Tuesday, 14 January 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag

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Today I thought I would do an updated "What's In My Makeup Bag" post. Since my last post (which was made in 2012) I have tried and tested a lot of makeup products, so naturally the products that I use on a regular basis has changed. I don't keep all of the makeup I use everyday in a makeup bag, these products and brushes are the ones that I usually grab when I'm going away for the weekend to stay at my boyfriend's for example. On a daily basis I do use a lot more products so for me, these makeup items together do give me a natural look that I can wear for any occasion!

Firstly I thought I would talk about the actual makeup bag that I use. This is my gorgeous pink and white Ted Baker Leda Large Wash Bag that I featured in my last birthday haul. This was a present from my boyfriend and I absolutely love it! It's big enough to fit all of the makeup I need, plus any skin care bits that I want to throw in as well. These wash/ makeup bags are quite pricey but I think they're completely worth it as they're so big and look beautiful! If you're thinking of buying one of the Ted Baker bags, then I highly recommend you doing so!

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I always bring a lot of face makeup products with me when I go away for the weekend. I feel that as long as my skin looks nice, then I can get away with minimal eye and lip makeup! For base products I like to use my Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm and the Benefit Porefessional. Both of these products prime the skin ready for you to apply your foundation and concealer and I find they both work really well together! The Urban Decay beauty balm also gives my skin a little oomph of colour and glow and helps my foundation blend into my skin colour a lot better.

For my foundation, I'm still in love with the good old Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. I absolutely love the coverage, consistency and finish of this foundation - for me it's an all time favourite! I'm sure you're all bored of seeing this foundation on my blog, but I feel that if I've found something that works for me, why should I change it for something else? The same is said for my concealer too! I love the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer as it always managed to cover up any redness, blemishes and dark circles. Once buffed into my skin with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush from the Core Collection, these two products create a natural yet flawless looking base!

The final face products I keep in my makeup bag are blushers. On my skin tone, the Benefit Coralista blush works as both a blusher and a slight bronzing powder. It has a warm tone to it that helps gives my cheeks a glow that some people try to achieve with a bronzer. I apply this blusher with my Real Techniques Blush Brush and I find it blends the product into my skin beautifully! The other blusher I've been try is the Topshop Cream Blush in Prime Time. I would use this blush for when I need to create a more "done up" look as it is a very bright pink shade. This looks gorgeous on the apples of my cheeks and gives my skin a nice rosy tint that I like in the Winter time.

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For my eyes, I always keep my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette in my makeup bag. It contains 6 different shades that can create all kind of natural looks. I love applying Walk Of Shame as a base shade, Naked 2 as a lid shade and Faint in my crease. This creates a natural brown smokey eye that can be done lightly for the day or, if you use more of the Faint shade, can be brought into the evening. I use the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush and Deluxe Crease Brush when ever I apply these shadows, the only two brushes you need to create a quick eye look!

I've also been pairing this look with the Soap & Glory Smoudler Kohl in Cocoa Bean as both my upper lash line and my tight line liner. It has a water proof formula that is smooth to apply and lasts all day. Finally I keep this mini Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara in my makeup bag as it's small, compact and gives my lashes a lot of volume and length.

Finally, the only lip product I've been keeping in my makeup bag recently is the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist. This lip crayon is amazing! It has a really smooth formula that tastes amazing! The shade Nudist is a pretty nude pink that works really well as a day time lip colour. I can't wait to pick up more of these gloss sticks too add to my collection - I think they may be as good as the Bourjois crayons!

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you've found some new makeup products to try out! Do let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below and I will talk to you all soon!

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  1. Lovely products! I love those two brushes.
    I want a Ted Baker! Ugh, so cute
    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

  2. you have a smart bag. :)
    @twitter: @tobelikealady

  3. Love all those products, Coralista is one of my favorite blush of all time! :D
    Margrét X

  4. I've heard some really great things about the Soap and Glory lip crayons, think it is time I invest in one!
    Great post.
    Lauren x

  5. I love the products you picked, that Topshop blush looks like it would be nice on the lips too :) xx

  6. This looks like a perfect arsenal to have for everyday :) Sometimes I wish I carried makeup (well, more than my lipstick of the day anyways) around with me so I could have a cute bag like yours to utilize!!


  7. great products! the real techniques brushes are definatly something i always keep in my makeup bag xxx

  8. The naked basics palette is so pretty, I badly need it in my life! :)xo


  9. I love your makeup bag so much, theres some really interesting pics here aside from the usual ;p need to try that Soap and Glory lip gloss now the swatch looks so pretty x


  10. Awww, great products that you have in your pretty make-up bag. I currently have the smaller version of the bag in black, but i think i really want to get a larger version to house more of my make-up! I really ought to try out the rimmel wake me up foundation as i have heard so much good reviews on it :)

    Thank you for sharing~ I hope you have a lovely day!

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
    X x X x X

  11. I can't be without Rimmel wake me up foundation and my Real Techniques brushes, essentials!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  12. Love all these products! And that make-up bag is gorgeous! I think rimmel wake me up foundation will be my next foundation to try :-)


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    1. It is isn't it :) No wonder though, it's beautiful! xx

  14. I have this makeup bag! Lol. I love your products!
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  15. Real Techniques brushes are the BEST and I love the Naked Basics palette, too. I use both of those things every single day. :)

    xo Ashley

  16. Love your makeup bag and some great products!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  17. I really want to get the Naked Basics palette this year! Lovely post.

    Kate xo | www.beautybabbles.com

  18. So many lovely products :) I got the Naked Basics palette for Christmas and I'm so glad - it's beautiful isn't it! x


  19. Such a gorgeous makeup bag! I've become obsessed with cream blushers at the moment, and the Topshop one looks mighty fine... may need to make a cheeky purchase!


    1. I found that blusher in the sale for just £3 :) Such a good buy, hopefully you can find it too! xx

  20. lovely post! good mix of high end and drugstore, I love the benefit pore professional.. I got it ages ago then ran out so definitely need to get me some more..

    Ash xx


  21. i've wanted to try the naked skin balm & if it really blends your foundation better then I'm sold! xx

  22. Haha this is literally nearly the same as my makeup bag ( and its Ted Baker of course ;) ) xxx

    kathrynscupcakes.blogspot.co.uk xxx

  23. Such a stunning makeup bag! I've become obsessed on cream blushers at the instant, and also the Topshop one appearance mighty fine... might have to form a brash purchase!

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  24. I love the Ted Baker Make Up bag, it's so cute and easy to keep clean as well. Wake Me Up Foundation is always a staple in my make up bag along with, my look beauty eyebrow kit and eyelash curlers!


  25. Some lovely contents :) Have you done a review of the Beauty Balm? I'd love to know how that's like!

    Jenn Barely There Beauty | UK Beauty Blog


    1. Yes I have reviewed the Beauty Balm :) You can either search for it at the side of my blog or Google "Belle amie Naked Skin Beauty Balm Review" xx

  26. Great post and adore your makeup bag.

  27. Nudist looks lovely, I've thought about picking that up for ages now. This is a great post Amie xx

  28. Love the Ted Baker wash bags so much! I usually carry around most of the items featured in your post too :) x

  29. Really like the soap and glory lip gloss sticks. Love 'nudist'.
    Great post.


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