Today's Make-Up Bag: School

In the centuries that I've been attending schools, I've hardly ever carried make-up bags but this year seems to be different - and I couldn't really tell you why. Perhaps it's the fact that I'm there for longer, or that I often go places afterwards. Either way, my make-up bag is less like the all-rounder collection of "things to complete your face", and more like the "things that wear off during the day". That being said, there's embarassingly loads in there.. 

The Perfumes..
No, I do not carry all three - but I do alternate! First up is the Elie Saab EDT, which is so fresh and girly but not too sweet - this is a must-carry because it doesn't last too long but it's just too pretty not to have! The Limited Edition Alien by Thierry Mugler, is like their Alien but with a dash of caramel. Quite sweet and heavy, but incredibly long-lasting - so great for the long, cold days! Lastly is my old favourite, Paco Rabanne Lady Million - the perfect mix of sweet, fresh, classy and edgy, it's my absolute love! (A full review here)

Hmm.. quite an unusually large amount of lip products for one bag? I concur. But seriously, lip product is the one thing I don't apply at my vanity because it's something I top up throughout the day and I don't want to leave in my vanity - all my favourites of the moment live in this bag. At the moment, these are..

Dior Addict in Miss Dior -  a very peachy balm-like tint.
Bobbi Brown Bikini Pink - bright pink for the warmer days.
MAC Faerie Glen - my everyday winter nude.
Revlon Cherry Blossom - for my brave, red-lip days.
Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Coral Love - a corally tint and conditioning gloss/balm.
Clarins Instant Lip Perfector in Apricot - a slightly nude-ing (a word?) conditioning lip gloss/balm.
Avon Naughty & Nude* - a great my lips but better/peachier.

Top Row: Avon, Dior, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Revlon
Bottom Row: Chanel, Clarins

The Other Bits & Bobs..

Hand cream. I love hand cream. My favourite recently has been the L'Occitane Amande* hand cream which is quite possibly my favourite so far - it's light, has long term effects and it absorbs quickly.

The Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer is a bit of an all-rounder - I use it for topping up undereyes, blemishes and when the foundation on my nose rubs off because I've been sneezing like a crazy person..

Rescue Remedy Spray - I mention this for people who suffer anxiety from claustrophobia or stress, this, in my opinion, is a godsend.

The brush I keep in my bag is the MAC 181SE, because it's great for buffing on powder foundations for when you need to redo a lot of your face, but also for just dusting and patting on powder to set concealer or take away shine.

My powder of choice has been The Body Shop Pressed Face Powder in 06. It has great coverage and a natural matte finish which, in combination with the kabuki brush, makes it a great powder to use both as a foundation and a setting powder. It also has a great big mirror! (Although I insist on carrying my silver heart mirror in the corner there for sentimental reasons :))

Am I a bit OTT? Probably.

What do you have in your make-up bag?
As usual if you're curious about my make-up bag pictured there, I have a full review here :)


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  1. That revlon lipstick is such a gorgeous shade and I really want to try the body shop pressed powder!

    A little bit Unique


    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here

    1. It's a good powder, slightly limited shade range though! :) Will do, thanks love!

  2. Wohaa!! For a makeup bag these are quite alot of things :D thanks for sharing though, loving them xx

    1. Hahaha I know I need to cut down! Thanks :)

  3. I always carry lots of lip products in my bag!! :) ♥

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  5. Love that you have so many lip products in your bag! I am the same way and I feel the same about applying it throughout the day ^_^

    1. Yeah it just seems weird to wear 2 different lip products in one day.. how OCD are we?! :)


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