What's In My Makeup Bag - Vanessa Sanyauke

Vanessa Sanyauke is the Founder and CEO of Girls Talk London and a speaker, presenter and writer. Vanessa also has over 10 years’ experience in the financial services and charity sector helping FTSE 100 businesses with corporate social responsibility, gender and youth consulting. She took time out to show me the products in her makeup bag.

Describe the items in your makeup bag.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm, I literally cannot leave my house without this as dry lips are just so uncomfortable. Jurlique Rose Hand Cream, this is just gorgeous, lasts for hours, smells divine and as I meet a lot of people, so having dry hands is a no-no. Antibacterial Hand Gel, my work involves a lot of shaking hands and travel and if I am touching my face or doing touch ups, it's important my hands are clean so I do not break out in spots.

Smashbox Lip Gloss in Mauve Squad, this literally just gives me that pick me up if I am not wearing make up and when I'm in meetings all day, its subtle but has that glam factor. Ellie Saab 'Girl of Now' Perfume, I was given this as a Christmas gift and literally this makes me smell luxurious. Lancome Grandiose Intense Mascara, I have been wearing Lancome Mascara since I was 12 and have never used anything else. I barley have lashes but this makes me look like I have full lashes and awake. 

Boots Skin Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, I suffer from oily shiny skin so these are a god send. I use these every couple of hours and it takes all the shine away and helps me feel confident that I am not walking around all shiny. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, if I am wearing foundation (NARS Radiant Longwear or Estee Lauder Double Wear) then I use this translucent powder to get rid of shine throughout the day.

Which is your favourite item in your makeup bag?

My lip balm because it's the bare minimum I need to leave the house. 

Where did you get your makeup bag and how long have you had it?

I have had mine for two months and got it as a gift from Mic-Pac Official.

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