What's In My Everyday Makeup Bag?

Monday, 14 April 2014


The foundation of choice right now is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. The base that everyone and their mum raves about. It's not too hard to see why because it provides a natural and skin-like finish that I just adore. It has a medium coverage that feels light-weight on the skin. Not to mention the smooth texture. Any downsides?  Yes. Luminous Silk accentuates dry areas on my skin and despite the "luminous" name I don't find it to be a dewy foundation. There is a glow but it has mostly a matte finish. Just something to bear in mind. Still I like this foundation for making me look polished which is a very hard thing to do at the crack of dawn . Application wise? My favorite way is to use it with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and on days when I am running out of the door I slap this base on with my fingers.

The most recent addition to my stash is the Mac Pro Longwear concealer, a medium-coverage concealer that I've been using to cover my dark circles. The colour match is great too which is the main reason why I purchased it. I like to apply it with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge because it just blends the product into the skin better than using a brush or even using my fingers. My only gripe is that the pump dispenses way too much product which is is such a waste. 

On my cheeks I have been reaching for my Nars Torrid Blusher, an oldie but a goodie! I always bust out this bad boy when Spring arrives. A gorgeous coral/pink shade with shimmer that adds a healthy flush of colour to my cheeks. Nars blushers still can't be beat for their beautiful colours, amazing pigmentation and finely milled texture. What's not to love?

I don't always set my makeup with a powder but sometimes I like to do a light dusting of the Mac Mineralise Skinfinish Natural which just gets the job done.

I am not a big eye shadow wearer so lashings and lashings of the Maybelline Rocket Volum' Mascara is required. 

For lips, I am loving the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Suspense.  A soft, creamy offering that is light-weight and hydrating. Love!  Oh and  how beautiful is Chanel packaging? It just exudes glamour. The bright fuschia shade is absolutely stunning too. Is there a more perfect lipstick than Chanel Suspense? I think not.

Have you tried any of these products? 



                                                                                                                                                                


12 comments:

  1. Need to get my hands on a chanel lipstick, sounds beautiful! x

    Taslima | The little things in life

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    1. You should! Every girl needs at least one Chanel lipstick in her life lol :) x

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  2. Loving all the goodies in your makeup bag! I really want to try the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. My sister has been telling me to get it so i will. Wishing you a wonderful day xoxo LB.

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    1. Aww thanks hun! Oooh let me know what you think of Luminous Silk when you get it. Hope you have a great day too :) x

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  3. I love Luminous Silk - just wish it didn't come with the pricetag :o
    ..and the prolongwear concealer is my new favorite. :)
    But that Chanel Lipstick. My life is incomplete without it! :o

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    1. I know, right? So expensive! The Chanel lippie is stunning,If you are casually passing a counter swatch it and prepare to love in love :)

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  4. I really need to try the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation it just seems perfect I just need to find a stand as there isn't one where I live! :( The NARS blush shade also looks gorgeous, I love NARS blushes but hadn't heard of this shade before :) x

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah that's a shame you don't have a counter near you...I purchased mine from Selfridges. I think that's the only place in London where there is a Giorgio Armani counter. I don't hear many people talking about Nars "Torrid" blusher but it's a such a pretty shade and so perfect for Spring :) x

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  5. Love the colour of that Chanel lippy!
    Would love if you could check out my blog if you get a chance!
    www.stylecastle.co.uk
    x

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    1. Beautiful isn't it? Sure I'll have a look at your blog now :) x

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  6. Great products
    Love the lipstick colour
    Its so pretty
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    Keep intouch
    Kisses

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  7. I've recently picked up the torrid blush and I am in love! NARS do the best blush in my opinion
    totally agree about the prolong wear pump - why can't they fix that ._.
    not the mention they've increased the price to £17! *sighs*
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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