Monday, 5 December 2011

what's in yours?

I've been wanting to do a post about my make-up for a long time and now I have a staple routine I thought it was time to share what's in my make-up bag! I really need to start blogging more regularly but I always feel like I don't have the time, but I must make time! I'm feeling so festive now, I'm beyond excited for Christmas, I had times in my early teens when I really didn't enjoy Christmas much but I'm so happy with everything now that I love it. Anyway moving on to my make-up, I really need a new make-up bag, and I've found a lovely one in Topshop so I might have to purchase it but it will probably be better after Christmas as that would be naughty of me! I hope you enjoy this post..

Maxfactor Creme Puff, 81 Truly Fair
I've used this pressed powder for as long as I can remember, it does smell a bit grannyish when you first open it as it has a strong perfumed scent but it does what it says on the tin and I think the shade 81 is right for me. I do want to try some others out and I've heard good things about Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder so I might try it out as it's cheaper than this one but I do love this powder.

17 (Boots) blusher, Pluff Plum
I've also used this for a very long time as I really love the colour and it's not glittery, it's pretty matte. It gives me a rosy cheeked look rather than a bronzed one as I think my skin tone works best with blush. Again I would be happy to try other blushes out and I've read the Natural Collection blushes are good and pretty cheap. This 17 blush is also cheap and I'm really happy with how long it lasts.

Ecotools Blush Brush
I have only recently invested in one of these to apply my blusher and I love it! I've wanted one for a long time and I'm glad I bought it. It is so soft and it applies my blusher exactly where and how I want it. I would definately recommend the Ecotools collections and I really think they are worth the £7 odd price tag.

Maybelline Super Stay 24h, Ivory
I've never been completely happy with foundations and I would love to invest in a decent brand like MAC but for now I'm going to stick to the cheaper brands. Although, when I got the link for this foundation, I realised it was more expensive than I thought I paid. This is the first time I've bought this foundation and I'm pretty pleased with it. Although it's the lightest colour in the range (I think), I find it really dark but once it's blended in it looks pretty flawless. I don't find it too sticky or greasy so in that respect it's really good but I would like a better shade.

Maxfactor False Lash Effect Fusion Volume & Length, Black
Cor what a long title! I normally buy a different Maxfactor mascara but it was becoming quite expensive and a couple of my friends recommended this one and I do really like it. I definately think it adds length and volume so I would buy it again.

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner, Black
Another long name! My boyfriend's mum actually gave me this to try as she got it for free and I'm so happy she did because my make-up routine changed because of this. I used to use pencil eye liner but it never stayed on long and I always poked my eye. This is in between a liquid and pencil eye liner and it's truly amazing. It took me a while to get used to but now I can't get enough. It's lasting a long time, but the brush is slightly ruined and I don't really know what to do about it. But overall I would recommend everyone try this and for around £8 I still think its so worth it!

Natural Collection Eye shadow, Midnight
This black eye shadow is so worth the money at just over £1! I normally always wear this on my lids because I find eye liner is not enough. It's nearly jet black but not quite but you can keep going with the layers to enhance it. If anyones looking for a decent eye shadow to create a smokey eye effect then I definately recommend this one.

So they aren't the most expensive products but they do what I like and I'm happy with them. I would love to get more expensive foundation one day but I'm worried I'll get hooked and won't be able to afford it every time it needs renewed.

I would love to hear anyone's alternative suggestions?


  1. my make up routine is so boring xxxx

  2. really enjoyed reading this, I think all of the brands you use are really good. I use that max factor powder too and think it is just amazing, I have tried so many powders but none of them compare to this one! I didn't think that rimmel powder was anywhere near as good to be honest, it looks ok when you first apply it but it seems to rub off from me within a couple of hours which just isn't practical.
    I really want to try that mascara - might have to treat myself to it after xmas :)
    Take care <3 Holz oxo

  3. ooo i love nosing through other people's make up bags! Great post fayee xxx

  4. Oooh I really want to try a gel eyeliner, so cack handed that my liquid one always looks so messy, what's the applicator on it like?x

  5. I really like the sound of the brush, I need a new one :) x

  6. Thank you for all your lovely comments! :)

    In response to Celia's question, the brush is almost like a little lipstick brush. Hope that helps! x

  7. I love these types of post! Haha
    You have some nice items in your makeup mag! Xx


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