What’s in Your Makeup Bag RIGHT NOW?

By Beaut.ie | March 1 2012 | 53 Comments

what's in my makeup bag?

Oh I do love a nosy into someone elses’ bag of beauty bits and who doesn’t love divulging the contents of theirs? ME!

  • Tom Ford’s Cheek Colour in Flush was something I re-discovered again recently and fell back in lust with. It’s just lovely. It’s about 90% matte with very very subtle shimmer so not one if you like blinging cheekbones. It’s also the most pigmented powder I’ve ever had – you need to go so lightly with this it’s not funny
  • That Gosh Smokey Eye Quad we’ve mentioned a couple of times is getting a lot of play in my bag recently: it’s not perfect, being pretty powdery and The Pigment Police will seek a warrant because it’s only about medium but that makes it very daytime appropriate. The shade choice is good too, offering a proper mix of lid, crease and liner shades
  • Nicki Minaj’s Viva Glam lippy for Mac is out at the beginning of March, and is like the hybrid love child of St Germain and a Day-glo marker. It’s bright. Scratch that, it’s flouro. It might … it might even be too much lipstick for this girl to handle (we’ll be taking a look at it in situ on my kisser tomorrow – check back!)
  • Stacked up beside it is the new L’Oreal Paris False Lash Telescopic mascara we’re all meant to be so pleased about because it’s being advertised sans lash enhancements. Woo! This is actually nice – I almost always have a couple of mascaras on the go for testing purposes and this does give length without too much volume, which I know some of you don’t like, so it’s more natural result – give it a look if that’s what you like
  • Then we’ve got Benefit’s newest, Oxygen Wow foundation, which is very much holding true to their brand mantra of light coverage with barely-there results. This means I like it, but heavy coverage fans won’t. It’s too early for a full review, but I’ll bring you one soon. First impressions are good though
  • Did you know the Samantha Chapman Real Techniques brushes (she of Pixiwoo fame) are now stocked at Boots? These are the only two from the starter set for eyes I bought last year that I’m still using. I wasn’t gone on the kit as it was sold – it’s a badly thought-out set – but the brushes themselves are good tools, just not for their intended purposes. They’re definitely worth picking up individually, though I’m not convinced the sets offer truly good value. And apologies, I have absolutely no information on euro pricing for the brushes in Boots here, but I believe Cloud10 beauty might offer a better price

So what are those sweetie things? They, people, are cute little perfume samples of Roger and Gallet’s Eau de Bienfaits, a fragrance of which I currently can’t get enough, but which is too big to carry around. I nabbed a handful of these at the launch, and am toting them about with me until they run out. After that, I’m fecked.

And the bag itself? Behold:

karl lagerfeld makeup bag

It’s from the Karl Lagerfeld collection he did for Sephora before Christmas. I was in Paris on a press trip in December and bagged myself one for about €25. It’s a decent size and well made, I am liking its ways.  Even if Karl can be an obnoxious twerp on occasion.

So – that’s me. And now, you! To the comments, please: What’s in Your Makeup Bag RIGHT NOW?

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53 Replies to "What’s in Your Makeup Bag RIGHT NOW?"

  • Grá says:

    Gosh primer, gosh lip gloss in 0058, a nice pinky colour. Bourjois Healthy Mix gel foundation in 52, Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Definition mascara, collection 2000 blusher in 04 Trouble, Bourjois Healthy Balance unifying powder in 52 and good old Vaseline, the almond oil and rose one. That’s me for the day anyways.

  • Sarah says:

    Currently have not a lot as i turned it upside down to get ready for a night out, but what i have now are the essentials :

    No7 moouse foundation in honey
    Essence extreme lashes
    Essence liquid liner
    Benefit Thrrrob blusher
    Hot Mama blusher -The Balm
    Maybelline Concealer
    Essence kohl eyeliner pencil
    HD brows brow kit

    My make up bag is theiry mugler alien, quite cute!

