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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Nosey Post: What's In My Makeup Bag...

Seeing as my previous Nosey Post was quite popular, I thought I would do another one for my makeup bag. I love seeing what people carry in their makeup bags because it makes me either want products they have or be glad that the contents of my makeup bag aren't in a disgusting state like theirs. I can't stand seeing filthy makeup and even filthier brushes so when I examine the contents of a makeup bag, it either turns me one way or the other.
The products in my makeup bag get changed around every now and again when I feel like a change so these are the following products that I've been using when I'm out and about.

The makeup bag was given to me at the Sleek MakeUP Destination S event and although I'm not uber keen on the colour or the design, it is pretty big so I can load it up with my bits and bobs.
The contents:
These are my current "essential" items that I carry around with me and all products can be applied quickly for a freshen up or an impromptu event.

1. Bourjois Powder Blush in Rose D'or
Labelled as a cheaper version of NARS Orgasm and more easy to find version of Rose Gold by Sleek MakeUP but this definitely not a dupe for either of them. It is, however, a very pretty shade which gives a nice pink and gold sheen and can be layered to give a better colour pay off.

2. Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in 112 Ambre Rose
A nice pale pink lipstick. At one point, I did think that this was a good dupe of the MAC Nude Rose lipstick from the DSquared2 collection but I can safely say that it isn't. I love MAC Nude Rose so if someone has one that they're not using, let me know!

3. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi
If you want a red lipstick that you can wear during the daytime and then layer on for a vampy look in the evening, this is the one you need. As it is a Lustre formula, the product doesn't go on too heavy with one swipe so it's very easy to wear during the day. To vamp it up, line and fill your lips with MAC Lip Liner in Cherry and then a swipe Viva Glam Cyndi over the top - It's a dream!

4. Hair grips
You never know when you're going to need to throw your hair up and get those annoying baby hairs out of your face so I keep hair grips on me at all times.

5. Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in 01 Apricot
Probably one of my favourite lip glosses because there is no shimmer, no sticky gunk and definitely no dodgy sticky after-gunk. The colour is very subtle and doesn't really add any colour to lips but just makes them look fuller and sexy - Everyone should own a lipgloss that does this.

6. Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine SPF15 in 03 Papaya
These launched last year and the last ages because this has been one of my go-to lip products for almost a year and it is still in good condition. No dodgy melting and the colour pay off is still as fabulous as it was from when I first got it - Big thumbs up.

7. Bobbi Brown 'Everything' Mascara in Black
Apparently this mascara is supposed to do everything (hence the name) that you would want from a mascara which would be lift, seperation, volume, thickness and the rest of it. Sadly, it doesn't do 'everything' but it is an okay mascara to have in a makeup bag because it doesn't clump and if you layer it on top of a mascara you've been wearing all day, it still won't go all thick and clump-y.

8. MAC 129SE Brush
I love when MAC do these small travel sized brushes because they are great for makeup bags and of course, travelling. I've had my 129SE brush for a few years now and it is still in great condition and hasn't started shedding or anything so it's a handy little brush to have.

9. Benefit Eye Bright
Everyone should own a soft eyeliner in light pink because you can use it to highlight the brow bone, the inner corner of the eye and even line the waterline to make eyes look more awake. It's a failsafe product that comes in useful all the time.

10. Dental Floss
There is nothing worse than being out or even at work and getting a piece of food stuck in between your teeth and there are only so many times you can try and lodge it out using your tongue before you look like you're making some sort of suggestive action.

11. Strawberry Carmex
It's a lip balm. Enough said.

12. *Sleek MakeUP Pout Police in Monte Carlo
One of my favourite Sleek MakeUP Pout Polish products that I have because the colour payoff is pretty amazing and it smells yummy.

13. Bobbi Brown Concealer and Setting Powder
Although the packaging for this has changed, this was brand new and sitting in my makeup unit so I decided I really ought to crack it open and start getting some use out of it. I traded my Bobbi Brown Cover-Up Stick for this because of the loose powder at the bottom which I can use to blot out any oil during the day.

What do you lot keep in your makeup bag? Show me the goodies!!!

Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your

NOTE: Products marked with * are PR samples

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5 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. I have some of this too. Its amazing hope other things creep in. I think I had a roll of selotape ans scissors in mine once! Grips and floss are a must xx

  2. I'd love everything inside this bag. I love these types of posts x

  3. Rose D'or is my fave blush at the moment, along with Lilas D'or as a 2nd runner up LOL. Pout polish and carmex would also deffo be in the essentials! xx

  4. I have the same brush and totally agree with you...its sooo handy to have!!

    Nats. xx

  5. i love seeing these posts and that bag is lovely :)

    shel xx


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