What’s In My Makeup Bag

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A bag within a bag is alien to some but you need something to carry your essential items in and I always make sure my makeup bag is in my handbag, especially during the working week.  I can actually go throughout a day without touching up my lipstick or reapplying perfume, but I find it’s always good to cater for those “just in case” moments.

Firstly, I do have a few makeup bags and this one from Marks & Spencer is what I’m using at the moment.  Not only do I love the cute wording, but it’s a fairly decent size too so I can go a bit crazy with the amount of things I can fit in here.

Now, if I had to choose only one thing to carry with me, it’d be deodorant and this travel size Nivea Pearl & Beauty 48hr Anti-Perspirant is always with me.  Blotting paper is another one of those things that I want to have to hand, it’s a real lifesaver and I go through packets of the stuff.  I don’t have oily skin or anything but the temperature in the office can play havoc with my T-Zone and these Boots Skin Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets are inexpensive.

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The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is great for a quick fix when I need it, particularly for any blemishes  and you can see my earlier post on this here.  Since I love reapplying my perfume throughout the day, I keep this to hand too.  My perfume of choice at the moment is Emporio Armani Diamonds and although I love and use many perfumes, this will always have a special place in my heart.

For when the typical UK weather plays havoc with my hair some rubber bands and bobby pins are usually at the very bottom of my makeup bag and of course a mirror and brush is always important and this two in one mirror and brush compact is so cute and retro.

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Lastly comes the lipsticks…the most important of course!  I know it’s crazy I have 6 lip products but in my defence that’s because I forget to put things back when I’m not using them anymore so it just builds up. Upright from left to right is the Shiseido Perfect Rouge in OR341 Fleur which is so wonderfully creamy and pigmented and a great nude.  Another great nude is the Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Colour in Peachy Pink.  This is more peachy on me and although quite pale I love to use it as my mixing colour.  I’ve mentioned the Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Belize here and the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Lip in Corail Aquatique here, both are still favourites hence why they just always live in my makeup bag.

Lastly my two current favourite lip crayons are the Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Harlow Red and Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow in Desire, both of which are classic reds and you know how much I love a bold red lip so it’s no surprise I carry these around with me.  The Bobbi Brown one is like a creamier version of MAC’s Ruby Woo and I LOVE BOTH OF THESE  so much.

So there it is, an insight into my makeup bag…nothing too groundbreaking but oh so important! What about you? What essentials do you carry with you? x

  • Love the bag itself, such a cute option and your lipstick choices are just gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm

  • Wow, this makeup bag is really cute (: loved to read this!
    Nati xx

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  • Becky Hughff

    Such lovely lipstick shades! The bag is also super cute!


  • Trang Do

    So many things in your bag like my bag!! 🙂 Love your lip products!

    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • That Bobbi Brown lipstick shade looks so pretty and classic. <3


  • I’m such a big fan of the NARS Concealer – and I love your makeup bag xx

  • The bag is so cute! I’ve been lusting over the Bobbie Brown Art Stick for ages, it looks like such a nice lip crayon.
    xx Dany

  • I also have like 6 lipsticks in my makeup bag for the same reason! I really need to try the NARS concealer I’ve heard so many good things. I also carry lots of lip balms xx

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  • So many pretty lipsticks! I love the look of that Bobbi Brown one! Also your bag is amazing! I really want to try the NARS concealer! I’ve heard really good things about it! So many lovely things!:)

    Shannon Sage

    • Thanks so much. The Bobbi Brown Art Stick is just fab and I love this colour x

  • Charlotte

    I’ve never thought about having sheets to blot away my oil on my t zone, I need some now!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

    • blotting paper is an absolute life saver…highly recommended

  • I also have some lipsticks in my handbag, but most importantly lip balm is absolutely necessary, tissues, hand sanitizer and hand cream 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Oh yes I really need to carry some hand sanitiser with me…that is a must x

  • The Sunday Mode

    That’s a really cute makeup bag and you definitely have all the essentials in there (as well as my favourite Nars concealer!). I actually don’t carry any makeup with me throughout the day surprisingly!


    • The stuff I carry with me is for just in case moments but there are often times when work is so busy that i just don’t have time to think about touching up my makeup x

  • I pretty much carry the same things, except 6 lip products 🙂 I mostly have 2 or 3 but not more, otherwise I have hard time picking which one to wear! xx

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Your bag is absolutely adorable. And looks to be the perfect size to throw in your purse! Not too big, but you can still fit what you need in there. Such a fun post!

  • I ummed and ahhhed over it at the counter because I have many similar colours but honestly I’m glad I did buy it in the end, it’s so beautiful and easy to use xx

  • Love a good nose in your makeup bag! I can’t survive with at least 3 lip glosses in my handbag at any one time!

  • I always carry a good mascara and a bright red lipstick to perk me up!

  • #lipstickaddict! lol! I love that make-up bag! I always have a lip liner & a few lip products, perfume, a mini deodorant – pretty much the same as you! xx


    • I know I can’t help it with the lipsticks and because I tend to mix my colours it’s sometime inevitable that I would carry around so many with me! X

  • Kiki Rampone

    These look lovely! I totally understand about the lipsticks piling up, I do that too haha. Love that bag!

    xo Kiki


    • Thanks. My lipsticks always pile up in my makeup bag…oops x

  • Yiotou_La

    I always end up carrying too much stuff in my bag like 5 or 6 lipsticks haha which I barely use! 🙂

    • I know some things I don’t really use on a daily basis but it’s good to have them hand just in case, especially lipstick!

  • Ooooh, that Bobbi Brown crayon looks gorgeous! Such a beautiful red!

    Alex | Pink Elephant Blog.

    • I love the Bobbi Brown Art stick, it is meant to be used on the cheeks too but i prefer it as a lipstick x

  • lauragale94

    Definitely some ‘lovely things’ here! I always carry my Mitchum dry deodorant with me, as well as the Naked concealer and an NYX liquid lipstick xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle