What's in my current everyday makeup bag




You can find so many exciting things in a girl’s makeup bag from designer makeup to contraception, to one lonely tampon.

My current makeup bag (I have many, too many) is this overly tacky furry leopard print one from Urban Outfitters, which cost me an extortionate amount of £18. I could have bought a similar one from Primark for around £2 but hey ho.

I try my hardest to carry the bare minimum as my bag is already heavier than my own body weight so I am forever taking lipsticks and other shit out at the end of each day. But I always without a doubt have these odd bits on me at all times.

A powder brush and a foundation brush – The two I’m carrying right now are both from Real Techniques and are just simply ace. I can’t fault them what so ever. They apply makeup perfectly, they last forever, and they clean up nicely.

Estee Lauder Double Wear – Now, I rarely carry this with me as it’s quite heavy and isn’t really needed but I do use it every single day. Once applied in the morning it lasts all day right up until I remove my makeup before bed. I never have to touch up my foundation and honestly, it makes life just that little bit easier. 

Collection concealer – Ladies, you all know what magic this is. I’ve never come across anyone who didn’t like this product and I doubt I ever will. As I said I rarely touch up my base makeup but if I need to in an emergency (massive sudden spot syndrome) then I like to have this on me so I can quickly touch up.

Maybelline 24hour powder – I don’t like to spend an arm and a leg on powder because I go through the stuff so quickly thanks to my oily skin. I’m forever patting it all over my face to avoid looking like a bowling ball that’s just been cleaned for so long it shines back at you. This powder is about £7, does the job, and well, is cheap.

Maybelline brow drama and Benefit Cosmetic’s Precisely My Brow – I pretty much always draw my brows on while on the bus or tube as I’m always running out my door in a rush. I use Maybelline Brow Drama to add colour and I merely use the brush on Benefit Cosmetic’s Precisely My Brow (the product itself sucks but the brush is proper decent).

Benefit Cosmetic’s They’re Real mascara – Same as my brows, always applying mascara on the tube and bus – it’s a skill.

Nail glue – An essential for me as my acrylic nails are longer than life so if one breaks (which has only happened once in four years but now I live in fear) I can use this glue to operate and stitch my nail back together.

Bits and bobs – Tweezers, hair clips, hair tie, eyelash curlers, eyelash glue, and god knows what else.

That lonely tampon and contraception – I’m on the pill so obviously, I have to take it every single day otherwise I would indeed become momma Soph. The tampon, well, I don’t really know why that’s in there. I don’t have periods because of my contraception but I suppose it’s best to always have one on you just in case or if one of my friends is in desperate need of one…





Written by VavaViolet's Editor Sophie Blackman.


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