Sunday, 25 April 2010

a look into my make-up bag! ♥

Good-day to everyone out there on this lovely sunny day (it was raining earlier!)

I decided to do a little post on my make-up bag as we girls are ever so keen on sharing our love in make-up!
This is all the stuff i have inside my make-up bag, I do have more make-up but this is the main stuff that i use.

P.S Apologies for the average quality photos, I don't have a camera with me so these are taken on my iPhone! 

the make up bag itself, MAC £25

Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser, Laura Mercier £32 (worth the megabucks!)

I wear this as a foundation as luckily I have quite good skin and don't like anything too heavy on my face. I recommend this to anyone who wants a coverage not too thick, but something to provide an excellent base. I do still use a basic moisturiser underneath as my skin tends to dry up easily. The great thing about this product is the 'illumination' you can really see it when the sun shines on your face, great for summer !

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural in Medium £18, Face and Body brush, the Body Shop £14

I use this powder for a lovely sheer natural finish on top of my foundation. I don;t use concealer as I feel i don't really need it unless theres something I need to cover up badly. This combination usually does the trick and leaves your face feeling super soft !

NARS blusher in Orgasm £19.50, MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Northern Light £19.50, MAC Powder Blush in Cowgirl £16.50, The Body Shop blusher brush, £12.50

These are fantastic colours for your cheeks. Depending on the weather states which one I use. Northern Light is great for the summer as it has reflective shimmery pigments which glow in the sunshine, as does Orgasm which gives a slightly stronger colour for night-time. Cowgirl is just a great light pink colour for the daytime!

Eye Tools: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin £11.50, 
MAC Prep+Prime Eye in Medium £11.50, 
MAC Kohl Eye Pencil in Smolder £12.50, 
MAC 239 Eyeshadow Brush £17.50, 
Benefit Badlash Mascara £15.50

These are the products i use just during the day. The urban decay primer potion is fantastic, i got the new sin edition because the original is ALWAYS sold out in the stores i go to ! However it leaves a lovely shimmer on the eye so if you are in a rush you can leave it on as it is and has a nice colour. It definitely works better than the MAC prep and prime. 

The Benefit mascara is one of the best ones I've personally ever come across. It gives great length to your eyelashes but also thick black colour at the same time. 

Eyeshadows: (Right to left) all from MAC, £11 each.
Aquadisiac, Moon's Reflection, Freshwater, Expensive Pink, Honey Lust (well used haha), Honesty, Cranberry

They are all in the same order as above, they are stronger on the eyes of course but this is the general look. I love MAC eyeshadows, their best products by far with such high pigmentation.

MAC Eyeshadow £11 each, MAC Mineralise Eyeshadow (cant remember the price sorry, it was roughly £13)
(right to left) Trax, Parfait Amour, Beauty Marked, Black Tied, Mineralise Eyeshadow in Blue Flame

As before, they are all in the same order as above. The mineralise shadow is best used when wet, it gives off a much stronger colour !

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Roach and Green Goddess £10 each

Lastly my urban decay eyshadows, these are very highly pigmented too and also work well when wet. They give off strong colour.

That is all I have in my make-up bag! Hope you have enjoyed looking at my stuff!
The next post will be on my lipsticks and nail polishes!

Francesca ♥


  1. i have never seen any of this makeup before haha :)

    ooo you have 3 more mac eyeshadows than me ! :O
    i must catch up

  2. i`m completely in love with MAC Eyeshadows

  3. Thankyou for following :)
    Love having a nose at other people's make up bags, you have some fab products!

    Following back, lovely blog xoxo

  4. Urban Decay makes the best shadows. I like them just a teeny bit less than MAC, only because they are more expensive :). I like the dirty little names they have too. I definitely only bought the liquid black eyeliner because it was called "perversion".

  5. Nice makeup!!
    I follow you and in bloglovin too! >:-)

    Visit my blogs, I hope you like it!


  6. make-up :D
    so so fun!

  7. love the blog

    come follow the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

  8. great makeup kit i like this post

  9. great to see into your makeup bag girl!
    love all the items.. mac eyeshadows are amazing..

  10. lucky lady! I have to wear foundation most of the time to even out my freckles

  11. those look very cool !! :)


    Love and Peace


  12. this reminds me that i should update my make up kit :)

  13. Love the Mac make-up!
    Cute blog!

    Xoxo Birgitte

  14. I look forward to the lipstick post! Im a lipstick girl!

  15. my make up bag looks pitiful compared to yours. maybe i should treat myself to some new pretty things for my eyes!

  16. lovely make-up review, thankyou for the comment on my blog :)


  17. Lovely makeup collection! MAC never disappoints color wise and I'm an urban decay fan too!

  18. I love to see what others have in their bags ;) xoxo

  19. Some lovely stuff, I'm super jealous :) Please follow my blog? xx

  20. We both use Laura Mercier tinted moisterizer, nars orgasm, and bad gal lash! I'm going to have to go check out your other things, loooove the eye colors. Check out my new outfit post!



  21. hey!
    Good blog Fran, I have looked a couple of times now..i like a lot. Are you doing a fashion module at uni? I look forward to seeong more from your bog the way I have one too..please have a little look if youget chance!!
    Hope your well!
    Laura xx

  22. Great products! I like your blog-cool header!

  23. ooh love these! love that super dark blue - must get some for myself :)
    thanks for the gorgeous comments! xx

  24. Awesome collectiom of Mac eyeshadows... all amazing!

  25. that face and body brush is THE SEX! Have been buying them for years and they've never failed me.


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