Anyways, I have some major free time on my hands (I reallly want a job) and I thought the best way to spend my hours would be do some more "blogging".
Today I am going to do a "Whats in my make-up bag". I am quite a nosey person so I find these types of blogs fun to read. My make-up really isn't very interesting (some products are very predictable) but I hope someone out there finds this (mildly) interesting.
Also, this is pretty much my first attempt at taking my own photos (I imagine emo posing and drunken mirror shots don't count) so I hope they look ok!!
At the moment I am using up a No.7 foundation (shade Calico) that I didn't like much when I first got but I am starting to like it now. I think my main problem was the colour which is little bit of an odd yellow shade... Anyways I now mix in a little Illamasqua Skin Base (Shade 2). Now this foundation I was dying to try and honestly I hate it. I know a lot of people rave about it but I just cant get it to look good on my skin. Again the shade isn't quite right (I got matched for this on in-store!). In fairness to the lady that matched it for me it does match perfectly with my neck but once I put it over my freckles it goes kinda grey :/ . I also find that it separates quite badly after an hour or so.
However, when I mix the two together I get the right colour and it lasts a bit longer. I doubt I am going to repurchase either though.
Concealer is the same as pretty much everyone! The collections (it will always be known as collection 2000 to me) lasting perfection concealer. It really is great value for money and works just great!
My powder at this moment in time is very boring. Just a bog standard NYC loose powder. I don't have much to say about it. It works fine, I've used worse and Ive used better. Its pretty cheap though so its good in that sense.
Anyways, these are my two faves. A No.7 shade in Truffle and a Marks and Spencers one in Burnished Copper. Truffle has been a fave for a good few years now and I'm on my third one ( extra bonus about this one is Ive never actually bought it, they usually include it their free gifts and that's where Ive got mines from!)
Burnished Copper is a bit darker but also lovely, they both last well and because they both have shimmer it adds a little extra instead a normal brown.
Mascara used to be my guilty pleasure! at one point I had about 10 of them on the go (this wasn't including the ones in my make-up kit!!). So, Ive cut down dramatically and only have two: The Benefit They're Real and Bourjois Volumizer. The Benefit one was a sample from a magazine but I'm thinking about buying it when it runs out. The Bourjois one is ok but not one of my faves, therefore once its done its gone from the bag for good!
Eyeliners are the pretty boring again with a black and flesh tone. The black is from Maybelline and was just one I recently found in my kit. It doesn't last the best but its ok and I'm pretty sure it was reasonably cheap.
The flesh toned one is from Illamasqua (Vow) and I really like it! Its a great shade for looking natural and giving that wide eye look without being too white. It lasts pretty well and I'm going to be getting some more to add to my professional kit soon.
So thats pretty much it for my make-up bag. I was going to include the brushes I use but theres quite a few and I think it would be best to talk about the separately
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