What’s In My Make Up Bag?

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everyday make up

Benefit Porefessional: £24.50/ Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream: £25.50/ Supergloop CC Cream in Light to Medium: £32.00/ Garnier Caffeine Eye Roll On: £10.49/ Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette: £38.00/ Soap and Glory Supercat Liquid Eyeliner: £6.00/ Laura Mercier Eyeliner In Black Ebony: £19.50/ Stila Liquid Eyeliner In Sequins: £14.00/ Loreal Paris Miss Manga Punky Mascara: £8.99/  Benefit Rollerlash Mascara: £19.50/ Gosh Natural Blush: £7.99/ Benefit Sugarbomb: £23.50/ Mac Cremesheen Hot Gossip: £15.50/ Soap and Glory Supernude Lipstick: £9.00

I’m always interested in what products others use in their daily routine, and although I don’t carry much make-up around with me (generally just lipstick) I thought i’d do a makeup bag post. The products below are things I use generally on a daily basis, but i’m always looking for recommendations so let me know what products you love.

Benefit porefessional and It’s potent eye cream 

Regardless of what other make-up I use my routine always begins by using Benefit’s porefessional as a base on my skin, and It’s Potent eye cream under my eyes. I’ve always had pretty bad bags under my eyes but I find using the Benefit eye cream my eyes appear lighter and brighter. (Internal link)

benefit supergroup garnier
Supergloop CC cream in Light to Medium and Garnier Caffeine Eye Roll on

I’ve never been a fan of heavy foundation- but maybe that’s because I never mastered the art of blending or found a colour which suited my skin- and this is why I generally use CC cream. I won’t go into too much detail about the CC cream (you can read my thoughts here) but it evens out my skin tone before I move on to the rest of my make-up. I have been using garnier’s’ caffeine eye roll on for years and it’s my go to product to really hide the blemishes under my eyes. I don’t actually know where i’d be without it.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 

This palette is one of my favourite things I use, there are so many pretty colours and they’re all a bit shimmery too. Some people opt for matte eye-shadows for daily wear but i’m very much under the attitude of I like it so why not. I’m starting to play around more with layering and blending so this palette gives me plenty of options to try. Plus because I have green eyes I like to use a lot of nudes, browns and coppers which works well in this palette.

urban decay palette
Soap and Glory supercat liquid eyeliner/ Laura Mercier Eyeliner in Black Ebony / Stila liquid eyeliner in sequins

Eyeliner is probably the product that I own the most of. Liquids, gels, pencils you name it but the two main one’s I use on a daily basis are the Laura Mercier gel eyeliner (although it looks more like powder) which I tend to use on it’s own and Soap and Glory’s supercat liquid liner which I tend to use when I am wearing eye-shadow as it’s easier to apply. When I go out (or rather just aren’t at work) I love putting a line of Stila’s glitter black liquid liner on top for a little glimmer.

benefit laura mercier miss manga stila
Loreal Paris Miss Manga Punky Mascara/ Benefit Rollerlash Mascara 

I have now settled on two of my favourite mascara’s, one high street and one not. There is over £10 different in the price of these but I do love them both. The Loreal Paris Miss Manga Punky mascara is dark, thick and works well when I wear heavy black eyeliner while Benefit’s Rollerlash makes my lashes look curled even though they aren’t and it’s just a lovely mascara. I really should buy a new one soon as you can see from the picture i’m still using a sample sized one.

Gosh natural blush and Benefit sugarbomb 

I actually flit between about six different daily blushers but these are probably the two which I use the most of, there is Gosh which is little a really natural colour that just highlights my cheeks that little bit, and there’s Benefit Sugarbomb. This one is a little brighter in contrast with a slightly orange/ pink tone but it sits really nicely on the skin. I’m hoping this christmas they bring out the box which has all of them in like they did last year so I can try all the other variations.

gosh mac benefit soap and glory
Mac cremesheen hot gossip and Soap and Glory supernude Lipstick 

This Mac lipstick was a purchase I made when in New York in 2013 and i’ve since gone through a couple of these. As it’s part of the cremesheen collection it’s glossy but isn’t too bright in colour that it isn’t suitable to daily wear. In contrast the Soap and Glory spurned one is a really recent addition to my make-up collection and only added when I realised how much I wanted a nude lipstick and this one is spot on. It is the perfect colour and is really long lasting.

So there you go that is the make-up I generally use on a daily basis. What things do you use on a daily basis? I’d love to hear your make-up recommendations.
July 24, 2015
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  • I don't know whether this is a lot to carry around or not, it looks like a lot!

    • As I said in the very first paragraph this isn't what I carry around it's whats in my make up bag at home that I use.

  • I really want to get the Naked 3 it looks like such a beautiful set. x

    • It is a lovely palette, you should grab one. I got mine on Ebay new for a fracture of the price x

  • I'm a big fan of the Naked3 palette myself. I've just been given of the new Naked palette that has yet to hit the shelves. I'm itching to add it to my collection!

    • I'm going to make sure I hit up Sephora when i'm in America and see what they've got as they have a new smoky one which looks amazing x

  • I love Naked and Benefit products!!! I can't wait till pay day so I can update my make up now – needs a revamp d you have given me the inspiration! thanks sweetie xx

    • Benefit is one of my go to brands as I love both their make up and their skin care. So many products! x

  • I have quite bad dark circles under my eyes as well, so I definitely want to give the Benefit Eye Cream a go. I've also wanted to get my hands on the Naked 3 palette for absolutely ages as well, I love the shades!

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    • The benefit stuff helped me in the long run, but the garnier caffeine eye roll actually helps hide them as well. The palette is one of my favourite investments, the colours are so beautiful! x

  • Helen

    I spend far too much money on make up. I especially like Benefit and Urban Decay. I'm sorely tempted by that palate!

    • I never used to but in the past year I have spent so much trying out loads of new products. This is actually the only thing I own from Urban Decay so I might have to check out the rest of their stuff. x

  • ooo, I like those colours in your eye shadow box. It looks like I have to do a bit of an inventory in my bag…

    • Yeah the colours in this palette are beautiful, and it's so versatile with blending the colours. x

  • I've got a naked 3 I adore it! You've got some.lovely makeup!

    • Thanks Becca. The palette is one of my favourite things. x

  • WOW! I have hardly anything. On a daily basis I have an eyebrow pencil as im blonde I need it, I also have mascara which is on even if I don't go out. Most days I have eye liner too, and that's it done!

    • I use lots of products in small quantities so it always looks like loads. x

  • I am envious of your m-up bag, it looks amazing! I am into mascaras at the moment. R

    • I have been buying so much more make up this year than I have previously it's pretty bad for my back balance haha x

  • I love that Naked pallet!! Great make up bag collection.

    • It is great isn't it! I am heading to America in September and thinking of getting another one as they work out cheaper out there. x

  • I have most of these products too! I really want the Naked 3 though

    • There are some good ones aren't there. You should get the palette it's a worthwhile investment x

  • I've not used any soap and glory make up yet, but I really want to soon, the eyeliner especially!! :) – Always wanted to try Miss Manga too but I love Revlon's Lash Potion. Some good items in your make up make – makes me want to do a post like this!

    meimei xx

    • The eyeliner is amazing and I use so much of it on a daily basis. Oh that sounds like an interesting item, I might have to check it out. You really should i'd love to read it! x

  • I have not used any soap or glory make up yet ether, keep meaning to try it out.

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