A couple of weeks ago, when I'd just posted my brand new email for people to contact me on, I had a request for a 'What's in your make up bag' post. At the time, I decided the whole shabang wasn't really for me. I am definitely more of a lifestyle blogger than a beauty one, and in all honesty I know very little about beauty and make up. But since then, I've had more and more requests to write this post. And although I have absolutely no idea why it's so popular, especially for a human like me who takes their make up off as soon as they get in, I thought I would give it a crack. 

This is a somewhat condensed version of a make up bag, because my real one is absolutely ginormous and I barely use half the stuff in it. So instead this is more of an 'essentials' post, as I know we all have busy lives and things to do (well, you probably do). I also want to point out that if you know me in real life, particularly if you're my mother, you may want to have a little sit down to read this. Some of the items are a little pricey for a gap year student with next-to-no money, so at least the question of 'How can your wages be gone already' will been answered.

Brushes

Set of 5 'EcoTool' brushes: £19.99
Ecotool large powder brush: £9.99
Superdrug own bronzing brush: £4.99

Skin

L'Oreal Paris True Match foundation in Vanille: £9.99
Max Factor creme puff in Translucent: £5.99
Natural Collection pressed powder in Cool: £1.99
*Not in the picture, I also use Natural Collection Concealer in Fair: £1.99
and Boujois Paris Flower Perfection Primer: £8.99

Bronzing/Blush

Number 7 Perfectly Bronzed Dual Bronzer: £12.00
Number 7 Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer: £12.00
L'Oreal Paris Le Blush in Rosewood: £9.99
Une Healthy Glow Enhancer by Boujois: £5.99


Eyes

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes: £10.99
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara: £9.99
Max Factor False Lash Effect: £10.99
Maybelline New York Rocket Volume Express: £7.99
MUA (only at Superdrug) Gel Liner: £1.00
MUA (only at Superdrug) pencil eyeliner: £1.00



Eye Shadow

Estee Lauder Eye Shadow Palette in Surreal Skies: £36.00 (I know)!
Boujois Paris Glimmering Shine: £5.99
Maybelline New York Colour Tattoo Eye Studio in On and On Bronze: £4.99
*The black, grey and white pallet is so old I can't remember where it's from


Lips

Rimmel London Coral Garden Lipstick: £6.49
Rimmel London Diva Red Lipstick: £6.49
MUA Matte Lipstick in Scarlet Siren: £1.00
Seventeen Lip Lustre Lipgloss in Ice Maiden: £3.99
Avon Perfect Kiss Lipgloss in Boldly Red: £7.00
Max Factor Top Coat: £2.99
Carmex Lip Balm: £1.99 



I like how at the beginning of this post I said 'condensed version' and then proceeded to show you all the whole contents of my bag. Ah well, I can't be helped. I'm sorry if this isn't your thing or if you're a fella and all about my witty humor. This week I've been feeling a little homesick, probably because my host family were away so I had a lot of time to think about things. Rest assured though, I am very happy here, and next week I will bring you my usual 'Opinions and Ramblings' as per. But sometimes it's nice to throw a few things into the mix. Either way, I hope you enjoyed it! 

Ciao for Now! x