Kelle Salle is a trainee teacher who has a real passion for beauty. She took time out to show us the products in her makeup bag.
Describe the items in your makeup bag.
Like most girls, I love makeup. A primer is my beauty essential for a flawless face and easy makeup application so once I’m out the shower and dressed I apply Nuxe Paris’s Aroma Perfection to my face. I also use Milk of Magnesia as a primer but not all the time. When I’m not using Milk of Magnesia on my face, I will use Skindinavia’s Oil Control Setting Spray. Primers are a truly a God send as they keep my makeup in place throughout the day. I couldn’t imagining not priming my skin before I put makeup on.
Once I’m done priming, I do my brows. I’m using two brow products right now; I love Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the shade Ebony and sometimes I use NYX’s Tame and Frame in the shade Espresso. Once my brows are done, I highlight and clean them up with LA Girl Pro Conceal in the shade Fawn. I like these products because they are easy to apply and they make my brows look sharp.
My everyday foundation is Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H. I absolutely love this foundation because it’s light, it gives great, buildable coverage and it has a matte finish which is great for my oily/combination skin. Since I’ve been using this foundation I only need one touch up throughout the day. I found that drug store foundations left my skin looking really oily all the time so it was nice to find a premium one that keeps my skin matte and doesn’t cost me a fortune. I highly recommend it.
Once I’ve applied foundation I do my eyeshadow. For a day to day look, I like to use neutral colours. Even if I’ve got an event to go to, I wouldn’t use a bright coloured eyeshadow, instead I use e.l.f.s. Cream Eyeshadow in the shade Bronzed. It has a tinted shimmer and it’s so easy to blend and it doesn’t crease. I’ve started using Maybelline’s The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette as I’m obsessed with browns, golds, beiges and all neutral colours.
The mascara I use is Maybelline’s Volum Express in Noir Black. I love this product because it creates the illusion of false lashes and it doesn’t clump which some high street brand’s mascaras tend to do.
Right now, I’m loving lip crayons and BlackUp Cosmetics do this really nice pink one that has a matte finish. Before I apply it, I will use MAC’s Lip Liner in Spice. I’ve actually finished the BlackUp Lip Pencil and haven’t replaced it so in the meantime I’m using Maybelline’s Color Drama Velvet Lipstick in Nude Perfection. I prefer lip crayons to lipsticks as they are easy to apply and they last throughout the day. When the Color Drama collection came out, I went crazy for them. I’ve got five different ones.
To set my make up I will use Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder or Ben Nye’s Translucent Powder in the shade Nutmeg. I have started to use Sacha Cosmetics Buttercup Powder but I don’t apply this all the time (if I do my makeup super quickly then I will).
Which is your favourite item in your makeup bag?
My favourite item in my make up bag has got to be my Lancôme Foundation. I love the way it looks and feels on my skin. It is pricey at £29 but it’s worth it.
Where did you get your makeup bag?
My makeup bag is from BlackUp Cosmetics and I have had it for a few months. I like the fact that it’s adjustable so I can put the makeup I need on a day to day basis in it or if I’m going away for a couple of days, I can put some more makeup in it. I also like the sequins at the front. I’m obsessed with sequins.
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