If you're like me and you have different products that you use for different things then we would definitely be friends. My everyday work makeup is very different to my evening or weekend makeup so a whole different makeup bag is required! In this post, I will show you all of the products that I take to work with me. 

If you didn't already know I am a Beauty Therapist and work in a salon, I'm quite lucky in my job that if one day I feel like wearing heavy eye makeup and a bold lip it's acceptable but I usually stick to nice and simple. These products listed are an absolute must and must be in my work makeup bag at all times!

Jane Iredale PurePressed Powder - Latte

I think I have previously mentioned this product on my blog before but haven't for some time now. This powder is a 4 in 1 product which means its a Foundation, Powder, Concealer and SPF making it perfect for an easy work look. I usually wear just a powder foundation at the salon because I can get hot if I'm doing massages and a powder feels more comfortable but if I do wear a liquid foundation I use this product to set my face in place. If I don't have this product on me at work I do feel lost because I probably use it around 3-4 times a day just to touch up my skin and keep me looking matte all day. 

Soap & Glory Crazy Sexy Kohl Eyeliner 

This is a little bit of a weird product to take to work with me but I have my reasons, I have crazy watery eyes and even if I wear waterproof liner it still wears off during the day. I'm probably still the only person ever to still wear black kohl liner in their waterline but I still feel like I look strange without it. I usually have to touch up my liner in my waterline only once during the day just so it makes it more noticeable. I also like to use this liner on my upper waterline to make my lashes look fuller. 

Disposable Eyelash Brush

I know your probably not sure why I have one of these brushes in my makeup bag but there is a reason, I have had Eyelash extensions for a while now and have been loving them. To keep the lashes looks fluffy and separated you need to brush through them throughout the day to keep them looking natural. I literally have about 10 of these lying around and they go missing a lot just like hair bands. These brushes are also great for taming crazy brow hairs like mine!

Ps... Thank You Berry Much Cleansing Hand Gel 

This product I use because in my job I have to obviously have squeaky clean hands all day and this helps with me being a germ freak. I love to use this hand sanitiser because the smell for one is amazing and two it doesn't dry out my hands which I find some other sanitisers to be quite drying and harsh on the skin. These gels are from Primark and they have so many different scents to choose from and they are only £1 so I always stock up. 

Revolution Soph Lipstick in Cake or Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie in Maverick 

For work, I usually wear all different lip products depending on the day and now I'm feeling but recent I have been swapping between the Revolution lipstick and the Bare Minerals Lip gloss. The Revolution lipstick is my perfect pinky nude shade which looks great with nearly all makeup looks, this lipstick is also really comfortable to wear for work. The other lip product that I've been loving to wear is the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Maverick, the shade of this lipgloss is a really pretty brown shade that I think would be perfect for any skin tones. I like to wear this lipgloss to work because it is so comfortable to wear and not sticky which I hate when that happens with lipglosses. 

Diesel Loverdose Tattoo Perfume

To remind myself to actually wear perfume I have to take it with me to work. The perfume I have been using recently is the Loverdose Tattoo, the scent of this perfume is pretty strong but not too strong for everyday use. I'm not the best at describing scents but this perfume has a sort of sexy but still subtle scent. What I love most about this perfume is that it is super long lasting and even after a full days work you can still smell it. At the salon, I have had a lot of compliments on this perfume by my clients. 

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Looking at my makeup bag I was actually surprised that I didn't have more in there but these products are things that I need every day! What products do you have in your work makeup bag?

Aaliyah xo


  1. Ooh I love the shades of those lipsticks and the powder foundation sounds really good too. I never leave the house without a hand sanitiser in my bag! I love these posts because I'm so nosey haha!

    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

  2. I love powder foundations for easy looks. I usually don't carry a lot with me, I have a concealer in my bag all the time, and a powder compact and I throw in whatever lipstick I'm wearing on the day. Always have a hand sanitiser too though x


  3. I think my bag would be looking pretty similar to yours! I always carry powder if I wear makeup as I have such an oily T-zone and because I don't put any product at all on my brows, they get so easily messy so I keep a spoolie with me! I always like to keep a hand sanitiser on me too as I'm so funny about having clean hands and the perfume is spot on too as there's nothing better than always smelling good!
    Alice Xx

  4. I always like to read posts like this to get some ideas what would be handy to have in my bag! I like your idea of putting in a perfume spray. It always is an instant pick-me-up and makes me feel on-form! The Jane Irdale Pure Pressed Powder is something I've been considering for a long time. Nice to read your thoughts on it. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for it in the shops!

    Trace x | www.thefashioncollector.com

  5. I feel like you must be so organised to have different products for different occasions! I would love to have a bit of a lighter makeup look for work but I am lost without my heavy coverage foundation so I end up pretty much doing a full face everyday. I take a really small bag to work with me though so I usually only have a mascara and a liquid eyeliner with me and for everything else I just hope for the best!

    Bronia | www.broniajane.co.uk

  6. I AM THE SAME!! I have a separate makeup bag for work because I usually go to the gym and need more products than the norm. Love that you keep things simple - I really like the lipstick shades. Thanks for sharing the goods in your work makeup bag!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  7. Ooh this is so interesting! I didn't know that about the lashes :O I'm like Jess, I don't wear makeup day to day because my skin is so prone to irritating but I'm always a lil jealous when I see how pretty other folk look <3

    Anne // www.basifpa-and-did.co.uk

  8. Sounds like you've got it all covered! My work bag is so small, there is not space for anything. I just have lip balm in there! sometimes i do take lipstick with me though

  9. It was a really fun post I am not someone who uses make regularly but after seeing that you have such few products for ever day make up I might actually start doing it!