What’s In My Makeup Bag | February 2018

makeup bag

When Joanne from Opposable Thumbs Blog wanted to share what’s in her makeup bag, I just knew that I had to get involved! I was glad to see that Joanne has also tagged me and a few other bloggers in her post to share what’s in our own makeup bags.

If you know my blog, then you already know that I love my beauty products! I admit it. I’m a makeup junkie to the core. Over the last year or so, I’ve definitely calmed down, but my collection is definitely bigger than most people. I never really used to use a makeup bag, but I’ve been trying to be good and use up products. I decided to start using a makeup bag in the last 8 months to make sure I use up my products and to really test out the products. So let’s take a look at what’s inside my bag!

makeup bag


The primer that’s currently inside my makeup bag is the Max Factor All Day Face Finity primer. I recently added this back into my bag, as I really want to use this up. I really enjoy this primer, as it does what it says. It keeps my makeup on for a long time and I find that I don’t get too oily throughout the day too. It also feels more like moisturiser when wearing it. It’s definitely my go to drugstore primer!

For foundation, I tend to rotate this quite often. This month I’m trying out a couple of new drugstore ones. I’ve got the new L’Oreal Stick Foundations (one for a foundation and one as a contour). These are great for travelling, and I’ve reviewed them here. I’ve also recently been trying the Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation in the new shade 10 (warm mahogany). They never used to do dark shades in this foundation, but now that they do I thought I should give it a go.

The concealers I’ve currently got in my makeup bag are the new Makeup Revolution concealers everyone is hyping about (see my review here). I’ve also got the new dark shade in the Collection concealer which I also wanted to test out this month!


I tend to either use a bronzer or a contour powder. Currently in my makeup bag I’m using my Estee Lauder foundation powder in Rich Mahogany as my contour powder. It’s such a deep rich colour that it’s perfect for my skin tone.

As an all over face powder / setting powder, I’ve been using my Fashion Fair translucent powder which I love! I think I’ll be hitting pan on that one soon, so will definitely need to think about getting a back up. I’ve really been enjoying translucent powders as I don’t find them to transfer on my clothes. This one also doesn’t leave me with a white cast on my face.

My current highlighters have been the Kathleen Lights x Makeup Geek highlighter palette. I actually purchased this a long time ago, and whilst I was shopping my stash recently I rediscovered it! I’m really enjoying it, and they are quite intense highlighter powders, so a little definitely goes a long way.

The blusher I always have in my makeup bag, is actually discontinued. It was a MAC x Taraji P Henson collaboration in the shade ‘glow’ and it’s my ‘perfect’ blusher shade. It’s a copper red and comes in the mineralised skin finish range. I really hope they bring it back!

makeup bag


My go to eyeshadow palette at the moment has been the Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions palette. Although small looking, this palette contains 9 full size pans, and packs a lot of pigment. I love to use this for an all over matte eyeshadow look, which is my typical everyday look. There are 8 matte eyeshadows, and just 1 metallic shadow. I love all of the shades, and for it’s a great travel palette.

I can’t do a makeup look without a good mascara. The one I’ve been using for the past few months has been the Essence Lash Princess mascara. This gives such a lengthening appearance to my eyelashes and it’s just £3-£4! I highly recommend it!

So that’s it for my makeup bag. Whilst writing this post I realised that I didn’t include a lip product! Well that’s because my lip products are typically thrown into my handbag or my coat pocket. But I’ve been loving wearing lip glosses recently like this one from Revlon or this new lip shine from L’Oreal.

Beauty Bay

Don’t forget to check out Joanne’s post here, and also let us know what are some staples in your makeup bag if you have any!

To see my favourite beauty products of 2017, check out this post here!

Speak soon,

Victoria x




  1. February 12, 2018 / 10:27 am

    I think you have everything in your makeup bag that a fashion girl should have. I personally love the Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions palette. Such great colors πŸ™‚

  2. February 12, 2018 / 10:42 am

    Never mind the make up I want your make up bag! It’s amazing! πŸ˜€

  3. February 12, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Wow you really do have lots of make up. I have just the basics I would say, plus a primer. I couldn’t comment without saying that I LOVE your makeup bag.

  4. February 12, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    I’m not big on make-up but I love seeing what other women have in their make-up bags. I also have to comment on how adorable your make-up bag is, since Belle is my favorite Disney Princess!

