What's In My Makeup Bag: 5.30am Wake Up Edition


I adore makeup and especially since starting blogging I've become more adventurous with my makeup, having a bit of a play with makeup is one of my favourite things to do. However, since starting working full time my makeup routine has had to change a little bit. Getting up at 5:30am has meant spending hours on my makeup isn't a possibility because sleep definitely comes first! This has meant my daily routine has a bit of an overhaul and therefore what is in my makeup bag has changed. I thought now would be a perfect time to show you what products I'm using every day. 

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream // Maybelline Fit Me Concealer // Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer // Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder // Maybelline Master Sculpt // Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba // L'Oreal Brow Artiste Pencil// Maybelline Colour Tattoo // Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara // Urban Decay Naked 2 // The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter // L'Oreal Colour Riche Exclusive Lipstick in Julianne's Nude

This Bourjois CC Cream is the perfect base for work, it's quick and easy to put on, a good colour match, it's a light coverage but gives a nice base for the rest of my makeup and doesn't feel heavy on my face during the day. For concealer it's always going to be m favourite ever concealer the Maybelline Fit Me, and I've also been using the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer for brightening under my eyes. As I've got pretty oily skin I always like to powder and the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder does a great job at mattifying without looking cakey. Although I'm pushed for time in the morning I give my face a bit of shape with the Maybelline Master Sculpt which is a great contour for pale skin and the highlight is gorgeous. My favourite blush is this Natural Collection bargain, Peach Melba is such a gorgeous peachy natural shade, that adds a hint of colour.

Eyes are my favourite makeup area to 'play' with, but eyeshadow takes time and at 5:30am my priority isn't ensuring my eyeshadows are perfectly blended, however I still like to put a bit of something on. The Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze is a beauty blogger essential and I can totally see why, its so easy to use and gives such a beautiful bronzed eye look that take seconds! When I have a few extra minutes to play with I'll use a few shadows from my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette which will always be a favourite thanks to it's beautiful range of neutral colours and it's amazing quality.


On my brows I've been using the L'Oreal Brow Artiste pencil, as it gives my brows some colour and a bit of definition quickly. I'm looking to try some other brow products soon though. My current mascara is the Max Factor False Lash Effect which I really like, it defines my lashes really well and gives a nice amount of volume and curl without being too intense for such a minimal makeup look. Finally I'll moisturise my lips with The Body Shop's Strawberry Lip Butter, and then if I'm wanting some lippy my go to is definitely this L'Oreal Colour Riche Exclusive Lipstick in Julianne's Nude, it's the perfect nude shade for me and feels lovely on the lips.

My weekends are now spent putting on far too much makeup to make up for my lack of it during the week! How much makeup, if any, do you wear to work? Do early starts stop you from wearing more like me?

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