What's in our Makeup Bags?

This month we look into what makeup wonders make their way into the beauty bags of these two lovely ladies from Alpha-H HQ! Michelle, Alpha-H Director and Tess, our PR and Media expert share their latest lustings.


Michelle – Alpha-H Owner and Director

“I prefer quality over quantity. My job requires a lot of international travel so I often find myself in the makeup section of Duty Free in some exotic location. This is great as I often get to pick up products before they hit the Australian market. My must-have items are a good quality mineral foundation so that my skin is not compromised by harmful chemicals and an eternally flattering lipstick like Clairns Joli Rouge Lipstick in “Brilliant” so that I always look polished and professional for business meetings and dinners. Every woman should also own a dark eye shadow.  Whether it’s mocha brown or the blackest of black, this will take your makeup look from day to night in just a few minutes.” 

Michelle's makeup haul includes these staple items:

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1. Youngblood Mineral Foundation   2. Givenchy Le Prisme Eyeshadow   3. YSL Touché Eclat    4. Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick 

1. Young Blood Natural Mineral Foundation in “Tawnee”
Givency Le Prisme Eyeshadow in “Yeux-Mono”
3. YSL Touché Eclat
Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in “Brilliant”

Not fogetting the other esentials:

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in “Rose Bloom”
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in “Black Ink”
Mac Haute and Naughty Lash Mascara in “Black”
Bobbi Brown Corrector in “Bisque”
MAC Eyeshadow in “Espresso”
Clarins Eyeshadow in “Champagne”
Bobbi Brown Face Blender Brush
Inika Kabuki Brush
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Brush
MAC 130 Brush
Dior Lip Serum De Rouge in “640”
Chanel Long Lasting Eyeliner in “Cassis” 



Tess – PR and Media Manager
“I love experimenting with different makeup trends each season but always come back to these three basics:

1. A flawless, luminescent base achieved with Etude House BB Magic Cream and a light dusting of translucent finishing powder – NARS and Smashbox both do great versions.
2. Well defined, full brows (I prefer to use a brow “powder” then set into place with a spooly brush and spritz of hairspray for a natural yet polished finish)
3. A pop of colour on the lips; I’ve been obsessed with Innoxa’s Matte Lipstick in “Tangerine” since its launch a few years back. 
A life changing makeup discovery for me was learning the technique of contouring. Want higher cheek bones? A smaller nose?  Contouring lets you fake these features and is super easy once you get the hang of it. Smashbox’s Step-By-Step Contour Palette is pretty much a “contouring for dummies” guide with instructions and diagrams included - genius!” 

Tess's makeup haul includes these staple items:

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1. Innoxa Couleurs D'ete 'Tangerine'   2. MAC Mineralize 'Soft and Gentle'   3. Nars Blush 'Madly'   4. Smashbox Contour Palette

1. Innoxa Couleurs D'ete Summer Matte collection in “Tangerine”
2. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in “Soft and Gentle”
3. NARS Blush in “Madly”
4. Smashbox Contour Palette

Other must-have's from this beauty bag:

Young Blood Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder in “Translucent”
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in “Medium 2”
MAC Sheertone Blush in “Peaches”
YSL Touche Eclat
Make Up Store Tri Brow Color
Maybelline The Colossal Mascara in “Glam Black”
Innoxa Couleurs D’ete Summer Matte collection in “Fuchsia”
MAC Eyeshadow in “Kid”
Etude House BB Cream
Chanel Lipstick in “Simply Pink”
Illamasqua Intense Lip Gloss in “Mistress”
Illamasqua Blush in “Nymph”
NARS Lip Gloss in “Babe”
Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner in “Black”
Tweezerman Slant Tweezers in “Leopard”
Inika Kabuki Brush 

Posted: 25/10/2013 3:57:40 PM by Alpha-H Skincare | with 0 comments