Heading home for two weeks means that it was time to pick out my must have makeup pieces and bundle them together in my Harrods makeup bag, which surprisingly fits a lot in it. Lay out like this it looks like I have picked a lot of makeup, but I like to have options and I am happy with everything which I choose.
My Marc Jacob palette in Lolita is my absolute favourite palette in my entire collection. It contains the most beautiful range of colours for any occasion, which means it is my perfect choice for travelling as everything is in one place. My Nars Laguna Bronzer is the only bronzer which I use as you can tell I have hit pan, therefore it comes everywhere with me and would never choose anything else as I think nothing compares to it. My MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, is also the only powder which I have been using recently, it adds just the right amount of product to the face. My Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette is brilliant for travelling as it just gives you options depending on what look you are wanting to create.
I brought two foundations for the simple reason that I like to have an everyday foundation and a more high end version. The L'Oreal True Match Foundation is a great drugstore foundation, and the best which I have found it offers create coverage and they have such a great range of shades. Without a doubt my best and priciest purchase of the year is Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. It had been as the top of my wish list for a while and at the start of the year I splashed out and it is perfection, I don't use this as my everyday foundation as unfortunately at £31 a bottle I cannot afford to repurchase it as often as I would need to. But, I have a few occasions where I will be wearing this whilst at home for birthdays and nights out.
The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is a very well-known beauty must have amongst the blogging community, and it deserves the praise which it gets. It has a creamy consistency and is excellent at covering blemishes. My must have mascara is the Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara as it adds volume and length which is exactly what I want, I am yet to find something drugstore or high end which is as good at this. My new favourite eyeliner is the Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner, it has featured in quite a few recent blog posts as I have been loving it. It has a pen nib which is exactly what I like and it is perfect for precision if you just like a little line of eyeliner.
My latest addition to my brush collection is the Zoeva All Over Shadow Brush, and is such great value at just £6.95. It is my most recent and first Zoeva purchase and I am very happy with it, it is super soft and allows you to get a full wash of colour across the lid with one swipe. A perfect combination is to use the MAC 217 Eyeshadow Brush to blend any other colours together and is perfect for fitting in the crease of the eyelid. The Real Techniques Multi-task Brush is an essential and it goes with me everywhere as it is perfect for applying powder and bronzer, and I use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply my foundation.
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe is something which I have deliberating buying for months now and I finally took the splurge. It is similar to the MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering in terms of texture and application, but what sets the Brow Wiz apart is the colour range and Taupe is perfect for me and anyone with fair/medium blonde hair.
I only brought one lip colour with me and that is the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Descanso (not available was part of an exclusive set). I got this in the Digital World Lip Pencil Set over Christmas and it is the perfect nude with a hint of coral, making it orange toned. It is great as it goes with all kind of makeup looks either day or night.