What’s In My Makeup Bag? Spring 2017

whats in my makeup bag

The title of this post suggests that you’re about to see a load of limited edition makeup from the Spring 2017 collections: not so. Including the season and the year at the end of the title is just a way of me giving some sort of “time stamp” to a feature that I’d like to repeat throughout the year. I could have put the month at the end, but I’m a realist: there’s no way that a) I’ll update my makeup bag that frequently or b) manage to film a makeup video once a month. Not at the moment, at any rate…

So, what is in my makeup bag this very fine Spring in 2017? You’ll be pleased to know that there’s not a pastel eyeshadow in sight, and I haven’t eschewed bronzer for some crazy “Aunt Sally” blush-fest. Instead, there’s a quick and easy BB cream (Clarins, I reviewed it here and am still relying on it for long-lasting coverage and a low-key glow), a foolproof concealer (Bourjois Blur The Lines) and a very slim and lightweight eyeshadow palette from Smashbox that has all the shades I need for a reasonably smouldery eye look.

ruth crilly makeup bag contents

New finds include the Invisible Bronze bronzer from bareMinerals and the Lip Cheat lipliner from Charlotte Tilbury. Nothing particularly exceptional about the lipliner per se, more that I am bothering to line my lips in the first place. I’ve taken the plunge, in an attempt to re-define my lips and make them look plumper, and actually it has been rather revolutionary – my lipstick looks better and my lips look fuller without the need for any complicated makeup wizardry. Or plastic surgery. Which is a bonus, what with my low-maintenance attitude towards beauty. (And fear of hospitals, needles, procedures-gone-wrong, etc.)

On with the video – there’s a little guest appearance in the first part, which couldn’t be helped. Newborns, eh?! You can find a full product list further on down the page, beneath the screen.

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Makeup Bag: http://tidd.ly/29a7f93c

Hush Sweater: http://tidd.ly/54ddf2b7

Clarins BB Detox Fluid, Shade 0: https://www.amodelrecommends.com/2017/…

Bourjois Blur The Lines Concealer, Shade 1: http://bit.ly/2n3cpml

BareMinerals Invisible Bronze in Tan: http://bit.ly/2nQXoZ8

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush, I normally use Seductive Pink: https://www.amodelrecommends.com/2016/…

Smashbox Golden Hour Palette: http://tidd.ly/40fe566a

Marc Jacobs Highliner in RoCocoa: http://tidd.ly/cd33109d

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Brush Set: http://bit.ly/2n3h9Zl

L’Oreal False Lash Mascara*: http://bit.ly/2nRbppV

YSL Touche Eclat: http://bit.ly/2n2XqJi

YSL Rouge Volupté Shade 47: http://bit.ly/2nR11yl

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pink Venus: http://bit.ly/2nR4mh1

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