So I’ve been debating ideas for my first blog post, and I’ve decided to go with something very simple and generic…a ‘what’s in my makeup bag’. Although I don’t have a massive selection I have more than what I could use at once, so I like to have my favourite products stored in my large Ted Baker wash bag, so I can easily grab them when getting ready in the morning. If you want to see a more up to date version of the kind of things I keep in my makeup bag you’ll want to read 5 Things You Need To Try From The Drugstore
So let’s start with my base, I love to use the No7 Colour Calming Primer, particularly in the summer as I tend to find that my face gets red and blotchy and this just corrects everything into an even base, while not blocking my pores. I then apply the Rimmel BB cream in ‘very light’, I often struggle to find drugstore foundations to fit my skin tone as I do run on the fairer side, but I tend to find that if I apply this with my real techniques miracle complexion sponge I can create a medium coverage. My go-to concealer at the moment is the Miss Sporty Perfect Stay 10 hour concealer in ‘light’, just to cover up any blemishes or imperfections I may have. Finally to set everything into place I just the No7 perfect light loose powder in the shade ‘translucent’, personally I prefer loose powders to set powders because I find they are lighter on my face and don’t make my makeup appear cakey. I don’t tend to use blush, contour or highlight on a daily basis as I tend to find I don’t require it.
Moving onto eyes, this is where I really like to have fun, I recently purchased the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette and it’s safe to say I am completely head over heels in love with it. My most used shades are ‘High’, ‘Armor’, ‘Password’, ‘Whisky’ and ‘Thirteen’. I do however use all of the colours from this palette for different occasions, but I find they are long lasting, highly pigmented and blend really well because they’re nice and soft. I often us the Lancome kohl eyeliner in ‘Gris Bleu’ which is a very pretty grey with a slight blue tone to it, and with my brown eyes, I feel it makes them look warmer and not so dark and dull. Finally, for mascara I use the Barry M Showgirl mascara in ‘extra lengthening black’ before applying this I do use eyelashes curlers but the results are amazing, and I don’t feel as though I’m inclined to apply false lashes with this particular mascara. I’ll also pop eyebrows in here as I only use one product and that is the Clarins eyebrow pencil in ’02 light brown’ I used to be terrified to brow pencils because I always thought my brows would end up looking like they’d been drawn on with a sharpie. This product is a different story, though, it’s nice and soft which means you don’t have to press extremely hard to get a good colour payoff, there is also a brush at one end which I use to brush my brows into the shape I want.
As for lips I currently tend to reach for one of my Mac lipsticks, my current favourites are ‘Men love Mystery‘ and ‘Velvet Teddy‘ they are both matte finishes and although I find ‘Velvet Teddy’ a lot more drying and ‘Men Love Mystery’ it’s nicer if I’ve gone for a bolder eye look. The pigment for both of them is amazing, and they both wear quite well, although ‘Men love Mystery’ is a lot more obvious when it needs re-apply due to the fact that it is a blue tone purple, were as ‘Velvet Teddy’ is a ‘your lips but better’ kind of colour. I find that I don’t need to wear a lip liner with either of them as they don’t tend to bleed around the edge and if I wish to overdraw my lips with them I can.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into what makeup I wear on an everyday basis, and if you use any of these products let me know! Also if there’s any you think I should try out that I’m missing out on do tell me because I love switching up my makeup.
Love you lots like jelly tots x