What’s In My Makeup Bag: January

New year, new makeup!

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There’s nothing more satisfying than cracking open a new makeup product to try. It’s so exciting! What’s in my makeup bag this January includes seven new products ranging from updated basics to a pop of glitter. I’ve found some really great products and can’t wait to share them with you. Keep reading to find out what’s new…

1. Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation

Although this foundation is on the pricey side, it really is worth every dollar in my opinion. Firstly, the colour matching for my skin tone is perfect as I struggle to find a yellow undertone that’s not too light or too dark. The medium coverage formula leaves skin looking like skin which I love. On hot days, my combination skin can create some patchiness so I’d probably say this foundation is a bit too rich for an oily complexion. The best application results were with my fingers or makeup sponge.

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2. M·A·C Cosmetics Strobe Cream in Redlite

I’m having so much fun with the versatility of this strobing cream! I’ve used it as a highlighter and mixed into base products like moisturiser, primer, foundation and cream blush. It has a deep pink flecks that suit my olive complexion, blurring in for the perfect pink glow. Redlite might look too stark against lighter skin tones, which are better suited to Pinklite. The hydrating formula feels amazing to use and apply, almost like skin care.

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3. M·A·C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+

Finally jumped on bandwagon and tried this setting spray. Big tick for prolonging makeup and works a treat for sprucing up your makeup towards the end of the day. The performance is on par with my beloved Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. The only two differences for me is Urban Decay produces a finer mist and that it’s more expensive.

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4. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick (Naked Heat Collection) in Fuel

There’s so much love behind this lipstick. I have never found a more perfect nude lipstick for my olive skin tone and dark lip colour. This highly pigmented satin finish lipstick is a peachy nude with perfect balance of brown and pink. Sadly, it’s sold out everywhere… My sister drove from Brisbane to Toowoomba to get the last one in Queensland for my Christmas present. I owe her BIG TIME! I did find a similar one by Bobbi Brown that was close to Fuel, but can’t remember the name (I’ll edit this post if I find it).

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5. Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Diamond Dog

Never underestimate the power of a single shadow! This goodie was running up against the Stila Magnificent Metals and I chose the Urban Decay’s Moondust over it for a number of reasons. It was easier to work with than the liquid in terms of application and build-ability. The liquid can start to lift as you build up. With an eyelid being quite small, the Stila glitters felt chunky as opposed to UD which gave the same effect but with much finer glitters. I felt confident wearing this day or night.

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6. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

After four rounds of purchases, I finally traded up my Kat Von Dee Tattoo Liner for the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner. I quickly realised that the felt tip of Stila’s liner was not up my alley, especially after loving the Kat Von Dee synthetic bristle tip. Both have amazing colour pay off and staying power. I can also achieve a winged liner with both, but Kat Von Dee wins for ease of use.

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7. MECCA MAX Eye Max Power Couple Mascara

I’m picky with mascara so I was impressed to find that this one works a treat. I thought the dual end was gimmicky at first, but it’s actually really handy. You’re supposed to use the small brush as coat one, then the large brush to apply the second coat. For me, I love using the larger brush first, then go in with the smaller brush in the inner corners and bottom lashes. It really opens up your eyes getting into those small lashes!

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Hope you enjoyed the post. Let me know in the comments what products stood out to you! 

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  1. The Life of Laura
    January 16, 2018 / 10:09 am

    So many of my favourites here! I LOVE that foundation! I need to buy another. I actually found it cheaper on Beauty Bay the other day and got very excited. That lip shade looks stunning on you too. Beautiful photography xx

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au x x

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:34 am

      Thanks you!!!
      OK defs going to check out Beauty Bay for one this one runs out!

  2. January 16, 2018 / 10:40 am

    The lipstick looks amazing on you! And that eyeshadow shade is stunning x

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:35 am

      It’ll be a sad day when it run out! The shadow is beautiful and even better on!

  3. Zerin Hassan
    January 17, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Some goodies there! And such great pics babe x

  4. HerQuarters
    January 17, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    I love MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray, I use it everyday! Also that UD lipstick looks like the perfect nude!

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com/

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:35 am

      Honestly is the perfect nude!! First time of purchased the spray and I love it!

  5. January 17, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Some great picks Bella!! I’ve only used the original strobe cream, the tinted ones look so good!! Oh and that lipstick! It looks amazing on you! Hopefully it will come back in stock!!

    Mel xx || Loads of Lifestyle

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Yes!! They need to bring the collection back haha
      The strobe cream was an interesting finish but seems to work and now I love it!

  6. January 17, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    So many beauties! I love the look of the UD Lipstick shade – so pretty! The eyeshadow has such a beautiful shimmer too!

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:38 am

      For a dry shadow I didn’t think it would have that much shimmer. Turns out it’s got the punch!

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Hopefully there’s enough demand for UD to bring back the collection!

  7. January 19, 2018 / 3:16 am

    That’s so nice of your sister to run around everywhere to get that lipstick for you, but that’s great that you love it so much because that makes it worth it! I love the UD Moondust Shadows – Bobbi Brown a line as well that are a really similar concept, and both of my Charlotte Tilbury quads have a pressed glitter shade as well, so eyeshadows like that are definitely something I’m into! Although in my experience they can’t be built up to the same intensity as the Stila ones, they’re still super beautiful and work better for everyday as they’re more subtle/wearable. I also totally agree re: KVD vs. Stila – I’m aaalll about the brush tip and don’t really care for felt-tip liners, but at least now you’ve tried both and you know!


    • January 24, 2018 / 10:40 am

      Every time I see it or use the lippie I think of her! I would looooove to try to the CT quads! I personally prefer the dry shadow glitter look. I went to use the Stila liquid liner today and made a mess! I miss my KVD liner 🙁

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:41 am

      I’m very impressed with it. Bonus that the packaging is super pretty!

  8. January 20, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    I can’t live without my Mac PrimeFix. Some great looking products here to try out too.

  9. January 21, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Your sisters are gems haha! I love the way you’ve formatted this post, and of course, the photography 💕

    I love this style of post for mini reviews of what you’re using instead of favourites or similar.

    Maddie | http://www.maddiesbeautyspot.com

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Aww thanks M! Yes, my sister even fooled me by saying she bought the last one in stores so I never bothered to check haha.
      Thanks for the feedback, I might stick to this style then 🙂

  10. January 24, 2018 / 9:25 am

    Such a beautiful lipstick shade, and I think I need to pick up that mascara! I love that it has a smaller brush for the finicky bits. I always manage to smudge mine when applying to my bottom lashes. xo

    • January 24, 2018 / 10:44 am

      It’s the perfect nude!
      The little wand definitely helps but I do occasionally make a mess haha