Monday, September 16, 2013

My College Beauty Essentials

Hello again, today I thought I would do a post on what beauty supplies I packed in my makeup bag for heading back to college. During the college year I stay with my aunt as its to far for me to travel on a daily basis. Seeing as I only stay with her a couple of days a week I don't feel it necessary to pack a hug bag so I try to bring only the beauty products I need. So lets see what I packed.

Aveeno Moisturising Cream
I only purchased this cream a couple of weeks ago and I'm really liking it. If you read my previous Blog you would know I had been using the Boots tea tree and witch hazel moisturiser which I really like but I noticed with the change in the Irish weather my skin was becoming a bit dry so I thought I'd try something new. After reading Sophie's review of this moisturiser I thought it was worth a try and it seems to be working well. Check out Sophie's review on I picked up this moisturiser in Boots at the very reasonable price of €5.99.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
As I have ghostly pale skin its hard for me to find a foundation that is pale enough for me and Rimmel’s light porcelain shade is about as good as it gets for me, it’s a smidge to pink but I think I get away with it. The stay matte liquid mousse is a new foundation formula that has just be released by Rimmel. At first I wasn’t to impressed with this foundation as it seemed very thick and I wasn’t sure how to apply it so I tried using a Real Techniques expert face brush, my hands and lastly a Models Own blending sponge. I found the sponge gave the best application leaving a smooth, almost flawless finish. Once applied the foundation feels light, gives a medium coverage and isn’t cakey which I find a lot of matte foundations are. I find it stays matte for about 6hours but a touch of my favourite blotting powder on my T-zone and I find the foundation lasts all day. I got this on special offer for €5.95 so it was a great bargin.

Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base
Basically this is my favorite budget eyeshadow primer. I love it and use it all the time now. It has a nice tackyness to it so to speak this basically helps the eyeshadow adhere to the eyelid and helps it last longer. I really like this and its definately a great cheaper alternative to the Urban Decay primer.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
I actually just purchased this last week as sadly my Rimmek Scandaleyes Lycra Flex mascara was drying out. I'm liking the retro glam mascara its just as good as the Lycra flex mascara. Its just a really good buildable mascara and I haven't experienced any clumping so far.

Urban Decay Naked Palette
This is just my favorite eyeshadow palette ever! Its everything I need for college it has great neutral shadows for thouse daytime looks and great shimmery and darker shades for going out looks, it just has everything I need. All the shades are really pigmented and the colours last really well when your wearing them even without a primer.

Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm 
Basically these are Catrices version of the Clinique chubby sticks. Although I haven't tried the Clinique ones I have tried the Revlon balm stains and the MUA but the Catrice ones are my favorite so far. I have the shade 050 Cherry-ty which is a subtle red colour thats great for everyday wear. The colour doesn't last the longest but I don't find it as drying as the Revlon ones. I can't wait to try some more shades.

Soap and Glory One Heck Of Blott
This is by far the best blotting powder I have ever tried. It keeps the skin matte for hours and seriously a little of this product does wonders. Its a translucent powder which means any skin tone can use it which is great.

Soap and Glory Love at First Blush
As you can see in the picture below this blush has been through the mill so to speak. I have this blush for about two years and I use it regulary and still haven't hit the pan, how great is that? This blush provides a nice natural flush to the cheeks with a hint of shimmer that helps to give a healthy glow to the skin. I just love how it looks on my pale skin definately my go to blush all year round.

Well that's all I have in my makeup bag that is with me so until next time folks goodbye! :)


  1. Ohh you have lots of lovely things! Love the look of the Soap and Glory Blush and also that lippy looks amazing and I the Naked Palette by Urban Decay is definitely on my wishlist!

    Lorraine x

    1. I love the soap and glory blush as you can see its been well used :)