Lifestyle,  Make up

What’s in my Make up Bag 2019?

A picture of Fiona's make up and brushes she currently uses.
My Make up bag 2019

This week I want to share with you what’s in my make up bag. Now I love makeup. I am NOT a pro by any means, but, I do love testing out new products and learning new tricks on how to apply certain products. I have had you guys asking me about what make up I use, so I thought that the best way to share my tips and products is through my blog! So here you will find out what is in my go to make up bag, and which things I like to use daily (basically these are the things I can’t leave the house without right now!)

First up, I always start with applying moisturiser. This is a must do if you want your skin to feel soft, fresh and of course… glowing! My current favourite is the CHARLOTTE TILBURY Charlotte’s Magic Cream which also has an SPF15. I have been using this moisturiser for a year now and I absolutely love it. It goes onto my skin perfectly and I can definitely see the difference in my skin since beginning to use this. It also makes a fab base for my foundation!

Next is my primer. Now I’ll let you into a secret…. I never used to use a primer (I thought it wasn’t necessary), however this changed one time when I went into Brown Thomas in Dublin for a free makeup consultation. The makeup artist told me the benefits of using a primer and how you should ALWAYS apply a primer before applying your makeup. Ever since then, I haven’t looked back! My go to primer is Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow. This magical formula hydrates and blurs the look of imperfections for a gorgeous, soft focus, glowing finish. Each time I use it my skin is radiant and people have commented on how youthful it makes me look! 

A picture of Fiona's foundation which she uses - Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – Shade 6.5

Then I move onto the most important part for me: foundation! I have always used foundation and have tried and tested many different makes/brands and types of foundation!! My ultimate favourite go to foundation is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5. I currently use shade 6.5 in the summer. This is literally my lifesaver! It is honestly the best foundation I have ever bought. There are 30 different shades to match each type of skin tone so you will never not find your match! This foundation just glides on perfectly to my skin and gives a flawless glowly look. Luminous silk foundation provides a medium coverage which can be built up to create a more desired coverage. I use a blender brush to apply and this just gives a more radiant finish. This is definitely my FAV product.

Next, I move onto Now currently I have the CHARLOTTE TILBURY Retoucher concealer (Shade 3- Medium) which I use for my concealer. I apply this under my eyes, Cupid’s bow and also any imperfections that day. I don’t use this all the time, only if I feel I need to cover up imperfections. 

Powder- Now if you’re like me- applying a powder is a MUST hahaha in my make up bag, due to my oily skin. Using powder just sets my foundation and gives me a Matt finish (depending on how dewy you want your look- use less powder). The powder which I use every day is the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in shade medium. It is amazing! When applying I use a powder brush and I apply to the areas of my face such as nose, t-zone, and other oily areas. The one thing I love about this powder is that it has Rose wax and almond oil in it. This hydrates your skin throughout the day and smoothes flawlessly over your skin! 

A picture of Fiona's bridal makeup bag with a few products in the bag.
My make up bag!

Once the powder is on, I move onto my bronzer and highlighter. I am new to contouring but honestly I LOVE it! Currently i am using the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow contour palette. It has both bronzer and highlighter in the same palette! I use the shade light to medium. Honestly this product is amazing! It slime, adults, shortens, trims and highlights your features and makes you red carpet ready each time! The bronzer gives you that magical sun kissed skin look and then then highlighter flattens literally any skin tone and captures and reflects the light just where you want it to! I always apply bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks, temples, jaw line and the sides and tip of my nose. Then I apply highlighter to the top of my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose, my lip Cupid bow and then brow bone! It is amazing! I have so many compliments about my bronzer and highlighter and I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough. It gives you killer cheekbones. 

Now comes the blush. I always apply blusher to my cheeks as it gives me that pretty pearly pink colour which is perfect for my dull skin! I am currently using CHARLOTTE TILBURY Cheek to Chic blusher in the shade love glow. This is by far one of my favourite blushers! Within this blusher there are two different shades of pink. 

A picture of Fiona's contour kit palette featuring bronzer, highlighter and blusher.
Contour Kit!

Here is how I use:

  •  first I SWISH the brush around the outer shade & tap off the excess. I Run the brush flat, up the cheek bone starting from the apple of the cheek, to structure my face.
  • I then POP the shade by taking the pointy end of the brush, dipping it in the centre colour & tap off the excess. I then Apply to the apples of my cheeks to make them pop & glow.
A picture of the Charlotte Tilbury Legendary lashes mascara with other Make up products in the background.
Legendary Lashes mascara – Black Vinyl

Lastly, Comes the mascara. Now I am still trying to find my perfect mascara- Every mascara I try, seems to smudge onto my eyebrow during the day, even Waterproof mascara! Therefore any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate. But for now, I am in love with the Charlotte Tilbury LEGENDARY LASHES volume 2 mascara in black Vinyl. What made me buy this product was the caption on the website: Enriched with lash lengthening & thickening ingredients for the dreamiest Hollywood flutter. And honestly is this true! It is amazing! LEGENDARY LASHES is a brand NEW mascara which gives you volumized lashes in a long-wear, smudge-proof, humidity resistant formula! I love it! 

So here it is guys, I hope you enjoyed seeing what is in my make up bag. I would love to hear about your essentials. What’s the one product you can’t live without? Let me know!

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