One of my favourite blog posts and youtube videos is ‘What’s in my make-up bag’. I don’t normally keep my make-up in a bag as I like to keep it in the draw of my dressing table so I can mix and match what I use each day but I am sleeping out tonight so it thought I would show you what I carry with me in my make-up bag when I do sleep out. I hold my brushes in a different bag so I wont be showing my make-up brushes in this post, but if you want to see what make-up brushes I use and a review on them just leave a little comment down below and ill be sure to do it!
I use the Ted Baker Make-up bag in a baby pink colour with a black bow and rose gold detailing, I got this for Christmas and lovelovelove it! It doesn’t look too big on this photo but once you see what I can keep in it you will see how big this bag actually is. I believe this make-up bag retails around the £25 mark, but Ted Baker are always bring new bags out with different looks.
This is a slight overview of the make-up I will be taking with me tonight, I am actually going out for a meal in more of a formal restaurant so ill be doing dressy make-up but not too bold.
To start with I thought id show you the base products ill be using, so first I put in the Benefit Porefessional Primer, ive only packed the mini size to save on space. Its my favourite primer to use especially when im going out as my make-up stays put all night. I will then follow with Benefits Hello Flawless Foundation I have mine in the shade ‘Believe in me Ivory’ I think its one of the lightest shades but it has a high coverage without looking cakey. I then use my Maybelline Instant Anti-age Eraser eye to cover up any bags I have under my eyes and will use my Mac studio finish concealer in NC15 to cover any blemishes I may have. To set all of this I use the Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in transparent to matteify my make-up. This is the only powder I will buy as I think it does a good job and is cheap to buy. I don’t really look at any other powders as I don’t think I would want to spend more money on a powder when this does the job perfectly.
These are the cheek products I use, I love using the Bourjois Bronzing Powder as a contour and brush it in the hollows of my cheeks and near the hair line on my forehead to give my face a nicer shape. I will follow this with the Benefit blusher in Coralista this is my ALL time favourite blusher! To highlight I use the Bourjois blush in Lune D’or which gives a nice shimmer to the top of my cheeks.
To prime my eyes I use the Benefit Stay Don’t Stray, I only have the mini version of this but definitely want to purchase the big size! I love how it keeps your eye shadow lasting all night with no crease. I am going to use the Charlotte Tillbury eyeshadow quad in The Vintage Vamp which goes well with what ill be wearing tonight, this eyeshadow can be built for a more dramatic look or used subtly for a calmer look on the eyes. To define my eyes I am going to use the Maybelline Gel eye liner to created a dramatic line on the top of my eye. And finish with the Benefit They’re Real mascara which gives a lovely finish to the eyes making them long and bold.
Nothing is complete until the eyebrows are done! To define my brows I will be using the Benefit Browzing in light, using the powder first then setting it with the gel. I will also be using the Benefit High Brow to give my brows more definition.
Before stepping out the door I will apply my EOS in Strawberry Sorbet and then the Kate Moss lipstick in 107.
So there you have it my full make-up for tonight and all packed in the cute Ted Baker make-up bag. If you have any questions about any of the products do not hesitate to ask!