Tuesday, 10 January 2012

What's in my make up bag?

I love reading these types of posts on other blogs - I'm dead nosey - so I thought I'd do one of my own. Here goes...

This is my make up bag, I absolutely love it. I got it in the Topshop sale for £7 down from £14. I wanted it before it was reduced though and never got round to buying it. It's just the right size as well, big enough to fit all my essentials in but not so big that it's too bulky.

These are my eye make up essentials, there are a few more bits hiding in the depths of my make up bag but they looked so worn out I thought it was best not to photograph them.

Topshop Liner in Black
Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Lash Booster
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara in Black
ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black
Beauty UK Eye Shadow Collection in 4
Blink and Go Eyeshadow and Blush Palette in 02

The Max Factor mascara is my absolute favourite. It makes my lashes so long and defined - just how I like them. I've been buying this for years now and haven't found anything else better. I'm always open to suggestions though so if anyone knows of an amazing product please let me know.

The Blink and Go palette is from Decembers Glossybox and has the colours you need to create a gold smokey eye or a black smokey eye. It also contains two blushes but they're a bit too highly pigmented for me. I think my skin tone is a bit too pale to take them during the winter, maybe they'll look better during the summer when I have a bit of a tan. Or maybe I just need to apply them with a lighter hand.

These are my every day base essentials. I also use Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer over the top of the foundation but that was hiding away in my handbag when I look these photos.

No.7 Creme Touch Face Powder in Translucent
Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer
Max Factor Xperience Weightless Foundation in Light Ivory
17 Blusher in China Pink

Since I've been taking photos for my blog I've noticed that this blusher looks massively pink of my face, I think it might be time to switch to something a bit softer.

I've just included the essentials in this post, there's also a few make up brushes kicking around in my make up bag but they're in need of a good wash so I didn't bother to take any photos.

Speak soon x


  1. Can i Just say i LOVE your makeup bag!!

    It's so unique!


  2. Love the makeup bag complete bargain im also loving the winter sales im going to do a poste about my recent purchases too x

  3. Wow, you have some nice stuff in there! xx

  4. Would love to know your thoughts on the cream eyeliner? It's been on my wishlist for ages!x

  5. love your make-up bag and what a bargain too!!! x


  6. You have a great blog; and a wonderful sense of style as well. I love seeing how people express their individuality in the way they dress; you do it really well... i'm your newest follower and i most definitely intend to stick around so keep up the great work! Best wishes to you...you can check me out here..



  7. That makeup bag is so nice, exactly the kind of thing I'm after!

  8. I love these kinds of posts! I too am super nosey :) I love your make up bag too! xo


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