Here's what I keep in my makeup bag! These are my must-have products for everyday, and the ones that I will take with me whenever we travel.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer - It's no secret that I struggle with blemishes, hormonal acne & under-eye circles. This conceals all of these problems! It stays in place all day and helps give the illusion of a flawless base.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - My absolute holy grail foundation. This will stay put through anything...crying, being rained on, sweating, giving birth!! (Yes I wore this in labour with Emilia and it actually stayed on the entire time ;)
Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden - While I love the original UDPP, I actually like this shade better as it matches up with my foundation & concealer. This is like foundation for my eyelids as it covers all veins & purplish/blue hues to make a base for my eyeshadow. It also ensures that my shadows stay in place all day.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder Transparent - I have oily/combination skin and whenever I apply this over my face makeup I never get oily patches or need to touch up at all throughout the day. This is a life-saver for me!
HD Brows Bronzer - This is what I wear and carry in my makeup bag right now, but it compares very well to Benefit Hoola. They are similar in that they both stay in place, they don't look patchy on the skin and they are completely matte, which means they are perfect for contouring.
NARS Orgasm Blush - My absolute favourite blush! This is just the right shade of peachy pink which goes with any lip colour or outfit. It has golden undertones so brings a lot of warmth to the face and gives a healthy glow. I have been using it non-stop for about a year! I use my pink Sedona Lace Midnight Lace kabuki brush to apply this.
LA Creative Illuminating Powder Stardust - I love this as a highlight on my cheekbones as it's a beautiful soft pearly pink with gold undertones so it works perfectly with my blush.
HD Brows Kit Rich Brown - I don't think I can ever go back to using anything else on my brows after this. It's so good, it keeps my brows in place all day long no matter what! Even if I accidentally smudge them or rub my face with my hand it doesn't budge.
Dior Eyeshadow Earth Reflection - Words can't express how much I love this palette! The shadows are both highly pigmented & silky, they do not cause much fall-out, they blend together perfectly and create a really easy natural smokey eye.
Be A Bombshell Onyx - I am so fussy about eyeliners, they need to be very black, withstand smudging and/or creasing, and they should stay in put all day. This one ticks all the boxes, as well as being super easy to apply with the felt tip pen.
Diorshow Waterproof Liner Carbon - I use this in my waterline. I can't stay it stays totally intact all day...like most pencil liners a certain amount of it does come off throughout the day with the moisture of my eyes. However it does remain very pigmented, especially in the outer corners and does not bleed or smudge underneath the eyes which is a huge pet peeve of mine.
CoverGirl Lashblast Volume Mascara - This has been a firm favourite of mine for years. My lashes like lots of volume...I will take volume over length any day but this gives them both! It's not waterproof but I have never had a problem with it budging and I am pregnant at the moment so I do cry a lot!!
I hope you found this post helpful! What are some of your favourite products?