So this is a post I LOVE reading from my favourite bloggers, and I thought "why don't a do one as well". I am such a nosey person in bloggerville. I love when bloggers do a 'What's in my bag' post, or 'How I store my makeup', or 'What I am wearing today'. These posts tell you a little bit more about the person, and most bloggers (myself included), don't really share their personal life on here, but a post like this makes you feel like you have been allowed to share in a bit of their life. Ok maybe not a 'What's in a MakeUp bag' post, but I am hoping you get my drift.
So on Instagram yesterday (Username: @BeautyInLagos), I posted a picture of my Mobile Makeup Bag (MMB), essentially the makeup I have on me when I am on the go. And I got the idea to do a post on it. Hope you like!
So here's my makeup bag. It actually came in a pack of 3 different sized bags, this is the smallest. I use the large one when I have to travel, it takes most of the makeup I need. The medium one used to be my mobile makeup bag, but I felt because it was big, I'd stuff sooooo much makeup I didn't necessarily need in it and it'll make my bag so heavy. SO yeah... downsizing was a necessity
Here's everything in it. I'll do a close-up of the contents in groups of Lips, Face and Eyes. I have only just realized this isn't everything, didn't get a picture of that d'oh lol
I always have a nude/pink-toned lippie and a bright/bold lippie, just incase I need to transition from day-to-night on the move. These are by TopShop makeup.These colours change week by week, or within the week; depending on my mood.
This lip balm is one of those 'Oh wow! this is amazing' products. I didn't expect this to do much because it's on of the items thats stuffed in those airline washbags, in this case it was in my British Airways one. I just thought to try it out whilst on the plane (I never bother with the bags, just the toothbrush and paste to use right before landing), and I was pleasantly surprised. Wish I had asked for some more now.
Kabuki brushes have got to be the BEST thing's ever. Small, dense bristles packed together nicely and picks up just enough product. These brushes are nice and convenient for powder touch-ups on the go. The other brush used to be for my powder touch-up, but now that the kabuki is in my life I have moved this up to be my blush brush on the go.
I ALWAYS have my blot powder with me. Sometimes I use blot paper instead (not pictured). I don't ever touch-up my makeup with actual powder. I feel our climate is faaar too humid to be reapplying powder every single time you get a 'shine', err hello 'CAKEY FACE', no thank you! This blot powder works perfectly for me and I have been using it for yearrsss without a single complaint. As you can see I have already hit pan, love it that much.
Higlighter always necessary when I feel like my face needs a little 'lift'. I can change my highlighter twice in a week, depends on the look I'm going for that day. This one is the popular 'Albatross' highlighter by NARS. I spend all week in the office and it can get a little dull in there, sweeping some highlighter on my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose really does lift my mood some.
I ALWAYS have a peachy-toned blush with me. I feel like warm-toned blushes will work with nearly every makeup look one has going that day. Cooler-tones are a little more limiting, in my opinion.
There's just the one item for eyes in my bag. I always use eye primers before my eyeliners/shadows go on, and I they last all day for me. So I never need touch-ups in that department. However, I do need to touchup my waterline and tightline, cos these just don't stay put. This eyeliner by MUA is very pigmented and does the job perfectly, it even has a nifty little sharpener perfect when on the go.
So there's everything in my MMB! Do you think that's a lot of makeup to be lugging around? I don't think so, ESPECIALLY when I know I have downsized A LOT this month, you should've seen my bag in June.. So I need a pat on the back for this.lol. Hopefully I've inspired someone to put one extra item in their MMB or even start carrying an MMB around :D
So tell me, What's in your Mobile MakeUp Bag?
Let me know if you are interested in more personal posts like this. Like a 'What I wore today', 'How I store my makeup', stuff like that. I can understand if you guys won't be interested as most of these things aren't exactly available in Lagos. But if they are I'll be sure to update this post.