If you watched this video you’ll know that one of my aims this year is to use more makeup. Not buy more makeup, god knows I have the stuff coming out of my ears, but to use different products rather than sticking to the tried and tested old faithfuls. My makeup storage is not the easiest to navigate and quite frankly I don’t leave myself a great deal of time in the morning to sit and sift through the products to try new things. I know which products will cover my spots, stop me looking shiny, and prevent me having panda eyes by midday and I tend to stick to them, but that is a tad lazy for a beauty blogger to say the least.
I have devised a pioneering technique at the forefront of scientific research in order to ensure that products I should be using and reviewing get, well, used and reviewed.
I call this technique: putting different stuff in your makeup bag.
I bought this clear makeup bag from Tesco last year (love saying that in January) because its easy to keep clean, easy to see everything, and the right size to prevent me from carrying every blusher I own around with me like some kind of high maintenance blusher princess from hell. I take it to Matt’s with me where I spend half of the week, and it sits on my dressing table and means that when I’m getting ready in the morning I can look from my makeup drawers in sheer panic to the simplified bag with my favourite stuff in it whilst a sea of calm washes over me. Quite frankly, it makes me feel like a normal person, which is always a good thing. I do however, tend to stick to the same things in there – Chanel foundation, Collection 2000 concealer, YSL mascara, Bobbi Brown Blusher, L’Oreal liner, Bourjois Bronzer, A couple of unimaginative lipsticks, and then the too-big-to-fit but oh so handy Naked palette.
This morning I filled my bag with some old faithfuls, but also some things I’ve either never used or want to use up. There’s a primer in there, because I’m horrible at using primer, and a few different bits and bobs I’ve wanted to review for a while. If you see anything you want to know more on, let me know! I aim to do a couple more of these as I switch the products up (hence why this is labelled 1) so keep your eyes peeled! I confess, the Naked palette still travels with me. Baby steps…