What’s In My Makeup Bag?

I had been meaning to write a post about the contents of my makeup bag for sometime, but when I saw that the lovely Charlee from charmedcharlee.com needed a guest post whilst she was being whisked away to Paris, I jumped at the chance and thought this would be a perfect post to use. I’ve added all the photo’s to this post, as well as a list of the items (inc links) of the products I have in my daily makeup bag, but to read the full post including all my opinions on these products you can check it out here on CharmedCharlee.


I love to keep my makeup collection on show, on and around my dressing table but the real everyday strong items are stashed away in my drawer. These essentials are kept within this adorable makeup bag from Benefit, so if I ever need to grab some makeup and go, I can always rely on this bag and its contents. Of course, I’ll sway from these items and try out new looks now and then, a different concealer there and an alternative blush here, but the majority of the time, these goodies are what get applied to my face the most.


MaxFactor | FaceFinity All Day Primer > £10.99

KIKO | Mat Base Corrector Primer > £8.90

Bourjois | 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream > £9.99

L’Oreal Paris | Infallible Matte Foundation > £7.99


Vichy | Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation > £18.00

bareMinerals | Original SPF15 Foundation > £26.00

Rimmel | Wake Me Up Concealer > £5.49

MaxFactor | Colour Correct Stick in Green > £8.99


NARS | Blush in Orgasm > £23.00

Benefit | Hoola Bronzing Powder > £23.50

Clinique | Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour > £19.00


Benefit | Roller Lash Mascara > £19.50

Maybelline | Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara > £4.99

Benefit | They’re Real Mascara > £19.50

Maybelline | Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in On & On Bronze > £4.99

Illamasqua | Precision Brow Gel in Strike > £18.50

Soap & Glory | Super Cat Eyeliner Pen > £6.00


Clarins | Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector > £18.00

KIKO | Velvet Mat Satin Lipstick > £6.90

Makeup Revolution | Lip Hug > £2.50

Benefit | Benebalm Tinted Lip Balm > £14.50

So that’s all from me today guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed having a nosey into my makeup bag, and remember you can find a more detailed version of this post including my thoughts and mini reviews on items mentioned over on Charlee’s blog.

Do you use any of these items in this post or have you got any recommendations for me? Have any of these products caught your eye? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments and thank you for reading x

emily x

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  • Benefit Hola has got to be the best bronzer on the market! I use it all the time and the shade is perfect!

    Great post 🙂

    Paula | Lifestyle & Laffs

    • I definitely agree! I absolutely love Hoola, such a perfect shade! Thanks Paula xx

  • Pam Scalfi

    I have a few in this list, but the yellow corrector stick by Maxfactor. Isn’t amazing? 🙂

    you should try the infallible primer by L’oreal, I swear by it 🙂

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi?

    • Ah yes I have the Yellow corrector stick too, I really like that one as well! I haven’t tried that primer actually, but I love the foundation so much, I think I’m going to have to give it a try! Thanks for reading Pam xx

  • This Benefit MU bag is so cute! Love it! I really want to try the Max Factor primer (I love their lipsticks) as well as the Kiko lipstick. I also keep my most used products in specific drawers on my vanity! It makes beauty packing super quick! Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

    • It’s such an adorable bag isn’t it! I got it as a free gift a while back, when I bought Benefit’s create your own makeup kit. The MaxFactor primer is my favourite primer that I’ve ever tried – absolutely love it, and the KIKO lipsticks are amazing!! xx

  • nicole

    lovely post! I want to try out so many of these products! I love roller lash, its so good isn’t it?!


    • Thank you Nicole! Ahh yes Roller Lash is so good! I need to pick up a full sized one very soon! xx

  • Great picks inside your makeup bag! I really love the Bourjois CC cream – it’s so good! x x


    • Thank you! Yes the CC cream is amazing isn’t it! xx

  • I’d love to try the MaxFactor Primer and that Bourjois CC Cream everyone is raving about lately. Really enjoyed reading this post!


    • Ah yes, both of those products are so good! Hope you love them as much as me if you do try them out! Thank you lovely xx

  • Is it bad that I don’t really have a makeup bag unless I travel away haha bad blogger or what. Love the lip choices, the shades look gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

    • OMG! It’s so good to know that I’m not the only one who doesn’t have a makeup bag except for travelling! LOL!

    • Rin &thologie

      Me three! But I’m not a beauty blogger so I have an excuse 😀

    • Hahaha no not at all! I didn’t used to have a makeup bag, just storage, but this one fits into my drawer perfectly and is so spacious, it’s perfect! Thanks Alina xx

  • I love nosing into what other’s have in their makeup bag and yours doesn’t disappoint! Is it strange that I haven’t got my hands on Roller Lash until today? Really need to finish my 7 mascaras in rotation first before getting another because I have no patience for waiting. As soon as I get my hands on a new mascara, I must open it. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Thanks Shireen! I love seeing what other people have in their makeup bag too – I find it so interesting! Hahaha I’m exactly the same, I always open a new mascara before finishing the last one haha! Thanks for reading xx

  • Velvet Blush

    I love the look of the KIKO and Makeup Revolution lipsticks! I could do with the Clinique Chubby scuplting stick, I had only seen the chubby blush range before 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • The KIKO lipsticks are my all time fave, and the Makeup Revolution ones are fab – especially for £2.50! I really love the contour stick from Clinique, makes contouring so much easier in my opinion! xx

  • Marta

    Really need to try out the KIKO primer and the Clinique chubby stick, great post! X

    Marta , moremartaslife.blogspot.com

    • Both of those are definitely fab! The KIKO primer is a perfect matte base and the chubby stick makes contouring so easy! Thank you Marta xx

  • Roller lash, hoola and benebalm are my loves! I really want to get my hands on the Clinique contour stick, every time I head to my local counter it’s always sold out 🙁

    Toni x

    • Ahh yes those are my loves too haha! The contour stick was sold out for me for agessss too, I ended up ordering online and picking up in store eventually! xx

  • Theres so many items here I desperately need to try!


    • If you do try anything I’ve mentioned here – I hope you love it as much as I do! x

  • Minniemousechic

    You have so much amazing stuff! Mines so basic!

  • Love the Bourjois CC Cream! I always keep a Revlon Lip Butter in my makeup bag. If you love Roller Lash, I really recommend Max Factor’s Clump Defy. They’re very similar.

  • I recently got one of KIKO’s Velvet Mat lipsticks and I have to say that it’s a great formula!


  • Hey Emily, I have used They’re Real Mascara from benefit & adored it but I didn’t continue repurchasing it coz I am always hunting or wanting to try something new hehe. I am sure you can
    relate to that as a blogger. We all often want to try new products so that our readers have new stuff to look out for hehe. Other than that, Hoola bronzer is my rediscovery in my July favourites hehe. I an intrigued to try Kiko but sadly it’s not within reach here in Melbourne, Australia… sob sob. Nice post xx

    Hana | Bold-Expression

  • Evie Ducker

    i’ve been meaning to pick up the brow-drama from maybelline but I just wasnt too sure! I think I might now after doing a little research 😉 Love your blog by the way x


  • Love Hoola. Great products xx