What's In My Makeup Bag - Jamila Robertson


Jamila Robertson runs, Blush London which is a bi-weekly blog magazine that covers beauty and fashion. The website celebrates all that London has to offer with reviews on the best fashion and beauty launches, salons, exhibits and trends. We caught up with Jamila so she could show us the products that she covers in her makeup bag. Describe the items in your makeup bag. I literally can't live without eyeshadow. For the day I tend to go for a warm bronze and for big nights out, I go full on matte black. I love NARS' Shadows because they have such a rich pigment and last for ages. Eyeshadow was the first makeup product I ever really wore. When I was a teenager I used to wear a really dark purple. One of my teachers at school used to say I looked like I'd been punched so I stopped wearing it for a while; but it's back in my life now and I'm never letting it go again.

I also love my NARS Contour Kit, which is great for giving subtle definition. L'Oreal's Volume Million Lashes Mascara is also a must-have; as is Kevyn Aucoin's Kohl Eyeliner Pencil. I always have at least three lipsticks in my bag. At the moment my favourites are Tom Ford Black Dahlia, Charlotte Tilbury's Glastonberry and Estee Lauder's Commanding in collaboration with Joan Smalls.

Which is your favourite item in your makeup bag? That's so hard. I couldn't leave the house without my Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Dark, but I don't so I guess that doesn't count. I'd probably say at the moment, the Tom Ford Black Dahlia. I can always rely on it and it stays on all day and never fails to give my complexion a sultry pick me up.

Where did you get your makeup bag from? I actually have had the same makeup bag for so long that I don't even use it. I usually just chuck everything into my handbag then scramble around looking for things like a crazy bag lady. When I travel I use my see-through Kiehl's bag that was part of their festival kit, as it saves me having to empty my precious products out at security.

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