What's in My Makeup Bag - Tobi Oredein


Tobi Oredein is the editor and founder of Black Ballad which is a lifestyle website aimed at Black British women. It launched last year and has really made an impact with their thought provoking and engaging articles that cover everything from politics, self identity, fashion and beauty. Tobi's editor'e letters are captivating and make a refreshing change from the bland spiel that we usually see in magazines. Tobi took time out to show us the products in her makeup bag. Describe the items in your makeup bag. In all honesty, I'm a walking advert for Bobbi Brown because my makeup bag is full to the brim with their products. The items that I keep in my makeup bag are the ones that can help me put together a flawless look in under five minutes. I use Bobbi Brown's BB Cream in Rich. I love this product. I'm not the biggest foundation fan, as I find them quite heavy. This gives me amazing coverage and suits my skin tone perfectly. However, this product dips in and out of my makeup bag, as I don't use a foundation product everyday. I only carry it around if I have a really important meeting and I am running super late and need to do my makeup on the train.

I use Bobbi Brown's Corrector in Dark Peach and her Creamy Concealer in Almond, alongside Bobbi Brown's Bronzing Powder. I have to say I have tried many bronzers over the years, but this is the best! I use the brand's Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Warm Chestnut to blend everything together - this product is a God send. When I have no time or don't have the energy to pull out my BB Cream, I can use this product and it gives my skin a great glow.

Other products include MAC's Powder Blusher, Olio E Osso's Lip Balm, Kiko's Smart Lip Liner in Rouge Noir 710 and Revlon's Hazelnut Lipstick - which is a great nude for darker skin tones. My final product is YSL's Luxurious Mascara False Lash Effect Noir Radical.

Which is your favourite item in your makeup bag? I would say my YSL Mascara, its like an old friend. I have been using that product since I was 18 and I'm 25 now. In fact, my friend, Florence Adepoju, who founded MDMFlow introduced me to the product and made me buy it when we were teenagers. I have tried other mascaras before and a few since, but this mascara is the best in the business.

Where did you get your makeup bag? I have had my makeup bag for two years or so. Its from Elizabeth Arden's Red Door range, my mum bought it for me as she loves their products.

Tobi Oredein's Make Up Bag

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