Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What's in my make up bag!

I use this totally cute bright make up bag on a daily basis to hold all of my essential goodies. I am yet to find a smaller one with a chic print for my handbag however find that I don't necessarily do too many touch ups throughout the day apart from my lipstick. I find the bag itself to be a perfect size for my daily products and comes in handy if I'm on the run (generally 99.9% of the time!) 
Here is what it holds <3 

To prime and for even skin tone: Estée Lauder idealist even skin tone illuminator - I have only just started using this product so don't feel I can give a really good review on it however can say that it's a beautiful and light feeling cream that allows your skin to breathe, really useful for my skin type as I have acne prone skin with hyper-pigmentation.

Daily foundation: Estée Lauder double wear liquid foundation in 2N1 desert beige and the double wear pressed powder in 2N2 fresco - I have raved about these products time & time again so will save my breath the time around :)

Bronzing powder: Clarins pressed bronzing powder in copper sun - I got this product on sale at my local chemist and actually really love it! I find it a really good colour for contouring as it doesn't have that pretty, sparkly component to it. 

The eyes: To get the classic winged eyeliner I use Napoleon perdis Neo noir Liquid eyeliner in black and love it, I find it really easy to apply and is a really good quality product. If you follow my instagram page you will know that in my recent haul I purchased a new eyeliner to try, It is still a liquid liner however is by Chanel so will give a proper review on that in the coming weeks.  I generally use fascinating eye kohl in white by Mac on my bottom lid to brighten my eyes and make them appear bigger. I like to alternate eye shadow colors currently I am using shady lady eye shadow by sports girl in neutral browns/golden colors I really like this product especially if you're on a budget. To finish this look I use an eyelash curler and finish with maybelline the falsies volume express mascara in black. I have been using this mascara for a long while and tried others however keep coming back to this baby!

Eyebrows: Napoleon perdis kohl eyeliner in brown I apply this with an angled brush and use this as I like the colour against my hair and complexion. 

Pro tip: I use Napoleon perdis brush cleaner to clean my brushes when I'm on the go when i don't have time to shampoo them, this helps with break outs and keeps your brushes hair in tact and also helping the application of your makeup products. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post if you have any recommendations on products/brushes etc i would love for you to leave them for me in the comments box below and If not what are your favorite beauty products of the year?

- Jacqueline xx


  1. I like my Nude mineral foundation powder, having said that, this happens to be the only makeup I own, along with mascara and eyeliner.. this was very interesting, something I think would be awesome is going on a venture to all the chemists and Myer ect and making a comparison list or a list with cheapest yet best quality make up out there, for those on a budget.. :) and it would be fun to go between all the shops and taking snap shots of the awesome deals you find.. C xx

  2. I really enjoyed this blog post as it always gives me ideas about new products I should try.
    My fav products for the year have to be real techniques brushes, my naked 2 palette and the laguna bronzer by Nars.
    Looking forward to reading more of your work. Brand new follower over here :-)

    1. The naked 2 palette is next on my wish list!! Thanks for following my blog

      J xx

  3. I love your makeup bag. great color. I'm a red lipstick fanatic, so my recommendation is Mac's matte lipstick in Ruby Woo.

  4. Great post! I love your makeup bag - so bright and fun!
    & This post inspires me do something similar, always nosy into what people carry in their makeup bags! xx

  5. Hi Jacqueline
    Iam so excited i found a fellow Aussie !!! As you my fav blogs are HRH collection she was the first blog i ever seen/ watched and my other fav chloe morrello. So obessed now. Love the Whats in my makeup bag blog !!!

    1. I'm glad to hear you like my blog!! Please feel free to post any suggestions or things you would like to see

      - j xxx