Friday 17 February 2017

What's In My Makeup Bag | February

I haven't been bought new makeup since November I believe (new record!), as I'm still recovering from the hectic month of December. But that's okay, because it's given me the chance to go through my makeup stash and fall in love with some favourites all over again. I love reading about what products bloggers are carrying in their makeup bags, so here is a look at what has been in mine this February.

This provides my skin with a silky and poreless base for my foundation and the texture is incredibly light and airy. The shade I have is for light to medium skin tones but it blends in seamlessly for translucent coverage. What I really like about this product is not only does it smooth over uneven texture (like those unwanted breakouts), but it doesn't cling to flakiness and make it more prominent which is why I normally use silicone based primers. Does a lovely job at keeping my makeup in place and controlling my ever so oily skin as well.

I just can't get enough of shimmery bronzers for the summertime. 'Sunkissed' features five peachy, pink, golden hues that I like to combine to add some natural warmth to my complexion. Lately I've been dipping into this for creating a simple bronzed eye look as well, and it just looks beautiful. I love the radiance that it gives without it looking sparkly and it's not too orange toned either so it works well on my fair skin.

I remember this concealer blowing up Youtube; it was pretty much what all the vloggers were using which convinced me to try it for myself. It's definitely a reliable concealer that does exactly what it claims so it really does deserve all the recognition it gets. I mainly use this over zits because it's very full coverage with quite a thick formula so it really sticks and doesn't budge. If I have crazy dark under eye bags, this is my saviour but it can crease and cake up if you apply too much. It's an oldie but a goodie.

I still have a slight obsession with nude lipsticks, one can never have too many right? Shade '42' is more pale than I'm used to but I think it works well on it's own. More so over the top of a darker nude lip liner for an ombré/90's look (which I'm still very much into). The texture of these lippies are so creamy and and best of all, you can rock a nude lip with any outfit, any occasion and with any makeup look. It's a staple in anyone's makeup bag.

I found this guy buried in my stash which I think is a sign that I need to upgrade my organisation system! I've found this to be a great powder for travelling with and touching up on-the-go. This translucent powder is very silky and mattifies brilliantly! It helps to keep shine at bay and it feels completely weightless on the skin. The only thing I would've liked is a mirror but for $5 you really can't complain.

I use this setting spray on days when I'm not doing anything too eventful and it does the job nicely in terms of  keeping my makeup in place. It contains lovely skincare ingredients like aloe, cucumber and green tea, which is something that I really admire about brands who include skincare in their makeup products. If you're looking for an alcohol free affordable setting spray, this one is worth trying out.

I've only been using this for a couple of weeks (so late to the party), but boy am I a fan! Because of the wet formula, it doesn't clump, it separates my lashes beautifully from root to tip and it gives me volume all at the same time. It's the only mascara I've been using and I can definitely see why it gets so much love by beauty enthusiasts. It's truly an amazing product and I highly recommend it.

This foundation hasn't left my makeup bag for a good two months now. I'm surprised that there's still product left in the cushion with how much I've used it this Summer. I'll either use the applicator it comes with or a damp makeup sponge to give me that natural dewy finish. The coverage is buildable and it never looks or feels heavy which is fantastic. I already have a back up so I won't be without it anytime soon! 


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