What’s in my Make Up Bag…….

26 Comments on What’s in my Make Up Bag…….

“If your sad, add more lipstick and attack” – Coco Chanel

This week I wanted to do a post on what’s in my make up bag.

Minnie Makeup Bag

My daily routine includes a face of make up each morning. I am one of those girls who won’t voluntarily leave the house with out my face on.

There’s a few reason for this. Not that I have to justify myself or anything…..

  1. I have rosy checks. Not cute ones, like the ones you’d like to have. But red & patchy, dotted with freckles. Call me out or embarrass the hell out of me and I blow up! Massively. They are not my favourite feature by a long shot. Would I want them removed? NO. They link me to my mom and my sister and when I’m down or homesick, I see them in my checks and they do give me comfort when I need it.
  2. Without make up, I don’t feel as confident. Putting on my face each day is exactly like putting on my mask each day. It gives me the confidence I need to kick ass and take numbers. Without it, I don’t think I could be my best Beyonce 🙂
  3. I like the routine, the step by step setup. Starting my day of like this focuses me and gets me ready. Leaving the house without it leaves me flustered.
  4. Its my 10 minutes of me time every day! Why would I want to lose that???

So here goes!


I need a full coverage foundation. Many claim to be full coverage but let me tell ya….. Things are not always what they seem to be. Over the years I’ve tried and tested far more foundations than I’d like to admit. I’ve spent pennies on them, tonnes on them and always come back to the same one! Nothing gives good face like Estee Lauder Double Wear.

Double Wear - Colour: 2C3 Fresco. £31.00
Colour: 2C3 Fresco. £32.50

Find it here….

**** Side Note: The pump for this I got from Mac here. It’s been a game changer! Before when I free poured I always had access product. Now, not so much! I did have to snip the end a little to fit in the Double Wear bottle but it’s a perfect fit otherwise!


I set my foundation with Mac Studio Fix. This duo is one I have used for yonks. Another high coverage product! But with both in play…… world domination! Easy peasy. Also the joy of these two products means I don’t have to touch my make up for the rest of the day. When I’ve needed it they have also lasted me right through the night without top up #winningcombo

Mac Studio Fix
Colour: NW30 £23.50

Find it here…


Now I don’t need to paint my shame on…… But……. I do love a bit of blush. The one I use is Mac.

Mac Blush - Pinch Me
Mac Blush – Pinch Me – £19.50

Find it here….

****Side Note: Brooke over at Brooke Clarke recently did a post on makeup from Primark… I had to try out there blush after her rave review so I have since picked up Adorn!  Will keep you posted on how this goes!
Primark Blush
Blush – Adorn – £1.50


With the above products being on the pricey side and mascara not being to high a priority for me, I always pick one up that’s cheap and cheerful. Normally the one on sale. I have small eyes so I always look for a small brush to make getting each lash easier. The one I’m currently using is grand, it does the job…… Should properly get more into it but hey ho………

Colour: Extreme Black £4.99

Find it here….


I’m a lippy whore….. There, I said it….. Judge me all you want. Below are my favourites this time of year!



I do not leave the house without one of these bad boys, my favourite one right now is Queen Bee!

Queen Bee Vaseline

Once all this is done, I’m set! If I’m heading out on the town I’ll apply eye make and possibly a primer. It takes me more than 5 minutes but less than 10…… I am in no way a professional or claiming I know it all… I just know my face! It’s the only canvas I’ve ever got to work on 🙂

If you have similar checks to me and have a good full coverage foundations you can recommend do get in touch!! I’m always up for testing out new foundations! Also anyone with any tips you think would work well for me, comment me below!

What’s in your make up bag??



26 thoughts on “What’s in my Make Up Bag…….

    1. I thought the same. Or what in God’s name could this be made of / do to my skin. Its seems pretty cool though. Another blogger tried it out so that’s what made me go for it in the end. Now i would dump everything and replace it with Primark, but its nice to try it for me. I’ll be getting another of the lip kits for sure, prob a matte one!! xx

    1. Yay a fellow Estee Lady!! We need to unite and convert!! I have yet to find one that does the same kind of job!
      Love my Minnie, she’s a great size to, no bendy bristles on the brush with this bad boy 🙂

    1. Ye… I have a problem. Its the only thing I change up tho so thats my excuse 🙂
      Yes, the routine is so calming for me! The process etc…. How do boys cope??!! 🙂 xxx

    1. Have you not tried it??? It’s my fav!! Next time your in a shop with a concession there ask for a sample!!! They always give them out! I sometimes grab them to have a little spare for work…. If anyones ask I did not tell you that hahaha xxx

    1. Oh my lord YES!! It’s my bible product. I have changed other things in the bag but NEVER this. I found it and that was it… Love at first site for sure! Bit pricey but it lasts me ages with daily application so I never have an issue handing over the ££ for this one!! xx

    1. 🙂 Thank you, and the girls in my checks! All the ladies in my family have them. Without makeup when I’m back home i get told I’m the image of my mom! When I was younger i’d cringe… now i’m like thanks!! xx

  1. That is a lot of lipsticks!! 😂😂
    I own two max 😄
    I don’t wear much makeup on a daily basis. Normally just some foundation to even out my skin. I get random patches of redness as well, so i prefer to even it out. Sometimes i dont if I’m just out doing errands.
    The make up process is definitely a lot of fun though 😄😄

    1. Hi my name is Hazel and I’m a Lippy Whore… It’s been two days…. 🙂
      2?! Are you more a balm girl?
      I do feel like I’m more confident with it on… Without I feel a bit more exposed. App air helps clear up redness though.. My sister said to go without for a while and see how it goes…. I will some day….

    1. Thank you!! Primark!! Love there make up bags there always so cute!
      I go through a few each year… I’m pretty unloving to them 🙁
      What product do you always have in yours??

      1. Definitely!! My best friend got me a gorgeous Alice in Wonderland make up bag from Primark!! My name up essentials are my eyeliner from collection 2000, my brow kit from Mac, my mascara from models own and my highlighter from revelation 😁 xx

    1. Its kicking ass!! Also, out this weekend and only had that and the bare essentials… Yep I used it as eye shadow to…. Worked a treat!! Let me know if you find any other great finds 🙂 xx

    1. Some days I would LOVE to be like that!! For now though, my routine is my baby 🙂 When real babies come along it may be different hahah xx

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