Friday 11 October 2013

What's In My Makeup Bag?


Back when I posted my last what's in my bag post, I mentioned that I'd post about the contents of my make up bag separately, as I didn't particularly want to swamp you all with a mammoth essay. The make up bag itself, I made myself a while ago from some oilcloth fabric I had laying around and an old zip. I really like the print very Cath Kidston - the only major difference being this literally cost me nothing to make. Perfect!

First up, I carry around my Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara as it's a really handy travel size, and I'm really loving this mascara at the moment. It's definitely got a drier formula to most other mascaras I've tired, but I absolutely love the massive wand! It makes it so easy to apply this in a rush without having to worry about each individual lash.

As I've mentioned quite a few times, I don't wear foundation or BB, CC, or DD cream on a daily basis, however I do carry around a little Lancome foundation sample 'just in case'. I'm not entirely sure which specific foundation this is but whatever it is, it's a really good match to my skintone and lasts a really long time on my skin!

Next up is Essence's blush in Adorable. It's a really velvety powder blush in the perfect pink shade. I bought this while in Venice over the summer, but rumour has it Essence products are currently available in some Wilkinsons stores, so I definitely recommend you have a little look! I also carry around this blush brush from M&S. 

MUA's Clear Mascara. When it comes to my eyebrows I tend to lightly fill them in with a powder. The powder stays put throughout the day, however slowly but surely my brows become more and more wild. Which is why this £1 beauty is so handy.

A goldy brown neutral eye is my go-to look, so Essence's Irresistible Caramel Cream is the perfect compact for me! I also bought this in Italy, and this was only about 4 Euros! The eyeshadows are so shimmery without giving the whole disco ball effect - which is a definite no no for me. Along side this I use ELF's Eyeshadow Brush which was only £1.50 - what a bargain! Quality wise, it's nothing to write home about, but for £1.50 it's perfect for keeping in my makeup bag!

Finally, the last thing is my current lipstick of the day. Which as the moment is Collection's Talullah. It's a beautiful creamy dusky pink. This was only £3.00 and I've literally used it so much this past week!

So, there you have it, the current contents of my makeup bag! As you can see, I'm a very budget beauty kinda gal, but my high end wishlist is forever growing!

What are your beauty handbag essentials?
Have you tried any products from Essence?


  1. You've so reminded me to go and try Essence now it's finally hit the UK - I love the post!! Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

    1. Aaaah, me to!
      I'd love to try another of their lipsticks!xx

  2. Lovely products and I like the look of that makeup brush! Will have to take a look in M&S :)

    I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award on my blog and would love it if you took a look!

    Rosie x

    1. Thank you!
      You definitely should have a look!
      Wow! Thank you!!xx

  3. Great post lovely :) pretty pictures as well!

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  4. love everything in your makeup bag!

    lovely post
    zofia xo