Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Inside My Sister's Makeup Bag

The snooping continues! I finally persuaded my Sister to share the contents of her makeup bag. As she has a far more eloquent way with words than I do, I will leave her to explain the contents!


So as makeup bags go, even I can see that this is a pretty boring one to take a peak at. Classic, neutral, plain and safe are all words you could use to describe the contents of my bag.

From day to evening my look doesn't alter much - I regularly commit the ultimate beauty faux pas of just putting more on when it comes to the evening. Although I might lack adventure, I do like to buy high quality, decent products and if I love a product then I'm very loyal. 

Below are my favourites and the ones I just wouldn't be without.

Bare Minerals Original Foundation - This is my makeup bag staple and the best foundation I've found. Gives long-lasting, flawless coverage and no need for powder! 

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - In summer I like to try and stay away from foundation when I've got a bit of colour and I find this does the job well. Ive not found a better BB cream for the price and I'm yet to check out whether CC creams do trump the BB.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - My summer skin essential. Use alone or on top of the BB cream. Subtle, sheer colour for a healthy summer glow.

Laura Mercer Secret Camouflage - Pretty industrial concealer with a base to help it last all day. I'm not so much a fan of the application method, although this maybe just because Ive not bothered to purchase a brush for it. Lasts forever so worth the investment if you are prone to breakouts. 

NARS Blush Bronzer Duo in Sin and Casino - Another year round staple. Modern but classic shades of bronzer and blusher perfect for day and evening.

Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in Taupe - Delicat - A new addition to my makeup bag. Neutral colours that work well for the day and evening. Stays put too - If we still lived together, this would most definitely find its way into my room!

Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara - As mascaras go, this isn't bad. But I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again. Generally I find Revlon to be pretty good for mascaras but I've yet to find one killer mascara.

Rimmel Glam'Eyes Liquid Liner - I wouldn't be without this and despite trying numerous expensive alternatives such as Chanel and YSL, you cant beat this Rimmel option for colour and application. A snip at around a fiver and it lasts forever.

Milani Liquid Eye - In theory a great pencil eyeliner which performs like its a liquid. However sharpening it is almost impossible and after a few weeks of trying and just ending up with black eyeliner everywhere but my eyes, I think I will revert to a standard pencil in future.

MAC Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch - Is it sad that I'm impressed by how much of this she has used?!

Elziabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant Stick - Pricey as far as lip balms go but its a great all year round product that gives a nice subtle sheen as well as moisturising and protecting.

MAC Tinted Lipglass in Viva Glam V and Big Baby - Another classic of mine. I'm not a great lipstick wearer - it seems to last 2 seconds on me, so a nudeish lip gloss is one of my essentials to upgrade my day look to night - I don't think I have ever seen my Mum or my Sister wearing a red lip, maybe one day I will convert them!

MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Petting Pink - My hybrid between the Elizabeth Arden and the MAC lip gloss, really conditioning with a touch of colour.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers - The classic eyelash curlers. I can't go without them and I hate how mascara looks sans curl. I'm pretty rubbish at replacing the pad though.

Bare Escentuals Flawless Face Brush

And there you have it, big thank to my Sis. You can check out my other makeup bag snoopings below:

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