23 July 2013

What's In My Make-Up Bag?

I'm having one of those days.  You know the ones.  Can't concentrate, won't concentrate.  Can't decide what I want, but I know I don't want that.  Not comfortable, but too comfortable to move from my desk and do something about it.  A bit hot, a bit cold, not hungry but eating anyway.  In short, I hate everything.  

In an attempt to distract myself for five minutes, I decided to clean out my make up bag and was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn't actually need cleaning out.  It turns out that even if I don't, my make up bag knows exactly who it is and what it's doing at all times, so we might as well examine that further, for inspiration.

This is the bag that I carry around with me.  The bag itself was a Christmas present from Gap*, and seems to be no longer available, but I have found some other make up bags I like, just for your perusal.  This one, this one, this one and this one.  And this one.  Anyway.  I never re-apply make up during the day, save for lip products, which is why that is the vast majority of the contents.  I do have the good old Collection concealer for rogue spot emergencies, but they seem to be few and far between these days.

In addition to the six lip products and the concealer, I have a Chapstick (in my opinion the only lipbalm worth buying), a pocket mirror, hair ties and clips, hayfever paraphernalia and two perfume samples, both of which I *hate* but refuse to throw away before I use them because I hate waste.  Prada Candy smells like Barbie's farts and Lemon by Mary Greenwell smells like old lady halitosis, which I am really disappointed about because on paper, this should basically be my perfect scent.  But, as we know, we can't have everything, so I shall spritz away and hold my nose until it's done and be glad I didn't spend £££ on something that makes me gag and feel like I'm in a care home toilet.

For completeness, swatches of all the lip products.  Behold.

L-R: L'Oreal Caresse in 06 Aphrodite Scarlet - Sephora own brand number 9 - Lanolips Rhubarb - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Romantic - Pixi Vitamin Lip Silk in No. 1 Flora - No7 BB Lips in Blush Pink.

I love all these colours.  I just don't love today.

*It was a present from my Mum, which she purchased from Gap.  Gap itself did not send me a Christmas present.  We're not that close.

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