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What’s In My Make Up Bag This Christmas?

November 26, 2015

So yesterday I was chatting about my new Christmas party dress, so today I thought I’d share with you my Christmas time make up routine and what is currently in my make up bag!

In my wonderful The White Company* Pebblegrain Leather Make Up bag this Christmas I have my current favourite make up items. First up I swear by YSL Fusion Ink– applied by brush- and I wear NARS Light Optimising Primer beneath. If I need too (not pictured) I use MAC Blot Powder in light to set it all. I love this foundation, not only is it very light and not heavy on my skin at all, it lasts hours. It really is the best foundation I’ve ever purchased!




Next up… I recently treated myself to the YSL Fall ’15 Couture Palette, which I instantly fell in love with when saw it in Boots! The colours are extremely pigmented and you need very little to make it quite dark, you get an ashen gold shadow, a dirty red burgundy, lit with a light lilac, a dark plum and a chocolate brown. As I don’t use eye liner so I like to use the chocolate brown around my top and bottom eye line and it shows up really well. I like using the MAC 217 brush to blend the colours as well. The gold is wonderfully versatile too, you can dab the glitter over the top of your look, or build it up to just using the gold alone- perfect for Christmas! I finish my eyes with Benefit’s Roller Lash, I’m not going to review this here, but I do find it clumps a little so I have to use an eyelash comb…





Lastly, I then finish my look with the sheer MAC lipstick in See Sheer, I bought this ages ago but hardly ever wear it. It’s quite a bright lip stick, but I really like the shimmer to it, perfect for my Christmas party look!

I do love my look, but I do need to be a bit more daring with my eyeshadow I think, it’s also surprisingly hard to show eye make up off when you wear glasses! I think I’ll have to get practicing before my Christmas party next month, if you know any good eye shadow tutorials, let me know in the comments 🙂

What’s your favourite winter palette? What make up do you wear at this time of year? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Charlotte Johnson December 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Fab post, That YSL palette is gorgeous 🙂
    Charlotte xx

  • Reply cateinthekitchen November 27, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    You should totally go darker and sexier with your eyes, that pallette is GORGEOUS!! I’m never EVER brave enough so I’m hoping you’ll do it and I can live vicariously through you.

    • Reply MissPond November 29, 2015 at 2:37 am

      I will practice going darker- I’ll be brace just for you!! It’s the most amazing palette- one of my faves 🙂 x

  • Reply charlottexcampbell November 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    That YSL palette is so nice – perfect Christmas colours!

    • Reply MissPond November 29, 2015 at 8:20 am

      Isn’t it just?! I think I’m actually in love!

  • Reply Beccy November 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Such a beautiful make-up bag. I’ve actually had to stop looking at The White Company anymore as it was too damaging to my bank balance! The YSL palette is stunning – great choice.

    • Reply MissPond November 29, 2015 at 8:20 am

      It’s a dangerous website to spend time on lol! Thank you, it’s possibly one of the best palettes I own 🙂

  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy November 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I tend to wear brighter colours in winter and especially over Christmas. It’s nice to feel a bit brighter on a cold grey day.

    • Reply MissPond November 29, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Definitely agree, I’m into the gold from the palette. Sparkles are great to liven things up on wintery days!

  • Reply Anna November 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I think I have used this lipstick from MAC previously! I really like your xmas party look, especially your top and that star on your neck! I hope you will have great party!

    • Reply MissPond November 29, 2015 at 8:18 am

      I’m usually a matte girl but the lustre ones are good god did for occasions. Glad you like my outfit 🙂

  • Reply Barbie Sparkles November 26, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Such good choices. The Nars primer sounds dreamy, I might just have to check that out. I’ve recently rekindled my love for the UD Naked 3 palette and I definitely think I’ll be rocking that right through winter.

    • Reply MissPond November 29, 2015 at 8:17 am

      The NARS primer is one of the best I’ve tried 🙂 I have Naked 2 but a friend’s borrowing it, really want to get the smoky one!

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