Friday, 19 February 2016

Catchin' Up & What's in My Make-up Bag.. (what's spilling out of it.)

It has been a long time no posting, but never fear I'm back to keep the ball rolling. This is my first official post back since I stopped blogging for some time, so I have a sense of nervousness and I'll try to get back into the swing of it. There is plenty of time for catching up and explanations for my absences but right now I feel like talking about what's in my make up bag.. Or as the title says, what's spilling out of it (ha-ha). Traveling to and from college requires packing light right? Well, I obviously haven't mastered that packing skill yet and I only have one and a half years left to learn. Anyways, nuff' about that. Since my last make up post, I have changed products and brands while also staying with some of my favourites. I have fallen to the the almighty M.A.C, if you're like me then you know that having a collection of their bullet shaped lipsticks is the ultimate make up goals to most girls you know. Including yourself. Don't get me wrong, I like other brands and their lipsticks but I just particularly love all the shades M.A.C offers with a wide range of different finishes. I could probably go on about lipstick but I'm going to stop myself now.

The +MAC Cosmetics lipstick all lined up, they might be mainstream but I love them and especially all the different textures they come in. 

From left to right: Pervette, High Tea, Whirl, Spirit, Dare You, Fresh Moroccan, "O", Antique Velvet and Insta-gator. 
They can be bought online from M.A.C, +Macy's +Nordstrom and if you're in Ireland Brown Thomas. 

I try to get lip pencils that match more than one lipstick, for example Burgundy I use for Fresh Moroccan and Dare You. (Sorry for the picture - not so clear) From the top: Hip 'n' Happy (Pervette, High Tea), Burgundy (Dare You, Fresh Moroccan), Nightmoth (Insta-gator), Bittersweet (Antique Velvet, "O"), Whirl (Whirl, High Tea, Spirit).

I've had this for a long time, I'm pretty sure +Sephora doesn't make this anymore. I'm planning on trying +e.l.f. Cosmetics one next. This really helps me with my wings. 

I love this because it helps the lipstick (especially matte) glide on better if your lips are on the dry side. 

I don't wear eyeliner on my bottom lash line that often but when I do I use this from Eyeko, it was actually a free gift with my other purchase! Which was great because I like this eye liner. I actually came across the brand when I was reading about Kylie Jenner's make up (back when they were claiming the explanation for her lips was over lip lining).

I didn't think I was a pen girl, but this has changed my mind. I was using the +Benefit Cosmetics gel liner but I decided to give this a try. Like the Benefit one, it avoids clumping up your eye lashes. It actually has widelash lash enhancer in it and it's waterproof! What more do you want from a liquid liner? 

This is an oil free lotion that I use on my face to prime it. I find that a little goes a long way which is great and it smooths my skin. It's also one of their time check products.. Gotta start sometime.

This may not smell like chocolate like some of their other products but I'm still a fan! This is +Too Faced Cosmetics Shadow Insurance is anti-crease and  really does keep my eye shadow poppin' for hours and hours. A little goes a long way for this product as well. 

I love +Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional primer because I have an oily skin type and this really smooths the pores on my T zone. 

I still use +Benefit Cosmetics They're Real mascara, I don't really like the spider look for my eye lashes and this one is dramatic enough for my lashes without looking like I'm wearing a lot of it. 

I use some +EcoTools and +realtechniques brushes with my powder and concealer. I actually went into the M.A.C cosmetics team twice and bought the products one of the girls tried on me the second time. It's important to take your time, I wore the make up around for the day to see how it held up. I didn't really want anything heavy, but I still wanted an even skin tone with a decent amount of coverage. Basically, I think we all want to look good without looking like we are wearing a lot of make up. So she recommended I buff the concealer in the areas I needed more coverage to help the powder stay in those areas. So I use the Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (oil control, matte and medium coverage) and the pro longwear concealer (water resistant and medium to full matte coverage)

I am definitely not a master at contouring, mainly because I'm afraid of making it too dramatic and I prefer a little more of a subtle look. So, I've started out using +Too Faced Cosmetics contour palette, and yes it smells like chocolate. 

Old faithful, I have had this for years.. (I probably shouldn't) I love the original Naked palette too much to stop.

SO that is my usual make up routine for both day and night. 

Thanks and stay tuned folks.

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