Monday, 18 May 2015

What's in my make-up bag?

whats in my makeup bag

Hi lovelies!

Not that long ago, I done the 'What's in my bag' tag and my make-up bag is actually included in that post. I loved the idea of doing the make-up bag tag so here it is!

ted baker makeup bag

ted baker makeup bag

I got this Ted Baker make-up bag from my parents quite a few years back. I think that it may have been for my 15th or 16th birthday. That was quite a while ago and I can't believe that it's still in such good condition!
Can I just point out the black and pink - I personally think they're gorgeous colours together. If you know me well, you would know that I love bows so I was extremely happy when I opened this present. Just look at that zip too (I think I'm still in love with it - you may have guessed.)

Before I get started, this is going to be a long post - so grab a drink and some snacks before carrying on.

Ok, so this is what is in my make-up bag!

whats in my makeup bag blog post

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder- I have been using this for years! And by years, I mean since I was about 12. I never ever used to wear foundation as a young teenager believe it or not. I always used to wear eyeliner, mascara and this exact pressed powder. I don't actually think that I've tried any other brand or shade of pressed powder (CONFESSION!)

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara- I swear by this mascara! It is one of my favourites and always will be. I just love the size of the brush and how long it lasts.

Tweezers- I think these are called 'Slanted Tweezers.' I'm not sure but I think that's what it says on the packet when I buy them. I just buy these from Sally's. These are really handy to have in your make-up bag - especially when your eyebrows are growing out.

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer- Most of the concealers I've bought and tried have been too orange for me as I am so pale so I had to give them to my sister. I have this in the shade 'Ivory' and I have got to tell you that it is the perfect match to my skin! Yay!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer- Ok so, I wanted a good primer and I just went for one by Rimmel. I've got to say that I don't get on too well with this. I feel like it doesn't really make a difference to the appearance of pores (like it's meant to.) And I have really big pores (I hate it, any advice anyone!?) But it's first time for everything and it's just not for me. It's always handy to have in there though.

Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation- I'm sure that I have this in the lightest shade which is 'fair.' It's the perfect colour for me and it applies so easily. It's honestly better than all of the other foundations I've tried. 

Ok, I knew that I owned a LOT of Rimmel products but writing this post, I've just now realised how ridiculous this looks. Oh well, you can tell how much I love Rimmel!

Rimmel London Brow This Way- This is brow styling gel and I do love this product! But please bear in mind that when you are using it for the very first time that you will have a lot of product on your brush. Yes I know it sounds like common sense, right? But I didn't think of that at the time and just wanted to get it on my brows. The only thing is that it runs out quite quickly. I do have some product left in the tube but I have new brow products now - it's just in there if I ever need it. (You never know!)

New Cid Cosmetics I-Groom Pencil- If you don't know what this is, it's an eyebrow pencil. I have done a review on this quite a while ago but you can go and check it out here. It is honestly the best eyebrow tool I have ever used. I recommend this to anyone and everyone who wants perfect brows! 

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser- So, my younger sister told me about this product and she let me have a go with hers and I fell in love! It's absolutely brilliant and I went out and bought myself one. It minimises the appearance of your pores. I am so happy with this product as I have huge pores and I have always struggled to make them less visible. They're still hard to hide using this but it definitely helps!

NYC High Definition Liquid Eyeliner- So.. I've had this for ages.. yes, ages. I love this because it's a felt liquid eyeliner and not a brush. So it's much easier for me to control. I don't wear liquid eyeliner a lot - maybe that's why it's still hanging around in my bag.

Cotton Buds- I always have a few of these in my make-up bag just in case any mascara smudges or eyeshadow. Cotton buds are always handy for make-up.

Soft Kohl Black Pencil Eyeliner- Like my pressed power, I have also been using this for years! I just love this eyeliner and I love to touch up on it half way through the day.

Thank you for reading and if anyone has any tips on hiding huge pores or getting rid of them forever then feel free to help me out in the comments below!