Instead of doing the usual monthly favourites, I thought I’d switch it up a little (as I’ve been doing with my makeup!) and start sharing my monthly makeup bag contents instead. So what’s been in my makeup bag during May? Well, a mix of old and new favourites really! Read on to find out what I’ve been wearing…
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation |
I just can’t get enough of this foundation, it really is the perfect base! As I mentioned in my full review, it’s a very light but buildable base that gives a gorgeous natural, dewy finish. I’m obsessed.
L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation |
Another foundation favourite but unfortunately as it’s so sheer, I have been unable to wear this on its own lately (thanks to chin breakouts!) so it’s been more of a touch-up foundation for whilst I’m at work, thanks to its compact sizing. Although the Bourjois Healthy Mix is usually very long lasting, recently due to hot weather, it’s been slipping off the skin quite quickly (boo!) so Nude Magique has come in very very handy!
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer |
I’ll warn you now.. expect to see this concealer featured in every one of these posts in the near future. Because I can’t get enough! The coverage is like nothing I’ve seen before, it’s incredible. I also adore the flawless finish it gives and the fact it stays put for hours!! Totally worth every penny!!
Benefit Erase Paste |
Not so much now but before I got Shape Tape, I was using this as a base before I applied the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I found it gave Lasting Perfection more lasting power like something to ‘stick’ to and enabled a more immaculate finish.. well, as immaculate as my prominent under eye area could get, let’s be honest..
theBalm Mary Lou Manizer |
I’ve recently put my favourite Champagne Pop on the back burner and opted for more toned-down highlighters like the Mary Lou Manizer. Even though it’s pigmentation isn’t as bold as Champagne Pop, it still packs a punch and gives a gorgeous luminous sheen to the cheekbones.
Soap & Glory Solar Powder |
I used to wear this bronzer all the time and I’m not sure why I stopped! This powder is perfect for us pale girls who are a bit terrified of bronzers as it’s light and easy to work with! It’s divided into two shades both of which are ideal when mixed together to give the appearance of more radiant skin and subtle bronzing. I always apply this in a 3 shape with my Real Techniques Bold Metals 103 Angled Powder brush as it’s extra fluffy so it picks up just the right amount of product to be swept across the face.
Topshop Brow Palette |
The first product I’ve ever hit pan on! Yes, really, my first. Thankfully, I still have a lot more product in the palette to use as it would seem Topshop have now discontinued these fabulous little palettes. I’m gutted. Honestly, nothing makes my brows look as good as the wax and powder featured in here. It’s also such a quick and easy way to do my brows in the mornings, it takes me less than a minute.
Smashbox X-Rated Mascara |
This Smashbox mascara is my current go to as it gives my lashes a whole load of length, definition and volume. I need to get my hands on the full size version!
MAC Brave |
At least once a week or more, I will wear this lipstick, it’s my absolute holy grail. No matter what season it is, it’s such a wearable warm, rosy pink shade. Paired with Soar lip pencil, it’s even better! I’m addicted.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Perla |
If you’re looking for a new liquid lipstick, I recommend you give Stila’s offering a try. Along with the Kat Von D Everlasting lipsticks, these are the best formulas on the market. Comfy to wear, long lasting and an amazing range of shades. Perla is my favourite, a gorgeous pale dusty pink.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm |
Yes, I’m still obsessed with these lip creams! And Stockholm is my new favourite shade, a gorgeous nude-mauve with a hint of peach. It’s a great summer shade and I’ll be wearing it all season long!
What makeup have you been wearing in May?