BEAUTY: What's in my Makeup Bag?




Leanne Marie Daily makeup bag blogger
Recently I’ve been keeping it fairly straight forward when it comes to my daily makeup. Reaching for a few new products and some old favourites. Don’t get me wrong I like to mix things up now and again but the following products are currently working best for me so I don’t think I’ll be switching it up any time soon.  
As mentioned in a previous post I have been loving the YSLTouche Eclat foundation that I purchased back in April. I won’t dwell too much on it as you can read my thoughts in this post, but it’s a firm favourite for the time being, a bit on the pricey side when it comes to a base product but worth it in my opinion. For a bit of light contouring and bronzing I have been trying Benefit Hoola. Can you believe I had never used this before. It’s such a cult product! I ended up buying a mini version from Boots for less than £10, which I think is reasonable if you want to give it a try. I use a Real Techniques Settingbrush to apply it – Totally breaking the rules there but it’s what is working for me to get in and create some cheekbones! I can see why this is such a raved about product. The colouring is perfect & it blends really well.  My daily look wouldn’t be complete without a bit of highlight, for this I’ve gone back to an old favourite; MAC Soft &gentle MSF. Despite having lots of other highlighters in my collection I always go back to this one. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a new highlighter. It lasts absolutely ages and just looks stunning on your skin.  A favourite among many a beauty blogger!

When it comes to Eyes I have kept it relatively simple with MAC’s groundworkpaintpot providing me with a little bit of colour to my lids. Yes If i apply too much of this I do end up looking like I’ve got a bit of a black eye. Less is more! However it’s quick and easy for me to apply in the mornings. If I’m going for eyeliner I will use the Illamasqua Precision Ink liner which I got in my Latest in beauty Spring beauty box. It’s the blackest eyeliner I have ever used! I love it. A definite repurchase when it runs out , that’s for sure! I’ve got a selection of sample mascaras floating around my dresser at the moment, for now I am using the Lancome Hypnose mascara which I am really enjoying. I’ve used it before in the past so I knew I would like it. When this runs out I will just move onto one of the other samples I have. I’m quite indifferent with mascaras I’m happy to just swap between brands unless I find one that I really dislike then I will just completely avoid... Sorry Revlon!  I have realised that I forgot to photograph the brow product I like to use. I will not leave the house without my brows done! I feel naked if they aren’t sorted! I like to use the Soap & Glory Archery pencil in Hot Chocolate. For £8 it doesn’t break the bank and does the job, so i will always use this until something better comes along!
What are your daily  makeup essentials?
Much love,