What's in my Make-up bag

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Yep so my make up collection doesn't fit into a regular make-up bag! I thought it was about time I did a 'What's in my Make-up Bag' post seeing as I have tons of make up and haven't posted about it yet! I'm a big MAC fan and almost all my cosmetics are purchased from there (with a few exceptions). I'll show you through some of my make-up products, as I have so much I'll do more upon request :) Here we go!

First I'll start with my foundation which is MAC's studio fix fluid, it's a liquid foundation that has full coverage and contains SPF 15. A lot of people find this foundation slightly on the thicker side for everyday wear, however, I apply a thin layer which makes it look quite natural whilst making your skin glow! There are alternative drugstore brands or other high end products that have a more subtle finish but I personally love MAC's studio fix foundation.

There are a range of blushes that I use from MAC, I don't have particular blushes that I use for day or night however I do tend to build it up on a night out. All of these are MAC's Powder Blushes. There are a select few that I couldn't live without:

Here we have Dame, Fleur Power, Melba and Peaches. 

'Dame' is more of a natural cheek tint blush with a sheer pink tone. It has a satin finish which means its very natural and won't make your skin look cakey. 

'Fleur Power' is more of a corally pink colour. Although it has a satin finish it is definitely more pigmented and provides your cheeks with an obvious swatch of colour. This is without a doubt one of my favourites to use in the summer. 

 'Melba' is probably my favourite blush as it is very buildable with its colour. It is a pink peach colour and looks amazing on tanned skin. It's definitely my go-to blush as it is suitable for all occasions! I probably use this blush the most. It is highly pigmented and has a matte finish.

'Peaches' is a great summer shimmery peach blush. It has sheer coverage that is also buildable. It is, in my opinion, more of a day-time blush that is more suited for spring-summer season. It is a very popular MAC blush and has a sheertone finish.

I must have at least 20 MAC lipsticks altogether. MAC lipsticks are my absolute faves as they generally last for hours and can be paired up with anything! They also have a gorgeous vanilla scent. I'll probably do a separate post for my Top 10 favourite MAC lipsticks.

Here are my MAC Eye Shadow Pro Palettes. MAC have a create-your-own palette in different sizes where you can pick your favourite eye shadows in refill pans.  This makes it easier to manage eye shadows and works out a little bit cheaper.

Here you can see some of my very favourite MAC eye shadows.

From the top left is 'Nylon'. which is a pale gold with icy shimmer, it works well on it's own or with another colour added to it on the outer corners. 
In the top middle we have 'Naked Lunch' which is a shimmery pink, quite similar to the bottom left; 'All That Glitters', except it's slightly lighter. All that glitters is probably my favourite out of this collection because it looks so nice on most people, and it's a very pretty pink without being overly shimmery. 
In the centre we have 'Espresso' which is often used as an eyebrow filler colour. It's perfect for filling eyebrows on darker hairs and can also be used as an eye liner shade or for outer corners in a neutral look.
The Middle right is 'Carbon' which is a pure jet black colour. This is the perfect shade to use for eye liner or for outer corners to create a smokey eye effect. 'Shadowy Lady' which is under Carbon on the bottom right is also a great shade for a smokey eye, it's a dark plumy purple with opaque (matte) coverage. It's perfect if you want to try a different colour smokey eye than the regular black.

Here we have a non-MAC product! Its Maybelline's Gel Liner in Intense Black. This is my everyday eye liner, I feel naked when I don't wear it! You can purchase it from most drugstores in the UK and US (and probably a lot of other places too!) I got this from Superdrug. Over the years I have tried a range of eye liners from a variety of different brands. I've tried both liquid and eye pencils but I feel like this gel liner is the best eye liner I have ever used. It's a mix of both liquid liner and pencil which makes it so unique; it doesn't irritate my eyes and application is easy. I definitely recommend you try it out if you haven't yet!

Update: I have tried MAC's liquidlast eye liner but I find it SO difficult to take off. It takes way too long! It's also too fiddly and hard to correct a mistake if you make one.

I hope this blog has helped! I will do some more on my make-up collection. If you have any suggestions please comment below. Thanks for reading :)


  1. uuuh the MAC Eyeshadows are very pretty :D
    Your blog is very coooool :D
    XOXO Abby

  2. Ohh my gosh you have such a big make up bag, You'l have to a mac lipstick collection post!!

    Pipp xx

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