Thursday, 3 October 2013

Inside My Mum's Makeup Bag

I am continuing to snoop in other peoples make up bags and expose their contents on my blog. I already shared my findings from my Nan's make up bag here (Spoiler alert: lots of "pancake" and really old blue eye shadows) and now I have persuaded my Mum to share! 

I have to confess that I actually peek in my Mums makeup bag quite regularly (she says I police it!) I just like to see what shes using, nothing wrong with a makeup bag inspection every now and then is there? So I have sat her down and asked her to review her current beauty products for me to share with you all.

For her base my Mum only likes a light/medium coverage and will always wear some form of BB cream/Tinted Moisturiser (not a traditional foundation). 

Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release - "I wear this on its own as it gives me the light coverage I like, although I do prefer my Origins Vitazing as it seems to last longer on my skin"

Dr Jart + Water Fuse Beauty Balm - "My favourite BB Cream as it has slightly more coverage. You could wear this on a night out and wouldn't need foundation" - (Now coming from my Mum that's quite a statement as she has tried a lot of BB Creams, Garnier, Bobbi Brown, MAC and Estee Lauder)

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder - "This has a natural, sparkly glow. I use this on my cheeks as a highlight" - This is the first of many Bobbi Brown products in my Mum's make up bag as Bobbi Brown is by far her favourite make up brand. Now I bought this powder as well and wasn't too fussed about it, I have actually given it to my Mum now as hers has run out. Just goes to show that just because something doesn't work for you, doesn't mean its a bad product.

Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder - "I like this, it's very fine and doesn't go everywhere, I would buy this again when it runs out" - (This is one of the products I made her buy, because I knew she would like it and maybe because I wanted to borrow it!)

Bobbi Brown Ultra Nude Eye Palette - "I love Bobbi Browns eye shadows, especially the nude and brown colours. I always use the brush that comes in these palettes as its a great size" - My mum has got through a lot of Bobbi Brown palettes, this particular palette was actually limited edition and is no longer available but if you can get your hands on it I would highly recommend her new palette "Rich Chocolate" I bought this for my mum in America and its beautiful full of rich, warm, chocolaty browns. 

Origins GinZing Mascara - "It has a really chunky brush which takes a while to get used to but I really like the effect this mascara gives but don't watch any sad movies with this on as it runs. If they did a waterproof version I would definitely buy it again"

L'oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara - "Didn't mind this mascara, prefer the effect of the Origins one though and the blush is a bit plasticky"

Like me my mum has far too many lipsticks! Where as I opt for brighter colours (pinks and reds) my mum always wears nudes. I don't think I have ever seen her in a red lipstick. I have quite dark hair so need that bit of extra colour but my mum is quite fair so she can get away with nudes that would make me look washed out.

YSL Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss - These were hand me downs from me, but pretty darn fancy ones if you ask me!

Jemma Kidd Make Up School Lipgloss - "I like to put this over the top of nude lipsticks and its not sticky at all. I think it was a freebie, but don't put that" - Too late and anyway everyone loves a freebie!

Korres Jasmine Lip Butter - "I like wearing this on its own, or on top of a lipstick. Its very natural looking and moisturising" - I love these lip butters too, definitely worth checking out and there's loads of different shades to chose from.

Bobbi Brown Lipsticks - "My favourite lipsticks, all her colours seem to really suit me, I think its because they have a browney base to them. My favourites are Blue Raspberry and Washed Seashell. Laura picked Washed Seashell and I would never have picked it myself" - I love picking lipstick colours for other people, especially when I know a colour will really suit them but they are too scared to try it.

Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brule - "I do like this but I find it doesn't last as long as my Bobbi Brown lipsticks and I have to reapply more often" - Another hand me down as the shade is just too light for me!

Thanks for letting me snoop Mum, hopefully it wasn't too painful!

Previous Makeup bag: My lovely Nan


  1. I will confess that I'm also guilty of snooping! Loved this post! :)

  2. Ahh thank you! I just can't help myself when it comes to people's makeup bags! Same with watching people apply their makeup, especially on the train, it's fascinating! X