Author: Fleur Burrows
10 Apr 2023
Welcome to our latest blog post, where we take a peek inside the handbags of the Match My Makeup team! We all have our go-to products that we can't leave the house without, but have you ever wondered what your favorite beauty experts carry with them every day? Are they minimalist and low-key, or is their bag a treasure trove of beauty items that would make Mary Poppins' magical bag look tame? Join us as we reveal the must-have makeup and beauty products that the Match My Makeup team always has on hand.
"Wow Vi, you only have 4 products!" Fleur exclaimed as Victoria pulled them one by one out of her beautiful and practical YSL Backpack. "Yes, well, I am a mum" she stoically replied and pressed her 4 carefully chosen beauty products into my eager content-producing hands. There is little to dissect in her 4 choices, other than the team as a whole need to CHILL OUT on the amount of lip products we trot around with. I can't say the Cle de Peau Radiant Cushion Foundation is no surprise, Victoria is a long time fan of the brands complexion products and tops up throughout the day.
Makeup Artist & mum of two Ash is always on the go, and her personal handbag is no exception. In the bottom of her bag, she has a few essential items to keep her looking her best throughout the day. Continuing the trend of carrying an unbelievable amount of lip product on your person, Ash has 7 products for her singular pair of lips. She must live in constant fear of having a bare lip, any other reason would not suffice. The MCO Beauty XtendLash Mascara is a new purchase, waiting to be delivered to it's new resting place in Ash's home out of her lip product tomb of a bag. Another MMM Office Babe with a MAC lipstick in her arsenal, we all clearly can't get enough.
If Fleur has been wondering where are lip products had all gotten to, look no further. How did this happen?! And does her shoulder hurt? Other than enough lippies to last a few years, we have an admirable dedication to sun safety with the Naked Sundays SPF50+ Face Mist and Bondi Sands SPF50 Lip Balm. This months Emma Lewisham Mecca Beauty Loop gift has yet to make it out of the handbag, as well as a color corrector and brush used for content weeks before. Fleur's signature body mist, the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa '40 Fragrance Mist is a main stay however, and it's not home time in the MMM office without Fleur sweeping through the door leaving a scent-trail of it in her wake.
Simone informed me she had JUST cleaned her handbag out, so we are presented with this very sensible array of minimalist items. S MAC lipstick is The Way at Match My Makeup, and she is here representing with a brand new shade choice for her, Twig. Lanolips is a solid inclusion for year round lip care, and a little sample of the new YSL All Hours Foundation seems to be floating around in the depths of her handbag. We wonder if its been used yet? Why is she here? Simone is a real one for pulling out her eye drops and Listerine PocketPaks - it's not all about the fancy exxy products, it's about the necessities here, people.
Thankfully it's not only Fleur hoarding lipsticks, we have Rachel carting 3 lipsticks around with her (1 is so empty it's a mystery as to why it still gets handbag status). Rachel is a MAC gal through and through having worked the counter many years ago, which is evident from the 2 lipsticks, pencil and powder. If it ain't broke, right? Lucas Papaw Ointment is a top tier handbag item due to its multi-use properties, so this inclusion gets a 10/10 from me. For Rachel, carrying a travel-sized perfume and a hand cream in her handbag is just as essential as her makeup items.