What’s in my make up bag

Make up 1Beauty products expire, so it’s a good idea to edit your cosmetics every six months or so. A new season has arrived, so it’s the perfect time to Spring clean your make up collection and update a few key items.

As a blogger, I’m lucky to receive cosmetics from various brands to try and test out. I had a lot of fun putting this post together and narrowing down my favourite items of the season to share with you. Here’s what made the cut for my beauty bag this Spring.

Make up 7Make up 13Foundations
My go to foundation brand for years has been Dior. They have multiple formulas to choose from depending on your beauty needs. I particular like the Nude BB Cream for the Spring time. It’s super lightweight, but still provides you with a smoothed out complexion. For more coverage, I use Nude Air liquid foundation. It’s ideal to apply with the Dior Backstage Blender, and can be combined with the BB Cream too.

New to my beauty routine is Dior’s STAR Foundation. This is Dior’s first brightening foundation created with a weightless, fluid formula. It uses hollow silica beads to capture and diffuse light in a correcting halo with no shine. I just started using this product, and so far I’m loving the result of the even complexion and natural glow it creates.

The Fix It 2-in-1 Prime & Conceal is another great foundation product, perfect for touch ups through the day. The Fix It conceals facial blemishes, helps erase undereye circles and dark areas. You can also use it as a primer for your lips before applying lipstick.

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I’m always on the look out for good all in one make up palettes and I’ve found two this season I really like. Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Glow is the ideal palette for your entire complexion. It contains all the powders and shadows you need for bronzed, beautiful, fresh and radiant skin. You know, Charlotte Tilbury is the Queen of creating the perfect glow.

For Eye Shadow, I love this NARS Palette, containing 12 neutral, velvety shadows. I particularly like that there are lots of matte, blendable shades, making this a really useful palette. The shadows are infused with pomegranate seed oil, vitamin E, and gingko biloba extract which helps smooth skin and create the perfect base for effortless blending.

Make up 9Make up 11Blush and Bronze
Charlotte Tilbury Swish and Pop palettes are perfect for creating that finish touch of colour on your cheeks. These palettes contains pigments with finely crushed pearls that smooth & buff your skin with rich colour. For bronzer, I’m loving bareMinerals’ two new palettes; Invisible Bronzer and Invisible Glow. Consisting of silky, ultra-fine reflective pearls that creates a healthy bronzed and highlighted glow.

Make up 3Make up bareMineralsMascara
My go to brand for mascara’s is Smashbox Cosmetics. The Full Exposure is my favourite for it’s full lash effect, and lengthening fibers formula. It’s smudge and flake free, and builds lots of volume. Smashbox makes so many fantastic mascaras, you can easily find the one that suits your lash needs. Make up 18Lipsticks and Liners
I couldn’t believe how well priced the Essence collection is. Next time you’re at the drug store, keep an eye out for this brand. I particularly like their long lasting lipstick. The formula is very moisturizing and rich in colour. I opted for the pink shades, but there are lots of pretty colours to choose from. For lipliners, the Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner pencils are great for lining or filling in lip colour. Each pencil also has a built-in brush that makes it easy to blend and contour the perfect pout.

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Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below

  • I’m loving the Essence line… especially the lipsticks. The staying power is amazing!! And can’t wait to try the Dior Star foundation as well – love a good glow!! Plus your skin always looks so beautiful, so if you love it, then I’m certain I will too!! Have the best time at The Cross tonight!! xo


    • Thank you Veronika! You’re too kind. I’m loving the Essence lipsticks too. Such a great price point! Be sure to check out the Dior Foundations. I’m really liking the glow the new Star foundation provides, with no shine. Happy almost Friday xo

  • I spy a few of my favourites in here too! Charlotte Tilbury blush is AMAZING!
    And it’s SO true that we need to switch up products regularly.

    Something About That

    • I LOVE all of Charlotte’s products too! Her blushes and bronzers are the best.
      Thanks for stopping by Style Calling Jackie. Happy Friday xo

  • I need to update my make up bag and you just gave some amazing ideas. I need that Charlotte Tulbury blush asap!
    xo | Cindy Elena

    • Oh I’m so happy to hear that! Charlotte’s products never disappoint and I always use them til the very last drop!

