What’s In My Makeup Bag?

As a makeup lover that’s always on the run, jumping between work, the gym and various other occasions, carrying around a heavy makeup bag is something I regularly do. It’s hard to choose favourites, but there are always certain products I reach for when on the move. While all the running around is halting due to the COVID-19 virus, these are still items that I love to use on a daily basis. Here are the products that are in my makeup bag!


MECCA Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Sunscreen

If you read my 2020 Resolution post, you’d know that sun protection is my number one skin concern this year. To make sure I don’t forget to apply sunscreen before starting the day, I carry around the MECCA Cosmetica SPF50+ sunscreen. I love using it because it’s not greasy on the skin and doesn’t leave my pores feeling blocked or my skin feeling sticky. It’s perfect to use under makeup and protects against UVA and UVB rays so it’s win win.

Ciate London Watermelon Burst Primer

I’ve written about this primer in a previous post and it’s still one of my favourite products! This jelly primer is vegan and hydrates the skin with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. As well as being full of good stuff, it feels amazing on the skin and smells delicious. I love using it because it makes my skin noticeably plump and hydrated. I even apply it when I’m not wearing foundation for a extra glow.

M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer

Build-able and matte, I use the M.AC. Pro Longwear Concealer to cover dark circles and spots, evening out my skin tone. It’s medium coverage that can be built up to make the skin look smooth. I love using it when doing a fuller face of makeup or as a base underneath powder.

M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

This powder is perfect when I just want a little bit of coverage on the face or to set my liquid foundation. It feels light on the skin and lets it breathe.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Like the M.A.C powder, this liquid foundation offers medium coverage that can be built up depending on your needs. It has vitamin C in it, brightening and evening the skin tone. It looks natural and is super easy to blend and build, which is why I love using it almost everyday. I sometimes mix in liquid highlighter for extra glow.

MECCA Cosmetica Lit From Within Powder Highlighter

I received a mini version of this highlighter in the shade Rose Gold from MECCA for my birthday and I take it with me everywhere. The colour is beautiful and pigmented without looking too heavy or glittery on the skin. The fine shimmer looks almost natural and is perfect for adding extra glow to the face. I even use it as an eyeshadow if I don’t have a palette with me or if I just want a simple and subtle gold eye.

Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil

I’m still learning how to do my eyebrows, so this pencil is perfect for me! The shape of the pencil makes it easy to use and the spoolie helps to define and blend the formula. It’s pigmented and soft that makes it easy to fill in my brows. I use it everyday and I love it!

Too Faced Bronzer


Perfect for defining the face and adding a slight sun-kissed glow. I don’t use bronzer everyday but I love using Too Faced bronzers. They’re buildable and easy to blend, brightening the skin and making it almost look natural.

Ciate London Glow-To Illuminating Blush

The Ciate London Glow-To Illuminating Blush looks incredibly natural and beautiful. I have it in the shade Pinch Me and it gives me a bright and healthy looking complexion that lasts. It also has ultra fine shimmer in the formula, adding a tiny bit of sparkle to catch the light and make your skin even more luminous. It looks amazing on a full face or by itself.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

While this isn’t exactly a travel sized palette I love to take it while me while I’m on the go. I’m obsessed with the colours! The 14 shades are all beautiful and can be used to suit any look; day or night. During the day I usually reach for the browns and golds; they all blend beautifully and are super pigmented. The palette comes with a mirror as well–bonus!

Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara

It’s name doesn’t lie. My lashes always look huge when I use this mascara which is why I take it with me. One coat gives me beautiful long, thick eyelashes that look amazing without any other makeup.

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm

The perfect way to complete your makeup. The NARS Orgasm After-Glow Lip Balm is amazing. It hydrates the lips and leaves them feeling luscious while giving them a wash of colour. It has no smell but is addictive to use.

M.A.C Prep and Prime Setting Spray

Setting is one of the most important steps when doing makeup; simple or full glam. I was lucky enough to purchase the limited edition M.A.C X Pony Park setting spray. Like the M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix + Shimmer setting spray, it sets makeup and gives a glow with a pearlescent finish. The mist is not super lightweight but it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated which is perfect for a busy day.

What do you have in your makeup bag?

Love, Erin xx

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