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Monday, 30 September 2013

my everyday makeup bag

my everyday makeup bag review swatch photo
my everyday makeup bag review swatch photo
origins vitazing moisturiser*, Laura Mercier Radiance Primer*, Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, By Terry Touche Velouttee, Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder, Nars Deep Throat Blush, Cargo HD Picture Perfect Translucent Powder, Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil in Dark Brunette, Nars Ride Up To The Moon, Guerlain Eyeliner, Rimmel ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara, Illamasqua Androgen Pigment, Topshop Whimsical

I've had to come back to my home town for a bit, and while I had a few posts preplanned as I was actually ahead of schedule for a bit I have now run out of preplanned stuff. So I thought I'd share what I shoved into my makeup bag as I frantically packed. This is the makeup that I've been reaching for the most at the moment and pretty much what I use most days. I'm a creature of habit, and I always tend to reach for the same items over and over again.

To prep the skin I've been leaning towards Origins Vitazing Moisturiser. A vitamin and colour boosting moisturiser which perks up very looking tired skin. I wasn't sold on this initially, but it has been growing on me the past few uses. It gives my skin a lightly bronzed even out base. I'm still working my way through the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. It's a brilliant illuminating primer which brightens up even the most sallowest of skin. This is definitely going on my repurchase in full size list once my mini is up. Joeur Matte Moisture Tint was my base of choice as I wanted something easy to apply and gave me enough coverage. Beautiful light matte coverage, evening out the skin without the use of heavy product. For the touchup of dark circles and lurking spots, Concealer comes in the form of the By Terry Touche Veloutte in Cream.

As for contour and blush, I chose the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder and Nars Deep Throat Blush. A combo of products which produces my current cheek of choice (note to self, use this as a post title sometime!) One is a really lovely natural contour shade and the other a light pink to add a flush of colour to the apples. To powder my face I've been using the Cargo HD Picture Perfect Translucent Powder. While I'm not a huge fan of loose powders, this one works like a treat. It gives a soft matte finish without making the skin look cakey or dry. The packaging stops it from going everywhere as it has a sneaky hidden lid which stops powder escaping while on the move. Which makes it easily transportable unlike most loose powders which poof up in a cloud of dust!

For eyebrows, I brought along the Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil in Dark Brunette. Even though I'm finding it too dark now that my hair is so light. I'm tempted to get this in a lighter shade, but I found Soft Brunette to be too ashy. It's a wonderful waxy powder formulation which looks natural and subtle when used correctly. On the eyes, I've been using Nars Ride Up To The Moon Palette as it's a wonderful selection of autumnal colours which can be used in a variety of different ways to take looks from day to night. I've started wearing eyeliner again so have been using an ol' favourite in the form of the Guerlain Eyeliner. I adore this for a slick glossy winged out look. I actually forgot to bring a mascara with me, so I'm using the Rimmel ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara which is my Mum's which I can't say I love. I don't feel like it applies well to my lashes and doesn't coat them as well as I'd like. The lengthening and volumizing are very minimal, and I find the ball on the end makes application a little messy. As for my lips I brought two favourites Illamasqua Androgen Pigement and Topshop Whimsical. Two shades of peachy pink perfection, which I just cant get enough of.
What's in you're everyday makeup bag? 

26 comments

  1. I like that there's not a million things that you packed.

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  2. I don't own any of these products, but the palette looks so nice, I love the colours! And your jumper looks so nice! :) x

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  3. I love that jumper SO much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xx
    http://www.emmaobarnett.com

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  4. You look lovely, that palette is gorgeous such pretty shades
    ♥ Filthy Fashion ♥

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  5. A lovely selection of products.. I really want to try the Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder and Laura Mercier radiance primer.. x

    overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com

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  6. What a nice little selection! Your hair looks lovely in this post btw - and love your new header!

    Eve & Faye x
    Sugar Spun Sisters - A blog about cosmetics, clothes & coeliac disease

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  7. I'm a creature or habit too, I don't think my every day makeup has changed much at all in the past few months. I'm also a big Nars Deepthroat wearer, I can't be without my Doublewear foundation, and I've been going back to Benefit They're Real mascara a lot recently!

    www.gleepface.com

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  8. I love the look of that Nars palette! The colours are so you lily! I'm still umming and ahhing about the Jouer moisture tint x

    www.crazylins.blgospot.co.uk

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  9. LOVE your hair in that pic! I also like how you don't over pack products :)

    Emma | masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  10. really want to try that jouer base sounds soo good!

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Love that palette, it looks so beautiful on you! x


    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  12. You look so beautiful!, your eyebrows are incredible xx

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  13. You look lovely x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Love the look of all of those products, need to add them to my wish list now! Also if anyone wants to follow a beauty/fashion blog I've just started one- I'd love some feedback. http://unmaskedbeautybylottie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Your hair looks great here, makes me want to get the Oribe Maximiser you spoke about in a recent video!

    http://thisisfarfromuniform.blogspot.nl/

    Amy x

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  16. Lily, you are so photogenic! How do you do it! Also, I need that NARS palette you are taunting me with it!

    www.makingmeblushblog.wordpress.com

    xx

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  17. Your makeup is always great! You look absolutely amazing :)x

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  18. Gorgeous picks! You look lovely!

    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. The ride up to the moon palette looks so good!
    catrinteleri.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Would actually love all these products, wish I had more of these brands, especially Laura Mercier :)
    alicekatex ♥

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  21. So gorgeous and a beautiful jumper!!

    xxx

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  22. Loving everything you picked, I would have picked these too!

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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  23. You look gorgeous in the photo and I love your jumper.
    The primer sounds really nice and I've been thinking about getting it, so good to know it's been working for you xxx
    Life of Verity

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  24. There are so many products in this post that I'm dying to try - especially the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder and the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. Christmas needs to hurry up! Your makeup looks beautiful.
    xo

    hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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