ou know what really annoys me? Smug minimalists. Mainly because I’m one of them and I can hear myself becoming one of those assholes that brags about the fact that they only have two pairs of shoes and a single towel. At the beginning of the year Mr Smaggle and I cleaned out our teeny tiny apartment so we could rent it out while we’re away. As a result, our house looks like a hotel room. It’s madness.
I’ve spent at least half of this year living out of a suitcase and I’ve since realised I only ever use 5 items in my make-up bag. I had a box of make-up in my bathroom I hadn’t touched in a year and when I got back from my last trip, I’d had it. I threw it away. The title of this post says I have only 5 items in my make up bag but I actually only have 5 items total. This is all the make-up I own in the world.
I use Dream Matte Wonder foundation. I did a sponsored post for them about 2 years ago and they sent me a bottle to try and I’ve just kept buying it. I’m on to my fourth or fifth bottle now. It’s magic stuff. It’s matte but not drying and it just gives really awesome and even coverage without being cakey. Gosh I love this stuff. I’m so stoked that I can still recommend it two years later. Good blog partner choice Carly – well done.
I stole my current concealer from a gifted box of products my mate had acquired through her fashion and beauty blog. I really struggle with concealer but I quite like this one – I hate buying concealer so if concealer happens to find itself in my life, I’m very open to that. I can’t tell you what kind it is because the label had worn off, sorry. I dream to one day find the perfect concealer I can buy the way I buy my Dream Wonder but it hasn’t happened yet. One day it will.
I’m not fussy about mascara. I buy whatever is on sale at the supermarket and apparently the last time I needed mascara, L’Oreal Telescopic was the lucky bugger that fell into my lap. It’s good. I’ve bought it before and I will probably buy it again if it’s on sale when I run out. I wish I cared more about mascara so I could give a good recommendation but I don’t. If you have a favourite mascara, please do let me know.
I had a few NARS blushes years ago which I loved but they don’t travel well and kept breaking every time I got on a plane. I bought this Benefit one a few months ago and it’s been to the US and Europe. So far so good. It’s also totally glimmer and glitter free. An essential in my world. #saynotoglitter
5. Bright pink lipstick
Lipstick is a god send and I found this shade about a year ago and I just bought my second tube. I love it. It’s a Maybelline matte lipstick in a gold square tube and I’ve recommended it to so many people. Its staying power is out of this world and it’s just the perfect fluro pink. Lipstick always makes you look more polished and lippy is the true reason why I only have 5 beauty products in the whole world. You just don’t need much if you’re wearing a bold lip.
Oh and I’ve totally given up on eye-shadow. I still have eye-liner which I bust out every time I watch a Wes Anderson film but eye-shadow just isn’t my bag. I threw away my Naked palette. I wear my smug minimalist crown proudly.
How many beauty products do you have in your make-up bag? And what are your faves?
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