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“For women who want more out of life”

Andrea: My makeup bag essentials

Andrea always looks polished, which is why we were desperate to have a nosy in her makeup bag and snap up all the products she uses. If they can make us look half as good as her, we’re in.

Makeup bags

“I like having all the fiddly little bits like mascara and stuff in one bag where I can find it all easily. A clear bag means I can see what I’m doing and where everything is!”

 Clear makeup bag, £19, MAC Clear makeup bag, £19, MAC  Pink pencil case, £6, Paperchase Pink pencil case, £6, Paperchase

Andrea also loves a smaller bag to keep her brushes in, which is a great idea as it means they don’t get misshapen by being shoved in with your lippies and powders. If you can’t find a small enough makeup bag, try a pencil case – they’re the perfect size!

As well as her brushes in her ‘bag within a bag’ her favourite brush is one that comes in its own retractable container. As Andrea says “it folds away and it’s not massive!” She uses this for bronzer and power.

 Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Brush, £30, lookfantastic Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Brush, £30, lookfantastic

Face

Andrea has a couple of staples that she uses regularly on her face – she has two bottles of the Lumene beauty serum because she loves it so much!

 Lumene Instant Glow Beauty Serum, £27, lookfantastic Lumene Instant Glow Beauty Serum, £27, lookfantastic  IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, £35, Boots IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, £35, Boots  Filmstar Bronze & Glow, £49, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, £49, Charlotte Tilbury

The great thing about the Charlotte Tilbury bronzer is that not only does it come in different shades, but it also comes with a highlighter so you can create cheekbones where there are none! Andrea uses the medium to dark palette as a bronzer and the light to medium as a highlighter, where she uses a tiny bit on the cheeks.

 Laura Mercier Face Colour, £24.95, The Beauty Store Laura Mercier Face Colour, £24.95, The Beauty Store  Hydra Lift I-Corrector, £24, Studio 10 Hydra Lift I-Corrector, £24, Studio 10  Bye Bye Undereye Concealer, £25, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer, £25, IT Cosmetics

“I kind of alternate between the two concealers”

While one concealer should be enough, you may find with the change in seasons and being slightly more tanned, you need a slightly darker one for the summer months. Some concealers are for targeted areas, like Andrea’s IT Cosmetics one that targets dark circles and fine lines, so it can be good to mix and match.

Eyes

 Mac Burgundy Eye Shadow, £26, lookfantastic Mac Burgundy Eye Shadow, £26, lookfantastic  Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette, £25, lookfantastic Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette, £25, lookfantastic  Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Cordura, £25, Cult Beauty Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Cordura, £25, Cult Beauty

Andrea loves an eyeshadow palette full of flattering browns, including the Nars one, which she uses when she appears on Loose Women.

 Mac False Lashes Mascara, £20, lookfantastic Mac False Lashes Mascara, £20, lookfantastic  Studio 10 I-Lift Longwear Liner, £22, M&S Studio 10 I-Lift Longwear Liner, £22, M&S

“I really like this the Studio 10 one because the pencil is so soft. When your eyelids get a little bit wrinkly – which you never think is going to happen to you, but it does – it glides over nicely. It’s also in brown, which isn’t as heavy as black.”

The finishing touch to eyes is always mascara and eyeliner. As well as liquid liner, a soft eyeliner is a good addition to any makeup bag – you can define and also smudge it in for a nice smokey eye, so it’s a double winner.

 Brow flick, £15, Glossier Brow flick, £15, Glossier  NYX tinted brow mascara, £6.50, Cult Beauty NYX tinted brow mascara, £6.50, Cult Beauty

“I tried the glossier boy brow but I think I bought the wrong shade as it’s too light, but this one is brilliant. It’s like mascara for your brows – it covers the grey…”

Even though Andrea had her eyebrows micro-bladed recently, she still needs to fill in the odd gap and nothing works better than the Glossier eyebrow pen, which is fine an natural looking.

Lips

When it comes to lips, Andrea prefers more natural shades. Her Studio 10 lip gloss is such a favourite of hers, she’s given one to her daughter Amy. It’s super natural and just gives lips a hint of colour, while also protecting them thanks to the Omega 3 contained in it.

 Studio 10 plumping lip gloss, £20, M&S Studio 10 plumping lip gloss, £20, M&S  Pillow Talk lipliner and lipstick, £38, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipliner and lipstick, £38, Charlotte Tilbury


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