What's In My Make-Up Bag - April Jackson


April Jackson is the host of CaribBe TV which launched last month. It is a multimedia platform that provide a variety of TV channels which stream live and on-demand direct from the Caribbean. The former Miss Jamaica Universe aims to bring a taste of the Caribbean to UK audience. She took time out to tell us what's in her make-up bag. Describe the items in your make up bag. I don't wear a full face of make-up daily, I like to save it for special occasions or when making appearances. My day is spent rushing around fulfilling my many roles from owner of a successful boutique in the heart of Brixton called Jamrock, to being the ambassador and main host for CaribBe TV. However I always make sure that I carry around the essentials just in case I need a quick spruce up for a night out with friends or a work event. Being involved in so many projects means that I am often out the house early in the morning and back late at night, so making sure my skin is well looked after is important.

MAC Powder is perfect for an evening out and provides a perfect base for my blush. It gives me a nice natural looking complexion that used together with NARS Blush gives me great definition and even adds a little sparkle to my cheekbones. Make Up Forever Eyeliner is a new addition to my make-up bag since getting back from Istanbul a few weeks ago. It's perfect for when I want extra definition for those corporate functions even if I haven't quite mastered creating a cat eye yet. I discovered GOSH Mascara browsing the make up aisles whilst on a trip in Dubai. It provides great thickness of lashes without clumping and gives me an instantly glamourous and wide eyes look. It’s great for both business and pleasure.

I also use Vaseline Lip Therapy; one of the perils of travelling back and forth to the Caribbean on business is how the change in weather can play havoc with your lips. It’s so important to help prevent your lips from chapping with the change of atmosphere, and some form of lip balm is a staple for any woman’s make up bag. From going from day time Jamrock business meetings to evening hosting events for CaribBe TV , the best way to stay looking glam is with my MAC Pro Longwear Lipgloss in Red. It’s an easy way to make a statement and this long lasting lip gloss stays on all night.

Which is your favourite item in your make up bag? GOSH Mascara - I have naturally long eyelashes, thanks to my dad and this makes them look even better,

Where did you get your make up bag from? I have been using my trusted old make-up bag for ages and I have been too busy to change it especially as I'm always travelling between the UK and the Caribbean. Thankfully my boyfriend took pity on me and bought me a new one last week.

April Jackson's makeup bag

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