Monday, 11 February 2013

my essentials - make up bag

I often stay at my boyfriends once a week, and I never know what's going to happen the next day! Will it be a lazy day, will we go somewhere, will I call into work?
I always have my make up bag packed with my versatile essentials.

I keep two eye shadow palettes, one by Estee Lauder and another by No7 (I think the products have been discontinued, sadly!). My Estee Lauder has a silvery-grey shade and a Champagne shade which is perfect for highlighting. With my No7 palette, I can create a simple, brown smokey eye for when I need to be a little more made up.

I keep the essential eyebrow kits and powder, my full coverage MaxFactor foundation and Boi-ing concealer, and my small POREfessional primer, which we all know I don't love, but it's small and handy. Alongside these, I keep my everyday MUA Blush and Avon Bronzer and my Illamasqua Illuminator, again, for days I need to look a bit better! I take my three staple mascaras with me as I love to layer these three if I need a bit more, if not I just keep it simple with the one. I also take my Apocalips and my Kate Moss Matte 107 lipstick with me just because haha! I have a nude shade and plenty of balms in my bag with me just in case.

I don't like to take my Real Techniques brushes with me in case they get damaged or anything, so I settle with a cheap powder/blush brush from Superdrug aaaaaages ago, and a small, flat brush I got from my Benefit kit. I find this is perfect for applying blusher at the moment as it's very soft and easy to blend with. I take an old eyeshadow brush I gt from Avon a while ago with me too. Although my eye products come with applicators, I can't really get along with these, I find eyeshadows incredibly difficult to blend with them!

So this is just a little glance, it may seem like a lot of products, but I like to keep my options open other wise I get stressed haha. What products are staples in your make up bag?


  1. I love how you have three mascaras in your essentials :)

    Nicola xo -

    1. Always handy! I often layer my mascara so :) xx

  2. I really need to try more MUA products and that rimmel apocalips is amazing!

    A little bit Unique


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  3. I LOVE the Maybelline Collosal volume. One of my favourites too!

  4. You have such a great make up collection! Well jealous :)

    F xx

    1. owww thank you! hahah :) I get fed up of it ALL the time! xx

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