WHAT'S IN MY MAKEUP BAG | SPRING 2017 EDIT.

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I do love seeing what products have made it into people's makeup bags. I feel like it's the true test as to whether an item has made the cut or falls short. Today I'm sharing what's in my current rotation, including a few products that I managed to sneakily pick up just before my self imposed beauty spending ban! Naughty. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!


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HOURGLASS VANISH FOUNDATION in Linen - I'm not a lover of the full coverage foundation, so wasn't that excited when the Vanish foundation stick launched last year, but I think I was worn down, by seeing it all over Youtube predominantly, into swatching it at Liberty whilst I was in London the other month, and thought it was really something I could work with. Whilst it is unarguably fuller in coverage than I'd ordinarily go for, it doesn't feel at all heavy on the skin and I use it more like a concealer - applying just a tiny bit to the centre of my face and blending out from there with a dense brush. With this method, it ends up looking lovely and natural, with a velvety finish that lasts all day - it's definitely won me over.

BOURJOIS RADIANCE REVEAL CONCEALER - After really struggling with finding something that just sits nicely on my skin, I'd recently reached the point of giving up with concealer completely and accepting that dark circles might just be a feature of my appearance forever. Fortunately, Bourjois' Radiance Reveal concealer has a wonderful texture - not too slippery and light, but equally not thick nor heavy. It's great for under the eyes, and I do really enjoy Bourjois' shade undertones - they're one of the best at the drugstore at getting that neutral-slightly-yellow tone to their base products.

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YSL COUTURE CONTOUR in 01 - For fair skintones, and for those who enjoy subtle shading, this palette is just perfection. The contour shade has just the right amount of ashy undertones and blends beautifully on the skin. The highlighting shade is subtly stunning and gives a faint hint of natural luminescence as opposed to full on sparkle. (P.S - shade 1 = so much better than shade 2.)

ROSIE FOR AUTOGRAPH HIGHLIGHTER in Rosebud - For days you want more. This beautiful loose powder (full review here) is a gorgeous mix of icy champagne tones that really catch the light. You can apply this sparingly and blend well for a more natural sheen, or build it up to achieve an Insta-ready glow.

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SURRATT ARTISTIQUE BLUSH in La Vie En Rose - I'm so in love with this blush. It's wonderfully fine and creamy in texture and imparts a beautifully rosy flush to my cheeks. Surratt states these blushes start out life as a liquid, before being pressed, and you can experience the blendability and softness to the formula. Having compared it to other blushes I own, it's actually very similar to both Burberry's Cameo (another favourite) - which is slightly more pigmented and cooler in tone, and Hourglass' Mood Exposure - has much more of a sheen and includes those lilac/bronze-y pigments. On the cheeks though, they're all very similar, I just happen to feel the need to own all three ;) as they're such universal, 'everyday' hues.

BECCA BEACH TINT in Fig - I must say that for 20 of my fine sterling, the amount of product you receive in these Becca Beach Tints is laughable! (although I suppose it makes them good for travel). Nevertheless, I really enjoy the water resistant lip-cheek cream itself. Fig is a beautiful nude that gives my cheeks a hint of a healthy glow, and I do find that layering this under a powder blush makes my cheek colour last a lot longer.

TONY MOLY BROW PENCIL in Gray Brown - Whilst there are plenty of lovely brow pencils in the western market, I do lean towards Asian brow products, especially as they're so affordable. This Tony Moly brow pencil has a lovely, fine tip and a soft brush on the other end to brush the pencil marks out. I find the colour in particular to be a great match for my brows - not too warm but not ashen and grey.

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UD NAKED BASICS II - You've not seen a lot of Urban Decay on my blog because if truth be told, the brand just never really spoke to me? But as my makeup collection tends more and more towards everyday classics, I found myself swatching and falling in love with their Naked Basics II palette. I like everything about this - the quality of the shadows, the shade range, the fact you get five matte tones and the sixth has a sheen. I like that the pans are spaced out so your brush doesn't accidently spill over into the adjacent shade, and that the mirror folds right back so you can hold it as close to your face as you need. And I like that the palette isn't made from cardboard packaging! I've gone from an extremely infrequent shadow wearer to reaching for this everyday!

