Saturday, 19 January 2013

What's in my make up bag?

One of my favourite posts to read are the ones that look inside people's hand bags or make up bags, just because I'm nosey! So I thought I would show you all what's inside my make up bag.

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.

Lastly...


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.

Benefit make up


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.





28 comments:

  1. I love that make up bag! I wish we had a Victoria's Secret here...

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    1. There is a Victoria's secret in London, but I live in Manchester, so sadly since I left eh States I haven't been able to buy all their lovely perfumes and underwear :( In America the sale prices in Victoria's Secret were amazing, I really miss that store xx

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  2. I want that benefit,,too bad that products so pricey at my country
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    thank you for your lovely comment
    following you back ^^ *hugs

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    1. I really like pretty much all Benefit products, even the perfume.The prices here aren't too bad, but I usually ask people to buy me Benefit for Christmas and birthdays. Thank you for visiting my blog and following me xx

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  3. your makeup bag is full of great finds! :) btw, thanks for following! followed you back. :)

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    1. Thank you :) and thank you for following me xx much appreciated x

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  5. Nice products! I like the smokey eye palette :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Sammy. I normally love Benefit but for some reason I just don't use that smoky eye set much at all. I even love their perfume, I asked for Eva for Christmas, and got it luckily :) x

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  6. Lots of goodies! Looking to connect, I will connect through Facebook if you have a page, I have Bloglovin not fully set up yet, got work on that.
    Margaret from http://fitandbeyond40.com

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    1. I don't have a facebook page, yet lol I am on twitter though @acunnane I mainly connect with blogs through GFC as it seems the most popular way xx

      Thanks for coming by my blog xx

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  7. Hi Angela, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. There are lots of like minded bloggers on my reading list if you fancy taking a look. I'm nosy so love seeing what people have in their bags and make up bags. My make up bag is a bit of a disgrace these days, full of freebies and stubby nearly done stuff. I think it's due to having a seventeen year old daughter who nicks all my good stuff! xx

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    1. Thank you I will check out your reading list x My daughter is 28 now so don't have that problem, we actually give each other things we don't think suits or we have two of xx

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  8. I love the cherry blossom Loccitane, hand cream and mine looks the same lol
    p.s loving your blog

    http://tarastreatsreviews.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is one of my favourite fragrances for hand cream, just yummy :) x

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  9. I'm really lucky as my sister always puts some l'occitane in my birthday and Christmas gifts, i have a wee box full to go at. Thank you so much for following my blog, and your offer of help xx

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  10. Love the makeup bag, that's also one of my favorite scents!

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    1. I really miss Victoria's secret perfumes :( thanks for the follow xx

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  11. Great post, love l'Occitane! Thanks for coming by, Yes I would love to follow each other, I am following now.
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Simona. Yes L'Occitane have wonderful products, i love them too x

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  12. Nice blog !
    Want to follow each other on GFC and Hellocoton ?
    Let me know :)
    xx Lucie http://the-camelia.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thanks dear, I have now followed you x

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  13. Great post - I love the L'Occitane hand creams :) x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too, I think they are just about the best hand creams available, i use them all the time x

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  14. I love what's-in-my-makeup-bag posts!

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    1. I do too, I love being nosey :) x

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I read every single one and reply as often as possible. If you are going to follow me my preferred option would be through GFC, but of course I am very happy to be followed which ever way you prefer. Again thank you for commenting, it makes me so happy to see I have new comments.
Angela xxx