(Chef is on the left and Chloe is on the right!)
The makeup bag snooping continues! I have managed to persuade my three best friends to share the contents of their make up bags. First up Chloe and Chef, Sop you're next and you're not getting out of this!
I am obviously biased but apart from being the 3 best friends in the entire world, they also have the best style. Although we all have our similarities, we are also very individual and I love how they add their own personal touch to everything. They are definitely unique!
Chef's Makeup Bag
(Side note - Chef is actually Sophie, but Chef is her nickname and I cant remember a time where we have ever called her anything else!)
Sephora Makeup Brushes - "Really good, the Pro Flawless Light Powder Brush (Number 50) is my favourite" - Chef picked these up in September when we were in LA, Sephora's makeup brushes are such good quality for the price.
Benefit Angled Blusher Brush - "My favourite blush for blusher, I actually prefer this to my new Sephora one"
Betsey Johnson Tweezerman Tweezers - "Essential"
Mister Mascara Eyelash Curlers
No7 Intelligent Colour Foundation - "I have been using this foundation for about 10 years! I like how easy it is to apply, I just use my fingers and it feels nice on my skin. Looks like you have no makeup on but covers you at the same time, plus I like that it has SPF" - In all the years I have known Chef I have never known her to use any other foundation, now that says a lot!
Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer - "Moisturiser and a primer in one. It doesn't make your face look overly moisturised and doesn't look shiny when you put your make up on. It feels really light on the skin and I would buy this again"
Collection Fix Me Up Long Lasting Makeup Fixer - "I bought this for holiday and it was really good and cheap. Would buy again" - On holiday Chef bought the Kat Von D Makeup Setting Spray and she actually text me tonight to say how good it was! I'm definitely going to have to try and get my hands on it!
Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen in Shade No 2 - "I wanted to get something from the Marc Jacobs make up range and chose this as I had used up my YSL Touche Eclat. Its a good colour match and I would recommend but I do think its overpriced"
Rimmel Ultra Creamy Compact Powder in Ivory - "This was a desperate buy after having no powder foundation left, but its actually really good and I wear this everyday"
Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC30 - "You don't need a base with this, just apply moisturiser and put this straight on. This replaced my favourite Illamasqua powder foundation which was discontinued :'( I like to wear this on a night out as it has better coverage"
Kat Von D Everlasting Blush in "Lovesong" - "Similar to other blush colours Ive tried before but I love a good blush" - Chef is the blusher Queen and she has quite the little collection in her various makeup bags! I mentioned in my Sephora post that we all picked up a Kat Von D blush, the colours were all beautiful!
NARS Blush in "Torrid" - "Everyday blush, I don't do bronzers" - I told you, Blusher Queen or what! Sop is the Bronzer Queen!
CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara - "Same as the Max Factor False Lash Effect which is my favourite mascara. It never smudges, not like that fucking Maybelline one" - Now the Maybelline mascara Chef is referring to is my beloved Rocket Volum' which I recommended to her :/ I have the waterproof version so don't get any problems with smudging! Side note, like the No7 Foundation this is a Chef staple!
Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel - "It is the best brow gel ever, far better than MAC" - We all own and LOVE this brow gel!
Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencil in "Blonde" - "I like the angle of this, its a bit hard to use at first but once you get used to it its so easy. I also like that it has a brush on the end" - A much better recommendation from me!
Maybelline Baby Lips in "Grape Vine" and "Quenched" - "I like how soft they make your lips feel and that they don't feel at all greasy. Grape Vine is tinted so I wear that when I want a bit of colour or if I'm not at work"
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick - "I don't normally suit reds but this is a really good red" - I will second that, looks a-mazing on!
Chloe's Makeup Bag
MAC Bronzer Brush - "Big enough to spread over your whole face"
Sephora Angled Blush Brush - I think this may have been a recommendation from The Blusher Queen!
