Detoxing My Makeup Bag

sewlomax makeup bag

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!

Products Mentioned:

Estee Lauder Double Wear in shade 1W:

By Terry Cover Expert in Shade 7: http://

Chanel Les Beiges Shade 10:

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: or with 20% off!

Sunday Riley Lady Godiva Shadow:

Guerlain Maxi-Lash Mascara: or

YSL Touche Eclat in Shade 2:

Brushes by Zoeva

Makeup bag is by Sew Lomax:

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