Here are the products I always have in my makeup bag, I’m literally never without them. I use at least some kind of combination of them every day.
- Maybelline – Dream Matte Mousse Foundation (021, nude).
- Rimmel – Lasting Finish by Kate (08)
- Loreal – Super Liner Perfect Slim (intense black)
- Rimmel – Lash Maxxx (003, extreme black)
- Max Factor – Smokey Eye Effect Eye Shadow (pink plume)
- Barry M – Super Soft Eye Crayon (no 1, black)
- Barry M – Super Soft Eye Crayon (no 7, blue)
- Carmex – Classic Lip Balm
- Rimmel – Glam Eyes Trio Eye Shadow (621, orion)
I don’t tend to wear much makeup at all unless I’m going out at night. During the day I like to keep a more toned down or natural look.
I hardly really wear foundation and when I do it’s only to cover the dark bits under my eyes and the pinker bits around my nose (I really should get a concealer though) but I’ve heard a lot of people talking about BB Creams recently, so I think I’ll be trying one of them soon!
It’s only quite recently that I’ve started wearing lipstick at all, but I’m in love. My Rimmel lipstick is a lovely, soft shade of pink that goes well with my natural-ish look and lasts a good few hours. I’ll be reviewing it soon so watch this space!
On my eyes, I very often only wear eyeliner on my top lid, (Loreal’s Super Liner is great – easy application and lasts all day with very little smudging) but when I feel like prettying up a bit I either use the Rimmel trio block for a very naural colour or an innocuous smokey eye, or the pink end of Max Factor’s pink plume crayon eye shadow (this doubles up perfectly if I want a more casual smokey eye for just going to the pub or something similar by simply adding the darker end). Barry M’s eye crayons are lovely and wear well during the day, and just add something a little different to my makeup look. The blue looks great next to any eye colour! I rarely wear mascara and I’m actually looking for a new one, but Lash Maxxx is pretty good too. I have black lashes already so I like the comb to fan out and add length to my lashes really nicely when I do decide to go for it.
And as always, soft, smooth and lovely lips are a must. I always have a pot of Carmex in my bag. It’s the best lip balm I’ve found for keeping your lips soft and chap-free!