Changing Up My Makeup Bag: What made the cut?

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There comes a time in a girls life when you just have to sort through your makeup and be ruthless. Boy, was I ruthless! My makeup bag was starting to bulge at the seams (there's a surprise!) and more often than not, it was full of products that I actually hadn't used for donkeys years. So, I found a pretty makeup bag I received for Christmas which is relatively on the small side to ensure I wouldn't let it get full of junk! I thought it would be a good idea to show you the products that made the cut - think along the lines of the 'bestsellers'.


First up its base products. I always use Maybelline's Baby Skin Primer so that made the move to its new home, along with my new favourite foundation - Estee Lauder's Double Wear in shade 'Desert Beige'.  I 've been loving this foundation lately as it gives me a flawless looking coverage and it literally does not budge all day long, I'm very impressed so far! I also popped in my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and The Vintage Cosmetics Company Blush Brush. I usually apply my foundation with my fingers and then finish up with a little extra blending around my neck using my Buffing Brush. I've also popped in my classic Seventeen 'Stay Time' foundation in shade 'Natural' as I do like to mix up my foundations sometimes! The next product that will never be leaving my clutches is my HD Brows 'Eye and Brow Kit' in shade 'Foxy'. I absolutely adore using this kit, I mix it up between shades depending on what look I am going for and every single time I use it, it always makes my eyebrows look so much more groomed and defined than they actually are. I popped in my trusty Hoola bronzer by Benefit and also added a new bronzer to my collection - Seventeen's 'Instant Glow' Cream bronzer which looks perfecting for contouring.  
When it comes to eye makeup, I was definitely ruthless here. I'm always surrounded by endless amounts of mascaras but now I'm being strict with myself and trying to stick to one at a time - Ok, two maximum I promise. I've been wearing liquid eyeliner on my top lids for years, so I popped in my favourite Rimmel Glam Eye's liner which gives a lovely and thick black bold line. I also love Rimmel's Scandal Eyes pencil eyeliner in shade 001 Black which I use on my waterline when I am looking for a more dramatic eye makeup look. It's so smooth and creamy, it's perfect! As for mascara, I chose my new favourite which is L'Oreal's Miss Manga - it's amazing at giving both length and volume.

Lastly, it's my lips. I have three brand new Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks which I am absolutely adoring. They are such statement shades and are also matte which is always my favourite finish. I picked up 'Hot Pepper', 'Peach Club' and 'Ole Flamingo!'. I'm also going to pop in my Tanya Burr 'Afternoon Tea' lipgloss for days when I'm fancying more of a glossy finish.

What's in your makeup bag? x

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  1. The main staples in my makeup bag is the Rimmel ScandalEyes liner in Nude that never leaves but I switch my concealer and powder on a daily basis depending on what I apply in the morning.

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  2. Love the Miss Manga mascara too!
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  3. love the hoola bronzer by benefit, my absolute favourite!!

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  4. Estee Lauder double wear NEVER leaves my make up bag! x

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  5. Estee Lauder DW, is a holy grail of mine for nights out and long days! Great choices.

    Em

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  6. Great post! I really need to pick up that mascara! I'm quite fed up with my usual products at the minute, on the search for a new tinted moisturiser!
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  7. I'll have to check out those lipsticks, the colours look amazing! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  8. Im addicted to the Bourjois velvet lips. I think Ive either been wearing Hot pepper or Ping pong every day since I got them.
    Beth x
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