Hi again! How are you all doing? The week’s going pretty slowly for me so far but hopefully the sun’ll make an appearance to brighten everything up.
I went for a little weekend away up north a couple of weeks back, and obviously I took a bulging bag with me stuffed with my favourite makeup bits and bobs (my heart would be lost without it, you know how it is).
So, seeing as I was pretty chuffed with the products I took up north, I thought I’d share them with you…
To begin with, let’s talk makeup (it always comes first).
♥️ Smashbox: Photo Finish Foundation Primer – without glue of some description my makeup just will not stay put. Seeing as this is more gentle than glue but does about the same job, I’m all for it.
♥️ Maybelline: Dream Fresh BB Cream – going for a lighter base at the minute, but I’m liking the fact that my skin actually looks like skin.
♥️ Rimmel: Wake Me Up Concealer – you guys know I can’t be without this!
♥️ MAC: Studio Sculpt Foundation – the Rimmel concealer’s brilliant for under the eyes but I’ve found this foundation to give me enough coverage to conceal blemishes.
♥️ Bare Minerals: Original Powder Foundation – it won’t smash because it’s already smashed – does that make sense?
♥️ The Body Shop: Shimmer Waves in 02 Blush – seeing as I’m not into that doll look I love subtle blushers, and this is one of those blush-highlight combos I can’t get enough of.
♥️ MAC: Paintpot in Bare Study – creased eyeshadow is never flattering, so this little pot of joy comes in so handy!
♥️ MAC: Frost Eyeshadow in Swish – a shop-my-stash hidden gem that I’ve completely fallen for!
♥️ Zoeva: Eyeshadow Palette in Mixed Metals – yep, you read that right – no Naked palette came with me! It was a risk bringing these bolder colours but the quality is gorgeous and the palette’s light and slim; perfect for travel.
♥️ MAC: Frost Lipstick in Angel – my go-to lipstick for an instant pick me up.
♥️ Max Factor: Lipgloss in 80 Lustrous Sand – so obsessed with this! Lovely colour and perfect formula as it’s not too sticky.
♥️ B Cosmetics: Powder Brush – for blusher and setting my under-eye area.
♥️ Real Techniques: Cheek Brush – to apply my BB cream and to blend concealer.
♥️ Real Techniques: Blush Brush – to set my face with powder.
♥️ Real Techniques: Base Shadow Brush – to pack down colour.
♥️ Real Techniques: Angled Shadow Brush – to blend through the crease.
And despite that the very long list is the whole reason that my bag was way heavier than it should have been, I was really happy with the products I took with me and found a use for each one without craving anything I’d left at home.
Name the one product that permanently lives in your handbag!