Makeup Bag Essentials

Don’t get me wrong, I am loving absolutely everything in my makeup collection right now. There are some amazing products out at the moment and there’s so many I can’t wait to get my hands on. However, there are certain items that my makeup bag will never be without and I’ll be telling you a little bit about why I love each product so much!

Makeup Bag Essentials - Benefit highlighter

Girl meets Pearl

This is one of my all time favourite products. I have to start by saying how pretty the packaging is! The colours really stood out to me and are what drew me to the product in the first place. I use this product so many different ways. It’s a really smooth, silky and subtle luminiser and it’s super easy to apply. In the day time, I tend to wear this two ways: First of all if I’m having a day wearing less makeup, I rub a small amount of this into my skin (I find using my fingers applies better than a brush) and it really makes my skin glow. If I do wear foundation, I use a twist of this and dab onto my cheek bones which adds a really pretty, subtle highlight to my cheeks which is perfect for an everyday look. This product is also a must for my going out makeup. I add this to a foundation which gives me a dewier look and works really well with my foundation and is so smoothly applied. After my powder I again add to my cheeks for an extra glow and it does last a long time which I am super impressed with. As you can probably tell I super love this product and it will always have a place in my makeup bag!
Makeup Bag Essentials - ABH Dipbrow

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

I really can’t give this product enough praise! I have used a lot of eyebrow products in the last couple of months and this is by far my favourite. This product is  so easy to use and create a few different looks with. My brows actually aren’t a bad shape naturally but I find they are quite sparse. During the day, I use just a tiny amount of this product and use the brush really lightly which gives me quite a natural look. When I want heavier, more obvious filled in brows all I have to do is use more of the product and use a heavier hand. I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Angled Cut Brow Brush which is really good for applying. I never have to worry about ‘smudging’ my eyebrows and they always last all day which is such a bonus! I’ve had this product for a few months now and I’ve barely even touched the surface even though I use it so much, so I feel this is such a good amount of product for the price!
Makeup Bag Essentials - Rimmel primer

Rimmel Match Perfection Fix & Perfect Pro Primer Shade 2

I have tried SO many primers and I could never find one that really suited my skin and sat well with my foundation. I started to regularly use the MAC Prep & Prime but it seemed to only work well with MAC foundations. My foundation applied flawlessly and I was pleasantly surprised at how long it held my makeup on for. It works even better with a setting spray on top and I can go all day without feeling the need to top up which is a great feeling. What’s even better about this product is the price! I think it’s an absolute steal at only £6.99!
Makeup Bag Essentials - Too Faced Lip gloss

Too Faced ‘Lip Injection Power Plumping’ lip gloss

My best friend bought me this for christmas and I absolutely love it. I tend not to wear it during the day as it’s really glossy however if I’m going out for a meal it’s always in my handbag to apply afterwards and also works a treat on top of lipstick too! I have naturally thin lips so this plumps them up to a normal size. They don’t go too big and definitely don’t look fake so it’s a winner all round. I have the clear glossy version however it is out in some absolutely gorgeous colours that I will definitely be looking in to purchasing sooner rather than later! I’ve found with a couple of lip plumping glosses that they tend to sting your lips but I have never experienced any tingling with this gloss.


So they’re my four main essentials to my makeup bag at the minute! I loved writing this post as it’s reminded me just how much I love each and every product. Are there any products your makeup bag will never live without?! Let me know in the comments!
*Product pictures are those shown on the Brand Websites.
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