Over the course of the summer, I’ve been shifting around the contents of my beauty bag to make way for a simpler, more edited selection of products. If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I’ve been here, there and everywhere this summer. This has, in turn, forced me to create transitional day to night makeup looks with whatever gets thrown into my overnight bag.
Whether it’s been a look for the surreal reality of bumping into Tom Hardy at an Eminem concert, my Mum’s 50th birthday celebrations, or a wild camping trip inside a forest in North Wales – I’ve needed a look for everything. With this in mind, there are a few products I’ve called upon time and time again that I definitely recommend.
1. The Bodyshop Honey Bronze – Bronzing Powder // £14
This product is testament to the amount of time I’ve spent in London Euston station over the years. Every time I happen to be passing through, I find myself in HEMA. I first discovered the brand years ago in Amsterdam and was delighted when I saw it’s presence in the UK. I have recently been coveted their cushion eyeshadow. A domed sponge applicator sits neatly into a cushion of sparkly gold/bronze eyeshadow formula – how satisfying! I have the gold variation and it is a highly pigmented shimmery shade that dots perfectly onto the lids. Super handy for travel!
Remember earlier I mentioned I’d bumped into Tom Hardy at an Eminem concert? Well, on that particular day I didn’t have any eyebrows on and I felt…naked. My usual brow weapon had broken in transit and I resorted to some not-quite-right eyeshadow and a completely unsuitable blending brush to try and whack on some brows in a hurry. Luckily, as I once again passed through London Euston station on my way to Ealing, I found the HEMA extra thick eyebrow pencil in mid brown. SAVIOUR. It’s a chubby pencil that you can simply dot into your brows and blend outwards with an angled brow brush to achieve the colour depth and angle you require.