Packing for a trip can be rather painful. I’m always the type of person that always brings way too much stuff! But, I say, you can never be too prepared! My travel makeup bag is something of which I think I’ve perfected. Just the right amount to have options, and just enough to fit into a somewhat small makeup bag. As I’m heading off on a little adventure tomorrow, I thought I’d give you a look inside my travel makeup bag.
The Bag: My favourite makeup bag at the moment is this limited Edition Mecca one. It’s the shape that makes this so perfect. Being able to zip it open all the way down, makes it incredibly easy to find everything.
Base products: For my base products, I always start with a super hydrating moisturiser. I love this Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Anti Fatigue Moisturiser. I like to follow this up with a hydrating primer (dry skin problems…) such as this Bourjois Happy Light Illuminating Serum Primer. As for my base, I have really been loving light weight tinted moisturisers such as the one by The Balm. When travelling I do like to come prepared with an actual foundations for the times when I want a little more coverage. My favourite foundation of all time is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. To brighten my under eyes I use the Bourjois Radiance Concealer.
Face Products: For my bronzer I’ve gone with the Soap & Glory SolarPowder Bronzer which is fantastic for those with fair skin, such as myself! As for my blush, I’ve packed the Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink. It gives a very pretty glow to the cheeks and a slight shimmer. However, as a highlighter lover, this blush won’t be enough so, I always pack The Balm Mary-Lou Maniser Highlighter. As for setting my makeup I use the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder to set under the eyes and the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray all over my face.
Eyes: As for my eyes, I like to keep things simple. For eyebrows I use the Soap and Glory Brow Archery Brow Pencil to define and the Benefit Ready, Set, Brow setting gel. I always prime my eyelids with an eyeshadow primer and this mini Too Face Shadow Insurance is perfect! I chose to pack this Sleek iDivine Eyeshadow Palette in Storm for all my eyeshadow needs. With a whole range of different shades, this is the perfect palette to travel with! I feel as though I always need an eyeliner with me just incase I decide I want to wear it, so I’ve packed my favourite of the moment…the 3ina Automatic Eye Pencil in 303. Lastly, but certainly not least, mascara. I love mascara as it can completely change your face. My favourite of the moment is the Kevin Aucoin Volume Mascara.
Lips: When packing my travel makeup bag, I always go for 5 lip products to cover all bases. For a balm I have the Nuxe Reve De Miel, for a nude lipstick I have the Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Nude Caramel, for a gloss I have the Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil in Raspberry, and I always ensure I have 2 bold options. For a dark bold lip I have MAC Persistence Lipstick and for a more pink nude bold lip I have the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci.
So there you have it! Everything that I pile into my travel makeup bag. Let’s just hope I don’t come away with any new makeup purchases…