Friday, 11 April 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag?

I have a big collection of makeup bags, but I keep going back to simple, clear designs where all my products don't even have to be organised to be found easily :) I got this clear bag with a skincare gift set by Amie* and it is ideal! It has nice finishing touches, with a white leather trim, pink zip and little flowers on the bottom. It is the perfect size as well.

As an emotional wreck, I tend to carry every product I might need to do a full face of makeup when  I am out, visiting family etc. I cry a lot,  most of the time for no reason at all - a song I love, a sad film, a romantic film, my little boy being cute, missing my family etc. The list goes on :) haha. That's why I have to carry everything with me, including base products.

- Benefit Porefessional Primer - sample size, perfect to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of pores
-Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer - foundation and concealer in one. Miracle worker!
-Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - the best under eye concealer I have ever tried.
-Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - for setting my base and adding a gorgeous glow to my complexion.
-Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - (Radiant Magenta) - my favourite pink blush.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette* - Perfect for adding definition to the eyes. I also use it for my brows. 
-Wet N Wild Walking On Eggshells Palette - Just in case I need a bit more shimmer on the eyes.
- Bourjois Liner Pinceau - my all time favorite liquid liner. It's incredible!
- Zoeva 227 Soft Definer Brush* - a MAC 217 dupe for blending eye shadows.
- Mini Laura Mercier Full-Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara - one of the best mascaras I have ever tried.
-Urban Decay Primer Potion - You simply can't go wrong with this primer.
-Shu Uemura Curlers - the only curlers that work on my flat, elephant lashes. Worth every penny!
-Mini Benefit Tweezers - I got them in THIS set. They are amazing!

Urban Decay Naked Lip Gloss in shade Beso - perfect dark nude shade. 
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Shade 09 Pink Caress - Probably my all time favourite pink lipstick.
Benefit Lolli Tint- I absolutely love this product and I use it all the time, even underneath lipsticks and glosses. It is very long lasting and adds a gorgeous wash of colour to the lips and cheeks.

 -Real Techniques Retractable Brushes* - they are perfect for carrying in my makeup bag and the quality is outstanding. I also have the Bdellium Tools 762 Angled Brush* for my brows.
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette - The best brow pencil on the market.
- Benefit Gimme Brow - I always have it with me as well :) It is super easy to use and makes my brows look amazing!
- Travel EDT Spray - I currently have Serge Lutens En Bois Vanille inside :)
- Pomade Divine - I love this lip balm and I also use it on my cuticles.

The last makeup product I always have with me is TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer*, my favourite ever highlighter. It is absolutely beautiful!

Do you carry a 'full face of makeup' in your bag? 

*products marked with an asterisk are PR samples



  1. Now this is a make-up bag of envy, I would like one of each please ;) xx

  2. gosh what a post

  3. So many lovely products! I typically carry a lip exfolator, lip balm, whatever lipstick I'm wearing that day (& a lip brush) plus a pressed powder compact for touch ups! I used to just end up hoarding makeup in my various purses so I try to limit myself to my absolute essentials haha.

    Lauren // Lipstick & Lacquer

  4. Great post! The bag looks lovely! :)

  5. Ohh so much lovely makeup. I adore posts like these, I'm so nosey!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger


  6. Love this :) I really want to give the Hourglass blush a go... and I kind of carry my make up around like this too, as i'm always travelling xx

    Love India xox
    The Jewel Beauty Blog - A friendly Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  7. theBalm mary lou manizer is my favorite highlighter too! I just hit the pan on mine, it felt wondeful.. this highlighter can last a long time.

  8. Absolutely not. It's too much bulk. I only carry the lip product I'm wearing that day with me.


  9. so many beaut products! :) I rarely carry anything around because I can never be bothered to top up during the day! :)

  10. I love the clear makeup bag so you can see what's inside. And you have some lovely products and brushes :)

  11. I love the lip shades you wear x ♥

  12. What a great idea for a post!! I love so many of the products you have in your bag and I definitely want to try the others!! Great blog! xo kelly

  13. My make up bag for everyday is much lighter! (love your selections though, you have great tasteI) I carry items I may reapply during the day lip liner/lipgloss/lipbalm/lipstick (sometimes a few of the glosses) Chantecaille HD pressed powder and kabuki brush, Guerlain skin illuminater wand in 00. Most everthing else stays put pretty well throughout the day.

  14. at the moment i don't have a make up bag so everything get thrown in my bag.. but on most days i will just carry a lipstick or lipgloss around with me

  15. This might just be the make up collection of my dreams! I need to go swatch the hourglass blushes asap!
    Becki xx

  16. Looks like your make-up bag could fit loads - I prefer clear ones too! I generally only carry powder, eyeliner and lipgloss around me with me on an everyday basis :)

    Stella | stellashek

  17. I love to carry all my make-up products everywhere I go as well too! it's better to be prepared all the time!

  18. Fun post! I don't carry my full face in my bag, I usually have a ton of lip products, a powder for touch ups, mascara and I keep a dual sided (brown/ black) eyeliner in there just in case.

  19. Your makeup bag is perfect. I use most of the products you use! I always carry a "full face of makeup" in my bag all the time, I'll never know what I'll need so I always bring the ones I use a lot, especially for touch ups and beauty emergencies!
    xx, Malena

  20. I don't carry any base products with me, just the basics. Although I do bring my full-size jar of Cinema Secrets setting powder; it's the only thing that can keep shine at bay and I simply cannot go through a day without it!

  21. on a daily basis i just carry around a powder and brush and a concealer for touchups and about 10 lip products because i'm insane and can never have too many with me, haha. but when i know i'm going to be out for a long time i might take blush and occasionally my foundation along to touch up as well but that's about it. but i totally get the need to carry everything around just in case/for emergencies, i'm just lazy and don't want to have to take things out of my makeup bag to do my makeup in the mornings, haha.

    little henry lee

  22. Your make up bag looks amazing, I am totally the same have to have never know what might happen!!!

  23. yeah, if you could just give me all these items that'd be great haha :)

    xXx Furf xXx


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