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Inside my make up bag...

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Ive been toying with the idea of doing a make up post, on make up I use for a while now.. but
two things have been putting me off. For one Im not a make up expert in any way and my make up bag may not be that interesting. Secondly I didnt like the idea of photographing my actual make up (its a state!)
So instead I found the images online of the products I use..

No7 Foundation, I tend to change colours depending on the season.. lighter colour in winter, darker colour for bronzed skin in summer. Currently I'm using colour: New Ivory.
Mario Badescu healing powder I wear under my foundation to help with an oily T-zone and to prevent spots. Blusher: Bourjois 33 Lilas D'or (its like a coral gold shimmer)
Too Faced Snow Bunny, I use the pink tone side to sweep over my blusher and down my nose.

Eyes: Ok so as a base I use the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette: Silk Teddy colour and Honey Pot.Then if Im going for a smokey eye I use Cocoa Puff which is a chocolate brown. I find black too harsh with my pale skin. Then either a slick of Fast Stroke collection 2000 in brown or Rimmel liquid liner in brown. If i fancy wearing a colour on my eyes I use the Too Faced Insurance Policy palette usually colour Socialite (rusty red colour) or Skinny Dip (navy blue). My fav mascara is Rimmel Volume Lash.
I dont wear lipstick or even lipgloss that often..mainly just to glam myself up at night,
when i do I love Barry M Orange and Nude although they are very chalky so I apply lipgloss or lipbalm first. I love Burts Bees Beewax lipbalm and use it everyday. For my nails I have a slight addiction to Barry M matt polishes which ive mentioned on my blog before and tweeted about..
currently im alternating between Mushroom and Grey. I really want a matt navy colour too though..and for xmas ill be breaking out the Barry M glitter red.
So there you have it.. my make up essentials.. whats in your make up bag? what product cant you live without?

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33 comments

  1. great post!!!

    lovely <3


    xoxo,
    Ivânia Diamond*

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  2. woah. i always feel like a total make-up noob when people post about their makeup, i only use a foundation and a mascara, and eyeliner, very boring!
    i couldn't live without a pot of carmex though! :)

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  3. I use Glimmerstick Eye Liner, Invisible Light Concealer and Ideal Shade Smooth Mineral Foundation all from Avon, as well as Arabian Glow Bronzing Pearls on my cheeks.
    I love my Ecotools Recycled Retractable Kabuki Brush (frome Boots) for applying my foundation - its so soft, its like a mini face massage!
    Eye shadow I use anything in mink and creams. I add shimmery ones for a night time look and add a dark purple or silver.
    Lips I normally just use lip balm (Tesco Derma intensive original - how extravagant ;) ! ) But I do love the benefit lip glosses (eps. talk to my agent) as they last ages.

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  4. I felt the same about my make-up before I did my beauty post a while back. I'm also a fan of no7 foundation (:

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  5. Where do you get the Mario Badescu healing powder from? Sounds like just the thing I need! x

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  6. I love reading about other people's makeup - probably cos I'm a total novice myself! I use mainly MAC stuff and given the amount that cost me earlier in the year, I'm not buying anything else until it's all worn out! I just find it really hard to shell out on stuff that I don't know will work for me.

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  7. fabulous post,

    I love the Bourjouis little round pot blushers, I have quite a collection of them!

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  8. ive been looking to buy that too faced neutral eye pallete

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  9. Thank you for you comment, I'm so in love with your blog! It's fab! x

    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  10. LOVE Burt's Bees and Barry M!

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  11. Burts Bees lip balms are the best! I love those Barry M colours. I've never tried any Too Faced stuff but it looks very pretty x

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  12. As you know i've recently made a post about my makeup, so i have to say I love yours so much ^^
    Great choices!!! I really liked the eye palette*

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  13. Just found your blog and lovin' it already!
    I also LOVE thoose nail varnish's. I haven't ever seen a matte navy colour but Models Own 'In The Navy' with a matte topcoat (Rimmel do a very good one)!

    www.beths-gallery.blogspot.com

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  14. I remember when you were doubtful about trying the mushroom polish!

    It's always interesting to see what make up people use, and the products they'd recommend. I use the No7 foundation too. It's meant to be their lightest shade, but it still comes out a bit too orangey for me.

    Is the Barry M orange lipstick very bright? I was going to try out Mac's 'morange'.

    www.dressingmissdolly.co.uk

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  15. eyeliner and blusher snap! i use lots of benefit stuff and MAC too - they always seem to be in goodie bags but their strobe liquid + red lippy is the bomb! i don't wear foundation but i like benefit you rebel moisturiser xx

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  16. love your make up!
    and i am posting one next week :) hehe.
    its all been a bit hectic since our meeting. had so much to catch up on!

    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  17. i might have to try that foundation, usually i can't get anything light enough for my skin.

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  18. loving this post! I am in love with barry m mushroom at the minute :) such good coverage! x

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  19. They're all great choices! I need some new things for my face! xoxoxoxo

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  20. I love that No7 foundation :)
    I use it all the time! Tad upset when the price went up a few months ago but had to keep buying!! :) Also just bought that fast stroke eyeliner today :)

    Thanks for commenting on my interview on Fashion Train :) www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  21. oh thank you so much for your comment hun, oh I love your makeup pictures (yeah my makeup is well used too) ....if I photographed mine no one would be able to read the label :)

    I am an uber fan of Barry M, I have both those colours, it last's forever and rarely chaps. Great post loving your picks. xx

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  22. Maybe it's the voyeuristic side of me, but I'm so glad you did this post! I love sneaking a peek at what's in others' makeup bags, purses, etc.

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  23. Lovely idea for a post. I'm obsessed with matt nail varnishes too, although my favourite brand at the moment is Models Own. Love the nude & 'mushroom' colours too.

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