Tuesday, 12 August 2014

What's in my Makeup Bag?

I'm not really the one to have expensive and luxury makeup, mostly because I can't afford it so I use a lot of high street, affordable brands like Rimmel, L'oreal etc. I do have the odd few things from MAC and other costly brands, however. Now that I have a job I can't wait to expand my makeup collection and buy a tonne of new things! But until I do, this is what I currently have in my makeup bag and use on a daily basis!

Rimmel Foundation £4.99 - Superdrug (other shades available)
Expert Face Brush £8.99 - Real Techniques @ Superdrug

This foundation is so good for the price! I use it in the shade light porcelain as I'm very pale and find it hard to find foundations that match my skin tone. This is the only high street one I've found so far that matches my skin so I've stuck with it as it's so cheap. It has good coverage and it isn't sticky but it comes off quite easily so I need to reapply throughout the day. I apply my foundation with the expert face brush (it's a bit old as you can see) by Real Techniques. I love these brushes. They're so worth the price. This one's a bit hard to clean, though. You can also buy sets of these brushes. 

Rimmel Powder £3.99 - Superdrug
Powder Brush - Sephora

This powder is simple and it does what it says on the tin! It's translucent so you can't see it and go dark but it sets your makeup just lovely and removes all the shiny bits. It's so light on your skin and you can barely feel it.

Touche Eclat Concealer £19.99 - Yves Saint Laurent @ allbeauty.com

I use this concealer under my eyes and at the corners of my nose. It hides my dark circles and blemishes perfectly and it just brightens up your face. It can be applied with foundation/powder but it's also great for those days where you don't want to wear any face makeup but still need a bit of coverage. I also use Collection's concealer, which is amazing trust me!!!, on my spots and blemishes. It covers so so well for being made by a cheap brand.

Rimmel Bronzer £5.99 - Superdrug
Blush brush £9.99 - Real Techniques @ Superdrug

I apply this bronzer under my cheek bones, on my T zone and under my chin to give me a natural looking glow because without it I look like a vampire because I'm so pale. It goes on very subtly with this brush and isn't heavy at all. 

L'oreal liquid eyeliner £6.99 - Superdrug

Mascara £19.50 - Benefit
Duo mascara £19 - MAC

Firstly, I use the 'They're Real' mascara to lengthen my eyelashes. This mascara gives your eyelashes a natural look (hence the name) and leaves no clumps behind. Then, I use the MAC mascara for volume. It has 2 brushes to give different effects and remove clumps. 

Brow pencil £6 - Topshop

Lipstick £15.50 - MAC

I'm not really a lipstick person as I don't think they suit me but this MAC lipstick in shade 'Politely Pink' is very subtle and not too bold. It blends in nicely and looks very natural with a tint of pink. This shade is perfect for the kind of people who don't suit lipstick but still want to add some effect and volumize their lips.

Naked Pallet 3 £37 - Urban Decay @ Debenhams

Finally, my favourite thing in my makeup bag! I love the Naked palette 3 and it just has so many gorgeous shades and can create so many different looks. This is actually an old picture as unfortunately, a few of the shades have fell out and broken :( This is definitely my favourite palette of the 3 (+basics) as I don't really suit dark, heavy eyeshadow but with this one there's lots of soft and light shades to choose from. I use a light shimmery colour all over with a dark, matte shade in the crease and then the lightest colour in the corner and under my eyes. Then I blend it all in using the Naked brush. This palette is quite expensive but definitely worth every penny because you get so much for it. They're brilliant quality, very pigmented and last so long. 

Jordan x 


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