The video below shows an enthusiastic attempt to de-clutter my ridiculously full makeup bag. There were seven foundations in there! Five concealers! Twelve eyeshadow brushes! I wanted a streamlined version with just a few favourite products that I love and can rely on to do the job properly – a lightweight, compact super-kit that I could throw into my handbag and know that I’m sorted.
You will have your own favourites, of course – and it’s worth taking the time, now and then, to really sort out which products work for you and which are just a bit…pppffff. Be honest – don’t keep a foundation in your new, lighter bag just because it cost you a lot of money. Go for the products that really serve you well, time and time again. The most seamlessly disappearing concealers, the most natural, glow-giving foundations. The mascara that stays put and gives you perfect application and doesn’t make your eyes water…
Right. Let’s see how long my makeup bag stays uncluttered for! All of the products mentioned are listed below and if you’re reading via email then please click here for the video. Enjoy!
Estee Lauder Double Wear in shade 1W: http://tidd.ly/93533ca2
By Terry Cover Expert in Shade 7: http://
Chanel Les Beiges Shade 10: http://tidd.ly/b6aa8e10
Clarins – the one I used was from Autumn range but they bring them back most seasons. The Dior is gorgeous but more expensive – have a look here: http://tidd.ly/59793f9b orhttp://tidd.ly/c79a6b4e with 20% off!
Sunday Riley Lady Godiva Shadow: http://bit.ly/1lIJS0O
Guerlain Maxi-Lash Mascara: http://tidd.ly/1aaa75e2 or
YSL Touche Eclat in Shade 2: http://tidd.ly/89f2c8c5
Brushes by Zoeva
Makeup bag is by Sew Lomax: http://tidd.ly/7be1a680