The Makeup Bag: April

April is well under way and the wintery chill is slowly creeping back into the air. Gone are the shimmering gold eyelids and the glossy lips, in come the slightly smokier eyeshadow shades and a pop of colour to the lips. Say hello to some new friends and old favourites, say hello to the April Beauty Bag..

April is a bit of an unusual time seasonally with Summer not quite a distant memory. While it might not be Winter yet I wanted to embrace some warmer shadows and bold lips earlier than scheduled. Lip balm is a lifesaver during the colder months and the new Maybelline Baby Lips in Berry Crush will be perfect on minimal makeup days. Blotting it slightly into the lips acts as the perfect base for Mac Show Orchid and Creme Cup lipsticks. Both are at quite different ends of the colour spectrum, but are great to mix and match from day to night. My lashes are being coated with Benefit They're Real mascara for a little bit of definition and pizzazz. It was just too hard to wave goodbye to shimmery neutral eyeshadows so Mac All That Glitters made its way into the bag along with a rediscovered Trax for a subtle nod to the smoky eye. Winter means warmth and what better way to accompany hot cups of tea than with a spritz of Jo Malone Redcurrant & Cream Cologne. Dessert without the calories? I'll take that.


  1. I absolutely love this post! Your picture is great, so focused and lovely! x

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Keep an eye out for another new feature dropping next month. x