What's In My Makeup Bag

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I get asked all the time what products I use regularly and if I will share what I keep in my makeup bag, so today I will do just that! These products are all my essentials that I find myself reaching for often. Some of the products you will probably expect me to use a lot and others may come as more of a surprise, but nonetheless here are the items that I keep in my makeup bag!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - a cult classic and a must-have for me. This product can well and truly cover all blemishes, redness and dark under-eye circles, making it really handy to use. It doesn't look cakey or patchy and it tends to last for quite a long time.

MUA Powder - a powder is necessary when I'm doing dance or sports, as it keeps my makeup in place and stops it from moving and transferring. This is a great one that is the right colour and doesn't break the bank at only £1.

Sleek Face Form Palette - a travel-friendly product that supplies you with a beautiful blush, bronzer and highlighter. All three of these have a soft, creamy texture and apply really well. The pigmentation starts off being fairly sheer but can be built up if necessary. These are great products to use if you want to create a natural yet flawless skin look.

Bourjois Cream Blush - a beautiful cream blush that has been declared as my favourite cheek product. It has a cream to powder formulation which I think looks gorgeous on the skin. It applies smoothly and evenly, with blendability being great. If you're looking for a blusher suitable for any occasion, this is worth a try.

MUA Blusher - a cheaper alternative that is insanely pigmented and looks lovely when applied. Unlike the other blushers, this one is matte, meaning it looks more natural and I like to wear this for school. I didn't realise how many cheek products I had in my makeup bag until I came to do this post, but all of them are really good.

Avon Eye Primer - a quick way to remove any discolouration from your eyes and ensure that your eyeshadow lasts all day. This is actually the first eye primer that I've tried, so I can't compare it to others, but I have to admit that it's really good and my eye makeup stays looking fresh and in place, even when I'm doing dance or sports.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo - a gel to cream eyeshadow that I have in a gorgeous, shimmery bronze colour. This applies easily and is insanely pigmented yet still blendable for a less harsh look. This is perfect to wear either as a base for eyeshadow or on its own, looking really nice either way. If you want something that will be quick but look like you've put in a lot of effort, I'd opt for this.

Barry M Natural Glow Palette - a palette that contains all of the basic eyeshadows and even a pretty blush. The packaging is cardboard and slim, like that of a Stila palette, meaning it fits really easily inside my makeup bag. It features colours perfect for highlighting, base colours and for the crease, meaning it can be used to create a variety of different looks.

Avon Infinitize Mascara - a brown mascara that makes my eyelashes look lovely every time I wear it. I have this in brown as it looks a bit more natural yet still makes my eyes stand out. This mascara makes my eyelashes extremely voluminous and longer, but can also be used lightly for a less bold look.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - a jet black mascara that is perfect for bottom lashes and more detailed work. This is my other mascara of choice at the moment, which I've really enjoyed using. For someone with small eyes like me, the tiny wand is great for covering each lash with mascara. It stays put all day and doesn't smudge at all.

NYC City Proof Lip Crayon - a glossy nude lip crayon that is great for a sheer wash of colour. I usually wear this for school, as it creates a really pretty colour on my lips that isn't too noticeable or bold. Although it isn't extremely pigmented, it can also be used as a gloss on top of lipstick.

Models Own Lip Stix - a pretty bubblegum pink that looks gorgeous applied. This is matte, so the only downside is it tends to cling to the dry parts of my lips. Aside from this, it is a beautiful colour that I find myself wearing a lot. I usually apply a bit of this and blend it out with my finger for a more subtle look, as well as applying a lipgloss on top.

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick - a berry lip is something that I haven't had the confidence to wear in the past, but I've been trying to wear one more recently, thanks to one of my resolutions. This lip crayon is a lovely colour that is great for autumn and winter. It is really glossy but is still quite pigmented and can be built up.

So these are all of the products that are in my makeup bag, not including brushes. I hope you liked this post and that it provided an insight into what makeup I like to wear and have with me. Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon for my midweek post!

Love from Daisy x


  1. Wonderful post Daisy :) x


  2. Great Lash mascara is fantastic! It's so simple and useful for any occasion

    1. I know, it's been one of my favourites for a while now! x

  3. Lovely post :) Love all your products that you use too x