Way back when in early 2014, I started a series known as The Beauty Bag where I planned to take people I knew, empty their makeup bags and get them to talk about it for the blog every 8th of the month. After only interviewing my friend Abbie and my sister Victoria (and myself a few months earlier, which was the original inspiration), the series seemed to just stop and never continue… but it’s back! And it’s even back on the same day of the month! To kick the year off, my buddy Em Jenkins from Oh My Musicals let me take some snaps of her and empty out her makeup bag for you all to see how she gets ready in the morning. Take it away, Em…
“To start off with, I use the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer – I only started using this quite recently, but I’m absolutely loving it! As someone with a LOT of freckles, I tend to prefer foundation with pretty low coverage (to avoid looking like a total ghost!) At the moment I’m using the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in #51 Light Vanilla, which I apply with the Real Techniques foundation brush. Next I use the Revlon Colourstay concealer (in #02 light pale) under my eyes ad on the tiny scar below my lip, and blend it in with a Real Techniques concealer brush. This has a lot more coverage than the foundation I just mentioned, so I don’t use much at all! Over the top of those I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, which I apply with the Real Techniques powder brush (are we sensing a Real Techniques theme here?)
I’m one of the most rosy cheeked people I know, so I haven’t owned or worn blusher in about 4 years! I’ve also never ventured into the land of bronzer or contouring – maybe that’s my 2016 makeup adventure sorted! As for eyes, I’m currently loving the Bourjois Smoky Stories Quad Eyeshadow palette in #06 Upside Brown, although I don’t often use the MEGA glittery section in the centre! Yet again, I apply this with a Real Techniques Shading Brush.
My eyelashes are mainly blonde, so I like to use the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, to make it look like I actually have eyes! I honestly have the worst eyebrows in human history, so I very rarely go anywhere near them (although when I was younger they were blonde, so thank goodness I grew out of that!) Despite my pale skin, I am a huge lover of dark lips, especially in winter, so right now you’ll find me wearing either the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in #325 Toast of New York, or MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Craving. I like to pair the latter with the MAC Pro Longer Lip Pencil in Dark Out, which I apply quite strongly and then blend out slightly.”
Woohoo – thanks Em! See you all again in a month for another episode in the series!