I'll admit I don't actually ever carry a makeup bag out with me - the most I'll chuck in my handbag is a lipstick and concealer. However I do keep a makeup pouch/bag at home where I'll keep the products that I've been using the most separate so that I don't have to root around for things! So here are the products that I've been currently reaching for the most on a daily basis!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 51 - This is such a fantastic foundation and I can't believe how inexpensive it is! I used the original Healthy Mix for about 2 years before deciding it was time to try this one and I love this one just as much if not more! It gives light or medium coverage with a really healthy finish. It does what it says on the tin! :)
Diorskin Forever Powder Foundation 010 - I tend to set my base with a light layer of loose powder and then, since my liquid foundation is fairly light, I use this for a bit of extra cover just under my eyes and in the centre of my face. It's an excellent powder - so smooth and never looks cakey.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW20 - This is one of, if not the, best concealer on the market in my opinion. It's full coverage and I use it both under my eyes and around my nose. I do however suffer from dry under eyes on occasion in which case I get on better with a liquid concealer over this one (see below!).
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW15 - I really like this concealer for under my eyes and alternate it with the Studio Finish. It's not as great an all-rounder as the Finish but it's still really fantastic.
MAC Harmony Contour Powder - You'll probably see me list this in every FOTD or tutorial so it's evident how much I love it!
MAC Vanilla Pigment - I've rediscovered this lately after forgetting how amazing it is! It gives the most gorgeous highlight down cheekbones, inner eye corners etc. I just have a sample at the moment but I need to get the full size!
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade - Another favourite highlighter lately is Lightscapade. I spray some Fix + on my brush before using this and it gives the appearance of a liquid highlighter rather than a powder. It's subtle but nice and glowy.
Laura Mercier Blush in Barely Pink - If you've got very pale skin definitely have a look at this blusher. It's a really soft pretty shade and great if you're going strong on eyes and/or lips.
Illamasqua Blusher in Hussy - Hussy was one of my first Illamasqua products but it got abandoned over the years in favour of other things. Now that it's summer I wanted a warmer pink so I picked this out of my palette again. I actually like to use the Laura Mercier Barely Pink as my main blusher and then just use a tiny dab of this on the apples of my cheeks.
MAC Palette of Neutral Eyeshadows - I'm a neutrals lover with eye makeup so I'll always have my MAC neutrals in rotation. I'm currently liking Patina, Nylon, Mulch, Mystery, Wedge, Omega and Kid in particular.
YSL Babydoll Mascara - You can find my review of this mascara here.
Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara - If you want a really carbon black, thickening mascara this is for you! I love dramatic lashes so this is one of my new favourites.
MAC Dipdown Fluidline - I never thought I'd be using and actually enjoying brown eyeliner. I still favour black but I'm liking this as a lighter alternative especially on the waterline.
Laura Mercier Brow Pencil in Blonde - Another old favourite which I've used for years. They've recently changed the formula though which I really dislike so I'll have to search for an alternative soon.
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick - I don't think there's much that needs to be said about Ruby Woo! The perfect bright, primary uber matte red!
Illamasqua Medium Pencils in Spell & Titivate - I love Illamasqua's medium pencils! Definitely try them if you haven't! Spell is a very bright red which they sadly don't seem to do anymore and Titivate is a fuchsia pink.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg - A recent aquisition which is a great summer colour. You can look back at my review here.