February 27, 2013

The contents of my Make-Up bag

Dior Amber Diamond Shimmer Powder, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, MAC Studio Careblend Pressed powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer, Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Nars Deep Throat Blusher, YSL Touche Eclat, L'oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, Lancome Le Crayon Khol
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara, Laura Mercier Roman Moon Creme Lip Colour 

It goes without saying that my love for make-up is quite substantial... just like my collection. I have a lot. I love it all. I know its sad, but its who i am and its why i am apart of the beauty blogosphere. My make-up bag is quite refined in comparison and i only have my very most loved products in it. Most of the products in my make-up bag i will repurchase again and again because i just couldn't live without them.... and if someone said i had to chose between my collection of make-up or my make-up bag, my make-up bag would win hands down every time. Bye bye MAC eye palettes and lipsticks *waves and sheds a tear*. So i thought it would be nice if i gave you a little insight into my most loved products, so that if you don't already have them, you can go and check them out and maybe fall in love with them, like i have done. 

First up i want to talk about NARS. NARS is a fantastic make-up brand and most of the products they sell are brilliant. NARS sheer glow is one of my favourite foundations, but the two products i really couldn't live without are NARS Laguna Bronzer and NARS Deep Throat Blusher. Laguna is the only bronzer that doesn't make me look like an oompa loompa and is pefect for pale skin. Deep Throat is a shimmery pink blush, which sits on the cheeks beautifully and looks very natural. There isn't another make-up brand on earth that does bronzer and blusher like it. That brings me on to Dior Amber Diamond highlighter, there isn't a highlighter like it. I love the look of glowy, healthy skin and Amber Diamond gives you that without looking fake because its such a refined powder. I have found through trial and error that a lot of liquid highlighters (not naming any names) tend to give you an un-natural white glitter stripe and some powder highlighters clog the skin and show off pimples and pores even more.

Laura Mercier is one incredible lady. I use her tinted moisturiser for day time and her  silk creme foundation for night time. Both give you the glow i keep banging on about. I have only just recently dabbled with her lipsticks, but again Roman Moon has gone straight to the top of my most favourite. It is a very wearable orangey red and goes with every skin tone, especially pale.

Lets move on to eyes. I love accentuating my eyes but i try to do it as subtly as i can.  Thats where the Urban Decay Naked palette comes in. It is perfect and it is small. In all honesty i am probably having a little eyeshadow love affair with this at the moment. But i am sure i will go back to my favourite MAC shadows from time to time. Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara is incredible. It's even better than Lancome Hypnose Mascara and thats saying something. It is a very heavy weight mascara but that makes it all the more luxurious. It will make even the smallest of eyelashes look amazing. I think L'oreal do the best liner, Super Liner is a very slim sponge tipped applicator, which is just how i like it. If i am honest, i don't always use this because i much prefer the look of a kohl pencil, which brings me on to Lancome. The crayon is in noir and it is a true black colour that stays put on the water line. What more can you ask for?

So all that is left to talk about is concealer. I love MAC studio finish concealer but i have run out *sobs*. Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer is my second choice and for the price you really can't complain. Lastly and most importantly is YSL Touche Éclat. This is a beauty bag staple for someone like me who is an insomniac and has genetically inherited the biggest darkest circles *cheers mum & dad!*. I put this on when i know pictures are going to be taken and it stops me from looking like a i haven't slept for 4694309 days. 

So if you have got to the end of my essay about the contents of my make-up bag then well done you. You deserve a medal of some sort. Anyway i hope that was helpful or insightful and i would love to hear about your beauty staples. What make-up item could you not live without? 
Beth x



  1. looks lovely! Love posts like this so i can be nosey!
    Hayley xx

  2. Love it!
    I enjoy Nars just as much also!
    Got me eyeing the naked basic palette now - thought I would stop at the naked 2.


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