Sunday, 6 January 2013

The January Makeup Bag

A new year means a new makeup bag for me. I am not one for expensive makeup bags because my bags seem to get grubby within minutes after I purchase it. This bag is reminiscent of the shape of the Louison Paris makeup bags but with a wipeable surface material and thankfully only costs about a tenth of the price (woohoo Primark!). I love this  bag because it's actually enormous for a makeup bag,  and doesn't weigh down my handbag like a ton of bricks.

As my life revolves around work these days, I have to have a daily makeup look that's easy to apply, long lasting, and not too guerish. A medium to full coverage foundation like Rimmel's Wake Me Up is essential for covering my tired winter skin, and the Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder goes perfectly with it to cover my blemishes and set my face. I like to play around with different lip looks and opt for either a nude lip with a myface.cosmetics lip pencil in "nude" (the only nude lip colour that doesn't make me look like I've slapped a load of concealer on my mouth) teamed with a myface.cosmetics lipgloss in "sweetest thing" are perfect for a fresh daytime look. But if I'm feeling a tad more vampy (but still reserved!) I'll go for a Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Dolce Vita".
My eyes are simple. I never leave the house without applying my myface.cosmetics slinky liquid eyeliner in "paint it black" - hands down the BEST LIQUID EYELINER EVER. I am determined to do a separate post on the brilliance of this eyeliner. Teamed with a taupe or brown colour from Revlon's Addictive quad palette through my crease and lashings of Soap & Glory's Thick and Fast mascara and my eyes are good to go. Finally, some Nars Luster on my cheekbones and I have effortlessly achieved a perfect day look, whether it be for the office or for a weekend day out. Using winter colours such as nudes, taupes, browns and soft reds and oranges, I'm sure that I could survive for the next few months on these products alone.

What are you wearing for the new year? 


  1. I love your makeup bag!! It looks like a Tommy Hilfilger bag!!

  2. Love the look of the NARS Lip Pencil. Great choices! xo

  3. I have the same Nars pencil and I love it (and we have the same name!)

  4. Love that make up bag, full of goodies <3

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