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Thursday, 4 July 2013

In my make up bag #1!

Although my make up stash isn't all that extensive, I often find myself reaching for the same products all the time when I keep everything in my main acrylic storage system. Of course I have favourite products that I will always reach for on those days where I just want my make up application to be quick and easy, but there are a lot of products I hardly reach for that need to be shown a little more love a little more often! I've been switching out my Clippy make up bag♦ every so often in a bid to use more products & this is what's in there currently...

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation // Pur Minerals Pressed Mineral Make Up♦ // Collection Lasting Perfection concealer // Benefit Eye Bright
BASE.
I've had this bottle of Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation for a little while now (this is the old packaging/formula) so I'm trying my best to use it up. It's definitely one of my favourite foundations and I will probably repurchase for as long as they make it, but I'm getting the urge to try out something new. The Pur Minerals Pressed Mineral Make Up♦ is something I've been using as a setting powder just lightly dusted over my foundation to offer a little extra coverage, but mostly for the silky smooth and airbrushed look it gives my skin. I had been thinking about trying a different setting powder but I love this a little too much at the moment to want to give it up. The Collection Lasting Perfection concealer is a staple in many people's make up bags because it's so good yet so affordable. The coverage this gives is incredible and I will always have a tube in my make up bag! Benefit Eye Bright is a product I like, but I don't find myself reaching for it on the daily because it's just an extra step that I sometimes can't be bothered to take - hello lazy! Since it's been easy to reach for I've been using it a little more though and I do like how it instantly makes me look a little more awake, even when I'm really not!
Maybelline The Falsies mascara // Estee Lauder Pure Colour Stay On Shadow Paint in Pink Zinc♦ // NP Set eyeshadow quad.

EYES.
My current favourite mascara is Maybelline The Falsies, I like the length and definition is gives to my lashes and most importantly, it doesn't smudge or irritate my eyes - yay! It dries really quickly which is perfect for me as I always seem to sneeze after applying mascara and it's not a good look to end up with smudges everywhere! In a bid to get a little more use out of my eyeshadows I've been trying to reach for the Estee Lauder Stay On Shadow Paint in Pink Zinc♦ as well as this sweet little neutral quad from NP Set. These two products make the prettiest combination that last really well on my eyes.
Illamasqua Blush Duo in Lover & Hussy // Sienna X Cream to Powder Bronzer & Illuminator♦ // Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera

CHEEKS.
I absolutely love the Illamasqua Blush Duo in Lover & Hussy. Both colours are so pretty & there's a super large mirror, which I like so I have no idea why I don't reach for this very much! It was pricey so I definitely want to get my money's worth and use it a little more often! I've popped this Sienna X Cream to Powder Bronzer & Illuminator in my make up bag to just try and tempt myself to use it a little more. I recently featured this in my products I don't like post, it's not a completely terrible product but I know I wouldn't reach for it if it were sitting at the back of a drawer. Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera is perhaps my all time favourite cheek product, I say perhaps because we all know I'm a blush tart, but this is definitely in my top three!
Lime Crime Lipstick in Great Pink Planet♦ // Topshop All About Me lipstick // 17 Mirror Shine Beehive lipstick // Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush // L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash in Marylin
LIPS.
This Lime Crime lipstick in the shade Great Pink Planet has the nicest vanilla scent! I'm not completely sold on the colour, I'm not sure it really suits me but I have to say, the packaging is amazing! Topshop All About Me lipstick is one of my all time favourite brights, it's making me feel summery even though the weather isn't! 17 Cosmetics Beehive lipstick is my go-to peachy nude, it's super glossy and easy to wear, which I adore. For on-the-go I've been liking the Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush♦ that I got in a GlossyBox. It's not my favourite lip product and I don't think I would repurchase because they're a little overpriced in my opinion, but I'll absolutely use this up. And finally, I can't be without one of the L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splashes, this one is Marylin a super easy to wear pink that smells like cherry sweeties! Yummy!

What's in your make up bag at the moment? 
xoxo

52 comments:

  1. You've got some great makeup, and sounds like you really know what your doing when it comes to it! Mines just all plan & simple aha xx

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    1. I just slap it on and hope for the best ;) xo

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  2. That Illamasqua duo is gorgeous! x

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    1. Both colours are beautiful <3

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  3. I love your makeup bag! The Illamasqua blush duo looks amazing too.

