Inside My Make-Up Bag!

Many things have changed since I started to blog, especially my make up routine! I'm now more willing to spend money on make up so therefore it's changed quite drastically. I just thought I'd give a little update on my fave make up, even if it's now added 20 minutes onto my morning routine!

Micellar Water
I don't really know how I've survived so long without this. It really does leave your skin feeling so clean. All brands are the pretty much the same retailing at about £4 per bottle. You get plenty of use out of a bottle too, so it is great value for money! Trust me, just try it.
For moisturizer I use L'Oreal Skin Perfection Advanced Correcting Serum (Boots £16.99-is currently on offer at £11.33). This can be used day and night and is perfect for making pores less visible. I have also tried other creams from the Skin Perfection range and really I have no complaints. This is definitely a must.
CC Cream/ Nude Magique Blur Cream
So once again, I've stuck with L'Oreal, as I have no found another brand that gives me the same results. They both retail at Boots for £9.99 and usually they have 3 for 2 offers on, so you can treat yourself to something for free as well! I use the CC Nude Magique Anti-Redness cream as I get a super rosy face and this is perfect at concealing me for a full day. The Blur Cream is also great for covering pores.
Foundation Primer
Now I never would have thought to try foundation primer, based on the face I didn't have a clue what it would be good for. When I bought Glamour’s Beauty Power List 2014, Laura Merceir Foundation Primer came with it, so I thought it would be best to give it a try, I absolutely love it! It saves me from having to top up my make up several times a day, the only down fall is it is slightly on the expensive side! (John Lewis-£29.00 for 50ml-- That's really not too bad)
I use a simply Max Factor "colour adapt" foundation, which is a cross between and cream and liquid so it is not too runny. My Nanna, believe it or not, actually recommended this to me! It gives me the perfect coverage I need, and at a reasonable price too. It would take a lot for me to change foundation now. This retails at £9.99 in Boots.
I love my Max Factor Pan Stik, I use ‘Nouveau Beige’. I find this concealer much longer lasting than others that I have tried and it matches really well with my foundation. I love the coverage that it gives and it is such a reasonable price. (Boots-£6.99)
Matte Powder
Now this powder is a life saver. Whether your foundation is too runny, or it is warm outside and anything in between, this is your answer. It basically does what it says on the tin. Keeps your face looking matte, definitely a must have this summer. I use Rimmel Stay Matte but if you have a favourite brand I'm sure they will have something similar too. (Boots-£3.99)
Eye Brow Palette
I bought this on a whim when trying a new brand Make Up Revolution, and really it has changed my life. It has three different shades so it is suitable for most and then a 'wax' to keep them set in place. For only £2.50 there is no excuse not to have this. Luckily Super Drug now stock Make Up Revolution so you don't need to faff around with ordering neither!
This is probably my favourite out of my entire make up collection, because in fact mascara makes so much more of a difference. I use Bourjios Paris Twist Up the Volume. It has two 'settings' length or volume. The brush is great and application is so easy. Really the difference from normal mascara speaks for itself. (Boots-£10.99)
Now last but not least
There is no way I can pick my favourite lipstick as it totally depends on the situation so I thought I'd just do a swatch of some of my favourites.
(From top to bottom)
1. Make Up Revolution- Matte Shade Fusion - £1
2. Make Up Revolution- Flashing - £1
3. Make Up Revolution- Atomic Shade Atomic Ruby - £1
4. Make Up Revolution- Vamp Shade Rebel With Cause - £1
5.Maybelline New York -710 Sultry Sand-£6.99
6. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate -30 Rossetto-£5.49
7.L’Oreal Colour Riche-Julianne’s Pure Red-£6.99
8.No.7 Stay Perfect-Classic Rose £9.95

They all have different uses but all are needed in my make up bag! Especially my Eos Lip Balm, it smells so yummy and is perfect to avoid the winter chapped lips! It definitely is an essential that everyone should carry in their bag.   

Any Brushes I use are Real Techniques(Foundation, Powder, Eyes) and No.7 (Eyebrow,Bronzer).

So that's my routine, what's yours?

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