BURBERRY CAT LASHES MASCARA in 01 - If you've been with me a while, you'll know about my love for this mascara, and just what that means. This mascara gives me uber long, separated lashes and the hourglass-shaped wand grabs every last lash, from inner to outer corner. Inky black, smudgeproof and buildable, I'd really recommend giving this one a try if you haven't already.

GOSH VOLUME LIP SHINE in Burgundy - This gloss is lovely and balmy, and is really comfortable to wear on the lips. Although 'Burgundy' in name, this is far from burgundy in colour, much more of a darker, dusty rose-pink that's really flattering for everyday wear, and a shade I'm loving for the transition into Spring. They also have shade 3 Tea Rose which is a lighter pink and so perfect for the warmer weather!




Do let me know, what's in your makeup bag lately? I'd love to hear about your current favourites, and if you've recently done a WIMMB post, be sure to link it below so I can check it out :)





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22 comments

  1. The bourjois concealer sounds really good, must pick it up!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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  2. I completely agree with you on makeup bags because it truly shows what people use! It's one thing to feature a ton of products on your blog, but I for one am always skeptical of people who basically only show brand new looking items - I need to see some usage or I'm suspicious hahah. I've been sooo over foundation lately, probably because I've been so busy and not really having time to apply anything. But a little bit of concealer has been doing the job (I credit my skincare regime), so I'm kinda interested in the HG stick foundation! I think I'd use it in a similar way. I'm looking for some new mascaras and Burberry Beauty has really won me over lately so I think I may need to look into that one ;)

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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    1. Haha it's certainly good to have a balance. I've found the HG foundation works best for me that way, hope you enjoy it too! xx

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  3. Oh I looooove these! I so want to try the HG stick foundation- it looks amazing!

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    Ellie xx

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  4. Lovely post! I think I should do a similar one to share my current obsessions. I just purchased La Vie En Rose blush as well! It's very subtle, I have used it only once or twice but so far I'm not 100% in love just yet. I waited for months before purchasing more Surratt products and I feel I was a little let down. It's still a beautiful color, but I expected to love it instantly as much I love my Surratt contour shade. Anyway, your photography is stunning as always! Have a lovely day!


    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks Laura, and yes do one! That's a shame Surratt hasn't lived up to your expectations so far, I personally find the shade of La Vie En Rose so perfect for my skintone and type! You too my love! xx

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  5. I love how everything here is about getting a natural glow, I have been so into this finish lately. Love your picks babe! x

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    1. I've definitely reverted back to my 'classic' glowy look! Thanks sweetie, have a great day xx

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  6. Such cute products! I have zero experimental genes in me when it comes to trying new makeup and always stick with the same ones (also because I don't think I need 10 foundations at one time because I get so lazy). I saw some videos/posts about the HG foundation and the formula looks really good actually, so maybe I'll swatch that in store JUST FOR FUN lol. I have one of their blushes that I wear all the time!

    Cherie ✽ sinonym

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    1. I'm becoming increasingly like that! Go and have a play with the foundation anyway ;) xx

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  7. I am so tempted to try that Burberry mascara but I'm worried that I would be disappointed by it. My holy grail is Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume mascara and I'm afraid to try anything else. Burberry makeup has yet to fail me though...

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I know what you mean, it took me SO long to finally try it, although I first got a sample from the Burberry store so I'd advise maybe doing the same! xx

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  8. Great post Jennifer. What shade are u in Bourjois Concealer? I use Beige Clair in healthy mix foundation but never tried Concealers.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. Thanks Ash, I have shade 01 Ivory, which is lighter than my skin but I use it under my eyes and it's very brightening xx

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  9. Great post Jennifer. What shade are u in Bourjois Concealer? I use Beige Clair in healthy mix foundation but never tried Concealers.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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  10. I've largely ignored Surratt because I don't need another expensive brand to be obsessed with but your description of the blushes is so intriguing! I saw them in action in Lisa Eldridge's video and I'm so interested in them now. La Vie En Rose is my kind of shade as well!


    Advaita | Blush Canvas

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    1. Haha it's a minefield isn't it? ;) It's a gorgeous shade though! xx

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  11. You have so many things in there that I can't put down!
    Especially the Hourglass Foundation Stick, I don't know if I will ever get bored of it!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. It's fab isn't it? I only wish you got more product in the stick! xx

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  12. You have a lovely selection of products! I love the sound of the Rosie For Autograph Highlighter. I've not heard much about the brand, so I definitely need to look into it!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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