What’s in my makeup bag: April

whats in my makeup bag

whats in my makeup bag

Light base, subtle blush and simple eye is what I’ve been going for lately.

If you ask me, I think that my makeup game has been a bit boring in the last couple of weeks. I don’t know if it’s due to fact that I’m extremely busy lately and a little short on time,  or because the weather is finally starting clear and spring has me feeling like all I really need is just a little bit of makeup.

Well, for an average person the contents of my makeup bag would definitely not be considered “little” or “small” but that’s because usually I like to rotate between few foundations. I rarely use the same one two days in a row. I’m weird like that.


Right now I’m testing out two new foundations: Clarins True Radiance Perfect Skin Foundation and Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation. Both are great foundations for this time of year, because they feel very light and comfortable on skin. Of course, any time you look at my makeup bag, you’ll also always find a bottle of MUFE Mat Velvet+ foundation, as this is my favorite foundation and I can’t live without it. IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream is another all-time favorite and while it has a vey different formula than these foundations (it actually might feel a bit heavier, depending on your application technique) I love it because it feels great on my skin and gives amazing coverage. Few weeks a go, I also bought Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Illuminating Beauty Balm, but to be honest, I’m a bit confused about this product. I thought it would be like a light base/BB cream with some light coverage, but I think of it more as a primer. It gives no coverage at all, but does add a little glow and has a really cool, smoothing effect. I think that the sparkle that it adds can be a bit much for everyday use, but I did use this as a highlighter a few times (layered with another all-time favorite The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer) and it worked great for that. Pixi’s Hydrating Milky Mist with Hyaluronic Acid and Black Oat is also amazing for prepping my currently very dry skin for makeup application. For concealing, you already know how much I love Urban Decay’s NAKED Concealer.



I’ve been pretty boring with my eye makeup lately and the only palette I seem to reach for is Stila’s Spirit Palette. Dagmara from Mummy’s Beauty Corner recently reminded me just how much I love Too Faced blush in Baby Love, so I had to dig it out. Still loving MAC’s Cosmic Force, too. As far as lipstick goes, I almost always use a different shade every day, but two I’ve been reaching for the most are Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet in L’Amoureuse (#47) and NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Zurich. As much as I love my ABH’s Brow Pomade, it seems like the only brow product I’ve been using for last couple of weeks is IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil. Love that this gives me natural brows and doesn’t look too dark. It’s, without a doubt, one of the best brow pencils I’ve tried. Last but not least: mascara. It’s no secret that Lash Sensational is still a favorite (probably always will) but I also love IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara. Lash Sensational is great at creating a natural look with long, separated lashes, while Superhero gives a ton of volume.


What’s in your makeup bag this month?


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    Pearls & Skates
    April 15, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I also love the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and had the same realization with their Beauty Balm. It is great for a priming affect or to highlight, but definitely not for just a light coverage.

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    April 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    lovely post, I also love the Naked Skin foundation and Concealer!

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    Johnna LaFaith
    April 15, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    So great. Also, everything in your make up bag is so pretty!

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    Giada Graziano
    April 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I’m really interested in the Naked skin products, I need to try them!

    Love your photos :)

    Glam Observer

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    Audra Nicole Koch
    April 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    That Stila palette looks gorgeous! and I’ve been wanting to try the Urban Decay foundation for a while now! How would you say the coverage is? and better for oily or dry skin?

    Audra |

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    April 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Heart shaped blush with bunnies on it? Yes please!

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    April 15, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Love this post! The Stilla eyeshadow looks so pretty – perfect for spring!!

    Kelsey |

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    April 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Have yet to try the Naked skin foundation but I love the naked concealer so it should be good :)

    Kathy x

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    Sinead Gaffney
    April 15, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    The Stila Eyes Are The Window Spirit palette looks so good! I want it. It kind of reminds me of the Tarte Tartelette in bloom palette! x

    Sinead | Subject Beauty

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    Sirens and Bells
    April 15, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve never tried UD bases but I’ve loved everything I’ve tried from there so I think I might have to try!

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    April 15, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I’m also using the Lash Sensation right now. The colour of the tube is beautiful and I like the wand. It really gets into every lash!

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    April 15, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    There are so many things in your makeup bag I want to try! On the top of my list is the Naked Concealer. I’m almost out of my NARS concealer and have been thinking about trying this one instead. I need to make a trip to Sephora a try it out!

