What’s in my Makeup Bag?

The makeup bag. A girl’s bag full of tricks aka my best friend. So, I’ve decided to dedicate a post to my trusty little friend.

Thanks to my little sister for the lovely bag !

 

  1. Naked Basics – Urban Decay
One of the best palette’s Urban has. Basically all of your neutral eyeshadows in the one place and if you are a fan of the naked palette’s like myself,  you’ll be happy not to have to lug your full palette about.


You can find it in any Debenhams shop or online Naked Basics – Debenhams

 

2.  Brow zing – Benefit

My go to eyebrow kit, because of it’s size it’s really good for your average makeup bag. I use the shade medium, the kit consists of a wax and powder. It also comes with a tweezers and two small brushes. I’m running very low at the moment so I only have the powder left, but I’m really impressed with how long it has lasted. Definitely worth your money. You can find this product in any benefit stand, I got mine in Debenhams or online. 

Brow Zing – Debenhams

3. Naked Skin – Urban Decay

The bottle promises weightless ultra definition liquid makeup and it delivers. I loved this foundation during the summer because it felt like I had nothing on my face when it was a hot day.

It is very light so if you’re looking for a full cover foundation look elsewhere. I like to mix it with my everyday foundation for a more full coverage look.

 

4. Skin Matching Luminizer Foundation – NYC

Nothing really special about this foundation, it’s your everyday foundation. I usually mix it with naked skin and then I’m happy with the result. I bought it on a whim in Penney’s and I can’t remember how much it was exactly but I think it was around the four or five euro mark!

5. Revlon Photoready Primer

I read a lot  of reviews about this primer but I’m not blown away. I’ve nearly finished the bottle and I don’t think I will buy it when it finishes. It’s hard to pump out onto the skin and you cannot unscrew the top which makes it very hard to get the product out.  I have dry skin which normally means with a good primer my makeup will stay intact for a good few hours but with this my makeup doesn’t last as long!

Available in boots for 17.99 or online

6. Skin Fresh Concealer – W7

I usually use this when wearing a darker foundation. It gives really good coverage especially those dark circles. I didn’t spend much on it and overall I’m happy with it! Available in Cara Pharmacy!

7.  Glowstick – Topshop

I cannot rave about this highlighter more, I bought it while holidaying in Liverpool. Such a lovely highlighter, it instantly makes your skin brighter! I use it everyday, the only bad thing I have to say it that it is a little bit tough to blend so make sure you blend it well or it’ll look like a big white line on your cheek. Major love for this product!

Available in Topshop

8.  MAC Powder Blush – Well Dressed

What can you not love about MAC blushes. They last FOREVER, pretty sure I have this two years  and I love it. The colour is pigmented and even though I use this pretty regularly there is no dent visible!
Available in any Brown Thomas Store!
MAC Blush – BT

9. MAC Pressed Powder

I’m nearly out 🙁 Another one for the Christmas list. It’s a great powder and it sets your foundation and concealer! So happy I invested in it because it lasted so long! Not too heavy but it does a great job setting!

Avalible in Brown Thomas
MAC Powder – BT

10.  Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Urban Decay

Hands down the best eyeshadow primer ever. My eyeshadow or eyeliner never moves when I put this on. You only need a little bit so it lasts a long time and a really good investment.

Primer – Debenhams

11. Supreme Shine Lipstick in Rich – Seventeen

My Favourite lippy for winter. You can’t go wrong with the burgundy colour especially this time of the year!
Such a bargain only 6.29 you can’t go wrong!

SEVENTEEN-Supreme-Shine-Lipstick-Boots

Until next time a chairde,
grá mór,
Caitríona xo

Pale vs Tanned.

Milk bottle, was one of many nicknames I’ve had over the years while growing up. I’m your typical Irish stereotype, pale and freckly. Over the years, I’ve had moments where I’ve embraced the pale look and I’ve had moments where I dreamed of becoming a tanned Greek goddess. So, I hit the shops looking for the perfect tan in a bottle.

I’ve always been apprehensive when applying tan. Tan and I have a love/hate relationship because I always associate it to the days when I was thirteen and applied it to my legs only. Memories of orange legs and a white *shivers* face, still haunt me to this day. So I decided to forgo the tan for a couple of years and decided pale was less hassle, but as the summer months of 2014 approached, I longed for the Greek goddess glow.

Investing a little of my spare time, I researched the best tan for the pale gals, asked my friends and even reading a few blogs on how to prepare the skin and make the tan look as natural as possible.

These are the products worked for me :

1. Rimmel Instant Tan

I’m not a major fan of developing tans, you can’t really trust what colour is actually going to come up and not only that I’m not keen on walking around for awhile trying not to touch anything (girl problems).  With me convenience is key so instant tan works well for moi. I like Rimmel’s Instant tan for two reasons

  1.  It’s easy to apply.
  2. It doesn’t cost me and arm and a leg

I like to think when it come’s to skincare products that you should buy the best product for your skin not the cheapest but it’s always a plus when you don’t break the bank 🙂 I usually pick this product up in Penney’s (Primark) or you’ll most likely find it in your local chemist.

It retails for about €6/7 depending on where you go!






2. Vichy Dermablend

 

 

Not exactly a tan but a great cover up but it works really well with tan especially when covering up scars, acne and stretch marks. I really really liked this during the summer because even when I wasn’t using it on my body I could use it on my face. I wouldn’t use it everyday as it is a pretty full coverage more of  a night time foundation . It’s quite drying on the skin too so don’t forget to moisturise and exfoliate!

You can find this product in Boots for €22.99

Vichy-DERMABLEND-Corrective-Foundation

 

 

 

As I venture into the Winter months I haven’t really decided who will win the war, all I know is that I like my skin both ways and you should like your skin both ways too.
Until next time a chairde,
grá mór,