Sunday, 8 May 2016

What's in my makeup bag?

A girl's makeup bag hold the spirits and secrets of her face and personality. Each is different, different products, different bags, this is 1 of mine. 
Note - this is my work, everyday makeup bag. (I work 24 hour shifts so need to take everything with me!) This is a mixture of both high end and high street - more high street! So if you're looking for all the Mac foundations I use or a Sephora haul, you're in the wrong place! 
My makeup bag is nothing special. It’s just an old Paul Smith bag - I've had it years, it’s getting grubby and I need a new ones. I've been eyeing up a new Ted Baker one for a while now but just haven't got round to ordering one! This one is a good size though, which is probably why I've kept it so long! I feel like Mary Poppins of the 20th century!
Prime and Ready primer by Collection - This primer is OK, it’s not the POREfessional but it does the job, it’s a gel formula rather than cream. That may be why I’m not so keen - I usually leave my face about 5 minutes in between primer and foundation, otherwise I just feel like a big ball of grease.
Why do I have 2 foundations with me? Do I use them both at the same time? No I don't. However I do actually, normally have about 4 with me... they just seem to build up. L’Oréal True Match foundation - This is the high street/drug store foundation I love the most, mine is in shade Ivory (I think, it’s rubbed off the label) because secretly I am Casper the Friendly Ghost. I think this is actually the second lightest shade, not the lightest. I'd say it’s a medium build-able coverage, but a little goes a long way! Other days I use the Revlon Colorstay foundation - this is also a build-able coverage, mines in shade 110 Ivory (again) and is the lightest shade available. I love how this looks on the skin, but for me personally, it shows a lot of wear (especially around my nose) very quickly.
Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer - MEH. Not that great, won’t buy again, just easy to use it up and get rid while it’s in my bag. No further comment.
L’Oréal Infallible Sculpt contouring palette - when I first got this, I wasn't impressed. Then it grew on me! Then I hit pan after 2 weeks and again wasn't impressed! Although this is sort of great for a drugstore contour, I wouldn't use it every day! The shades mix and its just a bit muddy! 
Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer - confession time this may be in my makeup bag, but I don’t use it. I picked this up during a recent Superdrug haul, however it doesn’t actually work. The product probably works, but mine is faulty and I can’t actually get the product out of it. Well, I can... but that mines digging at it with my nails and if you’re an acrylic wearer, you'll know the struggle! I'll pick up a new one for further review, but this one just tags along with me so it doesn’t get lonely... You can’t return faulty makeup, can you?
Brow-wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills in dark brown - Brow-wiz... I love you. This is my favourite, Holy Grail eyebrow pencil. But it doesn't come cheap. 100% try this out if you're on the quest for flawless brows... Careful though! It can run out quite quickly! And I now find that dark brown is too harsh for my brows; I need to invest in a warmer one.
Sleek eyebrow kit in light-medium - I don't use this every day, just went I don’t feel I can get away with the Brow-wiz colour! However it is the perfect dupe for the ABH Dipbrow! Its consistency isn't to thin but it’s not like a cream either... it comes with 2 brushes and mini tweezers, I don't use them personally as I found my brush strokes were too harsh! But for a couple of quid you can’t go wrong!! Want to know about other great dupes?! Let me know in the comments below! 
Miss Sporty Clear Mascara - I don't have much to say about this, I don’t use this on my lashes I use it as a brow gel! I often find once I've filled my brows in, a tinted brow gel can be too much. Cursed with the families bushy brows! This is just a clear alternative that costs about £1.99 to hold your hairs in place all day!
Benefit High Brow - Just a pencil highlight for your brow bone - but incredibly easy to blend and work with and a gorgeous colour to!
The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara by Maybelline - OK, I know so many people love maybelline mascara, but as a general rule, I don't. I have really sensitive eyes, and most products irritate them... Except this! It’s in "100% black" as it should be, and is perfectly clump free! Sturdy wand to - perfect for smooth application!
Collection Intense Colour kohl pencil - I don't actually use this; if I use pencil eyeliner I look very gothic! And this is very smudgy... I don't know why I carry it around...
Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner - Another product I don’t actually use... The pen tip is to flimsy! How does everyone else feel?
Whirl lip liner by Mac - A beauty must have, the perfect nude liner to ensure your perfect nude lippy doesn't run and looks profesh'!
Too Faced Color Bomb moisture plumping lip tint in Eastwood Red - I LOVE this!!! It’s not to red, but red enough, does that make sense? It smells delicious and plumps my lips through use... a lot of people I know don’t like that. It gives a tingling sensation but I think it’s cool and I’d like to get a few more of these in the future!

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