11 May 2013

Makeup on the Go

I'm a bit of a control freak. I always have to do lots of planning and I tend to do a lot of thinking ahead so of course I have a little makeup kit in my handbag at all times, ready for lipstick re-application and powder emergencies :)
So what do I carry?
I got this Weird Fish tin in a goody bag from the designer fashion show during Bath Fashion Week and thought it was a pretty weird gift and couldn't for the life of me think of a use for it until I happened to clear all the lipsticks out of the bottom of my handbag and shove them in there for safe keeping temporarily. Temporarily kind of became permanently and other bits and pieces have been added to make a little emergency kit :)
Of course I have my holy grail tin of Lanolips Golden Ointment* (reviewed here) in there, ready to soften my skin if its ever feeling a bit sore and dry and a back up lip balm for if I can't find my faithful Lush Honey Trap one for whatever reason.
I also keep a small pot of Bare Minerals mineral finishing powder in there along with a mini kabuki to rid my face of any shine that may creep up during the day.
My lovely MAC Fast Fleet blusher has also made its home in my makeup tin because I've found its a great blusher for adding a little extra definition and colour to cheeks for an evening look so I use the Benefit brush that I've popped in there to do a spot of contouring after work so I can head straight out.
Finally, I always seem to have two or three lipsticks in the tin, usually one red and one bright pink because those are my two go to colours. In the photo above the lipsticks are MAC Girl About Town and Lush Power. Girl About Town lives perminantly in my handbag because I am so so in love with it, it's definitely my go to lipstick!

Occasionally if I'm feeling a bit bored I'll swap things around a bit and add an eyeshadow or if I know I'll be out over night I grab a mascara to go in the tin too, I also have wet wipes in my handbag constantly to battle panda eyes in the morning, but in general, this is my handbag makeup collection :)

Do you carry a makeup tin/bag around in your handbag? What do you keep in yours?
Annie xx


  1. Love the tin xx


    1. I like its size and colour, but I think I might cover the weird fish bit :P xx

  2. I keep my Estee lauder doublewear concealer, Rimmel stay matte powder with a little velour puff from Boots, some lipbalm and Topshop lipstick in Pillow Talk :)

    That blush looks so cute! :)


    1. Full set then! I've been umming and ahhing over Pillow Talk for a while now. Might have to grab it when I get paid :P xx

  3. In my bag I carry lip balm and wet wipes. Very recently I've started carrying lipstick so I can use up some of my stash! :)


    1. Oooh, I hadnt thought of my obsession with carrying too many lipsticks as being good for de-stashing a little! xx

  4. Love these kind of random wired things, which end up being really useful!!


  5. Brilliant for makeup on the go ! So much easier to clean, just in case you have a spill :) Thanks for sharing !

    Cherry ~~