'The cheapie mascara I found rummaging through my work wife Rachel Corbett's beauty bag.'

This wonderful nugget of beauty wisdom comes courtesy of Mamamia’s shiny new beauty podcast, You BeautyFor this week’s In Her Bag, Leigh Campbell rummaged through Rachel Corbett’s beauty bag to find out which products she loves. 

Rachel Corbett is Mamamia’s Head of Podcasts and founder of online podcasting course PodSchool. She’s also a regular panellist on Network Ten’s The Project.

Listen to Rachel’s full interview on You Beauty below. You can also subscribe to You Beauty here so you never miss a thing. It’s a blast.

Despite looking super glamorous on The Project every Thursday night, Rachel Corbett’s the definition of ‘low key’ in her everyday life.

See, she doesn’t like “crap on her face.” Or products.

Then she met her work wife Leigh Campbell, a beauty editor of 15 years who wishes she had more than one face so she could use more products.

This week, Leigh went rummaging through Rachel’s beauty bag to find out which products she does really, really enjoy, and why.

Some, she recognised as her recommendations. But a few others surprised her.

Here’s what Leigh found.

Rachel Corbett’s go-to beauty products.

Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser, $49.

Image: Adore Beauty.

Why she loves it:

"I was using this cleanser and then I went off it when I ran out. I've tried other things, but everything felt icky on my skin. This gel cleanser makes me feel genuinely clean, but not stripped... even mildly moisturised."


Beauté Pacifique Defy Damage Skin Repair Serum, $80, and Instant Hydrating Mask, $73.

Image: Beaute Pacifique.
Image: Beaute Pacifique.

Why she loves them:

"I have only recently been going to get facials, and who knew they could do such amazing things to your face? I've done almost zero beauty stuff up until now, but I'm on the downhill slide to 40 so I thought it was about time I started to thinking about these things. I don't like too many 'products' very much, but I like these ones."

SK-II Treatment Essence, $112.

Image: Sephora.

Olay Moisturising Cream, $14.99.

Image: Olay.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+, $61.

Image: Sephora.

Why she loves it:

"I've just started using the IT Cosmetics CC Cream - I used to use MAC's BB Cream Studio Tint moisturiser but they discontinued it. I like IT Cosmetics, but I don't find it as easy to put on as the MAC BB cream because it's thicker... I get a bit scared with the coverage. What I've found works best for me is I put a bunch of moisturiser on then I'll put the CC cream on and mush it around, and then I get my crappy foundation brush and blend."

MAC Cosmetics Blot Powder/Pressed, $40.

Image: MAC.

Why she loves it:

"I bought MAC's blotting powder when I was doing a lot of stuff for TV and I had to do my makeup myself and I was really shiny under the lights. [Wearing this] I don't feel like I've got anything on, but when I put it on my face, it just takes some of the shine away."

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $12.95.

Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Why she loves it:

"I look at advertisements of women with super long lashes and they freak me out. I don't like a lot of crap on my eyes, and this mascara doesn't feel this way. I feel like I get definition without it being weighty."

Blistex Lip Conditioner SPF 15, $4.49.

Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick, $23.99.

Image: Kylie Cosmetics.

Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion Deep Restore, $10.99.

Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Milk and Co. Body Oil, $19.95.

Image: Milk and Co.

Why she loves them:

"I am Miss Scaly Legs. I usually look down and it's like a crocodile in my pants because there's dry skin everywhere. I has some old school Vaseline Intensive Care lotion I couldn't get through that I mixed in with the Milk Body Oil - I am going to buy that combination and that combination only because FEEL MY LEGS (as she asked Leigh to feel her legs). I put it on before bed, then you wake up and you're all smooth."

Unite 7SECONDS BlowOut Crème, $36.50.

Image: Unite.

Why she loves it:

"My hair is my one massive problem area, I can't get it under control. It's crappy, frizzy and disobedient. I hate feeling stuff in my hair, and if I put too much product in it, it feels greasy and meh. The blowout creme holds my blow dries really well, but feels like my normal natural hair."

Rachel's Spendy: Beauté Pacifique Puffy Eyes Gel, $99.

Image: Beaute Pacifique.

Why she loves it:

"This puffy eye gel is so juicy and cool, it feels like an arctic breeze. I use half a pump for both sides, I love it enough to restock, even though it's expensive."

Side note - Leigh suggested putting this product in the fridge over summer for even more puffy eye relief.

Rachel's Savey: Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil, $14.99.

Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Why she loves it:

"The one beauty thing I treat myself with is manicures and pedicures because I can't do it myself. I'd find the manicures would last, but the dryer my cuticles were, the more the shellac would peel off. The cuticle oil makes the manicure last for longer, but you also don't get those manky, dry fingers that can often be a bit creepy."

Do you use any of Rachel's favourite beauty products? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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