5 Makeup Bag Essentials by Georgiana (Beauty Nerd)

Saturday, 23 May 2015
Hello, this is Georgiana from Beauty Nerd. Beth is doing her GCSE`s and she needed some guest bloggers, so I was more than happy to help. Today I will share with you 5 items that I think are essential to be in your makeup bag. As a beauty blogger you tend to get every new release and surround yourself with the latest lipsticks, foundations, eyeliners, etc. You think you NEED all of them, hence you are tempted to stuff your makeup bag like you would stuff an airport luggage. But you already carry to many things in your purse anyway, so why not stick to the basics? 
1. Concealer
For me concealer is a Holy Grail product. I don`t always like to apply foundation, especially in the summer I go for a minimal makeup, but concealer is a must. You can hide dark circles, erase blemishes, cover all sorts of imperfections. There are many options out there, from drugstore to high-end, but my favourite has to be the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer. This provides an amazing coverage and lasts for such a long time. However, some spots are peskier than other, so I always like to carry this little guy to make sure everything is covered.

2. Powder
I think powder is a tricky one. While some people hate having an extra layer on their skin, girls with oily skin can`t live without it. My favourite has to be Rimmel`s Stay Matte, but that`s not quite travel friendly, so my next pick is Seventeen`s Miracle Matte Pressed Powder. This helps keep the oil at bay for 6 hours, feels really lightweight on the skin and even provides a bit of coverage. I always carry this with me when I go to work, it`s very handy throughout mid-day, when the shine starts to be more noticeable.

3. Lipstick
Lipstick is a product that even non-beauty addicts seem to love. A nude lipstick makes you look more mature and elegant, a red one will make you stand out and an orange or pink lipstick will show you enjoy life and like to have fun. Seriously, you can say so much about a person by looking at the lipstick they`re wearing. At the moment I love pink nude shades, my favourite being from Essence. I just think it`s perfect for everyday use, it`s not too out there and makes you stand out in a subtle way.

4. Mascara
Another product that I consider a must is mascara. When you apply mascara your seem more awake and your eyes instantly stand out. In my makeup bag I always love carrying a sample of Benefit`s They`re Real!. This has to be the best mascara I have ever tried, not only does it make my lashes look longer and fuller, but it also separates them and adds definition.

5. Highlighter
I think that if you know how to apply it, highlighter can make such a difference. I love using a highlighter in the summer, it gives you a nice glow and also makes features of your face stand out. When you apply it just remember you want to illuminate the parts where the shine would be if the sun was hitting your face. That`s the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, brow bone and forehead.  It`s quite easy to do it and it will make such an impact. I love travelling with miniatures, at the moment I use the Skin Illuminator from No7, that comes in a small plastic tube and it`s very safe to carry in your bag.

I really hope you enjoyed this article and found it useful. What do you normally carry in your makeup bag?

1 comment:

  1. i love this collection! gorgeous lipsticks



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