What’s In My Makeup Bag? Autumn 2020

I’m sorry, but the part of me that likes things to be in order has to post this video despite it being a whole season old. (Admittedly it’s only a very tiny – tiny – part of me that likes things in order, because mostly I live in chaos, like one of those long-bearded inventors from the movies, with piles of books everywhere and mugs on the windowsills and holes in the ceiling where my experiments have gone wrong.

Or the beauty equivalent of all of this.)

Anyway, I’m about to post up the contents of my winter makeup bag and it just wouldn’t do to have a season missing, so here’s What’s In My Makeup Bag: Autumn 2020. God that feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? When we were planning for the family Christmas – the festive “light at the end of the tunnel” – and laughing off suggestions that things “might not be back to normal” by spring…

Highlights of this video – because it’s all still relevant, it was only eight weeks ago! – include the Soft Matte foundation from NARS, which everyone seemed to rave about but didn’t float my boat that much, and the Vieve makeup range. Enjoy – product list is below the video pane.

You can find the whole back catalogue of What’s In My Makeup Bag posts by clicking here.

NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation £28.00*: https://tidd.ly/2J4e2kA  at Boots

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette £49*: https://bit.ly/2UOI8uL at Feelunique  (I chose shade Fair/Medium)

 Vieve Makeup*: https://bit.ly/3pObxn2

My Kit Co at Beauty Bay*: https://bit.ly/2UQAsZe (I’m using the 1.15)

Tilbury Eye Colour Magic Liner Duo in ‘Copper Charge’ £21*: https://bit.ly/3pUFORw at Feelunique

Real Techniques Eye Shade & Blend Brush Set £8.99*: https://bit.ly/3l0w0BO at LookFantastic

Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara £28*: https://bit.ly/3fqWnPV at Feelunique 

Hourglasscosmetics Ambient Lighting Powder Palette £61*: https://bit.ly/3pRCfvm at Cult Beauty

Glossier Boy Brow Grooming Pomade £14.00*: https://bit.ly/2UP1Q9L at Glossier

Tilbury Lip Cheat Lipliner in ‘Iconic Nude’ £17*: https://bit.ly/2ULX4tP at Cult Beauty

Becca cosmetics Pearl Glow Lip Tint in Rose, £19*: https://bit.ly/2URNzJm

Chanel Les Chaines de Chanel Illuminating Blush Powder in ‘Rosebud’ £52.00*: https://bit.ly/2UMRRld at Feelunique

The jumper is quite old now, sorry, it was a limited edition Boden one! 

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  1. Natacha
    February 6, 2021 / 5:09 pm

    Oh gosh I feel nostalgic now. I want to put make up on a go eat a whole wedding buffet before dancing my night away.

  2. January 29, 2021 / 11:17 am

    I feel like I need to have my online presence in chronological order to make up for the chaos I live in – mandatory with two kids and animals and stuff.

    Anne from Doctor Anne

    • January 29, 2021 / 1:51 pm

      Haha! I know, I feel as though if I can at least have my blog in order then that’s something…

  3. Di
    January 27, 2021 / 2:06 pm

    Hello Ruth, I’ve just left a rather long comment on your YouTube channel but realising that you probably won’t get a chance to read it now that the vlog had been up for a couple of days – the notifications on YT do not work! I have a new nom de plume on there after some crazy person started stalking me! Ooh the thrill of it all. I don’t want to copy and past the comment here, so if you get a chance please do have a quick glance at a comment from a dandelion something or other. I just wanted to say hello again, wish you well for 2021 and hang on for what sounds like an interesting ride in your life this year. Much love as always, Di x

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