In My Makeup Bag

Lydia Elise Millen Makeup Bag

Makeup Bag Contents

There’s something strangely therapeutic about spilling out your daily makeup on the floor and taking stock of it. All these products work for me and, although I don’t use them all on a daily basis. These are the items I reach for the most out of my collection.


Glossier, Isle of Paradise and Kiehl’s

Top Four Products For My Skin

First up, skincare! My ultimate facial tanner – the Isle of Paradise Medium Self Tanning Drops. I mix 2-3 drops of this into my Glossier Priming Moisturiser every couple of days to give my skin the most beautiful golden glow. The green colour correcting element in these magical drops also help even out my skin tone – what a fab all round product! Another old favourite, the Glossier Balmdotcom – which I have in about four different varieties, but pictured is the Original. This is great for lips, cuticles, dry skin on elbows – you name it, it works. A newer addition to my makeup bag is the Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator. I picked this up back in May in the New York flagship store and I’ve been using it ever since. Perfect for applying on its own or mixing with moisturiser for an added glow factor.


Face Products

Fenty Highlighter

Face products! I prime with my Glossier Moisturiser, and then either apply the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation with a damp Beauty Blender, or buff in some L’oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation with a Zoeva buffer brush. The CT foundation is light to medium coverage, that does offer some hydration but is still suitable for combination-faced babes like myself. L’oreal’s cushion foundation offers very sheer coverage, but is great for days when you want a lil summat summat without looking overly made up.

The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is a stunning product, as far as makeup goes. Somehow, it manages to offer the perfect combination of perfecting/blurring the skin, yet adding the most amazing dewy, highlighted look simultaneously. My final Charlotte Tilbury product in my makeup bag is the Airbrush Flawless Finish powder. When it comes to powders, I’m not that fussy – I flip flop between this and the Fenty one – but this is good for helping to hide pores and keeping my T-Zone matte for a good few hours.

For blush, my go to is always the Glossier Cloud Paint, pictured in shade Puff. This stuff reminds me of watercolour paintings. The gel, almost watery-like blush goes on to give a very natural flush that can be built up to your desired level really easily.

Bronzer, currently, is the L’oreal Back to Bronze. Similar to Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer, but quite a bit cheaper. Goes on nicely with a MAC Cosmetics 187 duo fibre brush! Hardest of all, and probably the thing that gets switched up the most is my highlighter. Currently in rotation is the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter Duo in the shade Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal. I tend to use the more muted shade for day time, and amp it up at night with the brighter shade.


Eye Products

Keeping it simple here, eyeliner is a simple, thin brown pencil from Clinique – I love their Skinny Sticks. Smudge this along the lash line, curl lashes with my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers and apply Glossier Lash Slick Mascara for day, and then top up with Benefit’s Bad Gal Bang for evening. Glossier’s Lash Slick is amazing, especially for lower lashes as it is very lengthening. Bad Gal Bang offers fantastic volume and is totally jet black.

Keeping it simple with eye shadow, which I very rarely wear unless I’m going ‘out-out’. I tend to just chuck in any of my four Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palettes which are all stunning – my favourite being Golden Goddess. Very flattering for blue eyes! Brows are slightly more important for me, and I fill mine in using the Iconic London Brow Cushion in shade Medium. Pretty quick and simple, I then top with Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Clear Brow Gel. This holds unruly hairs in place all day.


Lip Products

A nude, a gloss, a statement red – what else does a girl need? Gloss is the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb, which I often wear over Urban Decay’s Uptight Lipstick. The red, again, is Fenty Beauty – this time their Stunna Lip Paint. Stunna offers fantastic staying power, especially when used in conjunction with NYX’s Kitten Heel Lip Liner. If I’m honest, most days I use use my Glossier Balmdotcom!

So that’s it! A look into my makeup bag and what I use on the reg. What are your favourites for daily use at the minute? Let me know in the comments below.

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FENTY BEAUTY Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer - Fenty Glow
Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick 3.4g (Various Shades) - Uptight
Charlotte Tilbury Medium Light Reflecting Air-Brush Flawless Finish Skin-Perfecting Micro-Powder
Charlotte Tilbury - Light Wonder Youth-boosting Foundation Spf15 - 3 Fair, 40ml
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
LOreal Paris Back To Bronze Matte Bronzing Powder
Clinique Skinny Stick
NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner (Various Shades) - Kitten Heels
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops Medium 30ml
Charlotte Tilbury - Luxury Palette Colour Coded Eye Shadow - The Dolce Vita
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
FENTY BEAUTY Stunna Lip Paint - Uncensored
Loréal Paris L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation 64g (Various Shades)
ICONIC LONDON Sculpt & Boost Eyebrow Cushion Medium
Kiehl's Glow Formula Skin Hydrator, 50ml
Benefit BADGal BANG! Mascara, Black

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  1. August 26, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    What a fabulous post and thank you for following my blog : ) I love seeing the contents of other peoples makeup bags! At the moment I’m loving my L’Oreal True Match foundation, it’s unbelievably good and rivals a lot of my high-end foundations! I’m nearly out of my beloved bareMinerals bare skin perfecting veil and now I’m tempted by the CT powder you mentioned! Gosh her products are just beautiful! I think I need that Hollywood filter too! xx Shaz

    • L J
      August 30, 2018 / 5:50 pm

      I really like the True Match foundation, sooo good for the price! Haven’t tired the bareMinerals one – what’s it like? CT do a new loose powder too which might be worth having a check out? I love all her products, the Hollywood Filter is absolutely beautiful
      L x

  2. Lisa Autumn
    September 9, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    I just always love a bit of Charlotte Tilbury!

    x Lisa |

  3. September 12, 2018 / 11:14 am

    What lovely pictures! I love seeing what other people use on a daily basis use gives me such inspiration!x

    • L J
      October 15, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      The Fenty highlighter is worthy of every dream makeup bag! Xxxx

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