Wednesday, 7 March 2012

My staple make up bag

Hello Ladies,
I thought i would share with you my go to make up items that i use every day. I am a sucker for buying lots of new lines but tend to keep returning to these products.
I am not really loyal to any brands and am willing to give anything a try as proved by my absolute stash of make up products. I did keep everything in bags but that got messy so i turned to the huge pink and spotty Soap and Glory box from the Christmas collection 2(?) years ago which is over flowing. I really need to come up with better storage but after moving house in December I have just not got round to it yet.
Just this week me and my boyfriend have been allocated our own rooms. My room is pink, has a pretty dressing table and pretty bedding and lots of pretty pillows. James room is the guest room, he chose to paint a blue feature wall and it now houses his brand new computer and boy things that were not welcome in my lovely room. We sleep in "my room" but otherwise he has to take his mess elsewhere ha ha! I like this arrangement a lot.
Sorry for that ramble back to make up...I have two make up bags on the go at all times. My first one has a good selection of products that i chop and change with and that lives on my dressing table, the other is called my handbag. When i find a product that works it usually lives in my main make up bag and then i have random spares and repairs items for when i am on the go that live among the other random items in my bag. I have a trillion little make up bags that would be perfect to pop in my bag with a bunch of carefully chosen products but that is just far to organised for me.

So these are the items i reach for most days

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B10 Beige Pastel and Mac Studio Fix in NC15
Generally i have quite good skin so i prefer a light coverage foundation. I fell in love with this Chanel foundation instantly, It literally feels like it melts onto the skin and provides a natural coverage and a dewy finish. I have now had three bottles of this foundation and i adore it. The second foundation of choice is the Mac Studio fix foundation which is used on 'lady days' when my skin goes crazy and spotty. I also use this foundation if i am going out on an evening as it provides a medium coverage and makes me feel a little more polished.

Clinique almost powder make up in 03 light and L'oreal True match powder in N4 Beige

I am very very pale, some would say English rose, i would say ghostly. I have problems with powder because they tend to look very orange on my skin, even in the lightest shades. I have an oily T zone so powder is important for touch ups and setting my foundation. These are my current faves however powder is  my most changed make up item.

Mac Semi precious Rose Quartz mineralise skin finish

I again use various blushers ever day depending on my mood but i always apply a little of this Mac Skin finish to my cheeks. I got this last summer at Manchester Airport and after daily use still has loads left. Really worth the pennies in my opinion.

L'Oreal Paris Glam Bronze in Blondes

I have only recently got this bronzer from a swap with Gina and i really like it. As i said i am super pale so bronzer does not really suit me. This one is really subtle and gives me a really nice healthy colour. This has quickly replaced my usual bronzer from Mac.

I love the L'oreal Telescopic mascaras, i have bought these time and time again. I love trying new mascaras and i am lucky to have pretty good natural lashes so i do not find problems with many mascaras, but this one is so quick to apply and builds up brilliantly.  Highly recommended!

Revlon Shiny Sheers in Dewy Blossom
I constantly change my lipsticks and lip glosses but i always go for pinky shades for the day and deep pink or red for the evenings. This lipstick is more of a gloss but has an excellent colour pay off. I have been using this in the mornings when i do my make up then choose one of my many lipsticks that float around my handbag for the rest of the day.

I use this pallet daily however i only tend to use a few of the shades. I have found that as i have got older (I am only 22 guys!) i now do not suit the dark greys and blacks that i used to favour. I now like a good old neutral eye and darken it up a little at night. The colours i mainly use are Virgin, Sin, Naked, Smog, Toasted and Hustle. The rest are basically untouched, eep.

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
This in my opinion is the yummiest perfume ever. My mum bought me this a few years ago for my birthday and i fell in love. I am terrible with perfumes, i never buy them for myself. My mum usually buys me a bottle of this for my birthday and when she goes on holiday from duty free. I would happily only wear this one for ever. That being said i do have a selection of other perfumes that i have now started using as i am running seriously low now but i am hopefully going to get another bottle soon (my birthday is in April) *Hint hint  mother bear*

I hope you enjoyed having a nosey through my make up bag, if you would like a review on any of these products then let me know.

I love being nosey so please comment and me know your go to products :)



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  3. Wow, I also lik the Clinique powder and you're the first person I know that also use it. It's sooo good, I can't believe it's not more popular. :)

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