Sunday 30 September 2012

Effortless Beauty / Organise Your Makeup Bag!

Firstly I want to say this post has been inspired from watching, makeup guru Lisa Eldridge's Video Effortless Beauty -Make-Up Essentials. 
So full credit goes to Lisa for this great idea, I loved this idea so much I wanted to share it with you. Lisa talks about effortless beauty and being organised in the morning, having everything on hand to help quickly make yourself up. The key is *ORGANISATION*, it's almost like when you put out your work clothes the night before. How about selecting your makeup for the week on a Sunday. Going through your stash, swapping shades for ones which you want to try or use that week. Lisa mentions in the video about putting together your ideal 'capsule makeup collection'.

OK so brace yourself this was makeup bag contents, I think Lisa would have a fit if she saw the contents, many many duplicates!



Lisa uses seven areas which help minimise and select the key makeup items you need for your bag, ideally you should only need 1-2 items from each section. I've selected a few more in certains sections, if you have a compact which does brows and eyes thats fab and you can cover two sections making your makeup bag even lighter! Plus there's lots of cream blushes which double up as lip products also making you cover two sections in one!
  1. Base
  2. Concealer
  3. Eyes
  4. Mascara
  5. Face Colour
  6. Lips
  7. Tools.
SO using Lisa's method I was able to categorise and organise my makeup, these are the makeup items which I now have in my makeup bag. Another little tip would be watch the size of your makeup bag, the bigger the size the more likely you feel the need to fill it, hence my first 2 photos! So I've now changed my makeup bag to a smaller more friendly sized one. Which doesn't resemble the contents of a kitchen cupboard once unzipped!

Kleenex Blotting Sheets / Dr.Jart+ BB / Witch Pressed Powder

Estee lauder Double Wear Concealer / Witch Blemish Concealer

New CID Cosmetics Quad Florence / UD Primer Potion

a la Carte brow Ink / No7 Brown/Black Brow Pencil

Mac Chromagraphic Pencil / NATorigin Grey / UD 24/7 Binge / GOSH Liquid Liner 008

Avon Super Curlacious Mascara Black

NARS Deep throat / Liz Earle Cream Blush Nectar / Liz Earle Bronzer

Boots No7 Nude Lip Pencil / Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting

Sigma Flat Top Retractable kabuki Brush

You need to have a little check once a week to make sure nothing else has creeped its way in. Plus check for any duplicates because they can build up and then your makeup bag can get messy and brushes get dirty so makeup sure you keep your compacts and brushes clean.

This has made such a difference for me in the morning, being organised saves time and helps you achieve the look you want without sifting through your makeup pile! I thoroughly recommend you watch Lisa Eldridge's Video!

Go on give it a go!

Sherrie xoxo


  1. Amazing idea, i really want to try that Liz Earle bronzer!

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. It really does work! The Bronzer is great, not orange at all! x

  2. A good tip! I've always end up bring more than I should and use quarter of what I bring.. heheheh...

    1. Yep I have way to much makeup which doesnt need to be in my bag!x

  3. great post! i try and do this every time i take my makeup bag out of the house so i only have the things i really need

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    1. Yeah It's a great idea but to hard to stick to! Worth it if you can though x

  4. Nice idea! But somehow, even if I want to, I always end up with things not in their home! Hahaha!


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