I don’t know about you guys, but some of my best beauty recommendations have come from my closest friends; I’m constantly pestering people by peering into their make up bags to see what beauty products they’re using and loving (after I’ve asked permission, of course!). Over the years, I’ve found so many brilliant bits and bobs thanks to a quick beauty bag snoop – and I thought why not share all of these golden nuggets of beauty info with you guys!
Enter the Beauty Bag Snoop, a new regular feature for the blog which will see some of my besties opening up their beauty bags and letting me have a good ‘ole rootle around in the hopes of finding some new favourites.
Let me introduce you to my lovely friend Lilah Parsons, multi-talented TV presenter extraordinaire, who kindly volunteered her make up bag as the first subject of my Beauty Bag Snoop. This beautiful babe, who works as a presenter for MTV, a model and a DJ (too trendy), loves a good smokey eye and the occasional bright and bold lip, which she pairs with dewy, flawless skin that never fails to look fresh – even under the harsh, HD lights of the MTV cameras.
So, without further ado, Lilah’s beauty bag:
Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer – I love this primer! It helps to keep make up on all day and gives you a luminous glow to your skin.
CK One 3-in-1 Face Make Up Foundation – I’ve recently discovered this foundation – I apply it either with a brush or sponge and it gives really good coverage, but is so light that you can’t see it. I hate the heavy makeup look.
bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder – I always carry this in my purse along with a diffuser brush! It’s so light but it helps to keep my foundation looking fresh and coverage even throughout the day. Oh, and it sorts out any shininess!
Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer – I can’t live without bronzer! I’m naturally pale so it helps to give a bit of colour to my complexion and I also try and attempt to use it to help contour my cheekbones.
Topshop Creme Blush in Afternoon Tea – I put this on the apples of my cheeks (by smiling geekily into the mirror!). It’s a really pretty, natural colour.
Bourjois Colour Edition 24h Cream to Shadow Eyeshadow – I love this – it’s subtle but helps to give the eyes more definition.
MAC Black Tracker Gel Liner and Smoulder Eye Liner – Nothing beats a black flick – it’s my go-to makeup look & this eyeliner is the boss!
Lancôme Hypnose Mascara – This is just a brilliant all round mascara – gives you thick luscious lashes and all that!
Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in 402 – I used to be scared of lipstick as a teenager but in my twenties I’ve really learnt to embrace it! It can totally transform your look, and this is such a great colour – even with a bare face it can make you look ready to go out.
What do you guys think of Lilah’s beauty bag selection? I have to admit, I’m itching to give the CK One foundation a whirl…