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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Whats in my makeup bag:








“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” – Yves Saint Laurent

I thought I would include a few of my most used and favourite make-up products in my first beauty post! As you can tell I am a big fan of Mac, especially their face products. Also note that these are just some of my basic go to items. I am not one for varying my base look as once I find a foundation that suits me, skin type and colour wise I tend to stick to that. I have been using Mac studio fix fluid in NC15 for a few years now and I have to say its perfect for both day and night! I wear it with the mac mineralize powder in light for night time if I want to add any coverage. I also love Mac blushers and my usual shade is a pale pink or peachy colour – ‘peach twist’ being a favourite. I discovered Anastasia Beverley Hills dipbrow in dark brown when I was on holiday in America last year and it is the only product I have used on my eyebrows since, it is the perfect colour and just adds a bit of fullness without making them look crazy. Also it has lasted forever which is a bonus! I like to try out different primers but Smashbox have a wide range to suit different skin types, and the hydrating one works really well for my dry skin.





I’m not going to go over every product but two that really stand out for me in terms of new (ish) discoveries have to be Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks and the holy grail of all sponges; the beauty blender! I had a very random first purchase of Charlotte Tilbury when I was wandering round Selfridges post lecture, and I thought about trying a lipstick out. I was on the hunt for an everyday shade that would suit me, which is difficult as most nudes are either too subtle or too dark on my pale face ha! The lady first tried Nude Kate on me, which was too yellowy and just didn’t suit me at all – so I gave Penelope Pink a whirl. It has to be the BEST lipstick I have ever tried, after being an avid fan of Mac’s lipsticks for so long I was immediately converted. The texture is incredible, super soft and moisturising and this particular shade is just right for every day. I was then given Miss Kensington by a friend who didn’t like it, and that is another favourite of mine. I will certainly be adding to the collection despite the price! I doubt anyone needs to see a beauty blender review about how incredible it is but I just wanted to say how pleasantly surprised I was after FINALLY purchasing one. I tend to use Real Techniques and Sephora brushes for my make-up, yet I knew something was missing. Considering I suffer from dry skin, this just seems to do something completely different to a typical brush. The fact that it is wet when you use it gives an amazing airbrushed finish and I cant believe I hadn’t tried it sooner!
There is a list of some of the products below if anyone is interested.







Victoria s Secret victoria secret bag
£14 - victoriassecret.com



Face powder
£15 - camerareadycosmetics.com



Charlotte Tilbury moisturizing lipstick
£22 - bergdorfgoodman.com



Smashbox makeup primer
£11 - macys.com



Mac cosmetic
£22 - bloomingdales.com



Mac cosmetic
£22 - nordstrom.com



Beautyblender makeup tool
£14 - belk.com



Mac cosmetic
£19 - maccosmetics.com



Mac cosmetic
£19 - belk.com





Mac cosmetic
£12 - belk.com



Max Factor mascara
£9.41 - overstock.com