Monday, 15 July 2013

What's in my make-up bag

Products to finish.....

I am currently shopping my make-up stash. I am always on the search for as natural products as possible. After much research on the World Wide Web these are some of the ingredients to avoid,


  • Bismuth Oxychloride
  • Talc
  • Carmine
  • Nylon 12
  • Synthetic colours FD&C and D&C followed by a number
  • Parabens - Ethyl, Methyl, Butyl and Propylparaben
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Imid Urea and Diaz Urea
  • Polybutylene
  • Petroleum by products e.g. Mineral Oil and Paraffin
  • Sodium Laurel Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate

It wasn't until I came to do this post that I noticed most of my 'mineral make-up' contains some of the ingredients above. I'm not one to throw things away as I always feel better finishing products off. So in the meantime I have made a wish list of the products I will buy once these are finished off.

So what's in my make-up bag at the moment to finish off.....

All my make-up is stored in this Liberty fabric make-up bag I purchased from LovetoHold on Etsy. My make-up brushes are stored in the mug to the left of the make-up bag which I purchased from The Mole House in Kelso. It is Polish Pottery.


 Eyeshadows are the Bobbi Brown Sand palette purchased Winter 2011


The blush is Bare Minerals Rose Radiance (which contains Bismuth Oxychloride)


 Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara


Lily Lolo Waikiki Bronzer purchased February 2011. It's nearly finished and I won't be repurchasing.


Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation in Candy Cane. This is a repeat purchase, but I may try the Neal's Yard foundation next.


I have three other eyeshadows to finish off after the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow. Then I plan on trying some of the products from Neal's Yard as they are carmine free.


When it comes to make-up do you shop your stash from time to time. Do you throw away make-up or do like to use things up? 

- Louise