What’s In My Beauty Bag?

Every woman carries a few make-up essentials in their handbag for that quick touch up in-between meetings, lunches and errands. As mentioned in my previous post, read it here, I only started filling #mybeautybag with good quality make-up very recently. Lipstick and powder are literally the only two essentials that I absolutely have to have in my beauty bag or else my world might as well come crashing down come 3pm after my last meeting, before a movie date.

I use close to 10 products to achieve a perfect daily face that shows that I have actually put in effort to look presentable but every woman is different. Some women carry their entire make-up bag in their handbags while others, like me, will carry one or two products. Everyone’s beauty bag says a thing or two about the woman that they are. I would like to believe that mine shows that I am a very simple kinda gal.

Simplicity for me means everything, from the way I dress to my skin and my make-up routine. Once you have a solid skin regime and start understanding your face and how to use your make-up properly, you genuinely want to try out and buy new products all the time. I always text me sister (who is actually more of the make-up guru than I am), to find out what the latest make- up trends are and which products she’s absolutely obsessed with so that I can purchase and try them out. I am not one to go to the mall to ask for advice as to which make-up products to use because in most cases, I leave the shop with way more than what I wanted, spending waaaaay to much money that I had anticipated.

Foschini has recently launched its online beauty store, Foschini For Beauty, which is literally a blessing in disguise for girls like me who spend their lives on the internet – socialising, working and shopping. The online store stocks all kinds of hair, skin , fragrance and make-up products for everyday needs to gifts for special occasions. They have a very wide variety of products and brands to choose from with a great price range. Most of my fav brands are also available so once you have read my beauty posts, you can hop over to this online store and purchase all the Smashbox, Clarins and Essence products I use daily.

My Top 5 make-up essentials

Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15

Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil

Urban Decay Vice Cream Lipstick

RimmelMax Bold Curves Mascara

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Now I also want you guys to join in on the fun and experience the online store for yourselves so Foschini and I are giving you a chance to win a R5000 voucher.How do you win? Show us what beauty products you can’t live without in your personal beauty bag. Simply snap a pic of what’s inside your beauty bag and upload on to Instagram. Remember to follow and tag @foschinisa and me and use the hashtag #mybeautybag to ensure we get your entry. Competition closes 19 April 2017. T&Cs apply.

I’ll be announcing the winner on 21 April 2017! Good luck!



photography by Cedric Nzaka