Make Me Up Before You Go Go.

Recently I did a short interview for Board of Beauty where one of the questions asked was "What's in your make-up bag today?" It really got me thinking as I have two make-up bags - one which is filled with my favourite and regularly used items, and a smaller hand-bag sized one which has what is currently being used on that day.

The contents of my smaller one rotates quite frequently. Sometimes this is due to seasonal trends, sometimes how my skin is behaving and sometimes just because I'm really loving a particular item.

Currently, the list goes as follows:

- No 7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream in fair for dry / very dry skin
- Benefit High Beam
- Bourjois Cream Blush in Rose Tender
- MAC Wonder Woman Eye Palette in Defiance
- Bourjois Java Rice Powder
- Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
- ELF Stipple Brush, Eye Contour Brush and Fan Brush
- Revlon Lash Curler
- Barry M Blink Liquid Liner Pen
- Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner Pen
- Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in 540 / Hollywood Red
- Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss in 06 / Rouge
- Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Plum Russian
- Maybelline Big Eyes Volume Express Mascara
- No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil in Black / Brown

- Ilamasqua Eye Colouring Pencil in Elate (white)

This is my make-up for a more "off-duty" look, with a few products thrown in to amp up the drama if needed. BB Cream really changed my outlook on make-up as it's great for when I want to even out my skin tone but don't feel like wearing a heavy foundation with full coverage. I found that using this for a daytime look and keeping my Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation purely for evenings and events has sped up my morning routine AND improved my skin! Benefit's High Beam and Bourjois Cream Blush add definition and highlights.

I'm a huge fan of lip crayons and am really loving Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Plum Russian at the moment. It's sheer and glossy without being sticky and offers a strong colour without being overpowering. My favourite item in the bag though is without a doubt my Ilamasqua Eye Colouring Pencil in Elate. I use it on my waterline to make me look more wide-eyed and awake, as well as under my brows as a highlighter. It also works great across my top lip to catch the light and draw in an even shape and I've even used across my cheekbones as a highlighter when in a bit of a cosmetics bind. It's such a versatile, multi-use product!

It's got me thinking, what are your favourite products in your make-up bag?

Until next time,

Diana xx

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