What's In My Makeup Bag?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Today's post is a collab with the lovely Kizzi May, one of my favourite bloggers I feel so lucky to have gotten to know over the past few months! When we decided to post a collab we instantly decided it had to be a beauty post, so we will be sharing what we've been using in our makeup bags lately.

The makeup bag: 

I love this makeup bag I got in my MAC nude lip bag set last December, it's so pretty. However it is a bit on the small side so don't expect I fit everything in this post into it - it's just for photo purposes only!

The primer: 

Although I am not a primer expert and haven't tried an awful lot of them, I love Benefit's Porefessional primer. It evens out pores, as the name suggests, and provides a great base for foundation.

The base: 

My foundation of choice is Bare Mineral's matte powder foundation. I much prefer powder foundation over liquid because it's so much more easily buildable and more natural too. I then have in my makeup bag the trusty L'Oreal Touche Magique concealer which I feature all the time because I haven't found a concealer I prefer! I'll then set this with my Bare Minerals Mineral Veil which matches the foundation.

For the face: 

Since I got my Benefit besties set for Christmas I've been using Benefit's products a lot, especially because all the products are mini size - perfect for the makeup bag! I've been using Benefit's famous Hoola Bronzer because it's a lovely matte brown contour shade, which I raved about recently here. Alongside this I popped in my makeup bag Benefit's High Beam, my favourite liquid highlighter.

For the eyes: 

I have a couple of palettes in my makeup bag at the moment, first being the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics palette. This is in here because it's a great travel size and comes with 6 essential natural, matte eyeshadow shades. I also have my MAC custom palette which currently has 3 of the 4 spaces filled with the shades Naked Lunch, Blackberry and Cranberry. I plan on doing a whole post on my palette once I've filled it up soon because I'm actually very impressed with MAC eyeshadows. I also have the Benefit They're Real Mascara for the eyes and their Gimme Brow for the brows, particularly because they're new and are really good products.

On the lips: 

I have two lip options in my makeup bag, a lipstick and a liquid lipstick depending on how I'm feeling. The lipstick of choice is MAC's Kinda Sexy, a lighter sister of Velvet Teddy (it's also matte and wonderful just like Velvet Teddy) and NYX's Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt is my liquid lipstick. This is a lovely affordable lip product and I did a whole post on it lately!

What's in your makeup bag?


  1. How funny, we chose really similar lipsticks! Lovely post and I can't wait to collab with you again!


  2. I literally LOVE my Naked 2 Basics. I was obsessed with the Lorac Pro Palette but it's blown me away! I need to try Benefit's Pore Professional too! Lauren | www.theyoproedit.com

  3. Loved reading about what's in your makeup collection. Bedtime flirt is one of my favourites at the moment too! X

    Kate// itskaterose.blogspot.com

  4. I love both Hoola bronzer and high beam, both my go to's!
    Kathy x

  5. Loved seeing what's in your makeup bag! I love the Hoola bronzer as well :)
    Amy x

  6. Lovely picks! I must try that L'oreal concealer. It sounds nice :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  7. I love Benefit's High-Beam highlighter. Gorgeous! Lovely post, Erin! x


  8. Love the look of your blog!


  9. Ooh I love high beam! It's definitely one of my favourites xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  10. This was such a great post as always Erin! I really love your photography! Really want to try the NYX liquid lipsticks so much. xx