The inside of my make-up bag AFTER I'd taken out my favourites!
These are the most regular part of my daily make-up routine
I've recently seen several post by fellow beauty bloggers about the contents of their make up bag and found it interesting to see what others use in there daily beauty regime, I'm really nosey!!! So I thought it was about time I repaid the favour and let you see what's hiding in the depth of my bag. I realised that this was just the tip of the iceberg, having also got a make up box and special bag for lipsticks, I know you are all the same, so I decided to stick to the products that I use most on a daily basis.
Clinique moisture surge CC cream in light medium & Estee Lauder Ideal Light brush-on illuminator in light
After cleansing, moisurising and lots of general faffing about I finally get to the make up bit. I always apply a small amount of illuminator under my eyes and just below the brow line to hide dark circles and highlight. Next the Clinique CC cream (see previous post here for a full review). I'm not a lover of 'full on' foundation and this gives just enough coverage leaving my freckles still visible, I may use a proper foundation for an evening out but this suits me fine for day to day use.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess powder blusher in medium & Estee Lauder Pure Colour Blush in Peach Passion
Next I apply a light layer of bronzer followed by a touch of blusher on the cheeks, this hopefully gives me a bit of colour with a healthy glow, provided I haven't been too heavy handed, NOT a good look!
From left to right Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Variation, Estee Lauder Metallics in Artic Zinc, Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Gri-Gri & Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Epatant
These are my most used eye-shadows at the moment, I've previously reviewed the Chanel Les 4 Ombres (here) and Estee Lauder Metallics (here) and they are still a firm favourite. I probably use Gri-Gri the most but am upset that I won't be able to replace it as it was a limited edition shadow. The Epatant is a creme shadow that's easy to apply with either finger or the brush provided and looks really good in the evening as it has a lovely shimmer effect and lasts ages with no creasing.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in black & Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening mascara, also in black
With shadow firmly in place and suitably blended it's time for my trusty eye pencil. I love this one as it's easy to apply and can be blended in if required with the smudge end. I always try and go for Estee Lauders Double Wear products as they stay in place all day and the mascara is no exception. I don't bother with a waterproof one anymore, they never work really anyway, this one stays in place even when swimming and has to be removed with eye make up remover at the end of the day, it really is ZERO SMUDGE!
Chanel Rouge Allure in Melodieuse
Finally, I add the finishing touch with a Chanel lipstick. This one is from the Chanel's Collection Notes de Printemps and it's great for day to evening wear. My other favourite is Fougueuse seen here in a previous post last month.
This is just a small part of my collection but probably the most essential bit, I certainly take all these products with me when travelling. I hope this has given you a little insight into my make up obsession, I'm sure I will be adding to it in the future.
What essentials do you have in your make up bags?