Hey there! I am so terribly sorry, it has been absolutely forever since I last postedand really I don't have an excuse other than school. Exam are only six weeks away eeeek! Anywho enough about school, I am here to show you what has been living in my makeup bag these past few months. I would also just like to mention some of you may recall my 'Makeup Confession' post a few months back, if you haven't then your can check it out here. It basically entailed my want/desire to reduce how materialistic I was being and stop buying excessive amounts of makeup and use the perfectly great products I already own. As I think you will be able to see from this post, I have actually made a lot of progress on this and many of these products are on their last legs- fortunately/unfortunately.
This is my actual makeup bag, it was a gift a year or so ago. The brand its Trina & Co. which you can buy from Myer and I'm sure somewhere online. It came in a two pack with other cause that is perfect for travelling brushes, I loooooove it.
Garnier BB Cream (Combination to Oily Skin)- I wear this in Light/Clair but when I am tanned I mix it with my other tube of Medium. I really like this BB Cream, I tend to only wear it in the warmer months and I feel like it actually improves my skin for when I don't wear makeup.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation- I wear this in Beige Ivory and I really dig this foundation (for want of a better word). It has excellent pigmentation so you only use a small amount of product thus it lasts a long time. I think I will do a full review on the foundation soon because it really does deserve it's own post.
Maybelline Dream LUMItouch- I use this all the time under my eyes to cover my dark circles, infact I prefer it over my Bobbi Brown Corrector to do the job because it is a lot thinner and great for everyday wear. I am nearly out of this so I will definitely be repurchasing this when the time comes. Did I mention how cheap it is?
Topshop Glaze 'Laid Back'- I was never much of a lipgloss wearer until I met this! I love the formulation, although it doesn't have the longest lasting power, but that doesn't bother me. It just is the finishing touch to my everyday makeup and just a nice easy to wear colour.
Nars Laguna Bronzer- Do you see what I mean when I say a lot of these products are on their last legs! I love this bronzer so much, its the first bronzer I've owned and used and used and used. Just get it, you need it in your life I promise!
Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder- I wear this in the shade Natural, typically on days/nights where I need a heavier coverage. This is actually a rather new discovery for me, I was looking into buying the MAC Studio Fix powder but I read everywhere that was just as good for a very small fraction of the price. I love it and I know I will be repurchasing this again and again.
MAC Fleur Power- EVERYONE GRIEVE WITH ME! This is my favourite blush and I know ill be terrible sad when its completely finish. I know I will do a whole sad post on it when it's finally gone, but at the moment I am rationing it out sparingly. It's just the perfect-medium-pink-natural-cool blush!
Napoleon Coral Blush Duo- This is my (very close) second favourite blush in the world, more specifically the bottom shade. It is a lovely sheen-y but not glitterly, coral-ly but not too bright, blush. You don't have to wear a highligher with this blush because it like a two-in-one and it just looks gorgeous on the skin! I think it might be limited edition so I know ill be grieving for this blush too but hopefully not for a while!
Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact- I have done a whole post on this powder which you can check out here, but in a quick summary I love it but it's expensive!
MAC Studio Finish Concealer- I wear this in NW20, it has excellent coverage and I don't know how I lived before owning this. You need to set it with a powder because its lasting power isn't incredible but I think this is definitely worth checking out.
Maybelline The Falsies- Oh wow! A Maybelline mascara, what a surprise! I don't have too much to say about this mascara it's great but I am in dire need of a new tube, but I will have to use up some of my other mascaras first. I use it in conjunction with the Maybelline 'Illegal Length' mascara which happily decided to disappear when I needed it.
Carmex- Lucky last, this is an old but trust worthy favourite. It does it job well and keeps my chapped lips at bay but I just don't understand how one little tub can last me so long- I swear it's never ending. I also use the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Ointment sometimes to mix things up a little.
Anddddddd that my lovely friends is everything. I really wanted to do this post as a sort of time capsule so I can look back on this a year or however long and see what I loved. I'll stop talking now but I recently got bloglovin' so make sure you folllow me there! ADIOS!