What’s in my makeup bag – July 2014

ClaireaBella makeup bag
Ted Baker cosmetics bag
REN Satin Perfection BB cream
Rimmel BB cream 9-in-1
Clarins Hydraquench tinted moisturiser
Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder
MUA Mosaic bronzer
Rimmel natural bronzer
Bourjois cream blush
Makeup Revolution eyes hadow palette
Natural Collection solo eye shadow
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast mascara
Teeez Desert Metals mascara
Too Faced Better than Sex mascara
Teeez Mysterious Crystal eyeliner
Boots sponges
FCUK bronzer brush
Lola kabuki brush
Ruby & Millie eye shadow brushes
These are just my everyday essentials and I have drawer full of samples, testers, half-used products and those I don’t like or use anymore. I really need to have a clear out and start again, but I never have the time.
During the summer, I always wear tinted moisturiser – in fact, I generally tone down my makeup. I’m yet to find a better tinted moisturiser than Clarins, even though it is a little on the pricy side (£30 for 50ml). REN is a perfect base to start my makeup and I just love the light formula of the moisturiser – it’s also the perfect shade. When I do wear foundation, I still to Maybelline’s Fit Me.
A lot of the products I’m currently using and love have come from Latest in Beauty boxes. As I’ve said before, REN BB cream is perfection in a tube and now my sample is running out, I’ll definitely be purchasing it. My current fave mascara is Desert Metals by Teeez. The wand and brush are a good size and you literally only need to do one sweeping motion to cover all lashes. The bottle is pretty unique too. I use it most days, but to mix it up, I also use Better than Sex by Too Faced, which has grown on me since my last post. I don’t think it’s quite worthy of the hype but it’s a good product! I’m also loving cream blush and even though there’s a powder version in my back-up bag, I’ve not used it since I’ve been using this Bourjous blush. I don’t think I’ll ever go back either – I’m a convert!
I rarely wear eyeliner but yet again Teeez have delivered! I wore this the other day to complete my evening look and now I can’t seem to get enough of it. My trusty Ruby & Millie eye makeup brushes have been part of my kit for years, I just can’t part with them! I really need to get a foundation brush and add to my collection. Could anyone recommend a decent brush cleaner as well?
What’s currently in your makeup bag?


  1. Ooh the REN BB Cream sounds interesting, I'll have to pick it up. I love the ClaireaBella makeup bag too!

    With brushes, I use an anti-bacterial hand soap (dettol make a good one) to clean mine. I also use MAC brush cleaner or pro brush cleaner from Charles Fox but usually a good wash with anti-bac hand soap is enough xx

    1. I got the Clarins BB cream sample with my order, loved it and was going to buy the full-size and then I came across REN! Can't describe how good it is! :)

      Ooh thanks, I'll have to try it - it doesn't make them too soapy does it? xx


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