There are a number of items of makeup that I just can’t be without. During the day (when I’m tucked away in my house working) I don’t wear any makeup but when I’m out and about, I’m known for my use of eye shadow.
Here are the must-have items in my makeup bag.
Tarte cosmetics waterproof mascara
I find that normal mascara ends up sliding down my face after a few hours. I use a primer to stop this but waterproof mascara has a bit more staying power. It also means I’m safe if I get sweaty, am stuck in rain or end up crying for no reason whatsoever.
I love the tarte cosmetics Lights, Camera, Splashes mascara.
Urban Decay palette
I’ve had this palette for ages but it’s still going strong. This is from where I create most of my colourful makeup looks. As you can see, the black is well-used. These colours blend really well, making this my go-to palette.
Jet Set Benefit palette
Lime Crime Retrofuturist lipstick
MAC Girl About Town lipstick
Another drying lipstick but that’s offset by the fantastic colour and staying power. If I really had to cut down on the makeup I used, I’d just use this lipstick and some eyeliner
Rimmel liqiud eyeliner
I love this stuff. I’ve used it for years and no pens, gel eyeliners or brushes can replace it.
LUSH Feeling Younger skin tint
MAC Primer Pot
I’ve written about these beauties before. These make your eye shadow stick, honestly it won’t be going anywhere.
Japonesque eyebrow kit
This is how I get my brows looking fierce!
MAC contouring pressed powder
I don’t contour every day but when I do, this is what I use. It’s not too dark but adds just enough shadow that I look like I’ve got epic cheekbones.
Writing all this down has made me realise just how much make up I have that I don’t use. I need to do a big clear out if this all the makeup I really use!