Sunday 9 February 2014

Make Up On The Go

I've become pretty good when it comes to down sizing my make up bag. I used to be the type of girl that would carry most of her make up collection around with her, even though I only ever used a handful of products for touch ups. I've managed to organise it and cut it down to just a few essential products that brighten up my complexion and keep my make up looking fresh throughout the day.

The one product I never leave the house without is powder. As someone with oily skin, I always need to have a product on hand that controls shine and makes my skin look more balanced. My powder of choice is the Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder (£33). Not only does this powder control shine and mattify my skin beautifully without that horrible 'chalky' look that you get from many powders, it perks up my complexion and minimises the appearance of imperfections, leaving my skin looking radiant and flawless. I always pop the Benefit Porefessional Primer  (£24.50) into my make up too as this works wonders at minimising the appearance of the large pores on my nose and chin, making these troubled areas of my complexion look a lot less noticeable and smoother.

If I feel like my skin needs freshened up a little, I use the Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Water Spray (£3.15). This stuff is amazing and so affordable, I spray it over my face when my skin is feeling overly oily and it just makes it feel so refreshed and clean.

Another product I always have on hand for touch ups is the Clinique Airbrush Concealer (£18). I adore this concealer, it's liquid formula is so easy to work with and blends effortlessly into the skin to hide dark circles and any discolouration. It never cakes or looks heavy so I can really build coverage without my make up looking obvious.

Blushers and lipsticks are the products that seem to fade the most on me over the day, so I always carry my current favourite blusher and lip product for touch ups. My blush of the moment is the Illamasqua Powder Blush in Tremble (£18), a pretty and subtle pink that looks so dreamy and flattering against my fair skin. It's a perfect everyday blush in my opinion.

For lips, I've been addicted to my Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Roomiest Rose (£17). I love a bold lip colour, these Chubby Sticks have amazing staying power and keep my lips feeling lovely, soft and moisturised.

Lastly, I don't go anywhere without my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers (£20). These are a staple in my make up bag, they keep my eyelashes curled all day but I still like to use them throughout the day to give my lashes a little extra oomph and make my eyes look bigger and more awake.

What products can be found in your make up bag when you're on the go?


  1. i love the look of the blush a really pretty colour. I also love that make up bag

    1. Thank you, the make up bag is from Urban Outfitters :) xx

  2. I have the pug version of the make up bag, definitely the best quality make up bag ever. My make up bags seem to be getting bigger and bigger each time!

  3. Lovely selection of on the go products Natalie. The Chanel Pressed Powder sounds wonderful. Any product that leaves a radiant and flawless finish while still doing what it's suppose to do is a must try in my opinion. I guess I just need to find £33 somewhere.... ;) I've been wanting to purchase a Shu Uemura eyelash curler too because being Asian means I have the tiniest eyelashes in the world. No matter what mascara I use it just never seems to do any good. That's why I need to pick up a curler soon. Hopefully it'll help to open up my eyes. :)

  4. I haven’t used my Benefit Pore in a long time…bringing back memories. I recently just ran out of my Clinqiue Chubby Stick! I had this wonderful Melon color that suited my so well. I’m also loving Llamsqua, I have the blush in Lover, it’s the most beautiful pale-peachy-pink color! You need to try it.
    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

  5. I've been meaning to try the Clinique Airbrush Concealer. I've heard lovely things about it from Lisa Eldridge so it has to be good!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’


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