1 Oct 2017

Monthly Make Up Bag // September Edition

I'm going to hold my hands up and say that I honestly don't really wear make up these days. I have been enjoying letting my skin breathe a little over the past month and it has honestly helped my skin SO much.

If I were to wear make up on a day-to-day basis, I much prefer a simplistic makeup look. And this is kind of what I've been going for over the month of September. I thought I'd share the contents of my make up bag with you and walk you through a few of my current favourite products. 

Foundation - Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation 
The texture of this is exactly what it says on the tube. Its a soft-matte, satin like, texture that just blends into the skin so seamless and provides a medium but build able coverage. I like applying a small amount of this on a few areas of my face before blending in with my Real Techniques Buffer Brush.

Concealer - Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I've never realised how much I actually reach for this concealer until I went out and bought another tube. I rarely repurchase products (since I always like trying new things out) but I actually went to buy this again because I enjoyed it so much. The creamy consistency makes it so great for general concealing as well as under the eyes. 

Setting Powders - NYX HD Translucent Finishing Powder and Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder
I like applying the Bourjois powder all across my face as it mattifies without being cakey or drying. I occasionally apply the Translucent powder under my eyes to brighten the area but only apply sparingly so it doesn't look too intense. 

Contours - NYX Blush in Taupe and MODELCO Contour Stick
When I am feeling a bit more adventurous (if that's even the most appropriate word) I like to use a contour stick to give my face more dimension. And if I'm feeling a little less fancy, I use a contour powder to create a similar effect.

Blush - MaxFactor Blush in Gorgeous Berries
To add a flush of colour to my cheeks I like to dust this berry-toned blusher on my cheekbones. It's a baked blush and has a lovely glowy finish and is almost a 2-in-1 blush and highlight duo.

Highlighter - NYX Illuminator
If I feel like I want to add some glow on the high points of my face, I add a bit of this illuminator. The highlight is quite fine in texture and is very natural, but can definitely be built up if that's what you prefer.

Brows - Eylure Eyebrow Palette
I'll admit that I rarely ever fill in my eyebrows nowadays but when I do want to, I have been reaching for this eyebrow palette. It is quite brown toned and since my hair is coloured in a similar tone at the moment, it is a perfect match!

Liner - Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner
If I am feeling like wearing a winged liner, I always go for this one. I've actually had it for a little while now and I definitely will go and repurchase it since it works so well for me! The felt tip point makes it so easy to use and create a strong, precise wing.

Mascara - Kiko Waterproof Mascara
For a fool-proof, long lasting and mascara that actually works on my lashes, this is my current go-to. It doesn't transfer, smudge or budge the entire day and is really easy to remove with waterproof makeup wipes or cleansing oil. I highly recommend this (+ it is very inexpensive!)

Lipliner - Primark PS Lipliner
I know what your thinking... lipliner - from Primark. Really? Yes really! It is actually so good! I have these in a few shades and I really rate them. Cheap, cheerful and does the job.

Lip Colour - NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme
These are a cult favourite and without a doubt, definitely one of mines. They are so smooth and creamy and hydrating. Another product I would recommend to everyone! This is in the shade 'Cannes' by the way.

Lip Balm - First Aid Beauty Lip Therapy
On the days where I don't fancy a lip product like the NYX one, I would wear this tinted lip balm. It is red in colour but don't be scared. It adds a lovely, natural hydrated flush of colour to the lips. And it smells great!


And that's what was in my make up bag this month! I might make this a monthly post or perhaps every so often. I'd love to know what your current favourite beauty products are in your daily make up bag!



  1. I love all of your makeup. I love the color of that NYX lip creme.

  2. I want to try a lot of these products, especially the Nyx ones! :)


  3. I am loving the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer at the moment, it is a great concealer!

    Danielle xx


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