Can you believe that on Thursday night I FORGOT MY MAKE UP BAG!? I was supposed to be going climbing but as the boy was working late we just went for dinner instead. Trust me, I wasn't complaining! Anyhoo, On Friday I was meeting a really good friend from Australia and wanted to DIE when I realised I'd left my make up bag at home. So I did the best I could with the two lip glosses that live in my bag and the Jelly Pong Pong Supermodel cheek and lip colour that was in there as well. It was a vast improvement but I still didn't look presentable.
I stopped in at Superdrug for a little bit of extra help. I had a cruise up and down the make up aisle and decided to stick to L'Oreal. I was in a bit of a hurry and felt like it was a safe bet. It was terrific and I now have two new fave products that are safely living in my regular make up bag!
I got the Studio Secrets Primer. I love this little magic pot! I've been wanting to try it for a while, actually. It's a great texture, not too thin but not too gloopy/sticky either. It leaves your skin silky smooth, even and perfected. Having tried it under foundation now as well it lets your base glide on and gives you stunning coverage. I can't recommend this enough. I'm always on the lookout for a gorgeous primer. So far my fave has been the Philosophy one but this could be a contender to take on the top spot.
To help me look a little less like the walking dead I picked up a mascara as well. I know it's a little controversial, but I only like waterproof mascaras. I don't mind that they're harder to take off as I cleanse my face at night with almond oil anyway. If I don't use a waterproof then most of the mascara will end up under my eyes within an hour. I love pandas more than the average person but I really really really can't pull off their dark eye patches in a cute way at all. I decided to try the L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen mascara. Oooh, I likey! It gave my lashes that really cute criss cross effect that so many false lashes have. It hasn't been crumbly and it has a gorgeous fat brush that makes it super easy to apply. I really like this mascara. I'm not sure that it can stop me from loving the L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes mascara the most as it didn't give me the added length but it's inky black, stays put and definitely gives great volume.
If you're ever in a pinch, I can't recommend these two products enough!