Monday 31 March 2014

Makeup Monday: Blogger Makeup Bag

For March's Makeup Monday Blogger Makeup Bag post, I'm delighted to introduce Jo from Patent Purple Life. If you're not familiar with the blog, I highly recommend that you head on over by clicking here to check out Jo's fantastic variety of reviews- from food to books and of course, beauty- all accompanied with gorgeous, clear photography. Without further ado, I hand you over to Jo...

Like many beauty bloggers, I have a HUGE stash of makeup. Huge and I love it all but with the help of my Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner, I have created a capsule wardrobe of products that will cover my everyday needs, from office to vamp and most things in between. The products in my capsule makeup wardrobe change regularly but I have a strict one in, one out policy. I had the opportunity to try this set of products out when I visited my parents recently and it worked pretty well so this is what I'm sticking to... for now!

Tools: I am a really big fan of Louise Young makeup brushes and I use every brush from the five piece set every day. I also have a push liner brush (perfect for brows and dramatic eyeliner looks) and eyeshadow brush which is perfect for packing on colour, both from bareMinerals. My Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File fits perfectly as well so I can file and shape on the move. A hand cream is an essential in any makeup bag. L'Occitane's Amande is light so it absorbs easily but is still moisturising and a quick fix for dry cuticles.


Eyes: I always buy a new eyeshadow palette which will be my go-to palette during the year. The only requirement for my palette is that it has a matte black which I use as eyeliner and for brows. My current choice is the Tunisian Nights palette that Sam Fine created for Fashion Fair. The rich blue and mulberry shades are beautiful on their own or smoked out, while the shimmery oyster shade is great for a dramatic look and inner eye highlight. My mascara and kohl are both from Elizabeth Arden. Kohl is soft enough for tightlining and the black has great depth. The mascara gives length without clumping and is very buildable and very black.

Lips: My signature lippie is YSL (Pourpre Divin) and it goes everywhere with me. I also have MAC Goes and Goes which is a mid-tone purple that goes great with lashings of mascara and a feline flick.
I love the Hourglass Opaque Rouge formulation and I have a couple of full sizes but Icon is a perfect red and the mini size is perfect for my makeup bag. As much as I am obsessed with purple, I appreciate the need for a red lipstick.
The only lip pencil I carry with me is Plum from MAC. It's a nude (a purple nude) and I can wear it with a gloss or balm over the top as well as to line my lips.
My lip gloss is from Guerlain. Violine is a muted opaque raspberry that provides shine without being glossy.

Face: Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation in Walnut gives a flawless finish and is easy to apply with the fingers or with my Louise Young Foundation Brush. I set it with Fashion Fair Sugar Pressed Powder and finish off with my Guerlain Red Hot Blush Duo (the colours are more terracotta than red on the skin).
It's been great fun writing this post- I would love to see a Skin Deep Blogger Makeup Bag post!

A big "Thank you" to Jo for taking part- I've had my eye on the Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner for a while now and this may just be the final convincing to invest!

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