin if you’re having a no make up day. It minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines. It really does this. I love how soft it leaves my skin after I use it. My make up goes on very easily too after. Primer does make a difference to your foundation application. If you don’t have a primer definitely invest. There are some drugstore primers that are great too. The Isadora primer is fabulous and not expensive.
Sometimes before my foundation I like to apply my No7 Skin illuminator. It gives a gorgeous glow to the face and looks beaut under foundation or even on its own.
Next up I do my foundation. My foundation is my trustworthy MAC Studio Fix is the shade NW15. I have used this foundation for years and I do love it. I use it on a day-to-day basis and it never lets me down. I have been wanting to try some other foundations though. Please do comment below with your favourites.
After my foundation I ALWAYS go onto the brows before doing any setting powder or anything like that. I think it allows the foundation to set in place, It’s weird I know..Anyways my brows always done with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the shade Dark Brown. I honestly don’t think I could manage my brows without this stuff. I use the amazing MAC 208 angled brush. two matches made in heaven. Read about the dip brow (here) in a previous post.
To prime the eyes before doing my eyeshadow I nearly almost use the NYX Jumbo pencil in the shade ‘Milk’. It is just a white creamy product that I find works great. I then apply a neutral shadow over it to set it in.
As for the shadows, I have a bit of a collection at this stage of different eyeshadow’s. Below is a picture of my MAC palette that I always use. I’m a little obsessed now that it is full. I have put the names of each one in the picture so you can see. My favourites are definitely Swiss Chocolate, Handwritten, Embark and Cranberry.
I also have the Urban Decay Naked Palette, The Pippa Palette and I have just started to build an Ingot Flexi Palette. I use shadows from these palettes most days. I’m obsessed with doing brown/gold looks on my eyes and a personal favourite eyeshadow at the moment is MAC Uninterrupted. It’s so fab. It is a pro-longwear shadow and I just LOVE it.
Eye Liner & Mascara
INGLOT Gel Liner #77 Black is literally the best thing in my make up bag at the minute. Completely adore this product. It really does last all day on my eyes…I have ditched my MAC Black Track Liner. You guys have to try it. I don’t think I will ever use anything else ever again!!
I have an Ingot Kohl Liner Pencil in the colour 05 that i use for my waterline to brighten up and make the eye look bigger. It is a nude colour and I love to pop it on when I’m having a minimum make up day.
For Mascara I’ve been using MAC long-lasting extreme black. It’s just one that I got a little tester of when I bought something in Brown Thomas. I actually really like it. It doesn’t fall down on my eyes like some other ones I have owned. I’m not a huge person for mascara since I wear fake lashes most day so once it does some sort of job I am happy!
After my eyes I do my concealer (Before doing eyeshadow on the lower lash line). I use the AMAZING Mac Pro Longwear concealer. It really is fab. I use this under the eye to highlight. I’m currently using the shade NW15 but It’s a bit too bright for me. I will go a shade darker next time. This product doesn’t crease or anything. I always set it with a powder after application.
I recently bought the Anastasia Beverly hills Contour Palette in ‘Light’. It has three highlight shades and three contour shades. I usually use the ‘Banana’ shade to set my concealer under my eyes.
I have an Inglot setting powder that I have been using everyday since May and it is great. I smashed mine the other day though…RAGE 😦
MAC’s ‘Give Me Sun” is my current bronzer .It is actually called a face powder not a bronzer but it’s basically the same thing..I’m not sure how I am feeling about it. I think it is good for nights out but for daily wear it is very dark. It does give the skin a gorgeous sun-kissed effect. I love it on a night out it warms my skin up and matches my tan perfectly.
I have been using the ‘Amor” Contour Shade that is in the Pippa Palette for every day light contour. It really is gorgeous. For a night out I use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette. The Contour shade in ‘Fawn’ is my favourite. Doing some contour on the cheek bones and around my forehead makes such a difference. I’m delighted with my Contour Palette. So worth the money.
Mary Lou-Manizer by the Balm is my all time favourite but the ‘LuLu’ highlight from the Pippa palette is just as good. I tend to use ‘LuLu’ during the day and I use my Mary Lou-manizer for nights out. These two highlighters are always with me in my make up bag.
I love my sleek blush palette it has a orange a shimmery pink and a vibrant pink colour. I also use the ‘Pipsy’ colour from the Pippa Palette. I don’t have much blushers but these one are perfect.
I have many lipsticks but I seem to always just reach for the same ones over and over. The lipsticks that I love recently and stay in my makeup bag are MAC ‘Honey Love’ and ‘Velvet Teddy’. Ingot lipstick in the number 403 is also gorgeous. It’s matte and I am totally obsessed! They’re three gorgeous nudes. I also love the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 03 for a cheaper nude colour. If I want a bit of colour the Rimmel Provacalips in the colour ‘Kiss Fatal’. It is just brilliant It is a purple colour. When I wear it people always ask what it is.
I always have to have a red lipstick just incase I’m feeling it. I go for the Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick in the shade 01 or I recently got the Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick by theBalm. It’s seriously long-lasting and absolutely gorgeous on.
I always have a gloss with me too. I’ve been using my Paese Cosmetics gloss in number 421 for that extra shine.
The Urban Decay ‘All Nighter’ Long Lasting make up Spray is a must on a night out ladies. Keeps my make up on for a very long time. I’m not going to say all night but it does last longer than usual. I usually wait for a while after applying my make up to spray this and I love it.
So there you have it..Everything I would bring with me if I had to pack up my Make up Bag. What are you make up must haves? I am starting a make up course soon at Vanity X in Swords. I am way too excited. Its a part-time course so it will be manageable. I can’t wait to learn more about make up and hopefully be able to do up some pretty faces.
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