Saturday 23 February 2019

A Transitional Makeup Bag

A Spring Transitional Makeup Bag
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As you're reading this, I've taken a spontaneous trip away for the weekend and have tightly packed my makeup routine into one reasonably sized bag. That paired with the sudden warm weather we're having, it got me thinking that it's about time that I do a transitional makeup bag tour especially as the first of March is when I allow myself to get excited for the new season. 

I've been using the Pixi Makeup Fixing Spray* underneath my foundation and have noticed how well my base wears when I use it. It prolongs longevity when used before, but helps your makeup look fresher when spritzed over the top too. 

For my base, I've rediscovered the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue*, a very well loved and use product in my collection. I got kindly sent over a package from them and inside was this and I knew instantly it had to be added to my makeup bag. It's lightweight formula with a light to medium coverage leaves the skin looking radiant and I actually wind this wears better as the day goes on too - perfect for everyday wear. 

When I first starting using the Nars Soft Matte Concealer I liked it, but didn't love it. It offered a good amount of coverage, but I wasn't sure if my skin wasn't prepped, primed and moisturised enough, but I would find that it looked a little cakey around my eyes and then as the weather started getting even colder, it started to separate on dry patches on the skin. With this being said, I gave it another shot this month and I'm so glad! It works well with a lighter base as you can really press it into the skin with a beauty blender and it helps to cover redness and blemishes. 

Depending on the day and how my skin is feeling I then dust a little bit of the Huda Beauty Easy Bake Powder* over my t-zone to reduce shine and smooth the skin under my eyes. I actually do this step before using my Milk Makeup Baked Bronzer as I find it works just as well over powder product and still looks effortlessly flawless. This cream bronzer blends into the complexion easily and is a great base if I want to build up to give a warmer finish to the skin with a powder. 

I've got my Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter* back in my makeup bag too and I can start recommending it again as it's now back in stock. It's perfect for this time of year going into Spring as the champagne hue looks beautiful on the skin and goes well with a lighter base as well as a heavier one depending on my mood. The rest of my makeup pretty much has stayed the same; liner, mascara and mascara, experimenting with eyeshadow from time to time.

What products are in your makeup bag? 

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