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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Whats In My Make Up Bag: August


I love doing 'Whats in my make up bag' style posts because as mentioned before, I do change my make up bag around on a monthly basis. Most of the time I need to use make up products for a month or so to really see if I like them enough to keep in my make up bag. Here are some of the things that have nestled into my make up bag this month, the question is though, will they stay?

This months make up bag is from YSL; one of my favourite brands. I am dying for a YSL clutch but for now, this will have to do (it is pretty gorgeous) it's probably too nice to use as a make up bag, so I may start taking it out as a clutch bag with me instead. The great thing about this is that it's small, so it helps me refrain from throwing everything and anything into my make up bag, it helps keep some order.


The products in my make up bag this month aren't all new products, quite a few of them are ones that I've had for months, but only just rediscovered. Lets start with Benefit's Hello Flawless Powder, I started reusing this after my friend exclaimed her love for it, also, I've run out of my trusty MAC Mineralize powder and to be honest, life is pretty dull without it, as much as I like HelloFlawless, it doesn't give me the sheen or the glow that MAC's mineralize gives me but if you do want a flawless and powdery finish, Hello Flawless is great when you run out of your favourite powder. If you're wanting to try Benefit out but don't like the price, I often use voucher codes from voucherbox (being a student I need them) and they often have great make up vouchers on there so it's worth a try.


Next up is Rouge Bunny Rouge's Bronzing Glow Powder which I was lucky enough to receive at Scarlett London's St Albans blogger meet up. After running out of my mineralize powder, I've had to use this on my cheeks to get the colour as Hello Flawless is more of a neutral face powder (I find it really powdery), whilst  MAC's mineralize finish powder works really well as both a powder and a bronzer, particularly for defining the cheek bones. I've been using Rouge Bunny Rouge as my bronzer this month to replace MAC and I really am impressed with it, it doesn't go grey on the cheeks like some bronzers do.

When it comes to foundations, I've still not found my perfect foundation, I'm starting to think Dior's Forever is my ultimate foundation and I will be re-buying that next month. This month though,I've been using my Rouge Bunny Rouge Liquid Foundation which is very good, it's very light coverage but now my skin is better, I can finally wear light foundations again. Thank you Rouge Bunny Rouge for sending me this. I also bought Maybelline's anti-shine stick foundation the other day too, I fell for it after watching it on an advert. I have to say that it is pretty shiny so I'm not sure how they can call it an anti-shine stick, this doesn't bother me as I don't mind having a bit of a glow and you can always hide it with powder. It does give really good coverage but I do feel that it makes your pores stand out quite a lot because of the thick texture of it. Do go to Boots and put some on your hand and let me know how you feel about this, I'm undecided so will do a full review in a few weeks.
Inside my make up bag this month is Benefit's Porefessional primer. I have had this in my life for quite some time now, but only just started really getting to grips with it. I have a love hate relationship with this product, sometimes it really does make my make up stay on longer and make my skin look flawless, without the need to even apply make up over the top, but other times it just makes me look a bit greasy. I was lucky enough to receive L'Oreal's new 'Line Of Beauty' liners and I've been glued to the eye brow pencil. It's great because it has a brush on the top to tidy the brow and a seal on the other end to keep your brows neat and to keep the colour in place. I never really do my eye brows, but this month, that all changed. It's crazy how much it changes my face just from colouring them in the tiniest bit, I'm not an expert when it comes to doing eye brows but this makes me feel like one.



Next it's all about the lip products.  I've had the Filast Lip Filler for quite some time now after I got one in my North Meet Up goodie bag, but I've only just really got back into it. I absolutely envy anyone with full lips and this promises to make my lips fuller, naturally, the more that I wear it. I'm not someone who would ever get surgery so I'll stick to using this for now, I keep applying it all day every day. Then there is that beautiful One Direction Lipstick which you've probably seen me raving about. I am actually obsessed with it. One Direction released their make up line not that long ago and whilst most people laughed about it, I went out and bought it all and speaking about it from a make up point of view: their lip colours are incredible. They stay on, they're vibrant and they do what they're meant to do, emphasise the lips (plus they're only £3.00). The one below, designed by Niall Horan isn't the most vibrant, that's why I love it, it's my kind of colour, natural but lip-filling and pretty.
Last but not least, I always fancy a bit of gold on my eyes, just inside the tear duct as it just brightens up my pupils. This month I've been using Atlier Paris' little Star Light Pot to keep me looking bright, even on tired days.


I hope you liked my make up bag this month. I'd love to know whats in yours or whether you've used anything from my make up bag before? Is there anything you'd like to try? 

Lots of love, Em x

P.S, I've been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan 'best new beauty blog' award and I am speechless, I'd love to have your vote. You can vote for me here. Voting ends in two days, it would be incredible if you could spend a minute of your time to vote for me. Thank you so much, it means the world to me.
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70 comments:

  1. Love the pictures !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  2. I'm so tempted with the Benefit Powder. I'm wearing PoreProfessional today... and LOVE LOVE the make up bag.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. ahhhhh do you like poreprofessional?! I love it sometimes, aw thank you so glad you like it! x

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  3. I was just in Boots deliberating over the Fit Me Anti-Shine Stick but decided against it as it did look pretty shiny to me as well! I'd be interested to hear how you get on with it :)

    Rosie x

    itsalljustrosie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Really want to try the anti shine stick foundation from Maybelline!

