Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag // Weekend Away Edition

I spent the Australia day long weekend with my family down in Albury. Not only were we celebrating living in the beautiful country we call home, but we had some pretty big birthday events to mark as well - a 40th and a 5th, to be exact! 22 family members trucked up there to spend some quality time together, and very early on Saturday morning while Mister Bovary swam laps and wallowed in the steam room, I snapped a few pictures of the makeup bag I've been carrying around with me lately!
The Playboy pouch was a birthday present for my 17th, and it only resurfaced while moving house last year. Playboy isn't really my jam, but the camel/tan colour is and the size is great for popping in my handbag.

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - a serious staple, this has disappeared from some pharmacy stands but still remains at Priceline. Does anyone know what is going on with this product?

Napoleon Perdis powder brush - I have a stack of the NP brushes as Chris' often buys me the sets for my birthday. This brush is freshly washed and is perfect for the aforementioned powder.

Revlon Lash Potion mascara - I wore not a lick of mascara the whole time we were away, but wanted to have this at hand in case we ended up going out for a nice dinner somewhere. We stuck to having BBQ's by the resort pool instead, which was a much more relaxed option.
Perfume samples (Cavalli, Burberry, Estee Lauder and Katy Perry) - These lightweight scent solutions were perfect for travelling with, and though I used my Victoria's Secret Love Spell body mist more often than these, they always stick around in my handbag for a random spritz.

Clinique Chubby Stick in Two-Ton Tomato- I like to keep a nice sheer red on me in case I need to fancy up a look, and at the moment this summer-appropriate red is my pick.

Revlon Super Lustrous Gloss in Pango Peach- The best shade to wear when you can't decide on a lip colour! It makes your lips look deliciously glossy but still very natural, and I think the name of it is super cute too.

Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Haute Pink Twist*- My mistake was in thinking this was your run of the mill sheer pink lip crayon - that is why it took me so long to trial this press sample after neglecting it for other shades. This is bright but wearable and packs a mean does of pigment without even trying - I am totally in love with this formula, thanks Covergirl!
Clinique Two-Ton Tomato, Revlon Pango Peach, Covergirl Haute Pink Twist

How many lip shades do you like to tote about with you?
What powder should I try after I finish this Maybelline Dream Matte?

Emma @ emmabovarybeauty

*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. ZOMG the pan on that powder! I say switch it up and try a high end powder. :)

    Something about this post makes me want to reorganize all my makeup. Everything looks so neat and cute, all lined up nicely.

    1. Liz I've gone through so many pans of Dream Matte, love it so much. I have a MAC powder sitting around that I need to go through now that I think of it...

  2. I love how relaxed and minimalist your makeup selection is, I always find myself grossly over-packing for short trips.

    1. I totally overpacked in terms of sunscreen, I went totally crazy!

  3. Great selection! I've heard that Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder has been discontinued and replaced with the Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder (though I haven't seen the latter anywhere yet!)

    1. Ohh wow I hadn't heard that yet Celina! Hopefully that powder has the same oil control for me

  4. Haute Pink Twist is so pretty x

    1. It is seriously an amazing shade, I was so surprised at how fast I fell in love with it


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