Monday, 27 May 2019

What's in My Makeup Bag? | Spring 2019



Hello my lovelies! I feel like I haven't done a beauty based blog post in such a long time so I thought I would share with you this week what products I have been loving using makeup-wise lately and give you a little sneak peek inside my makeup bag.


| NYX Cosmetics HD Photogenic Concealer Wand * | Priced at an amazing price of only £6, this concealer has been my favourite for a long while now and a product that I have been falling in love with more and more every time I use it. I have such pale Snow White like sensitive skin so I am always very wary about using face products but thankfully this one is a Godsend. I use this concealer under my eyes to hid the dark circles and on the sides of my nose to hide my redness.

| The Body Shop Baked-to-Last Brush & Highlighter * | Sadly this little beauty product has been discontinued, but I thankfully sent it before it wasn't available anymore. If you can get your hands on this then I advise you to totally jump at the chance as it's a wonderful product! I love the colour of the blush for my cheeks and I use the highlighter on my eyes as well as other parts of my face.

| Barry M Cosmetics Illuminating Strobe Cream Highlighter * | Priced at £4.49, this is one of my favourite highlighters ever - it's such a great high-end quality product for a cheap price! If you've followed me for a while then you'll already know I am a massive fan of Barry M Cosmeticsand always love what products they bring out. I would recommend this product for festival goers this year as it works really well on the body as well as the face, plus it's small and will easily fit inside your handbag or clutch bag without taking up too much room.

| W7 Naked The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette * | Priced at just £5.95, I think this is such an underrated eye shadow palette! The shades in this palette are such wonderful natural looking colour shades. I really don't know what to say to recommend this palette to you all other than if you haven't tried it yet then please do so because you won't regret it!

| Barry M Cosmetics "That's How I Roll" Waterproof Mascara * | Priced at £4.99 this mascara is one of my all-time favourites to use. I think it's perfect for the spring and summer months as it lasts all day without topping up and still looks so fresh, it doesn't clunk together and it's so easy to remove unlike most waterproof mascara's I've found.

| Burts Bees Tinted 'Hibiscus' Lip Balm * | Priced at just £5.99 and available on Amazon, this is my favourite product in my makeup bag and I am always using it. I do use it sometimes before my lipgloss for extra moisturiser and take it with me a lot during the day when I'm out and about. It's not sticky, not slimy and doesn't dry my lips out - I love it so much!

| Soap and Glory Sexy MotherPucker 'The Berry Thing' Lip GlossPriced at £9.00, I received this lip gloss as part of a set I got for Christmas from my husband and fell in love with it instantly - the bright colour is perfect for my skin tone without making me look like a sex worker. This lip gloss does give off a little tingle sensation when applied but that fades after a couple of minutes.

| Spectrum Brushes * | I also use these two makeup brushes when doing my makeup, you may be able to tell that I don't need to wear foundation right now thankfully as my skin is doing so well but I use my Tapered Finishing Brush* which is priced at £7.99 for my blusher and highlighter, and I use my Fluffy Pencil Brush* priced at £4.99 for my eye shadow, I only use one brush for my eye shadow as I feel that works best for me.


What do you think of the products that I have been wearing lately? Are any of these products your favourites that you reach for when doing your makeup? I'd love to know your thoughts so please leave me a comment below letting me know them.

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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78 comments:

  1. Love the look of the w7 nude palette xx

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  2. I love W7 makeup! I have nearly all their palettes x

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  3. So many gorgeous picks here! I'll definitely have to look out for the Barry M mascara next time I'm shopping, it sounds great. Hope you're having a lovely Bank Holiday :)

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

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  4. Good post! I have needed to figure out a good highlighter. Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. So many great products! I love the Barry M brand too - their products really are great! I use mostly their nail products (no surprise there I can imagine), but I should really try more of their make up products. I've always heard such great things about them :)

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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  6. Ooooh very nice!!! I need to try some of these! Xo

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  7. I love NYX cosmetics! I personally use unicorn brushes, but the Spectrum ones look gorgeous!

