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In My Bag: In a Rush


There’s nothing I dislike more than being in a rush, but with my second to last semester looming over the horizon it’s more likely than not that I’ll be sleepless and in a hurry trying to make it to classes while keeping a semblance of a put together appearance, all whilst attempting to guzzle down my coffee.

So, what do I like to keep on hand for those ‘Oh-God-Should’ve-Left-10-Minutes-Ago’ moments?


For base the best thing in a rush is a foundation stick, it can pull double duty as a concealer and if done right *Bobbi Brown right* the formula will be creamy, buildable and blendable. Pop a few stripes on and blend with your fingers or buff away with a  brush for that first all over the face layer, if you need some extra coverage simply pop a bit more where needed and tap it into the skin. Sweep some powder over it all to set *this Benefit powder is demonic, it won’t ever end*, then grab a bronzer/highlight/blush in my case it’s the Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Streak and pop some on as usual.

Eyes & Lips

Since there’s a bit of a rush, no one has time for eyeshadows and blending – but since we’d all like some definition I like to pop a bit of my bronzer in the crease and highlighter on the brow bone. Load up on the mascara and – eyes done. The quickest option for brows is not the ABH Dip Brow, but a waxy pencil with a spooley – so the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil it is. Brush those brows down, fill them in, brush up. Do not rinse and repeat. Skip on over to the lips – a bit of gloss that lasts and then fades to a stain will keep you looking like you’ve actually got some blood flowin’ through those veins. I’m currently loving the Colour Elixer by Maybelline. 

The Rest

Keep some hand sanitiser on hand for when you’re going to apply stuff to your face, and for cleaning up after said application. Hand cream is always a good idea, as are spare contacts if you happen to be as blind as me. A roll on perfume is the perfect solution when you handbags are smaller than a baby pug, same for the card case Because who needs an actual wallet?

Also pictured; Marc by Marc Jacobs lipstick pen, Celine New Audrey Sunglasses in Black, Celine Nano Luggage Bag in “Orage”.

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