06 November 2017

Eight Makeup Bag Essentials: Allsún Recommends

Autumn makeup bag essentials Fluff and Fripperies Irish beauty blog

We’ve opened up the contents of mine and Emily’s makeup bags for your viewing pleasure – now Allsún’s getting in on the action, and sharing her very favourite beauty bits this season!

ONE: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-colour

Even though summer is well and truly gone, this bronzer is a staple of my makeup bag.  The powder is so finely milled it seamlessly blends into your skin - sure, what else would you expect from Chanel? I like to swirl the shades together to warm up my complexion for a natural, sun-kissed look that keeps me happy during the colder months.  

TWO: Smashbox LA Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Colour in Hollywood & Highlight

Dewy and radiant makeup isn’t just for summer so for me, a creamy highlight is a year-round must.  This Smashbox crayon is an all-time fave.  It comes with a handy sponge at one end that blends and diffuses the colour. I use this liberally on my my forehead, bridge of my nose, chin and cheekbones for a lovely pearly gleam that doesn’t make me look like a glitter ball.

Autumn Makeup Bag Essentials from Fluff and Fripperies Beauty Blog

THREE & FOUR: Clarins Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Light Brown, and Too-Faced Brow Quickie in Universal Taupe

We all know eyebrows define the face! I’ve used so many products to try to get the perfect brow and this combo is the dream. The Clarins pencil is hands-down one of the best. The colour is great for me and the waxy pencil defines while the spoolie grooms and tames the brow. The Too-Faced gel finishes things off – it both tints and sets my browns in place.  It’s easy to apply and also easy to build, without any fear of Scouse Brow. 

FIVE: Too Faced-Melted Matte liquid lipstick in Cool Girl

At this time of year I’m all over brown and nude lip colours, like white on rice.  I love a matte lipstick but the cold weather is hard enough on the lips. This Too Faced lippie has the least drying formula I’ve tried to date -  they’ve added avocado oil and vitamin E to make it comfortable to wear.  This shade is a lovely milk chocolate and it lasts all day. I'm wearing it below.

SIX: L.O.V Lip Affair lipstick in # 521 Verena’s Rose

This is the perfect autumnal lipstick shade and feels so moisturising and creamy. It’s no secret that I love this brand and for me this another winner - both the shade and formula are fab.

SEVEN: Cargo Water Resistant Blush in Los Cabos

In autumn I move away from my usual pink blushes and have been loving the coral tones of this one, It has a little bit of shimmer and it’s water resistant so it won’t budge with our unpredictable weather. It really helps battle against the rain and wind and still stays put.

EIGHT: The Body Shop Go for Gold Eyeshadow Quad

I love this little palette with its warm neutrals – so wearable especially at this time of year. All four shades are richly pigmented, finely milled and easy to use.  Except for the palest shade, each of the colours offer buildable coverage.  I especially love Amazonian Earth, a rich deep brown. This is my go to palette for either a day or night look.

Tried anything here? And what are you loving this autumn?

Photo credit: top two photos by Emilia at Rua Photography

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