Current Makeup Bag Favourites #1

I’ve decided to start a new little feature over here on Katie’s Beauty Blog, named Current Makeup Bag Favs.  I often switch up my makeup bag and the products which I use daily and love, but often forget to mention or write about (probably because I just assume that everyone knows about them!) – so here I can rave about how much I’ve been loving them and bring them to your attention!
makeup bag favs
I recently ran out of my MAC’s Blacktrack Fluidline liner and was using a liquid pen type liner but realised I really missed gel liner.  So I went along to Boots and purchased the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner and hoped it would be a cheaper alternative and I really do love it.  It is so similar to the MAC fluidline, it leaves a thick, pigmented line of colour on my eyelid and is incredibly soft, creamy and easy to use.  It also comes with a little brush for applying which is fab.
I have been carrying around a few Clinique products in my bag recently – the Lid Smoothie in Cashew Later which makes for a gorgeous shimmery nude base for eye shadows (which I wear on top of my Urban Decay Primer Potion, pictured above!).  I’ve also been LOVING the new Chubby Sticks Intense.  As you know I love my lipsticks – this is like a moisturizing lippie with an incredible burst of colour.  I have the shade Curviest Caramel, which is a natural, nude brownish pink which is makes my lips look incredible.  I highly recommend these!
Over the top of my eye bases, I’ve been loving the Smooch eye shadow Duo in Seattle which includes a shimmery gold and a greyish brown eye shadow which I’ve been using along with my Rimmel Brow Pen (as a brow filler AND an eyeliner) and my Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara to create an easy smokey eye.
Recently I have been becoming more and more concerned with fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes (I am in my mid 20s now and need to start working on preventing these!) and so I have been using Eysilix every morning before I apply my makeup to my eye area.  I haven’t noticed any effects but I feel like I’m at least doing something to help this area of skin!
Finally, two staples by MAC have been creating my daily look – the Studio Finish Concealer in NW15 (this must be my fourth pot, I get through them like crazy) which I use to touch up throughout the day, and MAC’s Strada Blush (now unfortunately discontinued) which is my perfect contour shade for winter.
There we have it – my favourite daily makeup bag favourites!  Let me know if you enjoyed reading this and I’ll be sure to make it more of a regular feature!
What’s currently in your makeup bag?  Do you use eye creams before applying makeup?



  1. December 4, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    Love your favorites!! ♥ Definitely worth being favorites!!

    new follower here!

  2. December 4, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    i love the maybelline gel liner, and i really want to try the mac concealer and clinique chubby sticks, they sound so great!:)

  3. December 4, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    I love these kind of posts, being a makeup artist, it's great finding out what other makeup addicts have in their makeup bag :). I think I'll do a post like this myself. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  4. December 4, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    I'm currently using the FIT concealer. It's great for under the eyes or to quickly cover blemishes.

    Like you I NEED to start preventing wrinkles but I always forget to put serum or eye creams on. I'll add them to my makeup bag like you and see if it helps me to add them to my routine. 🙂

  5. December 4, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    The Rimmel brow pencil and the Maybelline gel liner are some of my all time fave products. I don't know where I'd be without them!

  6. December 4, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    The blosh looks stunning. It´s a pity it´s discontinued!

  7. December 4, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    The clinique lid smoothies sound great and I really want to try the the Chubby sticks intense. x

  8. December 4, 2012 / 10:27 pm

    I am desperate to try the mac studio fix concealer! I've seen so many good reviews! Lovely favourites 🙂


  9. December 4, 2012 / 10:31 pm

    This post makes me want to go shopping! Love Mac and the Nars as well 🙂


  10. December 4, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    Lovely post! Some gorgeous products 🙂 My favourite at the moment is the topshop blush in flush! A really nice pick me up shade. x

  11. December 4, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    I've just started following your blog with bloglovin and I absolutely live it!! Lovely post and, love the sound of the Clinique products xx

  12. December 4, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    I've just started following your blog with bloglovin, I absolutely love it, great post! Really love the sound of the Clinique products xx

  13. December 5, 2012 / 6:38 am

    I love that Maybelline gel liner, it's so good for the price too!!

    Gem x

  14. December 5, 2012 / 9:20 am

    Hey! Love this new feature, about all the little products used everyday and that we sometimes take for granted or think they are known by everyone. I may just be a copycat and have it on my blog, too.
    I also use a blush as a winter contour, as I am very fair-skinned and all bronzers and contours look harsh when fake tan-less and it is also from MAC, it's called Gingerly and I think it could be a dupe for the discontinued Strada. Just sayin' 🙂

  15. December 5, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Love the color of the chubby stick! And btw I really love your blog x

  16. December 5, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    Awesome post! I love seeing inside a girl's makeup bag. I haven't used MAC concealer before might give it a go after seeing your recommendation 🙂

  17. December 6, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    I think it is about time I get a Clinique chubby stick, I've wanted one for ages!!! Great products you have!


  18. December 6, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    Oh I love the blush colour!


  19. Meg
    December 7, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    I might just be having a reading fail, but what's the NARS shadow duo?

  20. December 9, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    I've been wanting to try out the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner and after this review I am definitely giving it a try!!

    I'm a new follower =D Really liked your type of writing and your posts =D


  21. December 11, 2012 / 1:24 am

    Love these favorites!

    elizabeth @

  22. December 29, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    I do use eye creams but don't see much of a difference either – I'm currently using origins ginseng in the morning and just Lush's at night – I have used Nudes and Liz Earles and also Lancomes but meh, I got loads of milia – I'm mid twenties two and think its difficult to get it right, fine lines yes, not quite wrinkles so don't exactly want something TOO rich! PAH! Let me know if yours has any positive effect 😛 x

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