Five Makeup Bag Favourites

So I now have a makeup bag. Don’t get me wrong, I also have a ridiculous makeup collection (that needs a clear out soon, which I’ll film for YouTube) but the makeup bag is really working for me. Less choice means less indecision and all the products I use I really love but these are my five highlights.

I feel like I speak about little else at the moment but IT Cosmetics has been rocking my world since it landed in Selfridges. The American brand has some absolutely taken over my makeup bag and I go so easily have just made this a IT Cosmetics top 5 (would you like to see that next?) but if I had to pick one item it’d be the . I spoke about it in a post a few months back (here) so I won’t go into too much detail but its my absolute favourite- nothing else compares.

Someone told me the new L’Oreal Paradise Mascara was dupe for the , which is my favourite mascara ever! Naturally I laughed, as I just couldn’t believe it could ever be true but I was curious and I did try it. I’m so glad I did and I’m happy to report I like it as much as the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I have found that it falls a little bit but the drama it delivers it absolutely perfect!

I have quite a lot of MAC lipsticks and picking which ones to take away is hard and I actually think MAC Brave made it into my holiday makeup bag as a last minute addition but I am so glad it did. It has quickly become my favourite lipstick, which I actually haven’t had for a while. I use to love MAC Patisserie lipstick but was starting to find it too nude and Brave is basically it’s slightly darker, slightly more grown up sister- it’s perfect.

And another lipstick/lip treatment I have been enjoying is the . I loved it on holiday by the pool or on the beach as it has SPF25 but even now back in London, it’s the perfect quick and easy hydrating lip.

Finally, the is back in my life! It’s silicone free and hydrating perfect for skin that may have been a little exposed to sun over the summer. I love how it works under makeup, helping my makeup last longer and my skin look better.

What have been your five makeup favourites?


  1. 13th September 2017 / 11:59 am

    I bought few days ago the L’Oréal Paradise mascara and I cant wait to properly give a try. Lovely selection. Glad you love that mascara ! I never tried the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara so I cant compared but glad it s a good one .

  2. 13th September 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Love the Lash Paradise mascara. It is soooo lengthening even after just one coat and is so darn cheap.
    Teenage Wayfarer

  3. 16th September 2017 / 1:51 am

    Okay, I need to try the Lash Paradise mascara! Everyone’s been raving about it. These are great picks. I love the primer and CC cream!!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. 4th October 2017 / 6:20 pm

    A good primer is an absolute essential so I’m always curious what anyone’s favourite is! It’s often a big investment so they have to feel really smooth on the skin, hydrate and allow makeup to stay put all day – I will not settle for less. I’m also ecstatic to see that Lash Paradise is so cheap! In reality, a good formula is a good formula, no matter the label so whatever works best should be your go to!

  5. 29th October 2017 / 5:12 pm

    MAC Brave is super nice! I’ll definitely watch it in store x

    erin | erinazmir

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