We take a sneak peek into our Beauty Editor’s make-up bag


Clockwise from left: 

Clinique Foundation Brush, £22.50, Boots – this little beauty helps create a flawless base. I wash it every week in baby shampoo and leave to air dry.

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation, £29, Boots – I discovered this last year and I haven’t been tempted to change my foundation since (a rare thing for me). It leaves my skin dewy, fresh and plump-looking.

Benefit Fake Up, £18.50, Benefitcosmetics.co.uk – brand new for spring, this is great when I’ve had a late night. The concealer has an outer ring of moisture that smoothes fine lines and disguises signs of tiredness for hours.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, £28, Boots – for me, a primer is a must. This one leaves my skin velvety and my pores less noticeable, ready for make-up.

Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara, £7.99, Boots – hands down the best mascara I’ve tried in ages. I’ve had so many people comment on my lashes since I’ve been using this.

Maybelline Color Tattoos in Timeless Black and And On Bronze, £4.99, Boots – these are great for a quick dose of colour. I just use my fingers to smudge the bronze shade across my whole lid, then add a dash of black at the outer corner.

Benefit High Beam, £18.50, Boots – I’ve just realised I’ve been using this for ten years and  I can’t say that about many products in my make-up bag. I dab it on to my cheekbones and Cupid’s bow – great for making your lips look plumper.

Mac Powder Blush in Dollymix, £17.50, Maccosmetics.co.uk – a dot of this on the cheeks instantly perks up the complexion. It looks great with a tan, too!

Bourjois Liner Pinceau, £6.99, Boots – I love 60s-inspired make-up so I’m rarely without a slick of eyeliner. This is one of the best liquid liners I’ve used. The handle is a bit longer so I find it easier to control.

B. Groomed Eyebrow Kit in Dark Brown, £4.19, Superdrug – I’ve just discovered this bargain brand. I love a strong brow and this clever product has colour, smoothing wax and brush in the one pencil.

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