Glam on the go

For today’s blog post, I thought it would be fun to share what’s in my on-the-go makeup bag. I always keep my makeup bag with me to touch up during the day when I’m at work; I carry around six staple products in my adorable Oliver Bonas Alphabet makeup bag! This makeup bag is perfect for day-to-day as it’s small enough to fit inside my handbags, but big enough to fit all my essentials in!

Let’s start with powder. I will always carry powder around with me; my current go-to is the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, which is a relatively new purchase of mine and I’m still testing it out. The powder is extremely compact and it comes with a decent sized mirror. Unlike my other powders, you can get away with a light dusting of the Airbrush Powder anywhere on the face and not be worried about cakey makeup! So far, it’s keeping my shine down, and keeping my makeup looking fresh! (To go with this product, I like to carry around the Real Techniques Duo-fibre Contour Brush.)

The next product that I will more than likely always have with me is the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I find this concealer to be one of the best; so good, in fact, that I have probably gone through at least 4 of them! It’s a lightweight fluid that provides medium-to-full coverage with a comfortable, matte finish. I find that it really helps conceal imperfections and correct the look of my under-eye circles, and it is great to layer on top of makeup.

Sometimes, I find that throughout the day my face can look a little dull, so I like to touch up my bronzer and highlight when I can. The bronzer that I like to carry around with me, and my favourite bronzer of all time, is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer. I’ve spoken about this on my blog before, so I won’t talk about it too much! Everything about this product is beautiful, from the packaging to the actual product, which makes your skin look so healthy and glowing! Perfect for touch-ups!

Moving onto highlighter, I like to carry around MAC Soft & Gentle in my makeup bag. The Mineralize Skinfinish line is probably one of my favourite collections from MAC. I love how the products give a more natural finish and how soft to the touch they are. I use the Illamasqua Round Buffing Brush to apply this and it gives the most amazing glow to my cheeks!

Finally, I like to carry around a moisturising lip product. This changes from day-to-day, whether it be a lip balm, a lip tint or a lipstick, I will always have something with me. At the moment, I’ve been using the Dior Addict Lip Glow, a ‘barely there’ balm that enhances your natural lip colour. I purchased this last summer, but when it came to autumn and winter, I felt like I needed something that could provide a thicker layer of lip balm. However, now it’s getting warmer, I must say, I have fallen back in love! The scent of this reminds me of vanilla ice cream (but not too sweet) and once on, it holds up for a few hours and moisturises well. I would HIGHLY recommend this to those who like a natural tint to their lips!

Let me know what your recommendations are for me and what you keep in your everyday makeup bag on twitter @emstagramr or in the comments below.

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