• My Make Up Bag – Paris Edit

    hello freckles make up bag paris edit
    I know I love a good nosy into other people’s make up bags and surely some of you do too, so today I’m showing you what I’ve taken away to Paris for 4 days. 

     hello freckles make up bag paris edit all products

    I don’t know if this seems like a lot or not? It all fits comfortably into my pug make up bag though (it’s 17cm by 12cm for reference) and I’ve tried to cover a range of options. 

    In terms of my base I’m gonna keep it light with Clinque’s Moisture Surge CC Cream. I have the shade ‘very light’ and although it already has SPF30, I won’t be reapplying it throughout the day so Benefit’s Dream Screen will be popped in my bag for when I’m out and about. I have also packed a little pot of Revlon Colorstay foundation in case I want more coverage on a night for a meal or whatever. Of course I couldn’t go anywhere without my beloved NARS Creamy Concealer and Rimmel Stay Matte powder to set as it’s gonna be mid to late 20s so pretty warm! I’m taking MAC Blushbaby as it’s a great matte blush that is foolproof for me to apply. 

    For brows I’ve got Benefit BrowZings and Maybelline Brow Drama. I usually use a combination of both, but even just a sweep of Brow Drama keeps my brows at bay!

    I struggled to decide on eyeshadows, as I had hoped to take away my NARSissist palette, but since my make up is travelling in the case, I couldn’t imagine opening it and seeing the shadows cracked. Urban Decay’s Naked Basics is a must-have, with all the shades you need in one dinky palette. Mine has seen better days and I’ve hit pan, but for 4 days, I can handle it! I’ve also got Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner if I want some cat eye action then to top it all off L’Oréal Miss Manga Mascara, the waterproof edition as my hayfever is notorious for giving me watery eyes and I sneeze a lot. I still can’t decide why it’s got a bendy brush, but it gives me the volume and length I like. You might have spotted my eyedrops there too, I wouldn’t want to go without them!

    I’ve got two pink lipsticks, MAC Pink Plaid and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Sex Machine’, I don’t find either to be drying and they last all day so I shouldn’t need to touch up. I may add the MAC Viva Glam Rihanna as a red option, a graduation present from my sister, just in case. Other lip products include Lanolips Lemonaid which smells amazing and my absolute favourite, Nuxe Reve de Miel.

    And that’s it! What would you pack for a short break to Paris?

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  • Reply Lauren Parker July 15, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Lovely post. Still need to try out the Nars creamy concealer!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply tasha July 17, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      I love it! Great creamy consistency and it lasts for ages, might be pricey but I think it's completely worth it x

  • Reply Stephanie July 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

    This is off topic, but I'm obsessed with that makeup bag! SO CUTE!


    • Reply tasha July 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Hahah, thanks Stephanie! It was a present x

  • Reply Katie Bacon July 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Your make up bag is adorable!
    In Katie's Corner

    • Reply tasha July 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      haha, I do love pugs!

  • Reply Frankie CH July 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    You have so many products that I really want – aah! I've been craving the NARS creamy concealer for ages 🙂

    Frankie x

    • Reply tasha July 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Treat yourself, Frankie! The NARS concealer is well worth the money!

  • Reply hautefrugalista.com July 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Ive been wanting to try the Manga mascara! The ad is so cute and the girl looks like a doll! I love the Naked palette! Is a must for any trip!
    Dee Trillo

    • Reply tasha July 17, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      I really like the Miss Manga Mascara, takes a couple attempts to get used to the bendy wand I reckon but after that, you're good. The Naked palette is great for travelling isn't it, so compact! x

  • Reply Jessica Edmunds July 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    wow gorgeous I love that mascara despite mixed opinions xxx

    • Reply tasha July 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      One of my friends recommended it to me, so I had to give it a go. Especially since my all time favourite has now been discontinued 🙁

  • Reply Tamsin Lily July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I love the miss manga mascara! and you can't go wrong with a mac lipstick while walking around Paris haha enjoy your trip!


    • Reply tasha July 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks Tamsin! MAC lipsticks are fab aren't they! x

  • Reply Anita Bóková July 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Love your blog:)
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  • Reply Kat Horrocks July 22, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Your pug makeup bag is SO cute! 🙂 I really wanna get the Naked Basics palette for travel as it's such a pain having to carry my Naked 1 round separately in my hand luggage!

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