Make-up bag Essentials!

If I added up all the money I’ve spent on beauty products over the years, I would probably wince at the total! If you’re always on the hunt for products that ‘do what they say on the tin’, then this post is for you, as I go through the products that have a permanent place in my make-up bag!

Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Liner

I have been using this ever since I started wearng make-up and I probably will for the rest of my life (yes it’s that good!). The soft pen style tip makes it SO much easier to create the perfect flick and it lasts well, without crumbling off like many other liquid liners do!

£2.99, Superdrug


L’oreal Volume Millions Lashes

People always comment on my lashes when I use this. It’s a great all rounder as it really seperates, adds volume and lengthens using a specially designed plastic brush which, helps you to get right into the root of lashes and aids with precision application for the lower lashes. I always buy the extra- black version for super dark lashes!


Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

I decided to give this concealer a try a lttle while back, after blogger, Michelle from Beauty and the Blog, recommended it on her Instagram. I was not dissapointed and cannot rate it highly enough- I LOVE IT and it has been a recurring purchase of mine!  It has an under-eye smoothing, creamy texture that provides long lasting coverage and really brightens dark circles. Out of many others I have tried, it creases the least and doesn’t dry the eye area out due to its hydrating and skin repairing ingredients such as Vitamin E and Grape Seed Exract.  I love setting this with NYX HD Finishing Powder in Banana to boost longevity.  A bit of a splurge but totally worth it- a little goes a long way! * If you’re not willing to spend over £20 on a concealer, I’ve heard Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer is a dupe of this and a fraction of the price!*

£22.50, Space NK


Real Techniques Blusher Brush

I’m a big fan of RT brushes and this one is my favourite! The bristles are super soft and so not only feel amazing when applying product but also help to prevent patchy looking blusher and create a more flawless finish.


Sleek Contour & Highlight Palette

This two in one make-up palette contains a matte brown shade for contouring and a shimery highlight shade for illumnating the face. This saves space in your make-up bag and also has a great sized mirror for touching up make-up through the day. The tone of the contouring shade isn’t too warm, like some others can be and as it’s highly pigmented, you only need a small amount of product, making it last ages!

£6.99- Superdrug

 I would love to know which products have a firm place in your make-up bag! Please drop me a comment below to let me know!


Katie x


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