As I received a new makeup bag for Christmas, I thought it was about time I updated the products that i’m currently using on a daily basis as I haven’t done a post like this for quite some time now and I love having a nose into other peoples makeup bags also.
My current makeup bag is from MAC’s most recent holiday collection, and my Dad/Step Mum kindly got me one, which i’m absolutely loving as it’s just the right size to fit all of my day to day bits in it.
So onto the products within the bag, and a few of these have made some recent appearances on the blog but i’m still loving a lot of them. Starting with base products, and my current go to primer is the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (£29), which I am loving so far. I haven’t used it enough to really say much about it, but i’ve noticed my makeup is definitely lasting a little better, rather than just drying into my skin. Onto foundation, and yes i’m still loving the Bourjois 123 CC Cream (£9.99). It’s the perfect everyday base that is light and just makes me look more alive in the mornings, but it also lasts really well throughout the day and just covers any blemish or dark circles. Concealer wise, i’m still loving the L’oreal Lumi Magique (£8.49) as it’s work pretty well to give my skin that little glow, especially around my eye area if i’m having a pretty bad dark circle kind of day. It’s not that great for blemishes, but luckily my skin is behaving at the moment.
Onto brows and i’ve found the perfect combo I think, i’ll usually fill in my brows with the HD Brows ‘Foxy’ Palette (£25) and then go over with the Benefit Gimme Brow (£17.50) to just set everything in place. I’ve noticed that my brows are lasting really well throughout the day and setting them has made a huge difference to their appearance. When it comes to my eyes, i’m loving just a simple winged eyeliner and mascara look, i’ll sometimes whip out my Urban Decay Naked Palette (£37) but recently i’ve just been using the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner (£2.99) and then covering my lashes with the Makeup Revolution Viper Mascara* (£3).
Onto the powder products, and i’ve really rekindled my love for The Body Shop Honey Bronzer (£13) as I hadn’t been using it all that much recently, but i’d forgotten how much I loved this product. How I haven’t hit pan on it yet, I don’t know but it’s just a great bronzer and would suit any skin tone. Onto blushers, and I have two on the go at the moment. The Benefit Rockateur Bronzer (£23.50) i’ve been using as a blush/highlight duo and then using the Milani ‘Luminoso’ Baked Blush (£9.71) to add a little more pink to the cheeks (and thank you to Alexandra for sending me this, I love it!). Lastly, in order to set everything in place the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder* (£17) has been my go to. For a loose powder, it can be a tad messy but it works great and just keeps everything in place and my face from looking so shiny.
What products are you loving at the moment?