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Sunday, 22 January 2012

What's In My Make-Up Bag?

Thought i would finally get round to doing my 'Whats in my make-up bag' post. I rarely take my best products out with me, just because i'm clumsy, forgetful, and i have a tendancy to lose things. This isn't what i necerssarily apply each day, it's just stuff i carry around in my bag to work and uni if i need any touch ups throughout the day. So please excuse the state of some of these products. As you can imagine, living in a bag as messy as mine each day isn't going to bode well for the standard of the packaging.. 

So, that said. I shall kick off with a picture of my make up bag...

The bag is by Cath Kidston and it came with a matching mirror (Ohh don't we just love matchy-things). It's oil cloth so it's really handy as any marks just come straight off (i'm doing a design course at uni and i love to fling paint around and stuff like that.. so things getting ruined is part of every day life for me..) I also have a bit of a love for all things Cath Kidston so this is the definition of my perfect make up bag.


Garnier BB Cream in 'Light'
If you're a regular reader of my blog you will know i don't often wear foundation as i don't like the feeling that i'm clogging up my pores. So the Garnier BB Cream has been the little gem in my make-up bag since it was launched and i've loved it ever since. You can read my review here.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in '02 Light'
I don't need to say a word about the concealer. It's a firm favourite amongst the beauty-blogging community so i'm sure you are all aware by now that it's amazeballs.

 Rimmel - Professional Eyebrow Pencil  in '002 - Light'
I use my Sleek Eyebrow palette to define my brows in the morning (review here), but i use this for touch ups towards the end of the day if i find it wears off slightly.

Barry M - Kohl Liner in Black
Barry M - Kohl Liner in Brown
Really good budget eyeliners. I use the brown one on my brows sometimes. (oof it needs sharpening..excuse the bluntness of my pencils please..)

Natural Collection - Lip Liner
Not sure of the exact colour of this. I carry this around with me sometimes if i'm wearing neautral coloured lipstick, as it helps to give my lips some definition!

Mac lipstick in "Saint Germain"

Usually my Mac stuff doesn't get a space in my daily make up bag just because i lose things all the time and if i lost one of my best products i reckon i would cry actual tears of sadness. However, i just can't live without this at the moment so for the time being it's in there. I've had a couple of heart-stopping moments where i thought i'd lost this but so far i'm doing well and it's still in my life..
(Review here)

Barry M Lip Paint in '129'
 My fail-safe little touch up lipstick for when i'm travelling. It's cheap and cheerful and it applies like a dream.

Rimmel Lipstick in '006 - Pink Blush'

Amazing lipstick. The colour pay off is buildable and it seems to stay for ages on me. Will be repurchasing after this one finally runs out..

MUA Blush in 'Shade 1'

I RAVE about this. I know it's been quite a love it or hate it product but personally i love the MUA blushes. This shade is perfect for my disgustingly pale January skin tone and seems to brighten up my complexion. 
If i ever lost this then i'm not going to cry tears over ONE POUND.. (and i'd just go and buy another one with my spare change in my purse..)

Palmers Cocoa Butter - Lip Butter
Smells amazing. Keeps my lips moisturised throughout the day.
(Review here).

Loreal - Volume Million Lashes Luminzer -  for 'Green Eyes'
I never thought i'd see the day when i cheated on my Maybelline Falsies with another mascara...but i have. I won't say anything else because i will hopefully have a review of this coming soon..

Loreal - Super Liner Carbon Gloss
Best liquid eyeliner i've ever used. 

Sephora Lipgloss

My favourite lipgloss at the moment. I'm not really a lipgloss person just because i always feel like i've dipped my face in chip fat or something.. but i make an exception for this. Smells delish - lasts forever - it's pink - it glitters - and it's really light and non-sticky.

 So there you have it. My make up touching up essentials. 
I realise i do have 3 lipsticks in there but as a self-confessed lipstick-addict, i like to have a little bit of choice when it comes to my lip-colour..

I'm planning to do a post on what's in my vanity bag - as that's where i keep all of my best stuff for my every day make up. Either that or a make-up storage post featuring all of my favourites..

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.
Lots of love,


  1. I love your makeup bag! Cath Kidston is amazing!

    Also, love the colour of the MAC lipstick, i really need to try that one! haha

    Great post sweetie! xxx

    1. Thankyouu honeypieee :)) YEsss its the best lipstick ive owned in quite some time. Definately a favourite of mine :) xx

  2. Cute make up bag! The palmers lip balm sounds amazing x

  3. I love ur blog <3 plz check mine out and add if u like it :) follow me ill follow you

  4. Lovely makeup bag! I want to do one of these posts!

  5. That makeup bag is so cute! x

  6. love your barry M lips stick, lovely color XX
    Oh i just found and love your blog, would you like to follow each other, but i cant wait to follow you hahaha, i dont know why but i love your blog ;)following

  7. Aww I got my mum a smaller version of that makeup bag for xmas! I go to Devon every year and there's a gorgeous shop that sells Cath Kidston so I get little goodies everytime I go haha! I really want to try a BB cream! Wearing foundation everyday is such a drag! You've just inspired me to do this post next week as my skin just hates me at the moment and I'm not keen on taking photos of my face haha!

    1. Aww i want one of those shops near mee!
      YEss ever since i found the BB cream i hardly ever wear foundation now - unless im going out or something but for daily wear i just wear the Garnier now :) Plus it smells lushhh :) haha
      Ahh yes i hate photographing my face - cant wait to see your post on thiss :D I believe it was your birthday this week? or soon? So happy birthday :D xx

  8. love the mac lipstick! Your blog is amazing!

  9. Collection 2000 concealer is amaaaaaaazing - I don't know anyone that doesn't like it! I really want to try the loreal carbon gloss eyeliner as I've heard some really good reviews on it :)
    Loved the post, haha <3
    Zoe xoxo

  10. Love your make up bag! The mua blush looks lovely x

  11. You literally have everything that I have in my make up bag aha :')

  12. lol we do love matchy things! the bag is gorgeouss as is the rimmel lipstick, im defs gonna check it out!
    im a big fan of the collection 2000 concealer too!!! xx

  13. i love the makeup bag its so cuteness! I love how you have 3 lipsticks in there.. you deffinately are a lipstick addict miss! xo
    lovee this post!

  14. I love your make up bag! My 'every day' essentials always seems to gradually increase until I take a step back and remove at least half! haha. I always carry around lots of lip stuff- never tried the palmers lip balm though,just moisturizer! xxx

  15. the MUA blush is amazing , one of my favorites of all time :)
    love your blog :) im following

  16. I love your make up bag! I love the collection 2000 concealer too! Don't know how i ever lived life without it, even better than Mac concealers!

  17. That is the CUTEST makeup bag ever! I love your blog btw, came across it earlier. I am now following :)

  18. I have that lipstick!! Love your blog!! We're now following :)

  19. Such a pretty make-up bag! I love the look of St Germain and the MUA blush.. you're tempting me to have a little online shopping spree! X

  20. that bag is hella cute! I enjoy your blog very much:))

  21. Great Post!! I really want to try Barry M lip paints... I haven't tried much from this brand! I also love Loreal Carbon Gloss liquid liner xx

  22. Oh my goodness we literally have the same makeup bag! :D nice taste! Really cool blog, love iit


  23. I love your color Mac Lipstick!
    xoxo :))

  24. I really need to get that concealer! :)


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