  • I haven’t tried any of these! I’m so bad about keeping products past their expiration. I need to a huge purge.

    I like the Charlotte Tilbury palette! It looks really versatile since it has bronzer, blush, highlight, and eyeshadow already in it!

    • You’ll love the Charlotte Tilbury palette! Her products are all fantastic, but this palette in particular is really really good.
      Thanks for stopping by Style Calling Roxanne. Happy Friday! xo

  • The lipsticks are gorgeous!


    • Thanks Katherine. They’re such a good price point!!

  • You have some amazing products in your makeup bag! I love all the items you have here such amazing photos 🙂

    • Thanks so much Heather. Much appreciated 🙂

  • Such a beautiful beauty post and all great products! I’ve been wanting to try the Dior Nude Air foundation.

    Amy ❤️ http://theblushingpink.com/

    • Thanks Amy! The Dior Nude Air is my favourite. It’s so incredibly light. Get a little sample to take home next time you’re at Sephora. You’ll love it 🙂

  • I’m dying to try Charlotte Tilbury products! I hear so many good things about her products! I also want to try the Buxom lip liners – the colours you have look so cute for spring!


    • Ooh Caitlin, you have to try the Charlotte Tilbury products! Every one I’ve tried has been fantastic.
      Let me know if you have a chance to use it. I think you’ll love it 🙂

      • on it! haha
        anything specific i should start with?

        • I would start with any of her bronze or highlighting products. The Film star bronze and glow is my favourite! Let me know what you think 🙂

  • The two foundations I hear the most about is Giorgio Armani and Dior. Everyone seems to really love the two, regardless of the formula, so I’ll be checking them both out once I finish my current foundation. I’ve also seen a lot of people mention how much they love Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows and blush, too, so good to know they’re amongst your favorites, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



    • I’ve heard that too! Always Armani and Dior. I’ve been using Dior foundation for years and I love it. You should pick up a little sample from Sephora to test out next time you’re there. The new Star foundation is quite wonderful. Ooh and you have to try Charlotte Tilbury’s products too!! I’ve never been disappointed with her items. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too Jalisa! I’m photographing a DW watch this weekend, and can’t wait to wear it out 🙂

  • Mahi Chaurasia

    wow great post i love the palate shades

    • Thanks Mahi! The NARS palette is such a goodie

  • Fab post! Really want to try Charlotte Tilbury products! That blush and bronze palette looks so nice! x


    • Thank you! I would highly recommend Charlotte Tilbury products, especially the bronzers. The Filmstar Bronze and Glow is ah-mazing

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Oh it looks like you really have some great products in your make-up bag! I love this NARS palette and now I really want to try it out 🙂
    xx, Camren – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Thanks Carmen!! I’m obsessed with the NARS palette and use it every day, It’s a great all in one palette

  • I’ve used the dior foundation too! It works so well! I love it!


    • Awesome! Dior is my favourite for foundation. It never seems heavy, just the perfect amount of coverage. Thanks for stopping by Style Calling 🙂

  • Wow love the look of every product here! I would love to try the Dior foundation.

    Gemma x

    • Thanks Gemma! Happy to hear you liked it. I would highly recommend picking up a sample of the Dior foundation next time you’re at Sephora. I love the BB cream and Nude Air – very light and not at all heavy.

  • That nars palette is so gorgeous. And I seriously wish that i can get my hands on some charlotte tilbury products but living in the south east asia makes it harder to get them.


    • Thanks Nathalie! Keep an eye out for CT products – they’re usually sold at department stores. If you order online, you definitely won’t be disappointed with any of the bronzing products. The Film Star Bronze and Glow is my fav. As for the NARS palette, its FANTASTIC!! SO happy with it. I use it every day. Thanks for stopping by Style Calling 🙂

  • You have some great products! I definitely see some thing in here I have been wanting to try!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thanks Ann! Be sure to let me know if you try any of these 🙂

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