1 Oct 2013

Guest post by Leanne - what's in my makeup bag

Hello I'm Leanne and I blog over at Leanne-Marie. Whilst Gem is across the pond having a super holiday and probably spending most of her time wandering around a sephora, I've taken over her blog for a bit. :-) Being a beauty blogger, I do own more make up than the average person so I like to switch around my daily makeup in order to make the most of everything I own! Today I thought I would share with you what is currently filling my Primark heart makeup bag! 

This was a bit of an extravagant purchase, I wouldn't usually spend so much on just a foundation. But it was for my wedding day so it was completely justified! Raved about by many other bloggers, this foundation gives me good coverage, and lasts me all day. Giorgio Armani foundations come in a wide range of shades so you are bound to get your perfect match. I currently have it in 5.5 which is my tan colour, but I will be purchasing 4.25 soon as its my paler shade! 

A favourite among many. I don't know anyone who hasn't tried this concealer. I've also lost count of how many times I have repurchased this bad boy! This is one product which will be a staple in my make up bag! It covers any blemishes or dark circles and isn't cakey at all. For under a fiver you can't say no! 

I got this particular bronzer in a Bare Minerals starter kit. Working with a loose powder does prove a bit tricky at times. I like to approach it with the less is more method! This particular shade is very pigmented so you don't need that much on your brush! It's lasting me quite a while to be honest! At £19 its fairly pricey, but again like the GA Foundation it is so worth it! 

It shows how much I love this highlighter as I have finally hit pan on it! I haven't hit pan on any products for a while! This is also a favourite of many bloggers. It provides the most gorgeous highlight along your cheekbones, as well as being perfect for the inner corner of your eye. It's £22 but lasts such a long time so it is well worth it!  

I've recently been avoiding any eyeshadow and just going for a simple liner look! I really love using felt tip liners. I do have a couple of gel liners in my collection but they take a little more time to apply. Quicker makeup application means a few more minutes in bed each morning! :-) This Loreal liner is a really dark black which doesnt fade at all during the day. The fine liner top enables you to make really precise lines!

This is my HG mascara, again just like the collection concealer I have lost count how many times I have repurchased this. It gives my eyelashes volume and length, and doesn't go clumpy. I'm really not a fan of spider lashes! I always get carbon black, however I have found on occassion it's hard to find! A while back there were rumours it was being discontinued, but so far - touch wood - I've still be able to buy it!

It's crazy to think there was a time when I didnt fill in my eyebrows! I shudder at the thought! My go to product of choice is the HD Brow palette (Before this I used the Elf eyebrow kit) This is one item that doesnt change in my makeup bag. I use the lightest shade in the palette. I have been told that Mac Patina is a good dupe, so when I run out I may have to hunt that down!

You can read my review of this particular product here. I've recently been trying to make more of an effort to wear a lip colour on a daily basis. I have so many lipsticks but never wear them! This lip cream is a perfect light pink every day colour. 

What make-up products are you currently using? Do you like to switch things up so products in your stash don't get neglected?

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  1. Great post, I really want the HD brow kit and mac msf!

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  2. I've used Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation for years, but I really fancy a change now. My skin is a lot better and so I don't need quite so much coverage. I've got a long list of new foundations to try and the Giorgio Armani is very close to the top of the list! Glad to hear of another lover of this one, I'll hopefully be trying it out soon (as soon as I am near somewhere that stocks it - need a trip to London I think!).

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  3. I love to switch but sometimes I feel like I'm cheating on my all time favourite products! haha how weird? Anyway, I never tried any of these products ! I mostly use Baby Doll mascara, Fit me foundation, stay matte pressed powder, Cover girl concealer and a Chanel eyeliner! :) xx


  4. the NYX lippie is a lovely colour!

    zofia xo


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