I love to peek into other people's makeup bags to see which products they've picked out as essentials to carry around or travel with (why am I so nosy??), so I've put together the products that I would take away with me on a trip or holiday which would allow me to create both day and night looks.
To keep dry winter skin smooth and soft Oilatum’s face cream has been incredible. I apply this before my primer (Rimmel’s Fix&Perfect).
I don’t wear foundation on a daily basis, but when I do I like a full coverage. Revlon’s colourstay is up at the top of my list for foundations that last all day. For blemishes I’d recommend Collection’s Lasting Perfection concealer (which in my opinion is better than MAC concealers), and Maybelline’s lumi touch concealer for undereye dark circles.
I set my makeup firstly with Collection’s Pressed Powder before spritzing with an Urban Decay Setting Spray for a natural look.
I think it’s important to invest in a good eyeshadow palette. The original Naked palette is my preferred choice for travel with plenty of matte and shimmer neutral colours, but I’d recommend MUA’s undressed palette as a brilliant dupe if you’re on a tighter budget. I’ve also included Urban Decay’s primer potion, which is a must have to keep your shadows looking lovely all day.
Brows shape your whole face, so I make sure to use The BodyShop’s brow powder for natural looking full brows.
My favourite liquid liner at the moment is Collection’s Fast Stroke and for the waterline, Rimmel’s nude Scandaleyes pencil to brighten up the whole eye.
If you have straight lashes like me, use an eyelash curler before applying mascara. My mascara changes regularly but at the moment I’m finding NYC’s cheap and cheerful ‘ShowTime’ to do the trick.
For a bronzed and glowing look I pair Bourjois’ bronzer with my favourite highlighter from MAC dusted across the cheekbones and on the browbones. By intensifying both the products, you get more of an evening appropriate look.
And finally for a pink simple lip I've picked out MAC’s well-loved liptick in cremecup, and a slightly shimmery gloss.