What's In My Makeup Bag - Amerley Ollennu


Amerley Ollennu is the beauty & wellbeing editor at Psychologies magazine. Instead of doing her homework after school, this beauty editor to-be spent hours at her mirror perfecting the perfect liner, the art of contouring and everything in between. When she wasn’t honing her make-up skills she was designing packaging for her imaginary make-up range, but when she finally got her head in the books she realised she had a love of writing too. Combine that with what can only be dubbed as a beauty obsession; and there was only one profession for this girl to pursue. She took time out of her busy schedule to tell us what's in her makeup bag. Oxygenetics Oxygenating Foundation I'm currently seeing Detmatologist Rachel Eckel and using prescription skincare from the ZO skin health line, so I've had to rethink my foundation. Additionally since working on my new Positive Fitness column that launches in this months issue of Psychologies I needed a base that I could do a training session in during my lunch hour and not worry that I was clogging my pores. This has been my saving grace. Originally formulated for post cosmetic surgery and procedures this encourages cell repair and renewal, diminishes scarring, combats dehydration, reduces redness and creates the ultimate environment for healthy cells to thrive.

Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'n' Kohl in Maelwnw Midnight Navy makes my brown eyes shine bright, and this one glides on effortlessly. Setting in seconds, I quickly smudge this into my lash line for a soft smoky effect.

MAC Blusher in Dollymix I've worn variations of this pinky shade from MAC since I was a teen, nothing comes close to this for me. However, I find a good brush to apply it is key.

Dior Bronzing Powder This is a new love. The packaging is right up my street - it makes me feel chic even when I'm wearing a comfy jumper and leggings combo.

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder I'm a powder girl, but have learnt as the years go by that less is definitely more, even if you have oily/combination skin. This looks white but actually can't be seen on the skin and keeps oil at bay for hours.

Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara It's hardly what you'd describe as a bargain buy, but it's a cult classic for a reason. I've ditched my two year lash extension obsession (it all got a little too high maintenance for me) and am enjoying looking a little more understated without forgoing thickness, curl and colour.

L'Oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds in Julianne's Red I own about 50 lipsticks but this is my current favourite, I'm literally making outfit choices that match this beautifully orange hued red.

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor I've been threading my eyebrows since my early teens and I wholly admit that I'm very anal about my brows. To fill in the gaps I had the Browhaus brow resurrection treatment, which is essentially a tatoo but I still use a pencil when wearing a full face of make-up. The waxy texture helps colour stick to both the skin and the brows and the scalpel shape ensures precision of application.

Amerley's makeup bag

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