Sunday, 18 August 2013

My Go To Makeup Routine/What's in My Bag?

I don't know why I haven't done one of these posts sooner. I guess it just never occurred to me until now. Looking at all this stuff in my bag makes me feel silly. I feel like I should have less. Truth be told...this isn't all of it. Just the highlights of my everyday makeup. And even then I can't keep to a minimum of 10. I like to have choices. Lots of choices. I've parred it down to 22 items. Lord... Read on :)
In the top half we have:

Bobbi Brown mini lip Palette
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara
Bobbi Brown Sample Mascara
Dior Show Blackout Sample Mascara
Catrice Multi Color Blush
Bobbi Brown Bellini Lip & Eye Palette
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Rimmel London Match Perfection
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation
Etude House goodbye Pore Ever Primer
Tony Moly Gloss Bar

Bottom Half:

TweezerMan Tweezers
fresh Sugar Lip Balm
Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick(s)
Rimmel London Lipstick in One of a Kind
Catrice Ultra Shine 
Catrice Lip Precision Lip Liner
N.Y.C. Black Liquid Eyeliner
Eye Lash Curler
Eco Tools Large Powder Brush

I may have several products here but I'm quite lazy when it comes to makeup. Well, not lazy but quick and simple. I try not to spend more than 15 mins applying. After I put on some moisturizer (if I do at all) I swipe on the primer, wait a few seconds and move onto the foundation. Then apply the Stay Matte Pressed Powder. I generally keep a nude eye, and use the liquid black eyeliner. I may or may not curl my lashes depends on how pressed for time I am. Then I choose from my favorite mascaras (lately it's been Rimmel's Retro Glam. I may or may not apply blush. The jury is still out on blush for me. I've only started dabbling with blush this year and I'm not sure if I like it or not. Some days I think I look great with it other days I think I look like I'm trying to hard. (but I think that's all in my head). I generally apply lipstick last. Many days I just put on balm and maybe a sheer color, like the Tony Moly Gloss Bar. But when I want to stand out a bit more, I choose from my lipsticks. Rimmel One of a Kind is a unique color, almost purple. I love it. But generally, my go to is more of the nude brown-pink tone. 

One of these days I'll allow the time to be more "finished" or "adventurous."

What's in your bag/ your routine?


  1. I have the same Rimmel powder and it's great :O). Xx

  2. really interested in the "pore ever" what's it like? Similar to the porefessional by benefit? x x x

    1. I've only started wearing primers this year and I've tried Rimmel's Match Perfection Fix & Perfect primer and this Pore ever by Etude House. Both are great, but "pore ever" is a gem. It smells great, doesn't flake or peel. Makes pores less visible, smoothes things out a bit, and best of all controls oil and keeps the make up on. My face would be like an oil slick without this stuff. I haven't tried Benefit's porefessional so I wouldn't be able to compare. But I would absolutely recommend Etude House's Pore Ever primer. You can get it at There's banner's on my page. If you register with my code you get a discount on your purchase. It's a great online shop with excellent customer service.

  3. Stay matte is my HG!! Lovely post Ash

  4. I love my stay matte powder! Everyone should have one! Make-up essential! Love these types of posts!


    1. Seems like Stay Matte is a really popular product. As it should be because it's fabulous and works!

  5. I know right, i think everyone loves the stay matte powder, i think it's kind of a definitely must have lol, Great post new follower with GFC :D
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