Special Post: A Look Inside Our Makeup Bags



Gem (Graphics)

My everyday products I can’t leave the house without are Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Pop (2) applied with the Daniel Sandler Waterbrush (10) you can create a gorgeous natural flush and the brush gives a great shape. I love my Mac Studio Fix Foundation Powder (1), it gives great coverage without being too thick and looking too powdery. I have oily skin and this keeps my skin matte all day.

I wear liquid eyeliner every day so I always carry my Rimmel Exaggerated Eyeliner (6) with me in case I need a touch up. My newest investment is my Diorshow Mascara (5) and it is literally the best mascara I have used, it gives amazing volume and length without being flaky.

A bright lipstick is a must and helps brighten up everyday make-up. This week I am using Mac Lipstick in Speak Louder (4) and Guerlain Rouge G in Orange Euphorique (9) (now discontinued). I put a slick of Lipcote (8) over the top to ensure it lasts all day.

As I work in an office and constantly staring at a screen I like to use an eye roll-on to freshen, cool and sooth hot, puffy, tired eyes. I find Simple Revitalising Eye Roll-On (7) brilliant as it has no harsh chemicals and hydrates delicate skin.  Finally I always carry around a hand moisturiser and soothes weather beaten mitts. I’m currently using L’Occitane Fleur Cherie Hand Cream (3).


Emma (Marketing)

This is what my makeup bag is looking like today – the colours look a bit eclectic, but the Rouge Automatique  Lipstick in Apree  l’Ondee (3) is actually pretty close to my normal lip colour, and the Stila Custom Colour Blush (1) adapts to the pH of my skin. When buffed on lightly with the big Daniel Sandler Blusher Brush (7), it makes for a really natural looking flush.

My makeup bag staples are in there too. The Vichy Dermablend Ultra Corrective Cream Stick (4) covers every imperfection and patch of hyperpigmentation (it can even cover up  tattoos), so I know I can rely on it no matter how my skin decides to behave during the day. A slick of my new favourite Dior New Look Mascara (2) is ideal for the morning rush as it provides a perfect finish in a single coat, and when paired with my golden MAC Eyeshadow in Retrospeck (6), it makes my eyes look sparkly and wide awake.

My final makeup bag must-have is my treasured pot of Trilogy Everything Balm (5). I use this for absolutely everything: moisturising dry elbows, softening lips, intensifying eyeshadows – I even apply it to my eyelids before applying mascara to avoid getting it all over the place. Holy grail material for sure.


Lauren (Customer Services)

I’m a little bit clueless when it comes to makeup and often find that once I’ve found something I can actually fathom out how to put on, I’ll stick with it!

One of my lifesavers is Stila One Step Correct (2). I’ve got combination skin and if I’m having a day where I’ve pressed that snooze button one time too many (which seems to be most days), this is great just to give the skin a bit of a healthy glow if you aren’t wearing any foundation. However on the rare days I’ll put foundation on, putting this on before gives it a great base and reduces oiliness.

My Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer in Beige (3) is brilliant for my skin and hydrates in all the right places. To keep my foundation set I use Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder (1) to give it that little bit of extra staying power.

I used to be scared of wearing lipstick I must admit! I was put off as a child after seeing many of my Aunts wearing most of their lipstick on their teeth. I took the plunge and decided enough’s enough and leapt out of my comfort zone and into choosing a lipstick. I eventually chose Rouge Dior Replenishing Lip Colour in 264 Mitzah Lilac (4). This shade of lipstick is great for me as the colour is subtle enough to not be garish but obvious enough to show I am actually wearing lipstick.

I finish it all off with a quick coat of Clinique Lash Power Mascara in 01 Black Onyx (5) and I’m ready to face the world.


Louise (Marketing)

My carry-everywhere items are my Gucci Guilty Purse Spray (4) – (unfortunately now discontinued), my Too Faced Perfect Nude Lipliner (8) – as it blends with my natural lip colour so works with any shade of lipstick, Dior Diorshow Iconic High Definition Mascara (5), and my prize-possession Guerlain Rouge G Le Brilliant in Bianca (9). I also always have a cream coloured eyeshadow (7) to use as a base to lighten up my eyelids before applying colour.

Bare Minerals Matte SPF15 Foundation (1) is my everyday foundation. I have slightly oily skin, so I love the fact it leaves me feeling matte all day. I also love the coverage – so subtle you can’t tell I’m wearing foundation – but enough cover to ensure any blemishes are hide. For more special occasions I love the Dior Forever Foundation (2) – it gives great coverage and makes my skin look flawless. When I use a liquid foundation I also use Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher in Cherub (3) with his Waterbrush (10) of course – as the colour lasts all day so it complements my flawless party look perfectly.

Also the Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs Palette (6) tends to be used only for ‘best’ as I’m scared of using it up. This is actually the old style of palette, and although I love it – I do prefer the new style. With this and my Rouge G I feel a real glamour puss (and regularly like to use them in public just to show off a little bit).

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  • Veroniek

    Lovely blogpost! I’m always curious to see what other people love to use on a daily basis.