    Katie x and-katie.com

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  4. I always find myself reaching for the same products, which seems crazy as I have so much makeup to try and use up! I haven't been feeling too experimental lately, but I never like wearing a lot of makeup when the weather gets hot as it seems to get ruined much more quickly! xxx

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    1. I think the feeling of make up on your skin in the warm weather is one of the worst! I'm going to be all about the minimal make up soon! xo

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  5. I lpve your makeup bag, Jennie!

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  6. I absolutely love every single thing here, you have such a lovely makeup collection. I really love the look of the Estee Lauder shadow paint and Sienna X Bronzer xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  7. I'm using an Erborian BB cream this week and really loving it... between that, my Rimmel Wake Me Up concealor and the faithful Rimmel Coral Queen I'm pretty happy!

    I keep hearing such good things about Bourjois foundation and Collection concealor I must give them a go

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  8. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sneezes after applying mascara! I thought I was just weird haha! I've just finished my last bottle of the old Healthy Mix & the new stuff just isn't as good :( I've rediscovered my Sleek Blush by 3 palette - it's great & they're so pigmented!

    Lois xx

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    1. Ooh really? I was thinking of trying the new version but maybe I'll give it a miss! xo

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  9. I love having a peek into other people's makeup bags (and your's is lovely!) I'm writing my makeup bag post as we speak, I'm the same - I have loads of products I should show a little more love! X

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  10. So many yummy products, I think I need to try the Benefit Eye Bright!

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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    1. It's really great for making you look more awake than you feel! xo

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  11. Okay so out of your makeup bag I've decided I need a Stila Convertible Color, a Lime Crime lipstick, the Illamasqua Blush Duo and the All About Me lipstick. My poor bank balance..

    Loved this post Jennie, I'm looking forward to seeing what gets put in next time!

    Mollie xo
    www.molliemuses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I hereby apologise to your bank balance! ;) xo

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  12. I'm loving Healthy mix foundation at the moment. It's great for hot summer days. I can't believe it but I also sneeze right after I put my mascara on and it goes all over my eyes hahah. I really need to try The Falsies everybody likes it so much :)x

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    1. Haha I thought I was the only one that did that, but we're not alone! xo

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  13. Isn't the NP thingy Napoleon Perdis ?

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  14. I love all the lipstick you have! Hanna Marie

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  15. You've reminded me I need to dig out my all About Me lippy - it's too long since i've worn it!
    Sophie
    x

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  16. I really like your lipsticks <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love posts like these! That mascara has gotta be my all time favourite, people always ask if I'm wearing falsies when I have it on...definitely lives up to its name! xxx

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  18. The makeup bag is so pretty <3

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  19. All of the lip products are so pretty! I love having a peak at other peoples makeup bags xo

    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  20. Love your cheeks products, so colorful.. Special envy for that Illamasqua duo blush.. So beautiful and summery :)

    xx

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  21. I love the look of the Illamasqua blush duo - so perfect for summer!!

    http://sodarlingzara.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's really lovely for sure <3

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  22. This was a fun post to read! That Estee Lauder shadow paint looks beautiful :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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    1. It's a super pretty colour <3

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  23. You have some great products :) I also love the Healthy Mix foundation and the Collection concealer x

    http://lovetelina.blogspot.com

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    1. They're both amazing! Love that they're super affordable too! xo

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  24. Quick question about the Lasting Perfection concealer - what is your shade? I've heard fab things about it & really want to try it, but I think even the lightest shade will be too dark for me.

    Any thoughts?

    Kisa, Casper's cousin :P

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    1. I use the lightest shade and it's perfect for me in the winter and a little bit light for me at the moment. At my palest I'm probably a little bit lighter than a MAC NC15 - I hope that helps! xo

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    2. Thanks Jennie! I'm pretty much the same, so I'll give it a go. And thank you for leaving the reply on my blog post - very considerate of you.

      Have a happy weekend,

      Kisa.

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  25. the lipstick has a beautiful red shade.
    is it super intense and long lasting??

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