What’s In That Make-Up Bag?

If I had a penny for everytime someone asked me about my amateur make-up regime, Alyssa would be a very wealthy woman! I wear make up to cover up my problematic skin, so taking care of my skin is a primary priority(we will save that for another Fabulous post on Queen Regnant!). This is pretty basic stuff, I don’t have any formal make up artistry skills, and I stick to the same make up routine everyday with the exception of lipstick colours and concealer, depending on my mood and the condition of my skin. Here’s the products in my makeup bag!

Face

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation

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This foundation is oil-free, which is perfect for acne-prone skin, and hydrating. A little goes a long way and a dab here and there after the initial application works as well as a concealer.

Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

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This powder helps set my foundation in place and I use it to mattify my nose and chin throughout the day.

Woolworths Face Complexion Perfector
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This is magic in a tube! The green concealer counteracts the redness of spots, creating a neutral canvas so the foundation can even out the imperfection.

Eyes

Avon True Colour Quad Eyeshadow in Mocha Latte

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This eyeshadow quad is a multipurposed ninja in my makeup bag. I use #4 to colour in my brows and to line my eyes when I’m not in the mood for eyeliner. I highlight my brow bone with #1 and I dab #3 on the inner corners of my eyes when my eyes look tired.

Essence Longlasting Eyeliner Pen

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This is my precious! I create different looks with this simple pen with precision.

Clinique High Impact Mascara

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My almost non-existent light brown lashes come to life with a flick of this wand. I’ve been using this mascara for years, not a single raccoon eye to complain about. Ever.

Lips

Mac Matte Lipstick in Taupe

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This is a staple! This is the nude colour that I use almost everyday. The colour stays in place all day.

Essence Lipliner in Soft Berry

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I’m abit obsessed with Kylie Jenner’s overlined lips. This shade matches Taupe lipstick almost perfectly.

Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Rosy Lipped

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Matte lipstick and lipliner tend to dry lips out. This liquid lip balm counteracts the problem. I use it on its own or I dab a little over matte lipstick.

Avon Ultra Rich Colour Lipsticks

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I love these shades! I use these colours for dramatic and bold lips.