Make-up bag shameful secrets

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Care to share? The things in your bag you love, always have and always will, but would never admit to?

Mine is Max Factor creme puff blush I have always had horrendous skin and honestly I haven't found anything that hides my blemishes and shiny skin more...DiorSkin nude comes a close second but at £5.99 the creme puff wins hands down!

I suppose it's associated more with old women (my granny swore by it), that's the only reason it's my shameful secret...

TallulahBetty Sat 15-Jun-13 21:14:35

Rimmel Hide the Blemish concealer. Been using this product since i was a teenager blush but not found anything better, especially for a product so cheap.

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 15-Jun-13 22:11:33

I'm a bit embarrassed about liking anything by Benefit but, after an exhaustive search, I have concluded that Boi-ing concealer is unbeatable for my needs blush.

Jammygal Sat 15-Jun-13 22:16:09

Black or brown eyeliner ....cannot live without .....hmm

Picoo Sat 15-Jun-13 22:22:32

Snap on the MF creme puff! whispers I llove it....

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Sun 16-Jun-13 01:05:14

Creme Puff is too dark for me, but I've kept one because I love the smell!

something2say Sun 16-Jun-13 11:28:36

What is crime puff?

I think my fave thing is an exfoliant......that always brightens up my skin....that and a bit of blusher.....

mrspaddy Sun 16-Jun-13 11:30:51

OOOOhh.. I am a Crème Puff Fan too. Medium Beige.. couldn't be without it. Buy it in multiples.. ha ha grin

PS The smell is granny like though.

missmartha Sun 16-Jun-13 11:44:13

Oh my ma used to wear creme Puff, I didn't know they still made it.

Does it really cover evenly?

I suppose the thing in my makeup bag I'm most blush about is an old slightly pearly brown eye shadow that I use to fill in my eye brows.

It's old, it's tatty and it works.

practicality Sun 16-Jun-13 11:44:23

Ooh this takes me back to MF panstick. What I thought was great coverage at the time looks like Caspar the friendly ghost in photos.

Love the biddy smell mind.

I thought this was going to be a thread about everyone's make-up bags spilling over with pencil shavings and used tissues

obviously not mine cough

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Sun 16-Jun-13 12:04:03

I think it reminds me of my nan, that's why I love it!

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 16-Jun-13 13:06:25

Mine is my makeup bag itself. It's tatty as shit, but I want the replacement to be 'the right bag'. What that means is that I've spent six months with one that is falling to bits and covered in glitter and scribbles because the right bag and I are yet to meet.

gaggiagirl Sun 16-Jun-13 13:10:27

Max factor Pan stick which I love
Green corrector stick
shameful but works.

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 16-Jun-13 13:12:20
BinksToEnlightenment Sun 16-Jun-13 13:17:15

m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/lisbeth-dahl-silk-makeup-bag-grey-medium/p231801513?un_jtt_v_pdp=yes&un_jtt_v_from_product=un_product_54

And this one looks like it could have potential. Maybe I will finally buck my ideas up on this makeup bag malarkey.

themaltesecat Sun 16-Jun-13 15:22:03

Collection 2000 concealer. FOUR POUNDS. And it's brilliant.

I counted the black liquid eyeliners in my (small) makeup last night and I have SEVENTEEN of them. blush

themaltesecat Sun 16-Jun-13 15:23:17

Binks, the peacock one is utterly delightful.

K8Middleton Sun 16-Jun-13 15:29:33

Collection 2000 concealer here too. I think it's only £1.99 and in Superdrug all cosmetics are currently 3 for 2. Well they were last week.

I also have Barry M nail varnish. I stick them at the back of the drawer behind the Chanel.

All my compacts are horrible with dirty looking sponges, broken hinges and speckled mirrors. Or worse, the powder is broken and drops crumbs everywhere. I hide them in the drawer and use a brush blush

Pinot would have my arse if she knew!

themaltesecat Sun 16-Jun-13 15:32:16

Two pounds, you say? I woz robbed. grin

Will try Barry M nail polish. I also love the Rimmel Salon Pro stuff. At four-five pounds, it blows any of the miles more expensive stuff I've tried out of the water.

Free glitter eyeliners from 17 magazine or similar (I am 46). They were such beautiful colours I couldn't resist. I only wear them at Christmas.

grin I have no make-up bag but all my cosmetics live in a clear plastic stand from IKEA .Very organised and it can go in the dishwasher.

On the shame stakes................there's nothing I wouldn't take out in public (and I have recently re-found Barry M ), but I do have an eyeliner automatic pencil from 1994 blush

TheCountessOlenska Sun 16-Jun-13 15:35:40

A lipstick which is 8 years old, but I can't find the exact same colour anywhere. It's so old I am no longer sure of the make and the name of the colour is long gone ....

Apart from that I had a make up overhaul last year with some birthday money so it is all quite respectable.

Oooh apart from a horrid bright orange tube of Rimmel Mascara that was on special offer. It's crap and clashes with all my tasteful gold and silver tubes, must throw it in bin!!

I was tempted by the No7 mascara on special offer in Boots because it has a gold colour container blush How shallow.

I have one of their Limited Edition lippies from Christmas 2010 which is dark, sheer plum and in a gold case.
I carry it in my bag to whisk out every now and then.

BinksToEnlightenment Sun 16-Jun-13 20:26:03

I do like the peacock one. I don't know what I was thinking about the second one though. It's a bit Claire's.

ChipsNEggs Sun 16-Jun-13 21:41:12

I desperately need to overhaul my make up. One thing I will never be without is Clinique Advanced Concealer, I've been using it since my teens. A tube lasts me nearly a year with daily use so its great value for money and it covers anything. Only thing is it is too dry for round the eyes so I use a different concealer, although if my circles are truly horrific the slight dryness is the lesser of two evils.

Unfortunately they stopped selling it here so I get a kindly friend to post me tubes from the US.

NomDeOrdinateur have you tried the Barbara Daily concealer from Tesco? I used to used Boing around my eyes but find the BD one cheaper and just as effective.

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