Here is my make-up bag in all its glory!
(from top, anticlockwise)
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: I've already said all I have to say about this lovely product here.
Benefit Play Stick: this is billed as a cream-to-powder foundation, but I prefer to use it as a concealer; I only use it when my Nars Tinted Moisturizer doesn't quite mask an area of blemished or blotchy skin... I'll be doing a full review on this product very soon!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer: covers even the darkest of eye bags! It's really light on the delicate skin around the eye too.
Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets: having previously used The Beauty Parlour Mattifying Papers, I've just switched to the Kleenex ones and think they're brilliant at absorbing excess oil without taking off make-up (or caking more on for that matter!). An absolute must in any girl's make-up bag.
Benefit Moon Beam: a gorgeous golden highlighter with slight apricot undertones, which gives a lovely, natural glow to the skin. I'll write more about it in another post very soon...
Nars Liberté Blush: I've written about this in my Summer Beauty Essentials post, but, for me, it's really an all-year round essential!
(from bottom left, clockwise)
My make-up look accentuates my eyes... so, naturally, they're the area of my face I use the most products on:
Jemma Kidd Eye Essentials Shimmer Shadow in Peachie: I wrote about this in this Tuesday Tip a couple of weeks ago.
Tigi Eyeshadow in Java: I got this at the Clothes Show Live a few years ago and, until very recently, it's been lying in my drawer sealed in its original packaging. Java is a lovely matte, dark brown shadow that I apply in the crease of my eyelid; they've stopped making it and I'm yet to have found something similar anywhere else, such a shame!
Benefit They're Real! Beyond Mascara: this stuff is truly incredible, read my review here.
Miners Love Phat Liner in Black: my trusty Chanel eyeliner has just finished so I replaced it with this cheap and cheerful Miners one, and I have to say it's doing a pretty good job as a replacement! I use it to line the inside of my upper eyelid; a neat little trick that makes your lash roots look really thick and lustrous!
Rimmel Soft Khol Kajal Eye Pencil in White: this makes eyes look fresh and awake when used on the lower water-line.
I completely forgot to photograph my MaxFactor Glide and Define Liquid Eyeliner with the rest of my eye make-up, but the eagle-eyed of you may spot it nestled amongst the rest of my cosmetics in my first picture: click here for some handy tips for using liquid liner.
Benefit Brow Zings: yep, more Benefit... I've just done a post about this wonderful product.
Kiehl's Lip Balm: I've already mentioned that this is my favourite balm for baby-soft lips!
Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss in Grapefruit: I'm not a huge fan of solid colour on the lips during the day, so this lightweight gloss is perfect for me as it gives a very light tint of colour whilst maintaining a fresh and natural look.
What are your everyday make-up staples? I'd love to know!
All photographs (unless otherwise stated) taken by me and edited using Instagram.