What's in my Makeup Bag - Denise Mahmud


Denise Mahmud is the founder of MOXIA, a women's clothing brand that celebrates femininity and contains high-end and high-quality pieces using Batik, Shibori, silkscreen, block printing, weaving and embroidery. New Yorker, Denise moved to London in the 90s and over the years her work has been exhibited at ICFF New York, Maison & Objet Paris, MoOD (Meet only Original Designs) Brussels and The Bargehouse Festival (part of the London Design Festival) as well as featuring in international magazines. Tomorrow Denise will be showcasing her Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the London Fashion Week's off-schedule event Fashions Finest. She took time out to show us the products in her makeup bag. Describe the items in your makeup bag. MAC Foundation in No 44; it does what it says on the tin and that works for me. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Golden Lariat; living in a country with so little sunshine, this bronzer really does the trick to give me that sun kissed colour that I love. I always use the gold section to highlight the corners of my eyes to give a little pop. Body Shop Blusher Brush; I have really sensitive skin and this was the only brush I found that didn’t irritate my skin.

Colosé Lipliner in Flamboise; I really like how it stops my lipstick from running. I can put it on once and it lasts the whole day. I just top up my lipstick when I need to. Boots No. 7 Eye Pencil in 10 Brown; it’s great for filling in the gaps between my threading. It’s not waterproof, but when I forget and rub my eyes it seems to stay on. Estée Lauder Eyeliner in Onyx, it glides on smooth and even. I don't always have a lot of time to do my makeup so the easier the better. Estée Lauder Lipstick in Sugar Honey Shimmer; I got it for free, which is always nice, and I love the colour.

Estée Lauder Lipstick in Hollywood Red; when I’m feeling brave I go for the full on red lip. It works with a lot of my outfits as red in a colour I wear a lot, especially in the winter. It’s also my first choice when I’m going someplace special. Estée Lauder Lip Gloss in Wild Lilac & Pink Kiss; I use these when I want just a bit of colour or to give some shine to my lipsticks. Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Extreme Black; this is my favourite item. My lashes are long, but thin so this is perfect. It exaggerates my length and gives my lashes volume all at the same time. If I was left on a dessert island it is one of the things I would want to have with me. There are always a few random - just in case items like my tweezers and lip brush.

Where did you get your makeup bag from? My bag is from Estée Lauder, it was a gift with my purchases. I had a few from them, but this one has been the best one so far.

Denise Mahmud's Makeup Bag

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