What's in My Makeup Bag - Mavis Amankwah


Mavis Amankwah is an award-winning entrepreneur specialising in marketing, PR, diversity communications and business sustainability. PR Week named her one of ‘the most influential people in PR,’ for five consecutive years in their Power book. She has won numerous awards and has been a finalist of the Great British Entrepreneur Award 2013. Busy lady eh? Nevertheless, she took time out to show me the items in her makeup bag. Describe the items in your makeup bag. MAC is my go to brand for makeup, I usually find all I need there. My lifestyle is very busy I don’t often have a lot of time to look for new brands or shades so I stick to what works best for me. My staple item is MAC Studio Tech Cream to Powder Foundation in NW45. It gives my skin a bright flawless finish.

I wear a lot of bright lipsticks and again MAC have a variety of colours to choose from, I normally use Retro Matte Ruby Woo Amplified Matter Box and Satin Spirit with a warm pink blush to complete the look. I also have a recent find which is a velvety black liquid eyeliner by Sleek. I have used Sleek products for many years, since I was a teenager.

These are the products I carry around; MAC Ruby Woo, MAC Amplified, MAC Satin Lipstick in Spirit, L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes in Extra Black, Kiko Eye Shadow Colour Up Gold, Sleek Eyeliner, Sleek Eyebrow Pencil in Black, Bourjois Lip Liner in Rouge, MAC Studio Tech in NW45, MAC Studio Fix in NW45 and MAC Mineralize Blush

Which is your favourite item in your makeup bag? My Volume Million Lashes Mascara by L’Oreal. I do wear false lashes for events and photo shoots sometimes but this product makes my natural lashes so thick and voluminous it looks like fake lashes in pictures.

Where did you get your makeup bag from? It was a gift from my daughter Tianna who is an aspiring makeup artist.

Mavis's makeup bag

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