  5. Hannah Denton
    February 12, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I love the essence mascara too! Wilkinson always have such good offers too!

    PS: I love your belle makeup bag!

  6. February 12, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    I love having a peek in other people’s make up bags! Thank you for the tips πŸ™‚

  7. Sarah - Mud, Cakes and Wine
    February 12, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    I have since your posts decided to get a primer. Your make up bag sounds amazing and full of wonderful products. Mine would make you cry

  8. February 12, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    So many make ups. But I only have basic knowledge of it. It’s not a new thing to have make up, but it is cool thing to have customised make up bag especially if you have favourite characters are there.

  9. February 12, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Ooh, love having a nosey in other people’s bags and especially make-up bags! I am jealous – not only does my make-up bag hardly come out for a spin, it is very sparsely filled these days! haha

  10. Joline
    February 12, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Whoa you have so many goodies in your make up bag! Everything a girl could ever need. I usually just bring lip gloss and a very light blush.

  11. February 12, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    I love mac blushers but they discontinued my favourite shade so I’m almost out of That! I don’t wear makeup very often (really must make more effort!)

  12. Pari
    February 12, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Nice makeup collection but to be honest I was eyeing your makeup bag more than the makeup πŸ˜€

  13. February 12, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    I absolutely love the Collection concealer and it’s so good that they are now doing a wider range of shades πŸ™‚

  14. February 12, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Amazing! I love that makeup brands are finally listening to consumers and bringing out a much wider range of shades, long over due I think. I’m still waiting to find something that evens out my skin without hiding my freckles or making my skin look greasy! Thanks for letting us peek inside your makeup bag xx

  15. February 12, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Oh I have that make up bag too! It’s fab isn’t it! I loved nosying in your make up bag, I use that primer too!

  16. February 13, 2018 / 1:13 am

    Great post. You are able to fit so much in your makeup bag. Plus who doesn’t love Beauty and the Beast.

  17. February 13, 2018 / 8:01 am

    The eye shadow palette have some really pretty shades . I liked that the most . Great collection.

  18. February 13, 2018 / 8:27 am

    It’s so refreshing to read a post like this where not all the make up brands are really high end and expensive! Thanks for the inspiration x

  19. February 13, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I bought the new make up revolution concealer too and I really like it, such great value for the money x

  20. February 13, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    What a collection you got! All those give me inspo! My collection isn’t as big but would definitely never miss eye makeup especially the eye shadow palette too since I treasure my eyes too much! Haha…and lipstick of course!

  21. February 13, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    I don’t actually carry that much in my make-up bag. I always have a lip gloss and chapstick handy. I also will carry an eye shadow and eye liner but that’s about it. I never thought to carry concealer though. I need to start packing more:)

  22. February 13, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    What a lovely bag! Apart from the make up that is, lol. Mine is filled with unused make up since I now sport what is known as mommy has no time make up, lol

  23. February 13, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    It’s so fascinating to see what you use Victoria. You’ve got a fab collection there.

  24. February 13, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I have the same makeup bag! I love it! I love reading about what makeup others use, it’s always good to get some new recommendations.

  25. February 13, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I have never tried Huda Beauty, but I have been hearing a lot about this brand lately. I’ll definitely have to try out their products sometime soon!

  26. February 14, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Looks like the makeup bag of my girlfriend. She always comes prepared. Both she and my daughter would love the bag though. They are huge Belle fans.

  27. February 15, 2018 / 12:08 am

    I love powders also and I have too many, because I have oily skin and it helps with the shiny face syndrome from the oil build up! Cute make up!

  28. February 15, 2018 / 3:37 am

    Love that makeup case. This post just reminded me that I need a new makeup bag! Thanks for sharing!

  29. February 15, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    I love posts, like these, I am super nosy so it is great finding out what are in others bags and their essentials. Love the makeup bag fyi

  30. February 15, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    I love the bag and it has such amazing makeup items. The eyeshadow palette has some really niceshades. Great collection!

  31. February 15, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I want everything in her bag. #MakeupAddict but still. I’m curious about the primer. I’ve heard of it but not many reviews.

  32. February 16, 2018 / 8:50 am

    wow you are well equipped here! Love the shadows you have is so pretty. I only have some mascara and a good foundation

  33. February 16, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Your makeup bag is pretty! πŸ˜‰ I must confess that I got quite overwhelmed by your makeup because I only use lipsticks

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