  • missyL says:

    studio fix fluid
    real rechniques stippling brish
    mac studio sculpt concealer
    mac MSF powder
    bourjouis chocolate bronzer
    mac tapered contour brush
    mac painterly paint pot
    UD naked palette 1
    mac 217
    mac blacktrack gel eyeliner and the mac skinny brush to apply
    lancome doll eyes mascara
    mac lipgloss is cultured

  • fififinx says:

    Lancome Teint Idole 24h 010, Catrice eye shadow in Starlight Espresso and the Ivory one which I can’t remember the name of, catrice bronze liquid eyeliner, catrice brown eyeliner (because of a trick Emma shared on F and F – thanks, dahling!) Brown Rimmel grow your lashes (yeah, whatever) Mascara, and Lancome Rose Marshmallow French Touch Lippie from Roseraie des Delices.
    And the bag is a Tesco ziplock bag!

  • LauraLou says:

    Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
    MAC select cover up concealer
    MUFE Lift concealer
    MUFE sculpting kit
    MAC subtle breeze blush
    Inglot Gel liner in 77
    Clinique high impact mascara
    UD Naked palette
    MAC Viva glam Gaga
    MAC MSF natural :)

    Love the look of the nikki minaj lippy!

  • Cheap&Cheerful says:

    Bourjois foundation,
    garnier role on concealer (Far from cutting the mustard now i bought the soap & glory concealer! I think i only use it because of the skin care benefits it claims!),
    Green cream stuff for high pigmented skin from No 7,
    NYC stick blush.
    Benefit moon beam,
    Essence gel eyeliner and brush,
    Avon eyeshadow,
    Avon Mascara,
    Essence mascara (The Big Huge Brush one)

  • cornflakegirl says:

    I’ve actually been wearing make up for the first time in weeks so my bag currently consists of:

    Revlon ColourStay Foundation,
    Max Factor Weightless Xperience Foundation,
    Catrice All Round Concealer Palette,
    La Roche-Posay Resceptissme Waterproof Mascara,
    The Body Shop Eye Palette in Golden Brown,
    Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Almost Famous for my waterline (a tip I got from CherrySue :) ),
    Essence Blush Souffle,
    17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Belle,
    Real Techniques Multi Tasking Brush,
    EcoTools Concealer Brush,
    No7 Spoolie,
    OPI Nail File

  • MsSitting says:

    Carex Lipbalm
    Pack of Kleenex balm tissues

    And I look very low maintenance today.

  • MilkyMoo says:

    Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk (2)
    Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer (Porcelain)
    MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals (Light)
    Maybelline Dream Touch Blush (some apricot colour, gorgeous)
    Inglot eyeshadow (pale neutral matte)
    MAC eyeshadows (Omega in crease, Shadowy Lady as liner)
    MAC Eye Brows (Fling)
    Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick (Orange Mambo – amazing coral colour)

    Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush (the name does not lie, ladies)
    Bobbi Brown Powder Brush
    Bobbi Brown Blush Brush
    E.L.F. Eyeshadow ‘C’ Brush
    MAC fluff brush
    MAC angled liner brush

    Bag is a MAC brush roll bought for me by my poor hubby who had it thrown across the counter at him by an intimidating cow in Brown Thomas Galway when he went in one Christmas to ask if they had “any make up bags that fit brushes too”.

    Seems like a lot written down and yet it’s the bare essentials really!

  • LOVE this posting!

    So mine has:

    1.La Roche Posay Toleraine Teint Mineral Foubdation. Loving it, the best I ever used, and light beige is a perfect match for me.
    2.La Roche Posay Blush Stretch in Rose Dore. Lovely rose flush, with an extremely subtle golden glow. Looks fantastic.
    3.Too Faced Shadow Insurance, original, no “coloring”
    4. Diorskin Nude, Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer. Quite liking this, nice and creamy, works well. Unfortunately being very pale and often having difficulties finding a concealer (it Italy) matching my coloring, I need to buy what fits me, and not always what I actually would like to buy.
    5. MUFE Aqua Eyes 2L. One of my current favorites, a lovely deep brown with a slight golden sheen.
    6. MUFE Smoky Lash in brown.
    7. MAC Blusher Brush 168SE. Was part of a Christmas set few years ago.
    8. Labello Vitamin Shake, Acai and Wild Apple. Creamy, anti oxidant, furity smell (even if my husband hates it), and a delicate pink glow. LOVE.

    This is pretty much my daily makeup. The bag itself is a “Melle Keloise pour La Marzelle” editions. Was a Christmas gift from a friend. Lovely little thing with cherries outside, and pink/white pois pattern on the inside :)

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