Saturday 23 June 2012

What's in my Makeup Bag - Essentials #1

I've been loving these sort of posts right now, so it's inspired me to do my own! 

I carry around a relatively small makeup bag, mainly to save space in my handbag (I carry a LOT of stuff...!) so it just contains my daily "essentials". Everything else lives in a large makeup bag on my bedside table (if you'd be interested in seeing a post on this one too, let me know). 

I bought this makeup bag about a month ago from H&M at a bargain £2.99. I love the floral pattern and the big bow just makes it that bit different. The inside is a lovely teal colour to match the bow, complete with a gold zip.

My carry around items are:

  • Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Liquid Foundation SPF 15 in shade E0 - for a full review click here
  • Jane Iredale PurePressed Powder in Light Beige
  • Powder Brush
  • Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
  • Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair
  • Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Brown - for a full review click here
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo 24H Eyeshadow in On and On Bronze - for a full review click here
  • Witch Anti-Blemish Liquid Concealer in Light - for a full review click here
  • Bourjois Effet 3D Lip Gloss in Rose Romantic (old version - bought cheaper from the internet)
I also have a couple of Born Lippy Stick Lip Balms that permanently live in a zip up compartment of my handbag - full review here.

In the week my makeup is very basic - lazy really! I always use my foundation, concealers and powder without fail, but often don't bother with mascara. However at the weekend I definitely make more effort and use mascara with either the Maybelline eyeshadow or gel eyeliner.

If you would like a review on any of the above items that I haven't reviewed already, please leave me a comment below and I'll add it to my post list! :-)

What's in your makeup bag? Is your makeup look different in the week to the weekend?

Beauty Bird xx


  1. You don't carry many things around, I love Maybelline Color Tattoo 24H Eyeshadow in On and On Bronze, my favourite colour. I don't carry a make-up case, I don't carry much make-up with my. I normally have lipstick/lipgloss, mirror and sometimes mascara. If I'm going away for a weekend then I will take one with me, on weekends I'm normally at home so I don't wear any make-up. xx

    1. My stay-at-home makeup bag is pretty big, there's no way I could carry it all around. Sounds like you don't carry much either :-) Thanks for sharing, really interesting to hear about your makeup x

  2. I love these sorts of posts, so interesting to get a bit of insight into other people's beauty routines, and make some new discoveries. I really want to try the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, they look great.
    Mel x

  3. Maybelline eye tattoo is a must! Love that bag, the teal is such a great colour! :)


    1. Teal is one of my favourite colours! Plus the bag is such a bargain! x

  4. Such a cute little make up bag! I love the gel liner - It's what I use myself xo

    1. H&M have quite a good range of accessories like this, really surprised! I'm a gel liner convert after using Maybelline! X

  5. Gel eyeliner is a must have for me. I used to swear by the Bobbi Brown one, but once I tried the maybelline one, I converted, it works just as well... except it saves so much money! WIN!


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