Models Own Powder Brush - "Nothing special, basic powder brush"
Chanel Foundation Brush No 6 - "I always apply my foundation with a brush"
Benefit Fan Brush - "I use this for applying my MAC Marilyn Beauty Powder as I don't want a lot of product"
Eyebrow Brush - Both Chef and Chloe have a habit of grabbing a bunch of these if they are out in Sephora or MAC, terrible!
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers - "I use these when I can be bothered as I wear contact lenses. These are definitely the best though as I have had cheaper versions before and they didn't lift anything"
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - "Recommended by Laura (me!) This is my everyday foundation, it feels very light and is not too heavy on the skin. It also smells nice but it is a little expensive"
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC1 - "My life saviour!" - Both me and Sop (whose makeup bag I am yet to photograph!) would definitely agree with this.
YSL Touche Eclat - "I've had this for ages and I just use it when I'm really tired and my eyes are really dark, I wouldn't use this everyday" - Side note, me and Chloe were discussing how rank these smell when they get a bit old, has anyone else noticed that?!
Smashbox Travel Photo Finish Primer - "I notice a big difference when using this. I would pay the extra money for this as I have used a Rimmel primer in the past which didn't feel as nice, or glide on as easily as this one"
Milani Illuminating Face Powder in "Amber Nectar" - "This was my emergency bronzer as my Too Faced Leopard bronzer smashed in my suitcase :'( I like the overall light effect this gives (its not an orange brown)" - I also bought one of these Milani Illuminating Powders in Beauty's Touch and would highly recommend!
CoverGirl Smoothers Presser Powder in "Translucent Light" - "Another emergency powder as my face powder also smashed in my suitcase *angry face* I actually quite like this, it takes the shine off and gives you more of a matte finish. Good value for money"
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder - "I use this as a highlighter but in Winter I'll use it all over my face to brighten my skin"
Kat Von D Everlasting Blush in "Truth" - "My first proper blush. I dont really wear blushes as I go red quite easily but I like this nice, natural colour and I love the packaging"
Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencil in "Blonde" - "I prefer this to MAC's Lingering as it looks less harsh and doesn't give you a drawn on look" - *Nods in agreement*
MAC Smoulder Eye Kohl - "Angelina Jolie wore this in a photo shoot for Vanity Fair and her eyes looked so good I bought the pencil they used"
MAC Lingering - "Its my number 2. Hourglass is the best but expensive, if you cant afford Hourglass Lingering would be your alternative"
Illamsqua Brow and Lash Gel - "The best, probably should change it soon as its now a taupe colour!"
Lancome Hypnose Mascara - "This is the travel size version, I do really like it and would buy the bigger size but just think the price is a rip off. I normally use Maybelline's False Lash Effect mascara"
Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in "Red Rush" - "I use this with all my red lipsticks, very good and smooth"
MAC Cruella Lipstick in "Heartless" - "The best red ever, I was too excited when this collection came out. This is an amplified finish, which is my favourite finish in MAC lipsticks" - Have to agree, please do another Disney collection MAC!
MAC Lipstick in "Syrup" - "Fucking love this nude lipstick. I do have to cancel out the redness in my lips first to get the full colour"
Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in "Pink Shock" - "Good basic lip balm, smells good"
NARS Lipstick in "Schiap" - "My favourite pink lipstick ever. Its a blue pink so makes your teeth look whiter. Tinted or full on, this still looks amazing" - This is one of Chloe's top makeup secrets!
EOS in "Pomegranate" - "Excelled over my Carmex"
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Dragon Girl" - "Such a good lip pencil, very strong red with a matte effect. Good alternative to lipstick" - Now if Chefs the Blusher Queen, Chloe is definitely the Lipstick Queen. If you want an amazing bright lipstick recommendation she will give you one!
Kat Von D Lipstick in "Lovecraft" - "New purchase, very good natural colour but as you cant get this in the UK I would recommend MAC's Syrup"
"When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you're a lucky man"
Thanks for letting me snoop guys!
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