Friday, 10 October 2014

The 4 items that never leave my makeup bag

If I don't have these products on me constantly, I tend to feel a little ill at ease. I use these at least once a day, usually more frequently, and they're staples for me when I'm on the go.

Clinique Chubby Stick in "Woppin' Watermelon" //

In my experience, nothing else compares to this. While other lip products are either too pigmented or not pigmented enough, this gives a perfect pinky colour to the lips that makes it look as though you aren't wearing anything at all. And you don't have to apply it with a mirror!

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45 //

When I need an instant top-up of sun protection, I reach for this. It's a powder SPF that is great for your face and hands if you need to go out in the middle of the day. While it's not a substitute for a proper cream SPF in the morning, this is indispensable for an extra protection when needed.

A powder compact //

There's no one brand that I prefer - I'm currently using Laura Mercier - but I can't go out without a mattifying powder. Especially in the warmer months, my skin can get a little oily so I've constantly got something on hand to blot my makeup. 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl in "Nude" //

I use this nude eyeliner in my waterline to cancel out any redness and to make myself look more awake. For a long while, the accepted wisdom was to use white on the waterline, but I prefer this skin toned colour as it looks more natural and less jarring. This Rimmel one is long-lasting and very comfortable to apply.

What products can you not go out without? 

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