Whats in my make up bag ? I am often asked this question by customers wondering what product to buy. To be honest I have about 5 make up bags,most of them kept in my bathroom cabinet.
The make up bag that I carry to work is relatively small in size, but packed full of products that I cannot leave home without. I must confess I am a bit of a ‘Jane Iredale’ addict. The range is a mineral make up,so much kinder to my skin. I wear Jane Iredale pure pressed foundation in Golden Glow, this is applied with a horsehair brush, the reason being, natural horse hair holds the minerals on the brush and you won’t lose product, you can of course try any brush but these brushes are high quality and if looked after properly can last for years. I carry my pure pressed powder with a retractable brush to top up as and when I need to. I think my absolute fav product though is chemisrty blush, which is a cream blusher and leaves a lovely dewy effect on the skin, this can also be used on the lips and eyes, it is absolutely lovely. Fetish lip fixation is a lovely lip stain which comes a double ended product, one end stain, the other gloss. My desert island product is longest lash mascara, it really does what it says, it comes in a squeezy tube so you can literally squeeze every last drop out of the tube so no wastage.
As Beauty Therapists we have worked with various make up brands and are always looking for the best products available and that we know will work. Of course any make up is only as good as the skin you are applying it to. Ensure your face is cleansed, toned and moisturised before applying make up, allow a few minutes after applying moisturiser before putting on make up. I always use a primer to give my face a smooth finish before application of make up.
- Smashbox Photo finish smooth and blur primer is great for mature skin
- MaxFactor Miracle Prep pore minimising and mattifying primer for oily skin
- Dermalogica skin perfect primer would be my primer of choice
Do remember how important it is to keep your make up brushes clean. Powders and foundation build up quickly on your brushes. If you notice spots appearing on you face it may indicate that its past the time to clean your brushes. We recommend cleaning these once a week if used on a daily basis.
Some lovely products I have also tried:
- Mac Shanghai Spice is my new peachy colour
- Trending at the moment is the Mini Mac Lipstick available in 5 shades.
- Tom Ford lip colour is so creamy and really moisturising, try Indian Rose or Sugar Glider
- Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara is only £7.99
Which ever make up products you use we at Beauty Haven will be happy to advise or why not treat yourself to a cleanse and make up application for that special occasion, should it be a wedding, formal, special birthday or just want a professional to give you the make up look that suits you.
Cleanse and Make up Priced £25
Bridal make up including trial Priced £40