What’s in my Makeup Bag

Whats in my makeup bag tag


I don’t know about you guys, but I’m both intrigued and obsessed with knowing what’s in other’s everyday makeup bags! It’s a really telling tale of someone’s favourite products, as you wouldn’t really pack multiple of anything in your main makeup bag. Here’s a peek in my makeup bag!

I admit, I don’t generally keep an everyday makeup bag, as I keep my makeup in Acrylic Drawers (You’ll find a previous post here) but I tend to use the same products most of the time.ย First up, my bag is an old one from Clinique that came with one of those sets from Myer in their “Gifts with Purchase” from my Mum, but I just love the colours!


For Face products, I have 2 foundations, Nars Sheer Glow which is more radiant and a satin finish, and Estee Lauder Double Wear which is a matte finish and suitable when I need my makeup to stay put. My go-to concealer lately has been Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer as it’s easy application makes my morning routine much quicker as I can quickly blend it with either my fingers or Beauty Blender and it looks great! I love my Mac Prolongwear concealer, however the application process is annoying as the pump produces so much product and sometimes I can’t be bothered to pump it into an additional container to not waste any. I also use the Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish powder to avoid any flashback where I can!

For Primers, I predominantly use Hourglass’s No.28 Primer Serum which I first picked up a sample from at my local Mecca a month ago because my skin has been one dry desert! I love this Serum and find it totally worth the exxy price tag ($29 for the little tube above – 10ml) as it’s helped heaps in a short amount of time, and I’d recommend it for anyone with dry skin, or even just for Winter. For my eyes I use Too Faced’s Blue Shadow Insurance which I’ve actually been a bit disappointed with lately, stay tuned for a disappointing products post soon!

For my eyes, I find the Urban Decay Naked One palette the most versatile of all my eyeshadow duo’s/palette’s as I can use it for so many looks, however I also use the Naked Basics One a lot because it has a lot of matte’s, which the regular Naked palette’s tend to lack. My Eyebrows, I use Benefit’s Gimmie Brow in Dark Brown which is perfect as I like a natural brow look.

For my face, I love my Hourglass blush palette for it’s versatility of shades, as well it’s Nars Orgasm in my Orgasm/Laguna duo. For bronzer I have always used Benefit Hoola as it’s not glittery and as it’s more grey based, I can do a little contour with it. I recently picked up the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette and I’ve been using it for highlighting and a lovely overall finish to minimise pores.

For lips I like to have a nude, a fun colour and a bright colour! For example, generally I have MAC Velvet Teddy, MAC Rebel, and MAC Ruby Woo. I also love the Maybelline Lip Pencils I’ve posted about many other times, particularly Nude Perfection!

Go on, show me what’s in your makeup bags! Comment with your link if you have one ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Lovely products! I reeeeaally need to get my hands on Sheer Glow. I’ve tried a sample and I loved it. I have a mini of Too Faced Shadow Insurance and I can’t say I’m awfully impressed with it either!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Oh it’s so worth it if you can get it! Yes I bought the Two Faced Shadow Insurance after trying the sample in the last Beauty Loop box and loving it, but can’t say I’ve been loving it lately…

  • Erin Russell

    I have fallen for my Naked basics too recently. Good little palette ๐Ÿ™‚

    This is my standard at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚ :

    • I bought it first and really love it, I’m thinking of picking up Basics 2 for more transition shades but finding it hard to justify seeing as I already have Basics 1!

  • I never travel anywhere without my Naked1 palette. It’s so easy to go from casual to glam and day to night with just one palette! DF xo


    • Oh how lovely is it?! So glad I bought it, but I actually bought it last of the three to be honest. Will you be picking up the new Smokey palette when it comes out?

      • I’m currently trying to curb my spending (yikes!!) but I definitely have my eye on it! Lols

  • Oooh I love snooping into others’ makeup bags, maybe I should post mine! Lovely products Maddie! x

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net