Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Handbag Heroes

I don't really carry many makeup bits around with my on a day-to-day basis, but the ones I do lug around with me are pretty impressive.

I pop any beauty bits and pieces in this Zoeva make-up bag - it's the perfect size to fit everything in and I love the rose gold details.

I'm sure I'm not the only person who finds their makeup disappears from their face throughout the day (who knows where it goes?!), and I'm not a fan of lugging a bottle of foundation around with me.  This Maybelline Eraser concealer is mainly advertised for under-eye use, but I find it works really well for everything - beneath my eyes, covering blemishes of evening out skin tone.  It covers well but isn't cakey so layers over previously-applied makeup really well, and it's easy to blend in using fingers which is perfect on the go.

Most days, my skin is an oily mess by lunchtime.  I've posted about the MAC Blot powder before (here), so I won't harp on about it too much, but it does a brilliant job of mattifying my skin without making it look too powdery.

For my lips everyone loves a good lip balm.  I have this La Roche Posay Nutritic one in my bag, mainly because it's in a twist-up tube so I don't need to apply it using my fingers.  It gets the job done and injects a bit of moisture into my lips.  I also have a Revlon lip gloss in there, this nude shade can be worn alone or over almost any shade of lipstick.

I also have a few bobby pins, hair bobbles, chewing gum and plasters in there.  Sometimes I have blotting paper too, but I don't have any lying around at the moment.  I usually throw in whatever lipstick I'm wearing that day, for topping up if I need to, but I'm forever forgetting to take them out again - I swear there are more lipsticks in my bag than in my bedroom.

What beauty bits do you carry around with you?


  1. I always carry around my tangle teezer! I wrote a post about my handbag beauty bits too:


    1. I want one of the little portable ones with a cover over the bristles to carry around with me! x