Finally, I feel as if I have ‘cracked’ my everyday makeup look, I’m happy with the products I’m using and I think they work really well together. So today, I thought I would share with you the products that I use on a daily basis, and what’s in my makeup bag.My Makeup Bag

My Makeup Bag BaseFirst up is my base, I use MaxFactor’s FACEFINITY ALL DAY PRIMER, which I absolutely adore, I’ve tried many many primer’s but I always end up coming back to this. It keeps my makeup on all day, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily at all. Depending on how my pores are looking that day, I will add a bit of Benefit’s POREFESSIONAL to my problem areas, but I won’t use this all over.

Next up is colour correcting time, and for this I use two of MaxFactor’s COLOR CORRECTOR  STICKS. I use the yellow stick to correct under eye circles, and the green to correct the redness on my cheeks and around my nose. These are really creamy and easy to blend, and do exactly what they claim.

My Makeup Bag FoundationOn a daily basis I switch between Benefit’s HELLO FLAWLESS OXYGEN WOW and Bourjois’ HEALTHY MIX. Both of these foundations give me really great coverage, Healthy Mix is a thicker formula whilst Benefit’s is fairly runny but I enjoy using both equally! I team this up with Benefit’s FAKE UP concealer, which is so moisturising and creamy – perfect for my under eye area!

To set my foundation and concealer I use MeMeMe’s FLAWLESS FACE POWDER in translucent, which is such a lightweight, breathable powder which I really enjoy using every day.

My Makeup Bag Bronzer and BlushBenefit’s HOOLA is my go to bronzer, as I find it the perfect non-orange matte shade which gives a natural looking contour and applies so beautifully. For my every day blush I reach for NARS ORGASM (review here), which is such a cult product but I 100% can see why. It’s such a gorgeous shade which gives me a natural pink glow with just enough shimmer.

Once my ‘face’ is done, I move onto my eyes – I know the majority of people do it the other way round, but it’s the way I have always done it and I just like finishing my look with my eyes.

My Makeup Bag EyesMy go to eyeliner is definitely Benefit’s THEY’RE REAL PUSH UP LINER (review here) which I literally haven’t put down since it’s launch earlier this year. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw how close the it gets to my lash line and it literally doesn’t budge all day! To brighten up my eyes I add a bit of bareMinerals PRIME TIME  to my lids and on my water line I apply a teeny bit of Rimmel’s WHITE SOFT KHOL EYE LINER.

The mascara I use changes quite regularly as I love trying out new formulas and different brushes, but the one I am using currently is Elizabeth Arden’s BEAUTIFUL COLOR MAXIMUM VOLUME MASCARA. This is a really lovely mascara, it doesn’t clump and leaves my lashes looking really volumised whilst keeping their curl.

My Makeup Bag BrowsFor my brows I run a bit of Maybelline’s BROW DRAMA through them to keep them in place, and then I use So Susan’s DUAL BROW POWDER to fill them in and give them some definition.

My Makeup Bag LipsLast but not least I will finish my daily look with a dash of colour to my lips, whether this is a tinted balm or a less daring lipstick. At the moment I am particularly fond of Benefit’s BENEBALM (review here) or Wild About Beauty’s NUTRILIPS COLOUR LIPSTICK in Bobbie but these change regularly

So that’s it for my daily makeup bag, I hope you enjoyed this post and please let me know if there is anything or any products you would like me to go over or review in more detail!

emily x

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  • Rachel Marie

    you have such an amazing collection of products! jealous! x


    • Thank you! It’s taken me a while to get hold of them all haha! x

  • You definitely have it down! I really want to try the benefit push up liner and see what it’s like! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you! I love it, I’m always rubbing my eyes throughout the day and it just doesn’t budge when I do, unlike most liners! It’s great x

  • Loved this post, didn’t know Max factor had corrector sticks must look out for them x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ?

    • Thank you! They’re really great, they have quite a few colours for different things, but these are the only two I have got and I love them x

  • dannifred

    i want to try a lot of these, especially the benefit liner!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

    • The benefit liner is fab! Thanks for stopping by xx

  • Martha Lawless

    I love the nars blush and benefit porefessional. Both are such great staple products!

    Martha x


    • I completely agree! Porefessional is the only thing I can count on to help with my pesky pores! xx

  • I’m still searching for the perfect primer. I’d love something to tame the oil. :] // itsCarmen.com ? ?

    • Have you tried MaxFactor’s FaceFinity? I think it’s great for taming my oily skin! xx

  • I am in love with that Lipstick colour! I have Wild About Beauty’s palette, but not the lipstick. I will definitely have to check them out!
    Angie x

    • It’s such a beautiful brown nude on the lips – feels super moisturising too! I would definitely recommend them xx

  • Alex Quinn

    Great choices – I love Benefit make up especially!

    • Thank you! Me too – if you couldn’t tell by my makeup bag I am a huge Benefit lover! haha x

  • jasmine turner

    I love the bourjous healthy mix foundation, its lovely! The nude lipstick looks gorgeous too!

    xprincessjas | ?

    • I agree – I’ve always enjoyed Bourjois’ foundations – especially this one! xx

  • Stephanie Eva

    I love these types of posts. It’s always nice to see what works for others as part of an everyday routine. I would love the try the Bene-Balm. Looks devine.

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

    • I love reading these types of posts too! I find them so interesting! Benebalm is amazing, my new addiction! xx

  • Georgia Nicolaou

    love the hoola bronzer!


  • I have always wanted to try Benefit Hello Flawless foundation. Do you think it’s suitable for dry skin?

    Reflection of Sanity

  • Victoria Nightingale

    The Benebalm looks so nice!


  • Tarte Tanya

    That Benefit lip balm looks adorable.

    Great everyday picks I love this post!


    • It is lovely! I’ve become addicted to it and I really didn’t think I would like it that much! Thank you xx

  • PM

    NARS blushes are great! I like this post about everyday products.


    • Yes I agree! Absolutely love NARS blushes! Thank you x

  • Amy

    Gorgeous products! I see you’re a fellow Benefit lover 😉

    I’ve recently bought Nars Orgasm, I’m just waiting for it to arrive 🙂

    • Yes! Benefit is definitely one of my favourite brands! How exciting! I’m sure you will love it!xx

  • Rebecca Beardsley

    I love Hoola too 🙂 and I really want to try Orgasm! Think I’ll try the Max Factor Primer too now that you’ve recommended it 🙂 Great post! x


    • Orgasm is the most beautiful shade!! Yes you definitely should I think its fab!! xx

  • Great post! I’ve been using the So Susan brow duo too, it’s really lovely isn’t it?! xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Thank you! Yeah I’ve been using it for ages now and it barely even looks really used – love it! xx

  • Saw a lot of products I haven’t tried or even heard of, so thanks for introducing them! 🙂

    • Aww thank you for reading! Hope you enjoy anything you do try! x

  • amazing everyday makeup! I have the same foundation and I just love it :))

    Melissa || http://www.vintagemelissa.co.uk x x

  • SUCH a fan of the Max Factor primer!! It’s brilliant isn’t it? I love the look of your Benefit lip colour as well. Such a gorgeous shade! 🙂 xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog