Current Makeup Bag Favourites #3

One of the little things I LOVE doing (as sad as it may seem) is rummaging through my makeup collection and pulling out bits and bobs to add to my daily makeup bag.  I think rotating products in my daily routine is a great way of finding new gems and re-discovering old favourites. 
Here are the recent staples that I’ve been using daily!


Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Barely There – I don’t think I talk about this lipstick enough but it is my favourite lipstick of all time.  This goes EVERYWHERE with me, it’ll always be in my bag as it’s just the most perfect natural pink for my skintone.  It’s also super affordable and moisturizing; I can’t rave about it enough.

Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Androgen – I purchased this recently and it has not left my makeup bag since.  Androgen is the most stunning bright peachy pink cream which really brightens up my complexion.  The cream is extremely pigmented, soft and blendable which makes it an absolute pleasure to use!

MAC Studio Finish Concealer – This was a stern favourite in my makeup bag for about 4 years, however it took a back seat in my collection for quite a while.  Recently I decided to bring it back out and I’ve fallen back in love with it all over again.  This is such a fabulous concealer because it conceals everything!  It’s quite thick and creamy but does an incredible job of covering imperfections.

Real Techniques Blender Brush – I had to include this in this post as it’s what I’ve been using to apply the MAC concealer with.  I started using this as an eye shadow brush at first but then realised it works wonderfully for applying and blending concealer.  It picks up just the perfect amount of product and allows me to really buff and blend it into the skin for a flawless base.

YSL Baby Doll Faux Cils Mascara – Faux Cils seems to be a mascara that everyone and their Mum has tried… apart from me!  I got my hands on this recently after a friend didn’t want it and have been using it ever since.  I adore it!  Despite being really overly fragranced, it makes my lashes look long and defined, without being clumpy.  It’s pricey but a great product; I look forward to using this every morning.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner – I am a big, big liquid eyeliner fan as you all know – my eyes feel naked and bear without it.  I like to switch up my liquid liners as there are always so many to try from the highstreet and this is the one I’ve been reaching for the most recently.

Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner in Black – I always, always come back to this eye liner because quite truly it’s the best!  This is SO pigmented, creamy and soft and best of all, it is cheap as chips. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder – This is the final step in my daily morning makeup routine!  I take my Real Techniques Powder Brush and sweep this powder all over my face to mattify my skin and set my foundation.  I wish this had a mirror in it so I could take it out with me but I always, always use this when getting ready at home!

I’m due another makeup switch up soon so stay tuned for that!

What products have been staples in your bag recently? 



  1. July 10, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    the packaging on that YSL mascara is just fabulous!

  2. July 10, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    i've never had luck with stay matte, but i do love mac studio finish concealer 🙂

  3. July 10, 2013 / 9:49 pm

    I love the Studio Finish concealer but I have to put the pot in my pocket to warm it up before I can get it to really blend. I've just got in to Bobbi Brown so at the moment I'm using their tinted moisturiser and Extreme Party mascara every day, and the blush wand from Rouge Bunny Rouge in Titian.

  4. July 10, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    The Illamasqua blusher sounds lovely Katie 🙂
    Amy – A Little Boat Sailing –

  5. July 10, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    I'm always too scared to try high end mascaras like YSL in case I fall in love and then have to repurchase haha!


  6. July 11, 2013 / 12:51 am

    Gonna give that scandaleyes liner a go! Love my supercat but this looks good too! Xx

  7. July 11, 2013 / 2:26 am

    Baby Doll seems like a go.
    I want to try it out so bad!

  8. July 11, 2013 / 8:31 am

    I love the Rimmel Stay Matte Powered,its such a good affordable powder.

  9. July 11, 2013 / 8:57 am

    I haven't tried Faux Cils yet, I really want to though! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  10. July 11, 2013 / 9:20 am

    the lipstick looks nice.
    xx Stephanie (

  11. July 11, 2013 / 9:58 am

    the YSL mascara looks so luxurious! ^_^

  12. July 11, 2013 / 10:33 am

    I am DYING to get my hands on the real techniques brushes, soon as I have some money, feel like I'm so slow to the party! My makeup bag staples at the moment are a rimmel bb cream for light coverage in the weather, bourjois poder blusher, maybelline colossal mascara and my new favourite product "Hocus Focus" illuminator from Soap & Glory ^-^
    Petit Dora

  13. July 11, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    I am in love that with that RT brush. I completely agree with everything you said about it. It's a must have!

  14. July 11, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    I love the Babydoll mascara! I've had for about 1-2 months now and I think I can say it's my favourite mascara of all time! Another staple of mine is the clinique bottom lash mascara. It works so well and stays put all day long!

    xo Emily | Honey Loaf ✿

  15. July 11, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    I'm the same, I constantly rotate 'new' products into my everyday make up bag – that way I actually use everything in my ever expanding make up collection.

    Currently I'm using Chanel's Soleil Tan de Chanel, my Clarins light instant lip perfector, Bobbi Brown creamy concealer and Missha BB cream 🙂

    A beauty, food and life blog by Izzi

  16. July 11, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    I sometime find when I use some liquid liners that they transfer to the top of my lids which really annoys me! I really like the khol liners from Maybelline so might give the liquid a go 🙂

    I try and use different products to mix it up but at the moment I am loving my Naked palette and bright lip sticks 🙂

    Katie xx

  17. July 11, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    Great post! I always find if I carry pigments in my make up bag they end up exploding though! At the moment I'm loving Bobbi Brown BB cream, Soap & Glory Glow All Out highlighting powder and the Max Factor Pen Stick in Vibrant Pink!
    Darling Zara – London Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  18. July 11, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    I agree, the Avon supershock eyeliner is amazing! I must try that Rimmel eyeliner, I love cat flicks!

    The Unseen Life Blog

  19. July 11, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    I love so many of these products! Especially the RT brush 🙂

  20. July 12, 2013 / 5:05 am

    I do the same thing! Whenever I travel I'm always finding items that have stayed in my travel makeup bag for ages so I've gotten used to just rotating them around frequently now. Your eyes look gorgeous, so the liners definitely work for you!

    Ally x I Dream of Pretty Things

  21. Anonymous
    July 12, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    hi katie, is the rimmel liquid pen liner waterproof? i am currently using makeup forever brand, but it's too pricey! 🙁 thanks!

  22. July 12, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    I love your favorites! I'm about to receive my first Illamasqua order tomorrow :D.

  23. July 12, 2013 / 10:49 pm

    RIMMEL ARE ON IT! loving all the scandal eyes products!


  24. July 13, 2013 / 4:22 am

    The pigment looks gorgeous! Definitely going on my wishlist, along with the RT brush that I've been eyeing for a while now!

    x Bridget

  25. July 13, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    That's a lovely selection of products! And don't worry, I am the same, I also love going through my stash 🙂

  26. July 14, 2013 / 3:40 pm

    Love your blog! And love the products!! Mac is amazing!

  27. July 15, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG, I wish more of your products were in my price range 🙁 xx If you love beauty bargains please follow my NEW BLOG xxx

  28. July 16, 2013 / 9:20 am

    Great post 🙂


  29. December 26, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I carry pigments in my make up bag they end up exploding though! At the moment I'm loving Bobbi Brown BB cream, Soap & Glory Glow All Out highlighting powder and the Max Factor Pen Stick in Vibrant Pink!

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