Wednesday, 6 December 2017

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition.

It's that time of the month ago, where I swap over my makeup bag for the month. I do this so then I'm not just using the same products over and over again and I get full use out of my collection. This month is likely to full of golds, bronzes and red lips. So I thought as I was sorting out my makeup bag for the month, I'd share with you the goodies I will be putting in.

The first thing added to my makeup bag this month is my moisturiser. This month I've opted for The Body Shop Vitamin C 'Glow boosting moisturiser' | £16. I find this works best for my skin in winter. My skin becomes a little more drier in the colder months and I find that this helps add the extra hydration it needs. The next thing added is my primer, I actually got the Laura Mercer Primer | £30 from Kasie not so long ago, so this is in my makeup bag this month so I can give it a good test. Rather than a foundation this month (a side from those nights out I have planned) I've decided to stick with my IT Cosmetics CC Cream | £30 in the shade 'medium' . It's by far my favourite base at the moment, so I will continue wearing that. Now for my concealer, I always use two different ones, one for blemishes and one to highlight under my eyes. The one for under my eyes is the Essence Camouflage concealer | £2.50 and to cover my blemishes I will of course be using the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer | £4.19 in the shade '2 cool medium'. To set all that in place, is of course the only powder I use, the Rimmel Stay Matte | £3.99 in the shade 'translucent'.

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

Next added to my makeup bag is my cheek goodies. Of course, is my absolute favourite bronzer which is the Physicians Formula | $14.99 in the shade 'light' I have been obsessed with this ever since Emma got me it when she went to NYC. I am very close to finishing it, which is why it is added to my Christmas Wishlist post, so fingers crossed I will get one. If not, I'll have to order another ASAP. It's my holy grail bronzer and I think I'd be so lost without it. It's perfect for my skin tone and gives such a beautiful bronze look. My blusher of choice is a MAC blusher | £19.50 in the shade 'peach twist', I absolutely love MAC blushers and I think for this time of the year the shade is perfect. It's not too in your face but looks perfect on my skin. Next added to my bag, is my highlighter. I love a good highlighter, I really love that 'glowing' look. I'm the type of girl that loves to be seen from space! This month I've added another MAC goodie to my makeup bag, however, this time it is MAC Soft & Gentle | £24 it's one of my absolute favourite highlighters and I love it for everyday use.

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

Next I'll do my eyebrows, I've been going pretty simple with my eyebrows lately, so I've decided I will continue using the same products again this month. Firstly is Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer | £24 in the shade 'medium brown'. I've been using this a few months now and find it amazing. I'm liking my brows to look quite natural at the minute and find this really helps to keep them looking natural. To set them in place I've been using an old faithful Benefit Gimme Brow | £20 in the shade 'medium'.

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

For my eyes, I've decided yet again to use my absolute favourite palette which is the Urban Decay Naked palette | £39.50 I actually got this palette last Christmas and it very quickly became my favourite eyeshadow palette. As you can see I've hit pan on both 'Naked' & 'Sidecar' and these are the two, along with the shade 'Buck' that I use pretty much every single day. However, this month I've been mixing it up a little and I've been using 'Half Baked' 'Smog' & 'Dark Horse' a little bit more. I never wear eyeliner, ever. I don't know why, I just don't so next is my mascara. I've been obsessing over the L'Oreal Paradise mascara | £11.99 and it is just amazing. My eyelashes always look so good when I have this on and I get asked all the time if I have false lashes on, with this mascara I don't need them, it works that well. 

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

My ultimate lip combo is MAC Boldy Bare | £13 used with MAC Honeylove | £16.50 I am absolutely obsessed - as you can probably tell by how much of the lipstick I have used. It's just the perfect nude for everyday wear. Obviously some days, I will use a more festive colour, but for day to day, especially when I am at work I will be using these two. I will also be using this Primark Lipgloss | £2.50 in the shade 'Staying Peachy' I just think these three work well together and I think I have found my favourite lip trio. 

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

To finish off my makeup look, I've decided to add the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray | £16.50 I have it in the scent 'Jasmine' as much as it is an amazing setting spray, I hate the smell of it on my face, but I am determined to forget about that and use it all up as it is such a good setting spray! 

What's In My Makeup Bag? December Edition | TheDenaEdit

Not found something you like? Emma also posted her Winter makeup picks


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  1. That vitamin C moisturiser from The Body Shop sounds really lovely, definitely something that would help my skin! Oh I hate when setting sprays have a disgusting scent to them, that's the worst!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  2. Some of these are my faves too - I love the paradise lash mascara. I must get around to trying one of the slay all day sprays too

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    1. Yeah! Luckily more scents are available now, I just don't like the scent of this one! xxx

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  3. A great collection and mixture of makeup and skincare. I love laura mercier, woman can do no wrong in her line.

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    1. I cannot wait to try more from her! xxx

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  4. I bet that lip combo looks gorgeous! GC have released more scents of the spray, I need the coconut one in my life.

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  5. I can see why those would be essentials in your makeup bag. I can't really imagine using any except the moisturizer. I will pass this information on to my daughter though.

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    1. Oooh yeah, pass all the info on! haha xxx

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  6. I love seeing products people have hit pan on because then you know it's a good one! Fab picks here! xx

    Beautylymin

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  7. Oooh does the setting spray mattify at all, or any good for oily skin? X

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    1. Good question! I never appear shiny or greasy looking throughout the day! So deffo one to try xxx

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  8. Great collection! I am a big fan of vitamin C moisturizer - and this one truly works best for me.

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  9. I used to love the Essence 10 hour concealer because it was light and yellow enough for my skin, but not enough coverage. I'm really glad I've read this post and learned about the camouflage one! xx

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    1. Yeah, I don't think it's got great coverage but deffo highlights my under eyes! xxx

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  10. I loved this post, mainly because you mentioned some of my favorite products and I hadn't read a beauty blog post in a loooong time. I also love the Naked palette but don't find myself reaching for it as often as I would like. It's probably because I've totally accumulated palettes and I like bolder colors right now?! I don't know. I just got the Lash paradise mascara so I can't wait to open it. Also, I really wish I could buy that one bronzer too because I've really gotten into bronzer lately. Thank you for the nice post! <3

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    1. Thank you for reading! I'm into adding bolder colours to my eyes at the minute now too! Ooo I hope you love the mascara! xxx

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