My Make up bag is from Victoria's Secret, and was part of a gift set containing my favourite perfume, Heavenly, that my daughter sent me from America for Christmas 2011.
A little overview of all the contents...
My face products...
I hardly ever wear foundation during the day as I find that no matter how much you pay for it, once you're over 40, it emphasises lines and wrinkles. Therefore I only wear a tinted moisturiser, No. 7 dual protection in medium. This evens out my skin tone and gives me a healthy amount of natural colour.
I do however use a concealer under my eyes to help disguise the dark circles that are often there due to my hardly ever sleeping because of my spinal pain, Clarins Eclat Minute in shade 01. I have had this for ages as I only use a tiny amount.
My cheek products...
I have used Bare Minerals Warmth for years now and love the amount of colour it gives me. I tend to use it on my cheeks, forehead and a little down the bridge of my nose to give me some much needed healthy looking colour!
The Benefit 10 was a Christmas gift, and after getting used to it I really like it, although I tend to have to wipe some of the darker colour off the brush or it is too dark for my skin. I love the lighter shade and the amount of highlighting it does, and it's so easy to apply, one sweep and a little blending and I have cheek bones!
My lip products...
I use a lip liner if I am using any lip product apart from lip balm so that they don't bleed into the lines above my lips. This one is MUA in Softly Lined and I have this in my make up bag as it is light enough to use under any lip slick I throw in my bag.
One of my all time favourite make up products is the Clinique range of Chubby Sticks, this one is Heaping Hazelnut. I love the way they feel, the way they look and the fact I can apply them without even a mirror if necessary.
Then I have my Korres lip butter, in wild rose. This wouldn't be my first choice of colour but it came in a little kit and I didn't get to choose the colour. It does feel nice on my lips though.
My eye products...
Eye liner is one product I would hate to have to do without. I feel like my eyes are not noticeable without it. The top pencil is Playboy, shade 145, which is a dark blue, it's OK but nothing special
The bottom liner, the shabby worn one, is Rimmel Exaggerate, shade 230 Deep ocean. I have had this pencil for a few years now and it's still got a bit of life left in it! I like the fact it has the smudger on the end in case I get a little heavy handed in applying it, and also the fact it doesn't need sharpening.
The mascara I keep in my make up bag is my least favourite of all my mascaras and is only there in case of a mascara emergency. It is Clinique High impact extreme volume, shade 01 Extreme black. The brush isn't very good, I find it too thick and it gets too much product on it so I hardly ever use it.
My almost empty hand cream. It is L'Occitane in Cherry blossom. Luckily I have several of these small sized creams in stock so I must remember to replace this one. In Winter I really need to use hand cream or my hands get really dry and tight feeling.
I do carry one more make up item with me, but it doesn't fit in my make up bag so it just gets to lie in the bottom of my hand bag.
My Benefit Smokin Eyes palette. I rarely use this as I have a lot of other eye shadows that I prefer, hence that is why it gets to stay in my hand bag.
Well that's it for my make up bag contents, not much really but that's because I tend to not mess with my make up when I am out of the house, except to apply my Chubby stick.
I would love to hear from you if you use any of these products and hear what you think of them.