What's In My Everyday Makeup Bag?

Monday, 14 April 2014


The foundation of choice right now is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. The base that everyone and their mum raves about. It's not too hard to see why because it provides a natural and skin-like finish that I just adore. It has a medium coverage that feels light-weight on the skin. Not to mention the smooth texture. Any downsides?  Yes. Luminous Silk accentuates dry areas on my skin and despite the "luminous" name I don't find it to be a dewy foundation. There is a glow but it has mostly a matte finish. Just something to bear in mind. Still I like this foundation for making me look polished which is a very hard thing to do at the crack of dawn . Application wise? My favorite way is to use it with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and on days when I am running out of the door I slap this base on with my fingers.

The most recent addition to my stash is the Mac Pro Longwear concealer, a medium-coverage concealer that I've been using to cover my dark circles. The colour match is great too which is the main reason why I purchased it. I like to apply it with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge because it just blends the product into the skin better than using a brush or even using my fingers. My only gripe is that the pump dispenses way too much product which is is such a waste. 

On my cheeks I have been reaching for my Nars Torrid Blusher, an oldie but a goodie! I always bust out this bad boy when Spring arrives. A gorgeous coral/pink shade with shimmer that adds a healthy flush of colour to my cheeks. Nars blushers still can't be beat for their beautiful colours, amazing pigmentation and finely milled texture. What's not to love?

I don't always set my makeup with a powder but sometimes I like to do a light dusting of the Mac Mineralise Skinfinish Natural which just gets the job done.

I am not a big eye shadow wearer so lashings and lashings of the Maybelline Rocket Volum' Mascara is required. 

For lips, I am loving the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Suspense.  A soft, creamy offering that is light-weight and hydrating. Love!  Oh and  how beautiful is Chanel packaging? It just exudes glamour. The bright fuschia shade is absolutely stunning too. Is there a more perfect lipstick than Chanel Suspense? I think not.

Have you tried any of these products?