Spring Clean Makeup Bag

Spring is almost over for me but I still thought I should do a little spring clean of my makeup bag before I hit summer. I like to pick out a bunch of new products to keep in my makeup bag for an entire season, and occasionally change out one or two products when I am trialling. I don’t like to trial all new products at the same time because if I have a bad reaction to something I won’t be able to narrow down the perpetrator.

The contents of this makeup bag is the makeup products I used mostly throughout Autumn. These are my day-to-day products which I like to keep neutral or trans-seasonal so when I am in a rush I can throw it on and know I won’t look out of place. All my other makeup is within easy reach so if I feeling like something different I can grab an eyeshadow or lipstick to change it up. 

Face / Complexion

My Makeup Bag - Face

My Makeup Bag – Face

Stila – Garden Bliss Palette

This is an oldie from a limited edition set in 2011. I have been using it for the soft, sweet pink blush it contains but it also holds 4 neutral eyeshadows I use on occasion. Read my full review.

Australia, USA & UK – No longer available. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Biotherm – White D-tox Translu.Cell BB Cream

Probably my most favourite BB cream to date. It makes me skin look fresh and flawless, and I can use it as a primer or on its own. Read my full review.

Australia $49 from Adore Beauty (international shipping available) and Biotherm counters in selected Myer stores

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Lancôme – Effacernes Longue Tenue

My holy grail concealer. It covers dark circles instantly and doesn’t crease.

Australia $53 from Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies

USA $30 from Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue

UK £21 at Harrods

Lancôme Effacernes Longue Tenue Concealer

Lancôme Effacernes Longue Tenue Concealer

Rimmel London – Match Perfection Foundation

A great day-to-day foundation that gives medium coverage and a not-too-matte, not-too-shiny finish. Read my full review.

Australia $17.95 from Priceline, Target, Kmart, Big W, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths

USA $5.99 from Drugstore.com and ULTA Beauty

UK £6.99 from ASOS

Napoleon Perdis – Blush Patrol

Everytime I wear this blush I get an endless amount of compliments. The mixture of shimmery hues in this baked powder gives my cheeks the perfect amount of colour. Read my full review.

Australia $60 each from Napoleon Perdis, David Jones and selected pharmacies.

USA $50 each from ULTA, Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom

UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Tarte – Natural Cheek Stain

A gel blush that provides long-wear. I use the Natural Beauty shade which gives my cheeks a realistic but bright flush. Tarte are one of my favourite cruelty-free brands.

Australia – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

USA $30 from Sephora, Macys, Beauty.com and ULTA

UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.


My Makeup Bag - Eyes

My Makeup Bag – Eyes

Urban Decay – Naked Palette

The trusty stead of makeup. I couldn’t live without my Urban Decay Naked palettes. I always have Naked or Naked2 in my makeup bag.

Australia $64.32 from Tarazz

USA $52 from Sephora and Macys

UK £37 from Look Fantastic

Rimmel London – ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Another trusted favourite. These eyeliners go on smoothly and last for hours. I have been alternating between Brown for day and Deep Blue for evening. Read my full review.

Australia $9.95 each from Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies.

USA $4.49 from ULTA

UK £3.99 from Boots

Maybelline New York – EyeStudio Master Shape Brow Pencil

The all-in-one brow product is great when running late. The pencil has a waxy formula so you don’t need to apply brow gel for setting. Just full and go! Read my full review.

Australia $11.50 from pharmacies, department stores, variety stores and supermarkets.

USA $7.99 from Drugstore.comULTA and Target

UK £2.99 from Boots

Australis Cosmetics – Killer Curves Mascara

I have been trialling this mascara in Blackest Black so keep an eye out for the review!

Australia $12.95 from Priceline, Big W, Kmart and selected pharmacies.

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Australis Cosmetics Killer Curves Mascara

Australis Cosmetics Killer Curves Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics – Speed Brow

The tinted brow gel is great for when my brows are freshly tidied. They usually don’t need filling so just a little hold to keep the shape in place.

Australia $32 from Benefit Boutique and MYER

USA $18 from Benefit Cosmetics, Sephora, Macys, ULTA and Bloomingdale’s

UK £13 from Benefit Cosmetics

ck one color – Eye Shadow Base

This is more than just a shadow primer. I am using Prim 710 which is golden taupe and makes for the perfect base hue for a neutral eye look.

Australia $25 from Myer

USA $18 from ULTA

UK £11 from Debenhams


You may have noticed an absence of lip products and that is because I never keep lip products in my cosmetic bag. I keep a handful in my handbag, some on my bedside table, a heap in my desk drawer and then of course I have containers full in my beauty cupboard. You can find lots of reviews of lip products on the site as well as snaps I share on Instagram.

When was the last time you cleaned out your makeup bag? Do you use any of the same products I do? Let me know by commenting below! 

Beauty Bag Spring Clean
Tarte, Urban Decay, Rimmel London
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