I have an interesting relationship with makeup; although I have always liked wearing it, I can go months and months not without it, and I definitely wouldn’t say I need it in my life. Recently, my love for makeup has been rekindled, and you may have noticed I’ve been writing about it a lot more – although I will never consider myself a beauty blogger! – so I thought I’d do a classic ‘what’s in my bag’ post today!
First up, I love my makeup bag so much. Its practical and cute and glittery and Disney related, and that makes me super happy. But you want to know what’s in it, right? I generally keep it pretty minimal when it comes to what I take out of the house with me; I mean, I keep my makeup fairly minimal most of the time anyway, but I’m not gonna lug things like concealer or blusher around with me cos if that wears off during the day, its really not the end of the world in my eyes.
Face: I always pack my Rimmel Clear Complexion powder; its translucent so I don’t have to worry about applying it in a rush or in a poorly lit bathroom because it basically just works to take away any excess shine. I’m also obsessed with highlighter, and Makeup Revolution’s Radiant Light in Exhale is my absolute favourite at the moment! For both of these I use my Lottie London kabuki brush because its compact and is perfect for applying powder products.
Eyes and brows: Eyeko Black Magic is my favourite mascara right now; I have a half-sized one which makes it ideal for putting in my makeup bag, and then I just pack whichever eyeliner colour is the pick of the day – spoiler alert, its either brown or blue Barry M kohl pencil! Blue eyeliner is a quirk a picked up when I was about 13, and its stuck with me ever since! When it comes to brows, I pack my little I ❤ Makeup brow kit from Makeup Revolution because its got everything I need from powder to a teeny pair of tweezers.
Lips: Massive lip balm obsessive I am, I generally always have at least one Eos ball with me at any given time – I keep one in my car, one at work, one loose in my handbag etc – but its the tangerine one I save for my makeup bag because as well as moisturising qualities, its also medicated to protect against cold sores! I’m also a slight hoarder or lipstick, so its not uncommon for me to have at least 4-5 in my bag, but generally for everyday wear, I wear Only You from the MAC Ellie Goulding collection!
A nail file and a compact are generally floating around in there too, along with a bunch of hairbands, just cos..
What’s in your makeup bag?