    Brittany |

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    April 15, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Oh you have such an amazing range of products and they all look so lovely and luxurious. I’m loving the maybelline lash sensational mascara, my current favourite! I’m thinking of trying a L’Oreal foundation but I’m not sure which one yet!

    Sally – DiagonSally

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    Mica de Leon
    April 16, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Wow, I love how your makeup blends together with the other products. A well colour coordinated collection.

    There’s More to Mica //

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    Alyse (J.X.L.)
    April 16, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Pixi makes great mists – I love their Glow Mist and this one looks pretty alluring as well. I don’t think this makeup looks boring. It looks great for everyday.

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

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    Ambar Syed
    April 16, 2016 at 5:29 am

    That Stila palette looks heavenly! I love every single shade in there :)
    – Ambar x

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    Elizabeth Swain
    April 16, 2016 at 5:50 am

    I absolutely love the NYX set soft cream matt lipgloss! I have bought 3 different colours in the past few weeks


    Lizzie | Garland Girl

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    Cara E
    April 16, 2016 at 6:10 am

    So glad to hear good things about Naked Skin, I just bought it and I’m excited to test it out! x

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    Shellie Skillen
    April 16, 2016 at 6:11 am

    The Mary Lou Manizer is my favourite highlighter! I’ve been loving the NYX lip creams too!

    Shellie Skillen

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    The Sunday Mode
    April 16, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Some great picks here, I’m starting to run out of my Lash Sensational but I know I’m going to repurchase. Personally I’ve been loving the By Terry Ombre blackstars lately :)

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    Paula Loreti
    April 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

    All of your products are great! That palette is everything, I love it :)

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    Kay (shoesandglitter)
    April 16, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Loving all your picks, hun, I was just thinking of what new products to try this month and now you gave me some fab ideas! :) I love the look of that Stila palette, and I’ve been eyeing up those Chanel lippies for a while – they seem so wonderfully pigmented, and I love the look of the texture. <3 Thanks for sharing! x


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    Kiss & Make-up
    April 17, 2016 at 5:21 am

    The Stila looks so pretty!

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    April 17, 2016 at 10:15 am

    That Stila palette… *runs out and grabs it*. It’s seriously SO BEAUTIFUL. I am totally getting it tomorrow if I can get my hands on it #makeupaddict

    Lovely post as usual Paula x

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

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    April 17, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Lovely blog! Would love to connect with you, check out latest lookbook and giveaway worth £150!

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    April 17, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I love your makeup bags


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    Nereyda @This Girl Is Obsessed
    April 18, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Zurich is my favorite color in the soft matte lip creams, I love it. And yes, nothing beats the It Cosmetics Brow Power, I’m obsessed!

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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    April 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Love your makeup products here, so many things I’d love to try out. Pixi skincare is next on my list and the Hydrating Milky sounds lovely x

    Beauty with charm

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    April 18, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Love all your choices! I haven’t tried out a few of the things in your bag but I will definitely be picking them up! x


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    April 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I love reading posts like these! Thanks for sharing x

    Edye //

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    Mikéla Davelyn
    April 18, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Haven’t tried the Naked Skin foundation before! I love Urban Decay eye shadows, though. I’ll have to give that a go sometime!

    xo, mikéla /

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    April 19, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I love Urban Decay, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried their foundation or any face products for that matter. Great picks for April!

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    Nikola Hessová
    April 19, 2016 at 2:55 am

    I love NYX lip creams…and I really wanted Zurich but it was sold I bought Cannes and I love it! I’m also considering to buy Naked Skin Foundation..I was pretty impressed how big is the packaging!?.

    These day I go for strong contouring with ABH Contour Kit…MakeupRevolution Matte Blush in Divine /check them out they are great and so cheap!/..Mary-Lou Manizer, smudged black eyeliner..and some red/fuchsia/or pink lips. That my go to look for couple weeks?

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      Paula @
      April 19, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Ahh yes! Their lip creams are seriously amazing!!! I really want to try the ABH contour kit, do you use the powder or cream one?

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    April 19, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    NYX Zurich looks lovely, I have been wanting to get my hands on it, but its always out of stock. And that Pixi Milky mist, sounds promising, I need to restock on the glow tonic I will definitely be looking for this too.
    I have been loving the new estee lauder illuminator it’s so gorgeous for adding that sun kiss glow.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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      Paula @
      April 19, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      I have the worst luck finding any NYX products, they’re always sold out everywhere haha :) That illuminator sounds stunning!

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    The Gossip Darling
    April 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I just got the IT cc cream and I am applying it with a Sigma brush. So far I’m loving the look.

    Mel |

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