The Beauty Bag: May

I was scratching my head over this month’s ‘Beauty Bag’. So far we’ve had sparkles, sheers and an impressive amount of lip lacquer, but my recent downsizing attitude towards my product stash and love for alliteration landed me at the theme of ‘Multitasking May’. Beauty bits that serve a multitude of functions – I’m all over that. Time and space savers, I’m no stranger to a dab of blush on the lips or lash product through the brows. Heck this is coming from the girl who used to cake concealer on her lips back in the day. Massive error, I promise to never, ever repeat that process. It’s time to get a little creative and welcome the multi functional May makeup additions.

There’s a seemingly never-ending list of uses for Maybelline’s Dream Satin Liquid Foundation. Foundation, concealer, tinted moisturiser mixing element, corrector, contour – I’ll stop there before your mouse wanders.

I’ve mentioned the whole ‘cheek product on lip’ and vice versa thang already; it’s a cliche but it works. I like the cream to powder finish of Maybelline’s Cheeky Glow in Peachy Sweetie patted onto my pout. No-smudging, no-shine. Flipping the idea on its head, Revlon Porcelain Pink Lipstick, makes a great peachy blush companion. To make the application process a little less stripe-on-and-go, I swatch on the back of my hand and stipple in with a brush.

So into the streamlined stash they go. Multitasking makeup for May, my favourite. After my five product face I think I can lower the bar even more – four, three? Heck, this’ll be an anti-beauty blog at this rate…