    Alicekatex ♥

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    1. ive just done a proper review of it :) x

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  5. Amazing items I love the sound of the foundation <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. i wish it was as good as it looks! x

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  6. I did not like the maybelline anti-shine stick - it didn't cut out shine at all. I did a review on my blog if you want to check it out.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah its good that you didnt like it too, ill have a read thanks so much!

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  7. I love whats in my make up bag posts! I actually like the look of the one direction lipstick too, quite surprised to hear its good

    http://www.whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They're my favourite kind of posts now! I know, couldn't believe how good it was! x

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  8. I am very interested in the brow pencil as I also don't really do my brows but I've been thinking about experimenting a bit lately so its good to hear that L'Oreal's liner would be a good start!

    Lulu xx

    http://luluslittlebiglife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It is the perfect brow pencil for someone who's new with brow colouring! I love it x

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  9. I love the porefessional it's so amazing! That make up bag is gorgeous, serious envy! Lovely photos x

    Alavish.blogspot.com

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    1. aw do you, i love it sometimes, I think it depends on my skin! Thank you, eeek hehe!

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    1. aw thank you so glad you like them x

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  11. love these posts :) xx
    http://mahsahearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Love the products you have, but THAT BAG. Oh my, it's just so stunning!!

    Molly xx
    Lyon Notes

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    1. Aw thank youuuu, ah its amazing isnt it x

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  13. Lovely products.. I haven't tried any of the Rouge Bunny products so far. They sound interesting.

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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    1. Aw thank you glad you like them, yes Rouge Bunny Rouge products are so good x

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  14. I really want to try the Porefessional! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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    1. Id love to know what you think about it! x

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  15. Wow that foundation looks really nice!


    Emma | masqueradebelle09.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Love your bag! Looking forward to seeing your review of the Maybelline anti shine stick foundation :) Just voted for you in the Cosmo blog awards :)

    She's Looking at the Stars

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    1. Aw thank you lovely. Aw wow thank you so much for voting, it means the world to me! x

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  17. This is great, I love all the detail you put in :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  18. The bronzing powder looks like a great colour, definitely on a bronzer buzz at the moment x

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. I love bronzer and yeah, this is the only one which doesnt go grey! x

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  19. I love my Benefit, don't go anywhere without it!

    Hmm maybe...

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  20. I love looking at these, they are so fun!
    Love benefit good choice of other makeup too:)
    callmedreamyx.blogspot.com

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  21. Where did you get your ysl makeup bag from? it's gorgeous!!

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B xx

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    1. My mum got me it for my birthday, just from Debenhams I think! xxx

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  22. Fab post, I love Atlier paris!
    Izzy x
    http://isobelpotts.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's such an amazing brand :) x thank you!

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  23. In LOVE with your YSL bag!!!! Everything you have is fab! :)

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  24. I love the YSL bag. In fact, anything from YSL is dreamy! I swatched the Maybelline stick foundation too and couldn't make my mind up, I watched a Youtube review of it that said it was really blendable but felt a bit strange on my hand, I'll probably avoid it to be honest!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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    1. Aw thank you Paula! Yeah YSL is perfection haha! I love it. Uwww yeah it's almost too blendable so it doesn't blend properly if that makes sense?! x

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  25. cool !
    follow each other? :)
    tell me :*

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  26. Great post - I received the loreal liners set too and I love the brow pencil and perfect slim liner :) x

    ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're sooo beyond gorgeous aren't they! Obsessed with the brow pencil! x

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  27. Such a great post, love reading that kind of posts about make up!


    FASHIONARTED
    http://www.fashionarted.blogspot.com

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  28. I am so jealous of all your lovely make-up! I have been desperate to try the Porefessional for so so long! Love the post x

    Eliza
    www.beautifullyshallow.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw thank you! let me know if you try it :) so glad you like the post:) x

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  29. That makeup bag is so pretty!I have a love/hate relationship with Benefit's Porefessional primer too :/ x
    Silver Electrons

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    1. aw thank you, ah phew so its not just me! x

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  30. A lovely make up bag! Benefit's Porefessional is probably my favorite primer, I love the texture of it. And thanks for the great voucher tip!
    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, it's gorgeous isn't it :) Ahhh that's interesting, glad to hear you like it! x

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  31. thank you!

    http://herguiltypleasureblog.blogspot.com

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  32. I love reading these kinds of posts, the pictures are gorgeous. The bag itself is so beautiful!

    Christina | Passion Obsession

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  33. I really want to try the porefessional out, it seems amazing! Loving the photography, and the post was lovely to read!xo
    Also, I'd really like it if you were a part of the themed monthly look book on my blog Teeniolect HERE
    Teeniolect
    Teeniolect on Bloglovin’

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