Saturday, 4 February 2017

What's in my Make Up Bag?

Hey everyone!

Apologies for being AWOL for a while, I've had a lot going on and just wasn't feeling the motivation to blog in my little free time.

To kick start myself into creating content again I thought I would do an updated version of whats in my make up bag. This was quite an easy decision as quite a few products I used to use regularly have changed so I wanted to share some of my amazing new discoveries with you guys.

Of course if you have any questions or comments, your feedback is always welcomed at the bottom of the page in the comments section. I hope you enjoy reading and find something right for you!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - £17

Although this product is a little pricey, the quality is unrivalled. Eye shadow primer is an absolute must if you want crease-less, vibrant, long lasting eye shadow.

Urban Decay Brow Box - £22 

I've been using this particular product for over a year now and its still my firm favourite. A little goes a long way and the box includes a mirror, miniature brushes and tweezers, so this is an ideal handbag sized product perfect for on the go.

Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel - £20

I've been using this product for a couple of months and have been very impressed with the outcome. I have naturally sparse eyebrows so find a brow mascara is ideal for the days when I'm in a hurry and don't want to go the trouble of filling my eyebrows in with powder. I also like to use it over the top of powder products just to make some of the individual hairs stand out when I'm wearing  full face of make up.

Outdoor Girl Mascara - £4.49

I literally only picked this product up because I was in a store and I hadn't spent enough to pay by card but I hadn't got any cash with me. Turns out the product is amazing. The formula is very build-able and the huge brush makes my lashes look like falsies after just a couple of coats.

PS... Waterproof Eyeliner Pen - £1.50 

This product is absolutely amazing.I picked one up in Primark and after one use was converted. I've tried many an expensive eyeliner over the years and this is by far the best. It rivals those of Eyeko and Stila who were my previous favourites. I still can't believe how affordable it is!

This product is still my favourite face primer. It helps to cover visible pores and mattifies skin, leaving it ready to apply your foundation over smoothly, and helps keep it in place all day. A little goes a long way so for £7.99 it's a bargain.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - £31

If there was ever a time to splurge a little on an item of make up for your kit, it would be now. This product has amazing full coverage, a large selection of shades to choose from and feels light on your skin. 10/10 would recommend to all.

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder - £21

This product is lightweight and perfect for setting make up without being heavy enough to stick to or highlight any problem areas such as dry skin. Definitely worth the money.

Urban Decay Flushed - £25

This has a trio perfect for contouring. The colours in this pallette are highly pigmented so not best suited to the pale amongst us.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8 HR Highlighter - £21

As we all know, I LOVE a good highlight. The more glitter and sparkles and shimmer the better as far as I am concerned. I have this highlighter in the shade 'Sin' which is a lovely pale peach shade. If you're looking for a highlighter so bright it could cut a bitch, this is the one for you guys.

MAC Strobe Cream - £24.50

This is essentially a liquid highlighter for those of you who are a bit clueless. I found this product was a bit too subtle for my preferred drag queenesque make up style, so I use this as a pre highlighter highlighter! I find it amazing as a base for powder highlighter as it makes the pigment stick firmly to my skin and amplifies it so much. However this would be perfect for those amongst us who would just like to use it for strobing by itself... Also available in five shades, if you're not sure which shade is best suited for yourself just ask one of the MAC artists in store!

MAC Prep + Prime Fix + - £17.50

It took me so long to get my hands on this product and now I can completely understand why. Whenever I went in store or online it was always sold out! This is by far the best setting spray I've discovered so far and it's no wonder everyone raves over how great it is. The staying power of my make up after a few sprays of this is amazing. The longest I've tested it for personally is 18 hours with my make up looking almost untouched (and that was after being in a sweaty rave for 12 hours!)

I've decided to leave my preferred eye shadow palletes out of this list as I intend to cover them in a separate post soon. I've quite a few favourites I'd love to share with you guys so keep your eyes peeled for those soon.

As always I'd love to hear your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree! And I certainly am open to hearing if any of you have found any products you think I'd find better than any of the ones I am currently in love with!

Until next time,

-Holly xx

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