A couple of weeks ago I looked in a bathroom mirror, mid afternoon and what did I see? Half of my makeup smeared across my face. Inevitably this has led to me carrying an “emergency” makeup kit containing a few beauty essentials that instantly revitalise my makeup throughout the day. I wanted to share these with you today and hopefully help some of you who go through the same thing.

Nars Creamy Concealer

My number one item that I always have on hand is a good concealer. I’ve got quite a lot of redness in my face which quickly shows through after a couple of hours being out during the day. This one by Nars has extremely good coverage and takes no time to blend into the skin. I use the lightest colour which is great for highlighting under the eyes instantly getting rid of any black circles.

Giorgio Armani Luminious Silk Foundation

I always like to make sure I have a glowy base. Makeup never tends to stay on my face for long so when I’m out I like to take a medium coverage foundation with me that can quickly smooth out and cover my face without looking cakey. This one by Giorgio Armani is absolutely fab for quickly covering up redness on the cheeks and adds a lovely glow back to the face. As much as I love this foundation, you certainly don’t need to spend £40 for touch ups during the day- just opt for your everyday foundation that works best for you.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

If you’ve ever read (or even clicked) on to my blog before, you’ll know how much I love this blush. Although it already lasts the whole day, I still like to carry it out around with me as the gold particles add such a lovely glow to the complexion and makes the skin look super healthy. The colour is the most perfect rosey pink that works from day to night.

Benefit Tinted Mascara

If you read last weeks blog post, you’ll know that I don’t like to go heavy on the eye makeup. So I tend to wear brown mascara as it seems to match my complexion much better than black mascara. This mini one by Benefit is the ideal size to keep in a small makeup bag that can be carried for top ups during the day. It creates a beautiful, fluttery lash without clumping or smearing.

Loreal Nude Lipstick

A must have in any handbag is a nude lipstick. I always bring with me Jlo’s nude by Loreal which is extremely creamy, moisturising and is the perfect shade for everyday .

I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments below what are some of your “emergency” makeup faves.

Love always, Katie Xx


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