What’s in my winter makeup bag


I don’t know about everyone else but I really can’t get my head around the fact that we’re in December. Christmas is just a few weeks away, and 2016 is almost over. To be honest I’m really not ready for it to be 2017 yet! But as we’re moving into winter it’s time to change up my makeup choice. Out go the pale lips and in comes the shimmer and glitter. After all, it is Christmas right? So here’s what’s in my winter makeup bag:

Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation 

This has been my go to foundation Lately. For a drugstore foundation it’s pretty impressive. Not only does it work to combat your under eye circles, redness and other skin imperfections with it’s full coverage and water-resistant formula, but it’s also a concealer! It makes my skin look a lot healthier and just gives me a lovely glow during these grey days. Oh and it has one of those magic pumps that ends up dispensing the right amount of foundation needed each time.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

I always seem to dig this concealer out when it gets to this time of year. I suffer with dark circles that seem to stay in place no matter how much sleep I get at night. Which at the moment is not many! But this concealer is pretty amazing in that it actually covers them! It hides my imperfections, stays in place all day and highlights as well. Although the formula is thick, it blends very quickly and easily in the under eye skin.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light

Ever since I picked this palette up back in October I’ve not stopped using it. With five exclusive shades including a finishing powder, bronzer, blush and highlight this is the palette of my dreams. Literally. All the shades are really wearable and seem to suit my complexion at this time of year. Plus with it’s marble cover, it’s one of prettiest palettes I own.

Sephora Long Lasting Kohl Pencil

As a self confessed eyeliner lover, I couldn’t not include one of my absolute favourites in my winter makeup bag. And that is this one from Sephora. Not only is the eyeliner incredibly pigmented but the eyeliner just glides onto my lower and top lash lines and stays in place throughout the day. Despite the cold and windy weather!

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon pencil in Dark Pearl 

For me, winter makeup is all about the dark, deep colours that you wouldn’t normally wear during the rest of the year. And for me that’s this pencil from Charlotte Tilbury in Dark Pearl. It’s a purple shimmer that spices up a regular smokey eye makeup look. Plus as someone with oily lids, I love using these pencils knowing that despite applying them in the morning, they’ll stay in place all day and night!

Sephora eyeshadow 

Along with the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon pencil I love using this eyeshadow from Sephora to add a little shimmer to the lids. As you can’t have enough sparkle at Christmas can you? This one is in the shade fashion blogger and is the perfect shimmery taupe for this time of year.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 

For me winter makeup is all about the eyes, it’s all about a big coat of mascara to give your lashes some serious length, and that is exactly what this mascara does. Not only does it add some length to your lashes but it also adds plenty of volume giving the illusion that you’re wearing false lashes.

Marc Jacobs Beauty 

This is the newest addition to my winter makeup bag, but it’s probably my favourite! As you would have seen I only got this at the end of last week but I’ve been wearing it everyday since. I love the dusty rose colour, and the fact that it’s incredibly long lasting and moisturising on the lips.

What’s in your winter makeup bag?


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  1. December 6, 2016 / 10:42 am

    I’ve never tried anything from Milani before but I like that it’s coverage and conealer in one. Plus it’s a drugstore buy, so I’m guessing it’s fairly reasonable in price? Will have to check it out. Tx

  2. December 6, 2016 / 11:12 am

    I love a good smoky eye and have oily lids too so a pencil sounds great as normal eyeshadow tends to slide off.

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