It’s Wednesday again and time to blog! As I am saving for my, now confirmed, holiday to Europe in June, I have not been spending money on new beauty products unless they are staples in my collection that need replacing. This has led me to write today about the essential pieces that I take with me no matter where I go.
There are 3 items that never change, my favourite powder that I have honestly never deviated from; Rimmel Londons Stay Matte Powder. I have talked about this before in many other posts but once again I’ll quickly say that this powder is amazing for giving a powder finish that allows dewy foundations to still look incredible under. It also helps to keep my makeup on all day which is a godsend when I have University days like today, 9am till 5pm, then my part time job 5:30pm till 9pm! Ugh! I do touch up in the middle of the day just in my T zone to keep shine and oiliness under control. The powder is usually about $10-15 from places like Chemist Warehouse and Priceline. I use a mixture of fluffy brushes and makeup sponges to apply this powder.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Power- a well loved everyday essential!
Now we’ve all had moments out and about when we’ve spilt some form of liquid down our faces and it’s managed to affect the finish of our foundation or powder. For these emergencies and also touch ups, I carry with me at all time the Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer. I trust this concealer with my life! It does miracles with the dark circles under my eyes, any spots I have and also any blemishes I just want to cover up. I use the shade 15 Fair and I really can’t stress to you all how incredible it is as blending in over other foundations for touch ups and highlights. This is usually again around $10-15 from Priceline and Chemist Warehouse.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer- another item used everyday
The third regular staple in my makeup bag is the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Rockin’Curves Mascara. I have also been using this mascara for over 6 months now, I feel it’s the best one of its kind (massive brush) in applying thick coats of mascara without making my lashes look clumpy and gross! I love the lift an volume this gives my eyelashes along with the added length I can achieve if I spend some time applying it. Once again this product is about $10-15 from Priceline or Chemist Warehouse.
Rimmel London Rockin’Curves Mascara
This next product is one that varies depending on what I’m wearing that day but I’ll usually have some form of lipstick/lip product. For that matter I’m not going to include a lipstick product in this blog but instead something that never changes, my Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter. My boyfriend seriously thinks I have a major problem when it comes to this product, I have to buy about 3 every time we go shopping because I am addicted to it! If my lips need hydration and care this is the lip balm I reach for instantly! It’s incredible, it has such a moisturising formula with beautiful mango butter in it that smells and taste amazing! I always seem to loose the product as well so Burt’s Bees if your listening, please create a bigger version of this that will be harder for me to loose! This is usually about $5-10 depending on where you get it from, I try to restock my supplies at Big W because it’s only about $7 there.
Burt’s Bees Nourishing Mango Lip Balm
If I know that I am going to be out for the whole day then because of my oily skin I will need to powder my entire face at around about 5:00pm again. This then ruins all my work with bronzer, blush etc. Therefore I always make sure to chuck in my favourite bronzer/contour and brush so that I am never to pale or chubby looking! As I’m definitely more of a bronzer and contour girl over blush, I never really worry about taking extra blush or highlight with me. The bronzer I take with me is my beloved Bourjois Paris Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder. I will now refer to it as the chocolate bronzer because that is basically what it is. I love the sweet smell of this powder although I don’t think it stays when actually applied onto my face, however, I use this everyday for a contour and bronze. It gives me such a natural looking healthy glow with a bit of highlight in it but not too much that I sparkle. It’s also a great contour which is definitely what I love it for. This can only be found from Priceline for about $30. I apply this with my Avon All Over Face Brush. This brush is incredible actually, it’s very similar to the Real Techniques new Metallic Brush range, it features the pointed triangular handle thats weighted and has the same ombre detailing in the brush head. It’s shape it very unusual as it can fan out to be used as a powder brush and then be shaped into a thinner contour brush. This is why it’s such a great multi-tool and I got this in an Avon sale for $4.99!
Bourjois Delice de Poudre
Avon All Over Face Brush
I then also keep a few makeup kit essentials in there as well for when I’m out including a mini Avon perfume in the fragrance Only Imagine… which I adore! I was also really surprised with this products staying power, the scent is quite strong and lasts and good while! I also have an Avon Naturals Vanilla Antibacterial Hand Gel. These are so handy and also smell really good! I high recommend the Pomegranate one as well! I then also keep a mini L’Occitane En Provence Creme Mains Delightful Rose Hand Cream handy (ha) to help hydrate my hands if they get worn during the day which is often. I love the smell of this hand cream, it’s a very sweet scent of rose not like an overpowering old lady kind of rose scent which is preferable! I can’t tell you how much this mini version is because it was a freebie with a magazine once but I do know that a bigger version of these hand creams are around $17 from Strawberry net.com.
Avon Only Imagine… Perfume
L’Occitane Delightful Rose Hand Cream
Avon All Naturals Vanilla Hand Sanitiser
Well there you have it, you all now know whats in my makeup bag, I hope you enjoyed this and that it will help you decide what you need in your own bags!
I’ll leave links to all the products mentioned in this post and where you can buy them below
Please comment below and let me know what is in your makeup bags! I’m interested to hear everyone else’s essentials and needs!
Thank you Everybody!
Love Bee ❤