What's in my Makeup Bag ∙ February Edition

I actually don't own a big collection of makeup items compared to others as I pay attention to beauty expiry dates (and don't have unlimited space on my shelves), although I'd be lying if I said everything fitted in my small makeup bag. In reality I tend to use a small range of products to create different looks, regardless of whether I go for a no makeup makeup or a more sophisticated one in the morning. Whilst I realised I prefer classic makeup looks that are easy and efficient to creative ones - which as a result reduces the amount of makeup I need on a daily basis - the content of my makeup bag slightly varies every month. Below is the February edition!


This foundation is one of my favourites on the market for its redness-neutralizing properties, which I'm subject to. Its medium coverage is just the right amount, although its texture is not very liquid to work with and must be evened out correctly. It stays all day, brightens up my skin with an oil-free formula and has SPF 15. The shade I use is the palest of the range, Alabaster, however it is the perfect neutral tone for me (I wrote on how you should pick your foundation here).


CC Creams are for days I want to wear something light but which still provides me with some coverage. I've been using Bourjois' for years now - this drugstore one is so good that I've got some difficulty to swap it for a higher end one (Bare Minerals' Complexion Rescue I will still put my hands on you in spring though). The only flaw is that it tends to wear off a bit after 6 or 7 hours and needs to be reapplied if necessary. Not a problem to me as if I go out all day I'll prefer to wear Clinique's foundation outlined above. This CC cream is also my go-to in spring and summer.


This totally affordable concealer by Maybelline is more than worth its price. It conceals without being heavy, brightens up the skin and looks very natural. It works both for under eye areas and to conceal imperfections. The coverage is quite good but let the skin's natural pigments show through, and perfectly melts in with foundation.


As a good natural makeup lover I am a neutral shade addict and this palette offers 10 different shades that enable me to create a lot of different looks all year round without being too much. Plus, the glittery cool kitten and warm bubbly hues work as touches of light in the inner corner to brighten up the eyes. I hardly ever use the brown eyeliner that came inside the palette as it is incredibly difficult to use in my opinion, but the eye shadows are my favourites. See the full review here!


Who hasn't been on the lookout for a decent black eyeliner? I am getting into the habit of wearing a thin black flick and to be honest, quite a lot of eyeliners end up being disappointing and make you regret your purchase (and make you look like a panda because you keep failing at applying it). Look no further - the Supercat skinny one by Soap and Glory is one of the best I've found. Its extremely precise pencil brush is easy to use and saves me a lot of time in the morning. It stays put all day long, although the blackness could be more intense. It is sold in every Boots in the UK however I don't know where to shop it in France so I definitely need to make my research on the matter!


This mascara has tons of editions, but my preference goes to the original full and plumpy brush. Volume is what I seek to add to my lashes and combined to an eye curler this mascara does a perfect job for me. I have it in extra black and brown. Like all mascaras, the way you apply it and the number of coats will change the way it looks and I particularly enjoy adapt the look to the time of the day so that I can both wear it during the day and for a night out.


As a fan of Olivia Palermo I obviously needed to put my hands on a few makeup products of her collaboration with Ciaté London created a couple of years ago, but ended up quite disappointed by their quality and think they're not worth the hype. The Cheekbone Cheat Duo is an exception to this conclusion, plus a blusher/bronzer has turned out to be incredibly useful when travelling. The shade Bluff Point is a nice combination of old pink and light brown which brings out a lightweight demi-matte finish.


This lipstick is actually a gift from a friend I've been wearing for 3 months in a row. Its creamy finish is so hydrating it is a real pleasure to have it on the lips. Its muted browny pink shade rose centifolia is the perfect every day lipstick and is perfect for the majority of my day looks. No doubt I will have to repurchase one when it runs out.

Well what about the brows you may say? I'm not satisfied of the products I have at the moment so I don't feel like the need to share it (I'll never give a go to the L'Oréal brow pencil again). Please feel free to make some recommendations :) What's in your makeup bag?


  1. Love the look of that Stila palette. All the colours I love. This post reminds me that I need to clear out my make up bag. It is full or trash!



    1. This palette is gorgeous isn't it?! If you write a post on what you kept I'll have a read ahah x

  2. I know this is a beauty post but I'd be lying if I said my eyes didn't go straight to that lovely watch! Definitely love the look of the Stila palette though, I had my eyes on that a while back and I can't remember the reason why I didn't buy it actually...

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    1. Thank you Julia, I love my Cluse watch! The mistakes we can make sometimes... Maybe you'll eventually splurge on it x

  3. The Stila In The Light palette is my all time favourite! I used mine to DEATH, it's absolutely battered now haha :)



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