Sunday 24 July 2016

What's in my makeup bag: Hen Do

Last weekend I headed away on my first ever hen do and I am rather excited. I have packed and have successfully managed to streamline my makeup bag to just take all of my essentials.

The NYX Angel Veil Primer has featured in many of my posts recently as I have been really liking the cream texture of the formula. On a night out I like to use a medium-high coverage foundation and the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation works perfectly. The formula is easy to blend, and I use a dampened Beautyblender to apply it. I use the dabbing technique in order to get a full coverage and I think it works really well. I always finish by adding a dusting of MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Powder to set everything into place. The Wet n Wild Bronzer in Ticket to Brazil is such a great drugstore alternative to Nars Orgasm Bronzer. It is a great bronzer which is not overly orange or too shimmery. In the summer MAC Peachykeens Blush is my go to shade, as it has a beautiful mix of both pink and peachy tones and adds a golden glow to my face. The MUA Underdress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold is the latest addition to my makeup bag. For £3 it is a gorgeous white pearlised shade with gold shimmer running strongly throughout it.

The Charlotte Tilbury Quad Palette in Dolce Vita is such a great size and does not take up much room in makeup bag making it perfect for a weekend away. The four shades allow you to create a variety of different looks, whether it be something light and shimmery or dark and smokey. I always like to add a thin layer of my Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper to pull together my look and make it more night time appropriate. To finish off my chosen eye look I always add a good few layers of my Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara as it adds great volume and length to my lashes.

I have been really liking using the sample size of the Benefit Goof Proof Pencil. It is similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Definer, in terms of the shape and angle of the pencil. It has a slightly waxy formula and it is super easy to apply and does not drag. I think I have been a little dubious only packing the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II, as I always need more than one option. However, in my handbag I always have at least four or five floating around in the bottom so that should definitely cover me throughout the weekend!


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