What’s In The Box: My Everyday Makeup

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As part of my new beauty set-up which I’ll give you a proper look around tomorrow, my makeup has a new home. It’s from Oliver Bonas (although unfortunately it looks sold out now – I did pick it up in the sale!), but it’s a glorified MUJI set-up with two acrylic drawers that fit just the right amount of stuff in for an everyday face with a bit of variation. As I showed on Snapchat the other evening (‘viviannamakeup‘ if you want to follow) every week or two I take my drawers into my office to have a switch-a-rooney with the rest of my makeup collection just to mix things up, keep things fresh and to try new bits. So here’s the result of my latest sift through…

In the bottom drawer I keep all things complexion, so *takes a deep breath* primer-wise I’ve gone back to the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer because my skin is feeling a little dry and grim right now and I need all the glow help I can get. With that in mind I’ve got both tubes of the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream in there because it is good skin in a bottle and then I’m testing out the Dior Hydra Life Water BB in 010 and the L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion in 03 (I’ve given the L’Oreal a couple of tests and it’s gooood).

There’s not much new to report for the rest of the base bits because I’m using a load of old favourites. I’m concealing right now with the Estée Lauder Doublewear Stay-In-Place Concealer in Extra Light, powdering with the MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural in Medium, contouring with the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium, bronzing with the Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion in M20, adding colour with the Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop and dusting on some highlight with the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone. One thing that is new is the REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist which is my current finishing spritz of choice.

For brows I’m keeping it basic with the Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil in Grey and then setting them down with Blink Brow Bar’s Clear Eyebrow Gel. I haven’t been too into eye makeup recently, so I’ve just got two eyeshadows in rotation: Burberry’s Sheer Eyeshadow in Pale Barley and MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork. If I want something a little warmer then I use The Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl in Spiced or smudge a bit of MAC’s Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Groundbreaker on my lashline (I’ve also got the MAC Chromographic Pencil in NC15/NW20 in my kit too incase I look ridiculously tired).

It’s been over seven weeks since my last lash lift, so I’m having to use my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers a little and go back to my waterproof mascara formulas in order to keep a curl. Right now I’m back into the Dior Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara and the Isehan Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara, both of which do a good job when it comes to length, separation and volume.

When it comes to lips, I’m most definitely having a nude moment. I ain’t even interested in reds or bolds right now – the peachier and more lip-like the better. I usually throw on some of the By Terry Baume de Rose before I even get started with my makeup, but it works nicely on lazy no-makeup days too. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 07 is the next step up from that and giving equal amounts of hydration and shine, but with a bit of extra peach is the NARS Sheer Lipstick in Barbarella. When I want to feel chic and like I haven’t got anything on my lips at all I reach for the CHANEL Rouge Coco Lipstick in Adrienne and then if I want something really matte, but kinda peachy then I throw on the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm.

Chuck a bottle of Escentric Molecule Escentric 02 in there and then I’m good to go. Right, before my finger falls off it’s time to put some slap on…


  • emily couture

    I love the set up of your make up! The NYX soft matt cream sounds great 🙂

    emily xx

  • Megan Clarke

    I loved the ecsentric molecule original perfume so really want to try the new one!

  • Nimra Imran

    I’ve been waiting for this post ever since I saw this on your snap chat (SNAPCHAT FAM!). Its looks so so amazing and I might have to invest in an acrylic drawer myself to organise my everyday makeup a little more! x

  • awesome list of things to try
    love your drawer XD

  • Thanks for breaking it all down for us! 🙂 I love peeking into other people’s everyday makeup boxes/drawers/bags.

  • The Sunday Mode

    Ah these all sound like such good products, I love these kinds of posts where you just go over your routine and what you’re really loving. Problem is, now I really want to buy a lot of these…

  • is that loreal cushion a variation of the korean ones ?
    as always, love snooping in your makeup drawers ahaha and comparing with mine x

    CLUB AVENUE / / instagram

  • The It Cosmetics CC cream sounds so lovely! x

  • Nadia Sabrina

    Whoa, I thought there was going to be a 5-things blog post!

    Love from Indonesia,

  • So desperate to try some NYX products!

  • I would love to see a L’Oréal Nude Magique Cushion review as I keep wondering whether or not I should try it!

  • I really love the idea of having a separate box for an everyday makeup. I store my makeup in different boxes separately – face products, powders, eyeshadows, lipsticks etc. But your idea looks so smart. It should be very easy to have this organisation for an everyday look, so you don’t need to collect your products from different boxes x
    Yukova by Yuliya Oleynykova

  • Been waiting for this post since you gave a peek on snapchat!

    Parie x

  • I’ve been buying so many of the NYX Lip Creams lately, they’re amazing! So happy they’re finally in Boots!
    Brigitte x |

  • frances

    In your previous video you said that you mix 01 and 03 in the new loreal foundation but you only have no3 in your set of drawers which would you say is the closest match? I also 2 in Charlotte tilbury and 4 in gorgio Armani so I use you as my colour match. Thanks

  • Love the box! It’s such a cute update on a Muji 🙂 xx

  • Stockholm looks bloody beautiful! I normally don’t wear lip colour but I have a serious need for it after seeing your recent tutorial.

    Groundwork and Burberry’s Chestnut are essentials in my Muji drawer, but it’s far from this organised and tidy.

    The REN mist sounds interesting too! This is the first I’ve heard of it.

  • Becca

    Love this little set up! xx

  • I’m glad you tried L’oreal’s Magique Cushion, now I’m definitely buying it. Thanks!

  • I love the NYX soft matte lip creams! I was going to pick up Stockholm but it looked a tad dark for me so I picked up Cannes instead which is a little lighter! xox

  • need some make up drawers – TK maxx has some good offers, they are on my next month shopping list!!
    love to have a sneak peek on your beauty routine(:

    xx from Brighton
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope

  • I love your setup, especially with those gorgeous flowers!! ???

  • Love your video on this setup today Anna! It’s so gorgeous – very inspirational for what I want to do with my collection 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • I love having a nosy through everyone’s makeup storage and just seeing what is kept where. Need to try that L’Oreal cushion foundation. Everyone seems to have it right now!

    According to Mimi

  • Lapetiteperleblanche

    Your set up looks so lovely!

  • Love to see what you use, the set up is adorable!

    Love, Kelly |

  • Philippa

    Lovely selection, really want to try the new ren mist!
    Philippa x

  • The REN mist sounds really lovely (especially your reaction in Lily’s vlog!) and Chanel lipsticks, you can’t beat ’em

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Such a great collection! I love your new setup!!

  • The Too Faced Hangover primer is on my wish list, love your storage! 🙂

    Just Little Things


    so nice! 😀 really need to try out a clinique pop blush, they look really pretty

  • Haishan Wu

    The storage is so pretty! I am also using the esteem lauder double wear conceal right now! please do a review or talk about the dior hydra water bb in your upcoming videos or blog!

  • jackie canada

    Hi Vivianna, on Facebook there is a photo of your work on “Gods Gifted Hands” It’s a picture of a woman’s lips…the color is splendid….there are so many people trying to find out the color of the lipstick…can you please find out for me? I will share it with others that are asking…thanks

  • These peonies are to die for – they are so so so beautiful !
    I loved this little nosey tour of your current make up essentials, thanks for letting us in Anna 🙂
    Lots of love, Anais

  • I just love the look of this makeup storage and so nice it’s glass too!