I have previously done a what’s in my bag post, and thought it would be quite interesting to do a post on what’s in my makeup bag. I’ve decided to focus on the bare essentials; the kind of products I’d use on a daily basis if I was headed out the house. These create a very easy, clean look that’s light enough for summer use. If you’re not really a makeup person or don’t really know what you should be investing in, this is a great start. I tried to stick to drugstore products instead (the kind you’d find at Clicks) so it stays budget friendly as well.
L’Oreal New Nude Magique Blur Cream (Clicks)
I’m not much of a fan of primers. I really feel like it makes my face feel so sticky and goopy instead. When I tried this blur cream, I was a bit skeptical. I have HUGE pores, albeit having non-oily skin. This genuinely makes my skin look flawless, especially in photos. I only use it on my cheeks and on my nose, and love the effect.
Sorbet BB cream (Clicks)
I’m always on the look out for a good BB cream, so decided to give this one a try. I use the colour light and I find it slightly too dark and too pink for me initially, but once it settles into the skin it looks great. I also found that it gives a lot more coverage than normal BB creams, which is great!
Maybelline Coverstick (Clicks)
I only purchased this concealer recently, and absolutely adore it. It covers up and brightens my skin so well, and actually stays put all day which is great. The consistency is pretty thick but blendable, and so much cheaper than other concealers.
MICA BEAUTY COSMETICS (online store)
I was actually sent this Mica mineral blush some time last year, and have been using it ever since. It’s absolutely amazing. It’s a loose powder, and a little goes a long way with this product. The colour payoff is insane, and it lasts all day. I use the shade Wild Rose, which is a slightly shimmery pinkish shade. Love!
CLARINS BRONZING POWDER (Stuttafords)
I actually purchased this product a long time ago, and it’s still lasting. It’s a slightly shimmery pressed powder that I have been using in the hollows of my cheeks lately for a bit of definition. I love that it’s more brown than orange like most bronzers, and you can build up the product from light to dark.
NYX ULTRA PEARL MANIA (Clicks)
I have seen the NYX products at Clicks for quite some time, but only decided to try it out after seeing a few beauty blogger videos using them. I opted for the Ultra Pearl Mania pigment in Pearl. I love this product as a highlighter on my cheeks. It blends in so well and the colour is absolutely perfect. Great option if you want a budget friendly powder highlighter
MAC FLUIDLINE IN BLACKTRACK
I’ve been using the MAC gel liner ever since gel liners became a thing. I love the consistency of the product, but I do want to try other brands out. I’ve heard Inglot makes an amazing one; any recommendations?
INGLOT FALSE LASH EFFECT MASCARA
I wasn’t a fan of this mascara initially, as I felt it was too clumpy. However, I realized that a little goes a long way with this product, and it needs to be build up to get mega lashes. And mega lashes you get indeed. I love it now, and would repurchase it in a heartbeat. Great if you want super long looking thick lashes
REVLON COLOURBURST MATTE BALM (Clicks)
I recently saw a Huda Beauty video on these matte balms, and she seemed quite impressed so I decided to give it a try. I love the colour payoff, and how it stays put for quite some time. I chose the shade 205 Elusive, which is a pretty pinkish nude colour, perfect for every day wear.
BABY LIPS (Clicks)
I think I have spoken about how much I love baby lips before so I had to include it. I love the Cherry Me shade, and generally apply this immediately as I get out of the shower before I even start any of my other makeup to keep my lips super soft
L’OREAL LIP GLOSS (Clicks)
Depending on whether I want a glossy lip or a matte lip, I sometimes juggle between sticking to just the matte balm or topping it with this lip gloss in 101 Rose Melody. It’s also a pinkish nude tone, and compliments the balm perfectly, as well as keeps my lips slightly more moisturized.
So that’s it! My makeup bag/every day makeup look in a nutshell. What do you keep on you for everyday use?