Wednesday, 17 April 2013

What is in my make up bag

What's in my make up bag!

I always like to keep a makeup bag at the ready with a few of, what I call essential items. These essential items are the makeup products that I use regularly, almost every day. All of these items I find to be excellent. They last all day, are gentle and do not cause dryness or breakouts. So let us delve in!!

My makeup bag is by Ted Baker. I received this bag as a gift from my sister and I simply adore it. The material it is synthetic, almost with a plastic finish and is satin lined with a zip to close. It is a very pale pink in colour with a large grey bow and rose gold detail and the Ted Baker signature detail on the front. It is big enough to hold all I need yet still the perfect size to fit in my bag.
Now to have a look inside:

Foundation -Nars Sheer Glow
Foundation in the shade Deauville (light4) 
After a very long and often disappointing search for the perfect foundation which could be worn day to night, provided medium coverage I could build upon, provided a good shade match to my skin tone and did not cause breakouts or dry my skin I found this foundation. In short I love it! It fulfils all my present foundation needs and I am really enjoying using. A nice little result of using it also is that a number of people have commented on how nice it looks which is always a nice experience. I can't see myself changing foundations anytime soon. 

Concealer - 1) Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection in shade Light 2. 
A cheap and effective concealer that is quick to use, provides excellent coverage and is a great universal shade. 

2) Undercover Pot Camouflage in Shade 3
This is a great little addition to a makeup bag. It contains two shades of concealer which is perfect for day and night looks. It also contains a little pot of finishing powder which sets your makeup really well. 

Highlighter - Touché Éclat by YSL
I love this product as it really does add’s to a radiant under eye look. A little worked in to the under eye area lifts the face. 

Bronzer - NARS Laguna Bronzer
A bronzer with the perfect shade for me. Day wear needs just a swipe and for night time or more tanned days this can built upon. Perfect for contouring also. 

Blusher- MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
I love this blush. It is a perfect pink shade with a touch of coral and a little gold sparkle. It blends really well and can be built upon for more intense shades. Great for spring/summer. 

Eye shadow - MAC Pallet containing
* Wedge 
I love this pallet- I put the colours together to have a nude range of colours which were matt, could be used as a day look or could be built upon for a darker night look. I also love this pallet as it contains perfect shades for eyebrows meaning it has many uses. 

Eyebrows - Mac Deep brunette Eyebrow pencil.
This is a really good product which provides excellent colour and has a little brush at the top to ensuring your eyebrows are tidy. 
I also use MAC Brow Set for my eyebrows. It just gives the finished look. 

Mascara - They're Real by Benefit.
This mascara gives the perfect wide eye look. It is jet black, provides lots of volume and has staying power. I love mascara so this is perfect for me. 

Lips - Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Shade 01 Rose. 
This product gives the lips a lovely swipe of colour. The rose shade is delicate and light. It conditions your lips leaving them really soft. 

Finishing - Rimmel Stay Matt Powder. A light Translucent Powder that adds a nice touch to any makeup look. Removes shining and leaves a flawless complexion

These are the products that are in my make up bag. I use each of these products on most days. I tried to have a natural makeup look during the day and these products help me to achieve this. 

I hope you enjoyed this post. 
What must have products do you have in your makeup bag? I would love to hear do please leave a comment below. 

Thanks for reading my post 



  1. Love the bag. I can't live without Touche Eclat either. There's nothing as good.
    My international giveaway

    1. Know exactly what you mean, it is a must have for it is just a great touch to any look.
      The bag was a real treat my sister knows me well !!

  2. You got some great stuff there including the bag!

    1. thanks for the comment. The make up is a result of so many trials and errors BUT I am happy with my essential bits and pieces now.



  3. We use a lot of the same products! I've been meaning to try Nars sheer glow for ages now. Have you tried the Rimmel wake me up foundation? That is my absolute favourite at the minute and apparently it has a very similar finish to the Nars one so you might like it? x

    1. I can not say enough good things about NARS, I had bought so many foundations high end to drugstore (or boots as I call it lol) and this is one is just perfect for my skin. It looks pale in the bottle but it sort blends to match the skin tone or something. I will try the Rimmel for sure thanks for that.
      we do have the same taste lol
      Probably by I love your blog so much....that and the great posts