Guest Post: The essentials for your makeup madness – By Izo

Hey Ladies,

As a new season begins, it is time to sift through the old and let in the new. Starting with the Make up bag, which is a woman’s biggest treasure ( or shud i say junk clutter ).
For those of you who belong to the working force, i am sure you do not intent to carry around all your make up essentials all day. That is why Izo from  has gathered some basic must haves for your make up bag. Not only will it give you some less pounds to carry around, but you will have a much better overview and clutter free make up bag. Enjoy her post and check out her relatively new but exciting blog.


Lugging around a handbag filled to the brim with four shades of that mahogany bronzer, nine matte lip liners that seem to all fall in the same colour spectrum of pink, and piling at the bottom of the handbag, a cluster of old crusted mascaras that have not seen the light of day, is definitely an indicator to get your everyday makeup life in check. One of the biggest makeup faux pas that the everyday woman does, is putting on a full face of makeup in the morning, however, not taking all the products that were used with them throughout the day. By only touching up the light layer of powder or just the bronzer on your cheeks, can create the appearance of an uneven or blotchy skin tone, deeming a “touch up” ineffective. This being said, try opting on the smaller bottle of foundation or a small brush collection, so when you are on the way from work to dinner you look just as fresh as you did in the morning. Obviously every woman’s makeup routine varies due to different skin tones and bone structures. Nevertheless, here is a list of essentials that can be carried in your handbag throughout the day.

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MAC studio Face and Body Foundation
This foundation is lightweight and breathable, rendering it perfect to be layered or sheer depending on whether you are at work or play.

Mac Mineralise SkinFinish in Medium Plus 
A light coat over the liquid foundation creates the matte effect, hiding any blemishes or redness

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Golden Light
By having a matte bronzer allows the contours of the cheekbones to be sculpted with a natural look. Also a matte bronzer doubles as an eyeshadow too!

MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Medium
This small concealer palette allows you to correct in any place of the skin while still matching with the skin tone. Bonus: by using the darkest and lightest shades further contouring can be done.

Napoleon Perdis Powder/Blush brush
By choosing a simple brush that can be used for powder, bronzer and highlighting minimizes clutter in your bag. Just remember to flick of the excess before starting on the next powder.

MAC Technakohl liner in Graph Black
This liner is perfect for a day look just on the outer corners of the eyelid, but can be layered for a smokier look for the evening.

Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Mascara
By giving definition to each lash it reduces clumping and smudging, which extenuates your natural lash line

Nars pressed powder in Albatross
This seemingly white powder when place on the highest points of your cheeks, under your brow and peak of your nose adds a natural golden highlight that brightens your face

MAC matte lip pencil in Boldly bare
Lip pencils that have a creamer finish, such as this, can cover the whole lip – adding a matte finish and stays on longer than lipstick

Chance by Chanel
For the final touch, add you signature scent!

Izo xx

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