    - Nyxie

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  8. I love this post, I was just staring at the lipgloss. Lipstick are my thing

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  9. Thank you for sharing these! I am trying to start investing in cheaper but good quality makeup, and this is the perfect guide to some of the things I need and have a good review, Thank you!

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  10. Great post! I really want to try NYX and Soap And Glory :)

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  11. Spectrum are my absolute favourite brushes.

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  12. Burt's Beewax glosses does work really well. It is one of my favorite products!

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  13. Super informative! It is great knowing what other people are using and doing when it comes to makeup!

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  14. Cute set of products. I like the unique brushes.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  15. I'm eyeing your blush and highlighter ^^ I've been using cheek tint for months now and I want one like this as well. And it's so nice to have them both in one packaging. :)

    Glaiza | glimmerofhappiness.wordpress.com

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  16. Nice to see a make up bag post without thousands of products! I don't own that much make up and use the same things regularly.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  17. The body shop highlighter is beautiful! I've never seen that before xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  18. Loving the look of these, especially soap and glory mother pucker

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  19. Ooooh you can't beat a good spectrum brush my lovely! x

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  20. I absolutely love Spectrum! Their brushes are the absolute best!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  21. I love w7 they always have such great products that are also really affordable! That palette looks like the perfect everyday colours, great post x

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  22. Love the sound of the NYX concealer, I didn’t think it would be that cheap I may have to go out and get it!xx

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  23. I love the formula of that NYX concealer it has such a beautiful consistency that isn't too thin or thick and such a great skin like finish! I will have to look into that soap and glory gloss though, I think I've seen it in Ulta but I have never swatched it.

    - Avalon from www.simplyavalon.com

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  24. The naked nudes palette looks so great for the price! Lots of good budget options here. Thanks for the recommendations x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  25. You have some really beautiful products in your makeup bag. I like the shades of this eyeshadow palette. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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  26. The spectrum brushes are always a hit! gorgeous look and top quality! my makeup bag is much smaller with just mascara, eyeliner and lipstick :)

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  27. What a cute brush set! I also didn't even know burt's bees had tinted lip balm. Now I'll have to go check it out.

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  28. I've been looking for a new lip balm for the summer and I've heard good things about this brand, will defo be purchasing!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk

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  29. I don't use make up much. My daily go to is just a tinted moisturiser and kohl eyes:)

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  30. Finding a good concealer is usually so difficult, I’ve heard great things about NYX and the great thing is that I believe they are cruelty free! Ohh Burts Bees- I have a tinted lip balm from them, and I love it, it’s so moisturizing!

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  31. Great list of products! I love all things Burts Bees, and will have to try out that shade. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  32. Love this post dear, you mentioned some great products. The eye shadow palette looks great for an everyday look, reasonably priced too. I'm a lip gloss fanatic, my current go-to is the original Fenty Beauty gloss.

    Tx. // Tajinder Kaur

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  33. Burt's Bees lip balm is one of my favorites, so nourishing! I never tried the hibiscus scent!! Sounds divine for springπŸŒΏπŸ€—πŸ˜


    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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  34. My two faves are the nude palette and the Barry M highlighter, perfect for spring. Great choices :)

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  35. The Soap & Glory sexy mother pucker is one of my faves too! Such a good product. I love having a nosey at the beauty products other people use, lovely post! xx
    El // Welsh Wanderer

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  36. I really like Burt's Bees lip Balms!

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  37. Great post. I have the soap and glory lip gloss freak me out the first time I used it lol x

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  38. I've been looking for some new products to try out. These all look great! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Howdy!

    I'm new to the make-up scene and was wondering, and hope this isn't too much off of topic, but how could a person carry a makeup brush without staining a makeup bag...? I cannot figure if I should be wrapping the brush in a napkin or daily clean my brush....?


    Thanks in advance! ��

    Shaw Nee Janelle
    www.realitynconsciousness.com

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  40. I love anything from NYX. Such a great brand.

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