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Friday, 11 October 2013

Guest Post // My Everyday Makeup Bag

Hi there everyone! My name is Kallie, and I blog over at But First, Coffee. I blog about beauty, life and the occasional cocktail. Thanks so much to Becky for giving me a chance to share a post on her lovely site!

I've never shared my everyday makeup bag on my blog and I've always thought they made great guest posts.  I love snooping around other people's bags and seeing what they love using on a day-to-day basis! My everyday makeup bag has some of my cult favorites as well as some products that rotate in and out.

My bag contains a foundation as well as a CC Cream.  Most days I apply a CC Cream all over my face and then use a moist beauty blender to apply the foundation where I need a little extra coverage.  

L'Egere CC Cream: I received this CC cream from an Asian Beauty Swap I did with a fellow blogger friend and I've been really loving it.  It's light coverage, like a typical Asian BB cream, but gives my face a more smooth and even complexion. 

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation "115": This is my second bottle of this foundation.  When applied with a primer, it gives me such a beautiful dewy look.  I have combination skin, so I love this because I can use it pretty much all over if I want, and then just powder my t-zone without getting dry patches anywhere else.

Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in C110 Fair: This is my current favorite foundation powder. I think it does an amazing job setting my foundation and it also is build-able if I need a little extra coverage.

My primers come and go because I'm always wanting to try new ones.  Because a little goes a long way, sample sizes can last me a couple of months.

Lancome LaBase Primer: This is probably the best primer I've used in my train of primer samples.  It gives my face such a perfect canvas to apply my foundation and gives me a glowing complexion without looking oily. 

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer: I've only use this one a few times, it's my newest addition.  I can't say I've used it enough to make a definite decision on it, but I know it gets a lot of hype. Any of you ladies use it? What are your thoughts? 

I have two go-to bronzers, one for contouring and the other for an all over bronze glow.

Bourjois Bronzer in 51: This is my all over bronzer. The powder itself has these tiny gold flecks that don't show up on your skin but they give you a lovely glow. Also, it has a sweet scent which always perks me up a little every morning.

theBalm. Bahama Mama: If I could only have one bronzer for the rest of eternity, I'd chose this one. While I tend to use it just for my contouring, because it's the perfect matte shade, I could easily use it to bronze all over as well. I struggled for a while to find a good contour shade for myself because I'm fair-skinned with cooler undertones. If you're looking for a good contouring bronzer and you have fair skin like me, I suggest you give Bahama Mama a try.

Setting Spray:
In the summer I usually opt for a setting spray with a little more oomph, such as my Urban Decay Chill spray. But in the Autumn and Winter I can use something lighter.

La Roche-Posay Thermal Water Spray: This is not technically a setting spray.  It's a thermal water mist, designed to moisturize and prevent aging.  But, because I don't need to worry about my makeup sweating off in the colder months, I switch over to a spray like this to set my makeup around this time of the year.  It helps to keep my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed.

I use two under-eye concealers. One to cover dark circles and one to highlight.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser: Sheesh Maybelline with the long names.  I've been using this under eye concealer for about a year and a half.  My under-eyes get strangely dry as the day goes on and I love this because it doesn't dry out my under eyes like a lot of other concealers do.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer: Another product I've been using for about a year and a half.  I go through a tube of this every 2-3 months.  It does an amazing job brighting up my under eye area.  It's probably my favorite part of my makeup application everyday because after I put it on my just looks more alive and awak.  You can also use it to highlight down your nose, across your forehead and on the dark areas of your chin.

I'm noticing a pattern as a share my products with you... I like two of everything. For cheeks, one cream and one powder blush.

theBalm Hot Mama: This blush came with my bronzer and I've been in love with them both ever since. This color is the most gorgeous rose gold shade, comparable to Nars Orgasm.

Bourjois Cream Blush in Sweet Cherry: I love cream blushes. I just feel as though they stay for longer.  This color is a beautiful dark pink.  I love the way these Bourjois cream blushes apply, I wish I had picked up more when I was in London!

My everyday makeup look is usually more about a glowing complextion and less about a fancy eye look.  I often apply a wash of color all over my lid with a light contour in the crease and then a thin cat-eye liner.

E.L.F Brow Kit: Can't neglect those brows. Most recently I've been liking the E.L.F eyebrow kit to get the job done, but I'm in the market for something new.  Suggestions?

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow trio "Walking on Eggshells": Perfect everyday palette with a bright shimmery highlight color, a more rosey pink shimmer and then a golden brown. These trios are so pigmented as well.

Wet n Wild Mega Liner Liquid Liner: This product is one of my favorite products. I have a whole post on my blog dedicated to my love for this liner. The brush is perfect so you can get the exact shape and size line you want, and the liner literally doesn't budge or flake off all day long.  And, on top of that, it's very pigmented BLACK, unlike some liquid liners that are more of a sheer grey.

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara: While I'm often experimenting with different mascara samples, this is always my go-to mascara. Lengthening and volumizing.  

Chella Ivory Highlighting stick: I use this pencil on my water line and to highlight my inner corners.  I love the way it brightens my eyes up.

Man, are you guys sick of me yet? I hope not too much! Lastly, my everyday lip choices, one lipstick and one gloss.

NYX Mega Gloss in "Beige". A lovely everyday nude-pink. Not super long lasting, but not drying, sticky or tacky- and a perfect shade for almost everyone.

Revlon Lip Butter in "Cotton Candy": This lip butter is the "my lips but better" shade for me.  Like most people, I'm totally obsessed with the Lip Butters and own a small army of them. This one is always my go-to pick.

Ok lovely people of Becky's blog.  Thank you so much for reading! I had such a blast writing up a post for you guys and finally sharing my everyday makeup bag!  I'm always excited for new blog friends so make sure to stop by my blog and say "hi!"

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  1. Heeeyyy, Kallie! Lol, I could NEVER get sick of you! Never! I like the way you broke it down into sections. It wasn't just one big blob of words - those can get a bit intimidating to read. You showcased great products, and a lot of them I want to try for myself. For eyebrows, have you tried Anastasia Brow Wiz? I hear that's a favorite. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm almost there, lol.

  2. wow, you've got a lot of stuff in your everyday makeup bag!

  3. Hey there, loved your blog, just followed you on GFC (619), would you mind to follow back?

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  4. Great post - I really need to try that maybelline concealer x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness


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