Sunday, April 28, 2013


Have I ever mentioned my love for makeup shopping especially when its for clients. I really really love when my clients ask me to revamp/update their makeup bags. As the seasons change so should your makeup, alot of people believe it or not don’t know makeup expires. I’ve seen some..................lets not even go into that.

Back to my clients makeup bag, she wanted to introduce fresh makeup, trash what I thought she no longer needed and learn how to use her new makeup. She did not have a budget but had a list of items she needed. So we booked a shopping date and the rest was history lol.


1* “What do I need to trash?” A lot of times we women just love to hug products but trust me some products just need to GO. I don’t care if your sister best friend daughter mother aunt gave it to you the christmas of 1957. If its gone pass the expiration date TRASH IT.

2* “What do I NEEEEED?” Notice how I emphasised the word “NEED” buying makeup you don’t need is a waste of money. You will probably never use it or it expires. These days I only get makeup for myself when I finish two or three products. For example, if I run out of eyeliner, an eyeshadow or powder, I’m only allowed to get those exact items or any other item AS LONG AS ITS THREE ITEMS. It’s difficult I know but its a good way to discipline yourself.

3* “What’s my current lifestyle?” Yes this needs to be considered because the makeup you use has to suit your lifestyle. If you’re a swimming teacher you don’t want to be just any need to get a waterproof liner.....Am I making any sense? I hope so.

4* “ Whats my budget?” Don’t go some crazy “I just broke up with my boyfriend” shopping spree....Not a wise move because the bill is on you NOT your ex #justsaying. Read 1,2 and 3 this will help you figure out how much you need to spend. Also prioritise your list ( i.e £25 Foundation, £7 lipstick, £2 lip balm and so on).

These are the basic things I think you should consider when thinking about revamping your makeup bag.

Items I trashed
Although my client had a list, she did not specify which brands she preferred. She was open to discovering new brands #dancing. I was really happy she gave me the opportunity to introduce her to products and brands I knew would work well with her current lifestyle and skin type.  
Nars-The happening palette
Of course I only recommended the best to her and she loved every single product.

We got everything except the NARS limited edition palette from our local boots store. Yep!!!! you read right we went shopping for amazing makeup at a drug store. So we picked up

1* Real Techniques -Core collection brush kit

2* Real Techniques -starter brush kit

3* LancĂ´me- Teint Idole Ultra foundation

4* Maybelline - Eye studio long
lasting gel liner

5*Nars limited edition-The happening palette

6* No7 lipstick

7* No7 beautifully matte primer

I trashed what she no longer needed, got all she needed to suit her lifestyle and lastly she stayed on BUDGET.

I managed to keep some of her existing makeup and showed her how to get the best out of her new and old makeup. She learnt how to create a daytime look and a romantic night time look using her new and old products.

Now you know what to do if you decide to reorganise your makeup kit. Just follow the guidelines and you will be fine.

*Get brush sets because it works out cheaper and you get the brushes you really need.

*Also grab palettes. I’m a fan of palettes because its cheaper than buying singles and easier to travel with.

*Mix the drug store brands with the luxury brands. Its a healthy makeup bag diet.

* Have fun with it. xxxx


  1. Love the items! what brushes would recommend for beginner in makeup to purchase?

    1. Thank you....Get the exact one featured in the post.

  2. Halima! This is such an awesome service to provide! Everyone would love to go makeup shopping with a makeup artist. Clever! :*

    1. Yayyyyy Ummi approves. Thank you dear xx


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