Birthday Celebrations | Whats In My Make Up Bag

Last week, as many of you know, it was my birthday, and in classic me style I celebrated- a lot. I’m not that much of a Christmas person, but I absolutely adore my birthday so I really go for it when the time comes. I’ve already posted when I had my birthday party with the girls, but I always make sure to have a separate little celebration with my family. As my birthday fell on a Wednesday, we decided to wait until the Friday night to head out and have a family meal.

Of course being the fabulous idiotic blogger that I am I totally forgot to take an outfit picture until I was home and half my make up was cleared off. So a face of the day will just have to do. 

The night was semi-dress/semi-casual. We first headed into 10 St Stephens Green, which is a beautiful new bar that has only opened in recent months a few doors down from Topshop. They were so unbelievably kind and when they saw it was my birthday they invited me in for a birthday cocktail and a sneaky look around the area. I am seriously loving Dublin at the moment, some incredible new bars and restaurants are popping up. Some are meh and some are incredible – this is one of the incredible ones. Based in a Georgian building, it has a Georgian feel with a very new-yore vibe (if that makes any sense!!!) and its the perfect Rugby day venue – follow them on twitter to find out more. 

Also if you read my obnoxiously long  post about going to Malaga with mum , among other things, you will know she finally got her wish to get me to start drinking Gin. Don’t worry she has more wishes for me in life but this has been one she’s been working on for a while. While I’m not totally on board with the harsh-ness of a G&T, She talked me into getting a Bramble in 10 St Stephens Green and my god was it fabulous, 100% recommend it. 

Post drinks we headed to Bear on South William Street where we loaded up on Steaks and genuinely ordered every side on the menu. Beyond incredible if your looking for a seriously good steak at a reasonably price, make sure to try the chimichurri cause….its divine!!!! Was definitely the perfect birthday evening!! 

Now on to the important part – The Make Up!!!!!

I have been very lucky and have been gifted some incredible make up products over the last few weeks, plus some from my incredible boyfriend for my birthday, so I decided to put them all to the test for the night out. 

The Face & Lips 

Make Up Bag – Charlotte Tilbury 

My foundation products have really become my holy grail. My Mac Studio Sculpt foundation in NC 30 has rarely left my face since Christmas when it was hidden in my stocking. I feel in love with a tester of it , great new incentive from mac, and so happy I now have a full tub.  I picked up the Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in a moment of desperation after I left mine at home and I was staying in the boys. FYI I have very very dark under-eye bags thanks to a family trait! thanks mom, so leaving concealer at home is more of a worry than it should be. Since I picked it up, I fell in love. I’ll definitely be repurchasing asap. Lastly I apply my Benefit Porefessional * around my t-zone and my cheeks to hide all those nasty pores. 


I was recently sent this incredible new Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil lip oil in 3 – Undress Me. It is absolutely beautiful and totally different than a lipgloss which can be tacky and unappealing. I’ll be doing a fully separate post on all that is new to YSL next week. I love paring the Lip Oil with one of my favourites from MAC, Hip’n’Happy lip pencil is a classic baby pink that I was finding hard to wear on its own as its quite drying and not that nice, but mixed with Undress Me its perfect. 

Cheeks and Contour 

The boy was incredible and bought me the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow for my birthday *Squeals*. I have been eying up this baby for quite a while now and its just as incredible as I though it would be. Sorry bonzer drawer, I don’t think Ill be using any of you ever again. I pared it with one of my favourite blushers, my Hourglass Ambient Light in Radiant Magenta – this is an incredibly pigmented blush and a little really does go a long way. 

Eyes and Lashes 

I decided to have a serious play with my eye make up. I have been in such a funk with a brown smokey eye lately and wanted to darken this up a bit. I was lucky enough to be sent the new YSL Couture Variation Palette*(this palette is exclusive to Debenhams while the other more brown toned palette is available at all YSL counters) after the incredible event in Brown Thomas a few weeks ago. Along with that I also received the amazing new Couture Eye Primer* and the classic Luxurious Mascara for False Lash Effect.* I’ll be doing a full post in detail on these goodies next week. Of course I also had to pop a bit of Touche Éclat under my eyes and on my nose.

I also used my everyday liner essentials my Lancomé Artliner liquid liner* and Le Crayon Khol*. Both of these are my daily essentials, the pencil liner is incredible as it seems to last a lifetime. I’ve been using it non-stop since about July and I rarely have to sharpen it, its just like new. 

For Lashed I used these amazing Ardell Invisable Band in Hotties,* mixed with the YSL False Lash Effect my Lashes were huge. I’ll be review these along with a few other lashes I hauled next week. I of course applied these with my Ultra Bond strip lash adhesive*. I took part in their challenge last year and this glue is still my go to. It kept my lashes on for 72 hours and still does. Think I may have spooked the post make last week however in my PJ’s and full glam lashes!! Ooops. 


Last but certainly not least BROWS!!! I finally tended to my bushy brows and popped into my favourite place Elysian on South William Street. After a lot of threading, and a mild telling of for waiting to long, I was back in brow heaven. I have started a little brow routine lately and it seems to be working well. Ive been using my Eylure Brow Palette*, with the Eylure Brow Pencil * to create a mix of a classic, natural brow or a statement brow. These 2 really work great together. Then a whirl of my Benefit High Brow* to finish off – I also use this on my cupids bow to make my lips appear bigger, Works perfectly. 

Hope you enjoyed this peak into my make up bag. I really enjoyed doing this, consider it the first step to possibly doing some ‘Get Ready With Me’ videos. Ooooh how exciting!!!! 

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  1. February 20, 2015 / 2:47 pm

    Love this post! And happy belated birthday. You looked like you really enjoyed yourself xx

    • February 20, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you so much. I really did have a ball. One of the best birthdays I'd say! xxx

  2. February 21, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Happy birthday love your makeup products::: the hourgkass blusher looks so gorgeous and I love my lancome artliner ps the steak looked amazing

    Laura// Ps I'm running a comp to win nars Lippie xx

  3. February 22, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Happy belated birthday gorgeous! Seems like you had a wonderful day, the food looks delicious and I love your makeup bag! You have great products Roisin.
    Have a wonderful week!

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