What’s in my makeup bag – the 2018 edition

I love writing posts about makeup! I have so many lipsticks, lip glosses, nail polishes, blushes and highlighters.

I’ve been looking back at some older posts, I have seen how my makeup tastes have changed slightly. I wouldn’t say I’m fickle but I do like trying new products from time to time and with Makeup, there are no acceptions.

I wouldn’t say I spend the earth on my makeup but leave me in boots for too long and it can get dangerous. The brands that I am loving at the moment are L’oreal Paris and Revlon.

Maybelline and Rimmel are still my go-to brands for lipsticks and nail polish. (which I’m sure you have seen from my monthly favourites.)

In this post, I want to share what’s new in my makeup bag for 2018, and what my current makeup favourites are.

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit

So this palette is still a strong favourite from my 2017 makeup bag. I’m still a fan of some light contouring, I know for this years trend is all about highlighting, but I love the definition I get from the darker powder. And it helps makes my face look a bit thinner.

This is a great powder to add a nice bit of subtle contour and it is easy to wear throughout the day.

Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick – 200 Pink Light

I love this using this highlighter. As I mentioned before this year seems to be all about highlighter and having a dewy glow to your skin. This highlighter for me, ticks all of those boxes.

I usually add highlighter to my brow bone and my cheeks, and my nose. I love this pink shimmery shade and that it is on a stick as it is perfect to apply when you are in rush, which 9 times out of 10 I always am!

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Revlon Photoready Powder – 010 Fair

I love using a powder to mattify my skin. I like to use a moisturizer that has SPF in it as I want to make sure I don’t get wrinkles too early! But I find using an SPF can leave my skin looking slightly shiny and oily so I like to use this powder.

I love this powder, it is easy to blend and is very lightweight. I love applying with my face expert Real technique brush, as it makes the application really quick and easy, and it never looks too heavy or caked on.

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L’oreal Paris True Match Foundation – 1.5.N

This foundation is a new addition to my makeup bag for this year, for ages I used Revlon colorstay foundation. I wanted to try a new foundation for a while and I’ve heard so many good things about L’oreal True Match foundation so I wanted to give it a go.

I have gone with the shade 1.5.N as I have quite fair skin. I think this is a good match to my skin tone. The formula is quite light so you can build up to a heavier coverage if you need to. It feels lovely on my skin and easy to wear.  

I prefer foundations that aren’t too heavy as I feel they can block my pores and I can get outbreaks.

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L’oreal Paris ‘Life’s a Peach’ Skin awakening Blush – 01 Peach Addict

This is another new addition to my 2018 makeup bag and quite a new release from L’oreal Paris. This is a lovely peach shade of blush, which adds a lovely dewy glow to my skin.

I wanted a slightly different shade of blush for summer to make my skin look a bit sunkissed. I am also looking to possibly faze out the contouring powder and go for a more natural look and this blusher will possibly be the replacement.

L’oreal Paris Paradise Extatic Mascara

I like to switch up my mascara quite regularly some of my past favourites have been Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara and Rimmel Wonder’full Extreme Black Mascara.

The Mascara I love using at the moment is L’oreal Paris Paradise Extatic Mascara. It doesn’t smudge and it lasts all day. It doesn’t clump either. I have naturally long eyelashes so I like a mascara that doesn’t make my lashes too long as my glasses can squash my eyelashes! (not a good look) But this Mascara gives me great lashes with or without my glasses.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – 630 Seduction

I really love this lip colour from Revlon. I have used their foundations and highlighters in the past. I love the colour of this, it is a lovely subtle nude, which is perfect to wear every day, it also smells amazing. It is quick and easy to apply and gives a lovely finish to your lips. I love the casing of this lip colour as it looks really cool and streamline and it fits nicely in my bag.

These are my current 2018 Makeup bag favourites. Obviously, I have loads more makeup products that I use but these are the products that I have enjoyed using.

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What is your favourite Makeup product at the moment? Let me know in the comments below.

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4 thoughts on “What’s in my makeup bag – the 2018 edition

  1. Omg I love all these products! They’re all my go tos! Loved this post! Thanks so much for sharing! 💜

    1. It’s a lovely shade, I wear it quite a lot! Revlon do some great products I loved their foundation as it very light, so doesn’t feel like you are wearing it xx

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