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My Makeup Bag if I Wasn’t a Blogger

Last year I saw lots of people sharing what their makeup bag would look like if they weren’t a beauty blogger. I loved reading those post, it’s so interesting to see what being a beauty blogger introduces you too. So here’s my predicted makeup bag if I wasn’t a blogger.


Starting off with a primer, I used to always use the *Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (hydrating). I tend to use it if I had a big event like my wedding day, but I loved how it created a perfect base for foundation. You can go wrong with Laura Mercier primers, especially when they have added hydration.

For foundation, I use to solely use the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. I only really went to boots for my makeup and I remember trying this in-store and loving it. I really like how buildable and light this foundation is, it was also my perfect skin colour match. It’s also one of the only foundations I found didn’t oxidise over the day.

For concealer, I think the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer would be my top pick. It’s a lovely drugstore concealer that provides a gorgeous amount of coverage will brightening under the eyes. To be honest even today I sometimes use this concealer. There’s just something about it that I haven’t found in another liquid concealer.

If I wanted to use a blush or bronzer I think I would be using the *Rimmel London Sculpting Palette in 002 Coral Glow. I used to use this palette all the time, especially the blush as it was a gorgeous soft blush shade. I have a feeling I would have dabbled in using bronzer and highlighter but not used it all the time. This palette is powder-based, which works so naturally over the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. A great little palette.


For eyeshadow, I think the Revolution Ultra Professional Eyeshadow Beyond Flawless would be my only palette. Firstly the colour selection in this palette is gorgeous, I love a good subtle eye or brown smokey eye. The quality of this eyeshadow is so nice, such a great drugstore purchase. The packaging is so nice too, but it is a huge palette packed full of matt and shimmery shades. With regards to Mascara, I don’t think I would really wear it as I used to hate taking mascara off. Since I became a blogger I’ve found some amazing cleansers that melt away mascara so I now use it all the time.


I think even if I wasn’t a beauty blogger I would have a mini addiction to lipsticks. I love a good nude lip and I don’t think that will ever change. As we are now wearing masks all the time I think my current favourite lipstick would be the *NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes. This would have been a very different purchase for me and I think I would have mainly stuck to shine lipsticks.

So that what I think my makeup bag would look like if I wasn’t a blogger. I’d love to know what you think your favourite products would be. I found this post so interesting to write, it made me realise how without blogging I wouldn’t have found so many incredible brands and products.

Steph x

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  1. January 29, 2021 / 12:32 pm

    This is a really interesting post! It’s amazing how many products I’ve bought over the years because I was a beauty blogger such as Collection’s concealer and the Rimmel lipsticks

    • Steph Hannam
      January 29, 2021 / 12:37 pm

      Yes, Rimmel Lipsticks are so amazing. I never picked up the collection concealer, but so many bloggers have raved about them over the years. I swear most of my present makeup bag now have been influences by beauty bloggers x

  2. Natasha Evans
    February 2, 2021 / 10:05 am

    Loved this post! It’s so amazing to think how many of our purchases are influenced by bloggers or other people. I know that I probably wouldn’t have tried half the amount of products I have if it weren’t for bloggers and Youtube!

    Tash – A Girl with a View

    • Steph Hannam
      February 2, 2021 / 11:21 am

      Yeah, I’m exactly the same. The great thing about blogging is your always exposed to new beauty releases and brands allowing you to discover products you ordinarily wouldn’t have come across x

  3. February 2, 2021 / 1:44 pm

    This was such an interesting idea to share! I am not huge on makeup but am very addicted to lipsticks and been influenced plenty of times to buy even more! Love the colour of the NYX lipstick, thanks for sharing x

    • Steph Hannam
      February 3, 2021 / 10:44 am

      Yes, I’ve had the same thing. There are just so many incredible lipsticks that people share, it’s just so hard not to buy them all x

  4. February 2, 2021 / 2:49 pm

    This is such a unique take on the beauty hauls I’m used to seeing. I like how yours is fairly minimal but contains all the essentials. x

    • Steph Hannam
      February 3, 2021 / 11:53 am

      I suppose even now I’m quite minimal with my make-up but I’ve built up quite a bit collection since starting blogging. x

  5. February 2, 2021 / 6:45 pm

    I love this! Turning the whole thing around and keeping it honest but still very inspiring. We definitely don’t need and can’t wear the amount of make-up in a lifetime that some bloggers seem to go through per week. x

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

    • Steph Hannam
      February 3, 2021 / 11:58 am

      I really enjoyed writing this post. It just shows that your make-up collection can be really small and concise, whilst having all the products you need x

  6. February 2, 2021 / 7:32 pm

    I always hear amazing things about the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    • Steph Hannam
      February 3, 2021 / 10:41 am

      I love the NYX Soft Matt Lip Creams, they are so comfortable and great especially as we now have to wear masks. They also have a lovely range of shades x

  7. February 3, 2021 / 6:08 pm

    This is so interesting! I’m not a beauty blogger and my collection is very limited. I only have one of everything haha My absolutely must-have’s for makeup is lashes and foundation! The rest I could live without. Thanks for sharing x


    • Steph Hannam
      February 6, 2021 / 7:05 am

      I think that’s the interesting thing about makeup, everyone had their own must-haves. I think having a very limited collection is so much better, you than know you will be able to use all the products up rather than having lots of wastage x

  8. February 8, 2021 / 2:03 pm

    Oh this is actually such a fun post! I find it so hard to say how my collection would look like if I wasn’t a blogger… I feel like it would be smaller but I just love beauty so I think it would’ve looked very similar to how it looks now. I do think I would’ve emptied products easier though – now I have too much to choose from lol.

    xoxo Simone | https://beautymone.com

    • Steph Hannam
      February 15, 2021 / 1:10 pm

      Yes I am the same, I get too excited about a new beauty product and then have so many products open x

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