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What's in my makeup bag? Meggan VanderMeulen (Cardigan Jezebel)

Having a rummage through our favourite faces’ wares.

EACH WEEK, WE’LL be taking a peek into some of our faves’ makeup bags to see their must-have products, because we’re nosey. This week, it’s the turn of beauty blogger Meggan VanderMeulen (Cardigan Jezebel). You can visit her blog here and follow her on Instagram here.

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Her earliest makeup memories

“Growing up makeup wasn’t a big deal to me. For as long as I can remember, I only owned a stick of black eyeliner. I was what you would have called a “scene/emo” kid.

My makeup look basically consisted of way too much eyeliner on my lower lash line and nothing else.

“I think when I turned 16 I discovered you could do cool things with eyeshadow and I basically fell in love. But, I never ditched the eyeliner. It just slowly evolved into a winged liner type thing that was somewhat reminiscent of Amy Winehouse’s signature look.

Over years and years of practice, I feel like I’ve kind of mastered a perfect sharp wing. I pretty much feel naked without it now!

Her makeup bag and what’s inside

“My makeup bag has been thoroughly scaled down lately. I was doing a lot of travelling and needed something more compact. I stumbled across this cute and very mermaid-esque bag from Penneys and had to have it.

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“My favourite face products at the moment start with the J.One jelly primer. I’ve only had this for a few weeks but it’s amazing! It leaves a sticky base that really helps your makeup stay on all day long.

“Recently, I’ve been all about the glow! I love to use the YSL Glow Shot all over the high points of my face along with the Milk Holographic stick before I put on my foundation. It really helps you get the “glow from within” look. And, no matter how many foundations I try, I always come back to the Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish. I like to do my makeup and not have to worry about it for the rest of the day. It’s the perfect no-fuss product.

“I don’t use an eyeshadow primer anymore. I love using the L.A. Girl Cosmetics concealer for a base. Then, I just go in with whatever shadow I want without setting it.

“I have two palettes I couldn’t live without. One is an old favourite – the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette. It’s basically all matte shadows. You can create a multitude of looks with it. And the other is a recent fav – the BPerfect Carnival Palette. It’s such a colourful palette with endless possibilities.

“I like to keep my favourite Urban Decay shadow with me at all times – ‘Solstice’. It’s a pink shadow with blue reflects and I feel like you can use it for every occasion. That’s why I also keep the Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter in my bag too. Can you tell I like Urban Decay, by the way?

“I am truly obsessed with the Lancome Monsieur Big eyeliner pen. I think it’s a foolproof way to create all types of winged or graphic liner. And, my current favourite mascara is the Lancome Hypnose mascara!

“I would be lying if I said it all fit in that tiny bag. But, I won’t go anywhere without these products!”

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