What’s In My Makeup Bag

Natural beauty makeup bag

Over the years, I’ve gotten through a lot of natural beauty products, but there are a few that really have real staying power in my makeup bag! I’ve recently upgraded my daily routine so that it sits in a little marble-style box and thought it about time I show you my everyday favourites – all natural, all cruelty-free!

Foundation

For getting an even base, I use a mix of two products: Ere Perez Oatmilk Foundation and RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up. I’ll usually apply the Ere Perez foundation first using an EcoTools Stippling Brush and then dab a little Un-Cover Up over any outstanding blemishes – this mix works best because the foundation is water-based and has longer staying power, and the RMS Beauty pot is great for taking around for on-the-go touch-ups. If you’re looking for other options for natural foundation, try reading my Natural Foundation Edit.

Eyes

Most days, I prefer to highlight my eyes and leave my lips nude. I’ll usually do this with Ere Perez Waterproof Natural Mascara which again, has the most staying power of all natural mascaras I have tried, but my true favourite is Green People Volumising Mascara for its consistency. On days where I fancy an added boost (weekends usually, or taking a look from day to night) I’ll use Dr. Hauschka Liquid Eyeliner in black. This is probably one of my most loved natural products – it’s better than a lot of high street eyeliners I tried in the past, and although it has a higher price point than most, the liner lasts a long time both in the bottle and on my eyes.

Lips

For lips, no matter what my day entails, I have to start with a slip of Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick over my lips. This is the best lip balm I have ever used, without question, and it’s also one of the only items that travels with me wherever I go. This is normally enough for me – I’m an eyes girl! – but if I’d like a little lip love, I’ll go for RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Content. This is a long-lasting lip shine, which is surprising for a natural product, although I do prefer applying this with a lip brush rather than my fingers. I think when this gets used up (it’s taking a while!) I’d like to go for something closer to a lipstick – any recommendations?

Nails

Finally, nails. I’m currently going without nail polish, but when I get back on the nail train (whoo whoo) I’ll only ever be using Little Ondine‘s water-based polishes. My favourite colour I’ve tried so far is their Red Red Wine, with a little Secret as both undercoat and topcoat. It’s a classic red that looks great with two coats, but I’m also fond of their nude Marshmallow too.