Monday, 15 July 2013

What's In My Makeup Bag | Summer Edition

Hello Lovelies!

I'm sorry I have been slightly absent on the blogging front recently, I have been really busy with my new job and life in general I suppose. But I'm back and I actually recently got a new makeup bag and I am completely in love with it! So it would seem a fitting time for a What's in my Makeup Bag post! I can't even remember the last time I've done one of these posts and they're always one of my favourites to read. I always love reading what other people have in their day to day makeup bags and to see what really has made the cut to make it into an everyday makeup bag. Sometimes I do change my products up but this is what has been in my bag the past few weeks!

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
I bought this from a blog sale a while ago and it has been a staple in my make up bag ever since! It is the best primer I have ever used and I have used quite alot! I am a massive fan of primers and would use one nearly everyday. With this and a setting powder I found my make up to last all day with minimal touch ups. The only thing that is putting me off repurchasing this is the massive price tag!

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation
Fast becoming my new holy grail foundation. I have been trying so hard to keep this for special occasions and good wear (yes I have a special occasion foundation..that is how sad I am..) but it is just too addictive! It is definitely one of the top 5 foundations I have ever tried, it gives my skin such a radiant look and it brings light to all the right areas. It doesn't have a great deal of coverage to it but just enough to even out my skin tone and anything else I can just use concealer for!

Garnier Roll-on Under Eye Concealer
This must be one of the most random purchases I've made in a long time. I've always thought it looked really good but didn't think it was worth the money, then I seen it on sale for €3 and snapped it up. I actually have really been enjoying using it since I've picked it up. It's amazing at concealing under eye circles and the roller ball is so lovely and refreshing to use in the mornings.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
No make up bag would be complete without this concealer in it. It covers up a multitude of sins and has been a lifesaver more than once for me. I honestly could not be without this concealer and if they ever discontinue it I would be heartbroken!

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
I have recently reverted back to my trusty Stay Matte Powder for the summer months. I find that my skin can tend to get very shiny throughout the day which is never a good look (I'm looking for dewy!) so I have been using this just on a kabuki brush to keep the shine at bay!

NARS Laguna Bronzer
I recently repurchased my all time favourite bronzer Laguna and it feels so nice when it's all clean and new! I have loved this bronzer for a year now and it has never let me down. It has never made me look muddy or too over done and if I want to I can use it for contouring too!

MAC Well Dressed Blush
This is one of my all time favourite blushes that I own so it is permanently in my make up bag. It is my go to blush on days that I really can't be bothered to make an effort because I know I love it. It's such a nice subtle blush too so I won't be left looking too over done! 

Bourjois Healthy Glow Blush
One of the more recent additions to my make up collection is the Bourjois Cream Blushes. My favourite is number 02 Healthy Glow, as I find it really does do what it says- gives you a nice healthy glow! I find them really easy to blend without a blush so they're perfect for on the go make up application! 

MAC Omega & Espresso and MUA Clear Brow Gel
I love doing my eyebrows. It is safe to say doing my eyebrows is one of my favourite parts of my makeup routine. For ages I was just using MAC's Omega but recently I decided I wanted a slightly darker colour just for a bit more definition, so I picked up MAC's Espresso which I find to be perfect just on days where I do want that little bit more definition. I usually just use a mix of the two for my everyday look. 

Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Primer
I have been using this for the past couple of months and have been loving it! It really does help my eyeshadow stay in place all day and for a couple of euros you really can't go wrong!

Urban Decay NAKED Basics palette
This comes everywhere with me. If I was not able to get to my make up collection but I had this palette in my makeup bag I would be sorted. I love the colours in this and I love that they are all matte - perfect for an everyday look!

Rimmel Scandaleyes Black Eyeliner
I've been going back to wearing black eyeliner recently just to define my eyes more, some days I just use this to line alone my top lash line and smudge it out using a brush. I love the formula of these eyeliners too, once they set they do not budge! 

Benefits They're Real Mascara
One of my all time favourite mascaras (joint first place with Maybelline Falsies) It literally makes your eyelashes look like you are wearing eyelash extensions. It is quite hard to get off but I am willing to put up with that for the look that it gives!

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
I love using this teeny little mascara for my bottom lashes. I can get right into the tiny little lashes with the brush because it is so small. This mascara doesn't smudge at all and it lasts all day long!

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
I use these everyday without fail. They were expensive but in my opinion completely worth it! They curl my lashes perfectly and the curl actually stays in my lashes longer. If you are thinking of purchasing them I would definitely recommend them, they are amazing and really work! 

Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream
I always have a lip balm in my makeup bag, it doesn't necessarily need to be a particular brand or type just whatever I have at the time. I do love this one though, it smells good enough to eat! 

YSL Rouge Volupte Peach Passion
Yes I know I said I was trying to save this for special occasions too but its just not happening, I love it too much! I love this colour especially for the summer months and I find it does last a decent amount of time on my lips too! It is the perfect peachy colour and you all know how I feel about those kinds of colours for the summer! 

So that is what I am currently carrying round in my everyday makeup bag. It takes a really good product to be able to take up permanent residence in my makeup bag so these are the products that have passed the test! 


  1. Love them Mac colours for doing my eyebrows also!!!x

  2. Lovely products and I love your makeup bag :)

  3. That is possibly the cutest makeup bag ever! :) xx

  4. I love the Laura Mercier foundation primer xx

  5. That is the cutest make up bag ever! Congrats on the new job too :) you're so right, no make up bag would be complete without the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. x


    1. Thanks so much!:) Haha we'd all be lost without it! xx

  6. I love seeing what's in someones makeup bag! Big fan of the Collection concealer also and dying to try the Touche Eclat foundation (though I'm not a big fan of the concealer!) x

    1. Oooh the foundation really is lovely, very light coverage though! xx

  7. I reeeally want to try the ysl foundation, also I repurchased Laguna finally and am soooo happy to have it in my collection again!! Haha and well dressed is a firm blush fave too xx

    1. You need it in your life Jess! haha! xx

  8. All the products look lovely!
    I love Collection's concealer and really want to try a NARS bronzer :)

    Alicekatex :)

  9. I love most of these products especially collections lasting concealer! Great choice x

    Caitlin | Perks Of Style

  10. Gorgeous picks, I love the essence primer, benefit mascara & nivea lip butter too x

    1. I can't get enough of essense products lately! xx

  11. I love your makeup bag, it's adorable! Every time I hear about the YSL foundation I want it, but it just seems to expensive! xx