Thursday 18 April 2013


Hello my lovelies! I hope you're all good, it feels like ages since I've done a proper 'sit down and write' post like this, life has been busy busy busy and then some lately. Lots of working, training courses, events at work, beauty completely consumes my life from every area work, blog etc! I do love it all though so can't complain, but wow I've missed you guys! I've felt so detached from the blogging world this past week and it's really weird for me. I'm back now though and I'm so pleased to be sitting down writing this post (despite it being twenty past ten at night, not my usual blogging time I must say).
Anyway, rambles aside, this is going to be a 'Everyday Makeup Bag' post and I've said I'd do it so so many times, but I was waiting until I was 100% happy with my everyday routine and I think I've (for now at least) perfected it. I'm really happy with all the makeup I'm currently using and can recommend it all whole heartedly. So, let's get into it!
If you're wondering about my makeup bag, I posted on it here.

Benefit The POREfessional
I love this primer. It smoothes the skin and totally hides pores. Would not recommend this for drier skin types as it has a very matte and powdery finish, but for normal, combination or oily skin types, go for it!
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus
I adore this powder. I literally don't know why or how I ever stopped using this but I've honestly never found a powder I love as much as this. It gives my skin a flawless finish and keeps my makeup lasting all day long. It provides coverage too so it's great for touch ups throughout the day.
Dainty Doll Concealer in Shade 002
This is the one item in my makeup bag that doesn't wow me. I like this, but I'm not a big concealer girl as I find my foundation covers enough for me. I like this, but I think it'll be Collection Lasting Perfection all the way after this has gone.
Estee Lauder Double Wear in Fresco
I adore this foundation. I've only had it a few days and I'm already wondering what I ever did without it. I've been working some longs and travelling in and out of London recently so my days were literally 6am - 8pm and this stayed flawless all day. It has not failed me once! Will definitely review this in full so look out for that.
As for brushes, I use this big fluffy powder brush, honestly no clue where I got this, but I'm sure you can find similar all over the place. I use the real techniques buffing brush for foundation and the real techniques foundation brush for concealer.

Blushing and Bronzing
Soleil Tan De Chanel
I did a full review of this baby here so if you'd like to see that check it out. I use this lightly for all over bronzing and slightly more heavy for contouring. I adore this, it's eye wateringly expensive but it's huge and definitely worth every single penny.
MAC Something Special Blush
This is another product I'm planning on reviewing as I'm in love with it right now. It's the perfect coral pink blush for my skin tone. MAC's cream blushes are completely gorgeous and last so long on the skin. What's not to love?
LOOK Beauty Make Me Blush in Rosy
One of few highstreet/ drugstore makeup items that made it into my everyday makeup bag. I love the LOOK beauty brushes they're such good value for money and the quality is really great too. As this is very shimmery, I tend to use this over Something Special when I fancy a bit more of a glowy highlighted look.
I use my real techniques contour brush for all three of these products. It's one of my all time favourite brushes - I like multi-use brushes as it saves so much space!

Clarins Splendours Eyeshadow Palette
I reviewed this really recently so you can check that out here if you fancy it. This has been my go to palette lately as it's just so gorgeous. I've got back into my shimmery eyeshadows lately and these colours are just so me. The rose gold shade is my absolute favourite. This is perfect for a bronzey smokey eye.
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
This has been my go to eyeshadow base for around two years now and even though I used it every single day I'm still on my first pot!! (I'm not a complete tramp, honest) These last forever and it hasn't dried out or gone dodgy at all so I'm sure I'll use this to the last little bit. Because of this, I think this is so worth the money and more as it's just lasted forever!
The Vintage Cosmetic Co Eyelash Curler
I bought this on a whim as it was on offer on Latest in Beauty for about £3 and I needed an eyelash curler. I'm so glad I bought it though, it's totally fab and my lashes stay curled all day long.
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Everyone and their Mum and their Nan and their Great Aunt Mable has one these, so I'm sure I don't need to ramble on about the amazingness of this mascara. Full review here if you'd like to see it in action.
Soap & Glory Supercat Liner
This is another product I've gone on and on about, so I won't bore you, but this really is an amazing, easy to use, very black, very long lasting pen eyeliner and I love it dearly. Full review here.
The only two brushes I use on my eyes are this big fluffy one, which is an industry brand brush from when I trained in makeup and an elf blending brush. I'm pretty low maintenance when it comes to brushes as I hate faffing around. I don't have any problems using the same one in two colours and these work just fine!

Too Faced Lip Injection
I'm partial to a good lip plumper and holy shih-tzu this is a good lip plumper. Full review of this here.
Korres Lip Butter Guava
I love Korres Lip Butters. They're super moisturising and feel velvety soft on the lips. This is a lovely one but I definitely think I'll go back to my beloved Jasmine Lip Butter when this runs out as I just prefer the shade and smell. Can't recommend these enough if you like a more luxurious lip balm!
MAC Lipsticks in Coral Bliss and Creme D'Nude
These are the lipsticks I am alternating between lately, sometimes, I even mix them together, but that's on a particularly adventurous day, obviously. Full review of Coral Bliss here. You won't need me to tell you how incredible MAC lipsticks are, but I will anyway. They're really bloody incredible!!

So that's it! Sorry for the super late post, but I just so so wanted to get this up! Hope you enjoyed!

What's in your everyday makeup bag? I'd love to know. If you've done a similar post like this, link it below as I'd love to see it.



  1. I've heard so many great things about that mascara I think I'll have to try it out

    1. definitely do if you can, I'm sure you'll love it! xx

  2. i absolutely love these types of posts so much! my mac msf doesn't leave my makeup bag - a must have for me! ahh i want creme d'nude so badly!

    -ariel* xoxo

    1. Ohh Ariel it'll suit you so well, you have to get it!! xx

  3. Our makeup bags are near identical in terms of content haha!! Great post :)

    1. Thanks Alice :) We're makeup twins! xx

  4. I have the exact same foundation as you, I love double wear and the shade fresco is my summer shade match :)

  5. Your makeup bag is so cute! The Clarins Splendour palette looks gorgeous. I've been meaning to do a post like this for a while, I'll have to pop one up! x

    Curls and Swirls

    1. Ooh definitely send the link my way if you do, there are some of my favourite kinds to read as I'm so nosey! xx

  6. Lovely products hun! Your makeup bag is SO cute too! The MAC blush looks so lovely, looking forward to your review and swatches! :))


  7. they're real mascara is amazing! i understand why everyone raves about it

  8. I love these posts!
    Looking forward to your review of the Double Wear, & the Look Beauty blusher looks lovely!

    Jesss xo

    1. Will get it up asap, need to share my love!xx

  9. Such an awesome post Chloe! I love reading these, since it's a look into what people think of as their 'essentials'. I love MAC msf too, it's such an awesome powder! Now you've got me wanting that Estee foundation!! :)

    xo, aly

    1. Thanks Aly! It's so worth a try if you fancy treating yourself, I'm obsessed! xx

  10. I have benefit they're real and it is the best mascara I have bought by far. Also cannot get enough of my real techniques buffing brush x

    1. Ahh they're amazing! Can't live without they're real now xx

  11. How beautiful is Something Special? I just reviewed it this week funnily enough, it's honestly my favourite blusher of all time. So beautiful :)) xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Ooh how did I miss that?? Definitely going to have a look! xx

  12. I freakin love the benefit they're real! It's so good!! x

  13. I truly want to try Chanel's bronzer but I am an NC45/NC50..
    I may be too dark. :/


    1. Ahh it's such a shame it doesn't come in different shades! xx

  14. Chanel bronzer looks great!


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