Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In my makeup bag

I thought I would share with you guys what beauty products I use. But firstly, a little disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and no one gifted me any of these items. I have paid for them all myself and am sharing them with you guys because they are genuinely products I believe in. Secondly, I know there might be technically "better" products on the market, these are just what work for me and my budget. So here we go:
Revlon Colorstay foundation, Revlon Grow Luscious mascara, Revlon Colorstay liquid liner blackest black
These three are my absolute essentials and as you can see they're all Revlon. I find Revlon to be the best value for money out of the lower priced brands. The foundation gives the best coverage and lasts all day, the mascara gives me the thickest, fullest and longest looking lashes and I find the liquid liner the easiest to apply.
Maybelline Berry Sorbet blush, Loreal Wear Infinite eyeshadow
When it comes to blush and eyeshadow I don't mind too much what brand I'm using, it's usually just finding the right colour. I prefer peaches and pinks to browns because it always feels like they "brighten" my skin a bit. A little bit of eyeshadow always helps my liquid line go on smoother and stops it from smudging so easily as well. 
GHD Miracle Mist conditioning spray, GHD polishing serum
My hair is naturally pretty wavy so it needs a bit of help to stay smooth and in control. I find these work the best to stop the fly-aways but I also use Garnier Fructus smoothing serum from time to time as well. Edit: My husband just reminded me that these actually were gifted to me, but it was a long time ago. I actually would buy these myself and when they run out I intend on replacing them. Just wanted to be honest! 

Nina Ricci perfume, Body Shop Vanilla body mist
My two signature smells! Floral and vanilla. I change which I'm wearing all the time but you can guarantee it's always one of these. I'm a little more precious about using the perfume because it cost more, but the vanilla spray is a great day to day smell. 
Body Shop strawberry body butter
And body butter to keep my skin smooth. 

Those are basically all the products I use on a regular basis although I don't wear them all everyday. I definitely recommend each one of these though! Like I say, I don't spend a fortune on makeup but I have found that these are the items that work best for me with my budget. 


  1. That vanilla body mist is the best - I really need to get some more! x

  2. Love this post! Always interesting to see how some products are amazing for some yet just don't agree with other people!

    Also, just love that..bedding cover is it? Lovely! xx

  3. Good to see a girl that has a make up collection like my own rather then one filled up with high brand high end products!

  4. your makeup bag is really cute! i love posts like this - thanks for sharing. i also use revlon color stay foundation and i LOVE it.

  5. Ooh so many lovely things :) I love the body shop body butters, maybe I'll pop by and get a mini one as a post exam treat xxx

  6. I have never used Revlon, as I thought there must be something wrong with it being that cheap. But you have restored my confidence, I may well have to go and buy a few of your must haves and trial them for myself :)

    Great post!

    Niki @ http://little-quaint-moments-and-memories.blogspot.com/

  7. The Body Shop is so great. Thanks for the tip about liquid eyeliner and eyeshadow!

  8. Fun! Another awesome post. Except I can't see the pictures again, my iPad doesn't load any of your blog pictures. So I'll have to check it again when I'm at the computer.
    I still can't find a foundation I'm happy with!! I have the worst mix of dry/oily/freckles/red skin. I did get the reckon age defying and it seems ok, but the colour is all wrong and makes my skin pink.... Will try the colour stay.. What shade do you have?

  9. That's the same liquid liner that I use! It's brilliant! I have a gel liner, too, but I love them both.

  10. i'm a makeup snob, but i've loved revlons lip colors.

    love your blog!

    i am hosting a GIVEAWAY if you're interested


  11. At first i thought you carried two perfume bottles with you lol. That's what happenes when someone start by the pictures and not the text :).

  12. i totally agree with a couple of the other comments - i LOVE that you've posted about your "normal" makeup collection - i'm sure that the more expensive products i see on other posts are indeed fantastic products, but just nowhere near my price range!

    i use revlon colorstay as well - i have for years, and i love it :)

  13. We're using the same vanilla body mist! It's my lifetime favorite scent for sure..
    Your beauty picks are great. And happy to read this post :)

  14. Wow, this is a great help. I'm definitely going to have to try out that vanilla body mist.

  15. Really appreciated... I'm a bit of a fail when it comes to make up, your collection has been the biggest help! It was also arranged so neatly my ocd tendencies were very happy.

  16. We use a lot of the same products :) I love the Body Shop! If you like vanilla you need to try the Vanillary perfume by Lush... It is amazing!

  17. It's nice to know more about you Amanda!
    I don't wear make up, only pencil to mark my eyebrows and a highlighter/eye brightener/corrector (I don't know the correct name, it's Touche Eclat by YSL). The only make up I'm crazy about are lipsticks or lipglosses. I have many of them. By the way, what lipstick/lipgloss do you use and what color do you like?

  18. I love Revlon too! Must try that eyeliner!


  19. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Body Shop's strawberry body butter! It smells like summer to me.


  20. Body Shop Body Buttter is awesome. Cocoa butter is my fav : )

  21. Nice post! But something wrong with my internet connection so I can't see all the pictures :(
    I'm about to buy Revlon Colorstay Foundation, is it good for dry skin? Revlon's best stuff is the pencil eyeliner, I think. Ah, and their lipsticks, too :) but not the mascara for me, too bad :(
    I love Body Shop's Strawberry Body Butter, too! I think most of their body butter are so good for skin.
    By the way, thanks for your comment on my blog. I just followed your blog :) if you like my blog, you can follow it too :)

    la femme

  22. Isn't grow lucious Amaazing Amanda! :D haha your liquid eyeliner which you apply so beautifully :D


  23. I'm addicted to the vanilla line from The Body Shop! So I'm totally in line with you there.. :)

  24. This is so good, I think I might steal this idea for my blog ;-)

    At the moment, I'm stuck on the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Nude. I'm on about the 5th bottle of it. Winner!

    Yay for cheap makeup that actually works.

    Rach x

  25. Nina Ricci makes me BEST perfumes, I alternate between L'aiu Du temps and Ricci Ricci.

  26. That's so funny, your makeup bag looks almost the same as mine...down to like body mist (although I ran out, sniff). Crazy.


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