So we're all a bit nosey and like to take a peek into other girls makeup bags, I'm always curious as to what makeup other girls use! So in my stash I have my makeup draw where a large majority of my makeup is kept and then I have my striped hello kitty makeup bag where I keep my everyday makeup. I like knowing I can just grab this makeup bag and have everything I need in there, and i'm far too lazy to rummage through my makeup draw everyday hunting for a certain blush or something along those lines, you know what I mean!
First up I have the Maybelline babyskin instant pore eraser primer, this is great for concealing pores and it's easy to just pop this on everyday and not have to worry about wasting my benefit porefessional primer, which is my all time favourite primer! They are quite similar in texture and results, yet I do feel as if the benefit one is better. Next I have two foundations, which are the Nars sheer glow foundation and the Laura Mercier silk creme foundation, both of these are medium-full coverage and don't look cakey on my skin which is why I love them, they both have a semi-matte finish so ignore the whole 'sheer glow' part of the Nars foundations name! And what UK makeup bag would be complete without the collection lasting perfection concealer? everyone and their mum raves about this full coverage concealer, I don't think I could go a makeup day without using it alongside the Bobbi brown corrector which work beautifully together covering up my under eye circles! Now to set all of that liquidy goodness in place, I use the soap and glory one heck of a blot pressed powder and this is so 'finely milled' that you can't go OTT with it and look like you have been dunked in a bag of flower, I don't like the thought of touching my face and half of my foundation rubbing off with the contact. Because i'm severely lacking in the cheek bone department I have to fake having them with two products, the first one being benefit's hoola bronzer which I use for a general bronze up of my face and a light contour in the hollows of my "cheekbones" I then highlight the tops of my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and my cupids bow with Mac MSF soft and gentle highlighter. My two blushers of choice are Mac well dressed and sleek flushed.
My mac palette is the main attraction in this section, as it covers all over the lid colours (all that glitters, woodwinked), highlights (shroom), my crease and eyebrow choice which is mac's characoal brown... so you're probably wondering why I have the Anastasia brow wiz in my makeup bag if I use charcoal brown on my eyebrows, well I have it in these just for the spoolie it's such a neat little brush for your eyebrows I just couldn't bring myself to throw it away! For eyeshadow bases I have a sample of the benefit stay don't stray eyelid primer and mac bare study paint pot! Now if you know me you'll know i'm an eyeliner fiend, I love a good ol' winged liner and wear it 99.9% of the time so to create my feline flicks I use the maybelline gel eyeliner, and to make myself appear more awake I use the Rimmel kohl kajal in 'nude' on my waterline. To make my non existent eyelashes magically appear I'm currently using two mascaras which are the maybelline big eyes mascara which I really like and the L'oreal miss manga mascara which i'm not a huge fan of!
For just a plan old lip balm I use my EOS sweet mint lip balm which is the perfect lip balm, the mint cools down sore lips and hydrates them extremely well. For days where I want a glossy finish I use the Palmers cocoa butter formula dark chocolate and peppermint lip butter which smells so gorgeous and tastes sweet, this stuff melts into your lips like butter and I can't fault it. When I want a bit of colour on my lips but don't want to mess around with lipsticks I use my korres Jasmine lip butter which is buttery smooth and gives me a pinky nude tint to my lips. My new favourite everyday 'lipstick' choice is the revlon colourstay matte balm in elusive, which is a nude mid-tone pink which isn't too offensive for everyday wear and it lasts for hours!