What’s in my Makeup Bag | August 2018

Hi Beauties!

As I have already admitted in the past, I own way to much makeup. So I have been aiming to swap out products I have in my ‘everyday’ bag each month or so in the hopes that this will get me to find new favourites or rekindle the love I have for some of the older products in my collection.

Today’s blog post will give you a look inside my ‘everyday’ makeup bag for August. Although I don’t usually wear makeup on a day to day basis, I still have a small bag with a few basic products in my bathroom ready for me to use when I am feeling like I want to put something on. I won’t be sharing my makeup bag every single month (unless that is something you want to see?) but I have been loving the products in there this month so I knew I had to share with you guys.

So, let’s get into my August makeup bag!


Foundation & Concealer

NYX Total Control Foundation – I have been embracing my ghost like skin a lot lately, which means I need a really light foundation to make it. I found that this foundation is the BEST colour match in the drugstore that I have tried so far. I love the buildable coverage and I love the finish of this foundation. Added bonus – it lasts all day/night!

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – do I even need to explain myself here? Great coverage. Doesn’t crease. Makes me look more awake. Simple.

Too Faced Born This Way Mini Concealer – I featured this last month as well, and my reasoning behind it remaining in my makeup bag stays the same. I love carrying it around with me because its small, and I can use it with either a full face of makeup or alone to make me look a little bit more awake.


Face Powders

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – I have had this in my collection for a little while now (how long is too long for a bronzer btw?) and I haven’t really reached for it as much lately. So when I was picking out a bronzer for this month I knew I had to chuck this one in the bag. It is great for us pale beauties as it isn’t too orange on the skin and it doesn’t go on TOO pigmented so you can really work it up to look amazing on the cheeks.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder – again, I needed a powder this month that didn’t have a lot of colour to it, but also didn’t pull too yellow or pink on the skin, and this one was perfect! Plus its super cheap and easily accessible.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (moonstone) – do I need to explain this one too? I love the glow that these products give to the skin. If you are unfamiliar, it’s not super blinding, but it can be build up. I would say it gives the skin a ‘glow from within’ look.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Mini Blush (feisty) – I picked this up in a little pack that tarte sold a while ago and I am so glad that I did. It is such a beautiful blush because it isn’t overly pigmented, which I love because I have heavy hand syndrome when it comes to blushes! Unfortunately I can’t find it anywhere on the website so I don’t think it is available anymore.


Eyes & Brows

Too Faced Than Sex Waterproof Mascara – I know what you are thinking. Emma, why the waterproof one? Well I find that most mascaras will transfer to my eyelid during the day if they aren’t waterproof or water resistant. I heard good things about the original Better Than Sex mascara so I hoped that the waterproof version was the same. So far so good!

Benefit Gimme Brow – I used up my old Gimme Brow about 3 months ago, so I FINALLY got my hands on a new one. If you are unfamiliar with this product, it is just a coloured brow gel which helps set your brows down but it also adds some dimension to them. Love love and love. I feel like this will always be in my makeup bag from now on.

Colourpop Brow Colour – I got my hair dyed this month, and it is a little darker than usual so I needed to find a product that complemented my new hair. Luckily I had ordered two shades of this product a while back. One matched my old hair perfectly and the other was just a shade too dark. I used it for the first time last week and I loved the colour with my new hair!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo – I love using this product when I am wearing more of a dramatic eye look, or wanting a super defined brow, it keeps my brows looking natural, but adds more depth and definition then a pencil would.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer – I love this product on my lazier days when I want a brow, but don’t want it to be too defined or bold. I can quickly run this product through the front and tail of my brow and call it a day!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – similarly to the brow definer, this product helps me on my lazy days when I don’t want a super defined and bold brow look, but I still want it to look nice.

What products have you been loving this month? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

That’s all for now Beauties!


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