Thursday, 27 September 2012

What's In My Make-up Bag?

I've seen a "What's In My Make-up Bag?" post on several of my favourite beauty blogs, so I've decided to do one too! I'm going to show you the products that make me look like me, and that I couldn't get by without...

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.

No 7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder: I use this to set my make-up once I've applied tinted moisturiser.

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.


  1. Lovely list :) I have the same NARS Blush and am in love with it too!


    1. So glad you agree on the Nars blush - most people just love Org*sm but I think Liberté is so much better!

      Ambi xx

  2. Great blog! Have really enjoyed reading your beauty posts xx

    1. Hey Hannah - that's so kind, thank you so much... do hope you keep reading!

      Ambi xx


Blog Design by The Blog Store