Wednesday, 1 April 2015

WHAT'S IN MY TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG


One of the many strange things about living/being away at uni is that when you come home for holidays it means prioritising your favourite makeup items rather than having your whole stash. Sometimes I like this though, it means going through and selecting the bits you really love or want to make an effort to use again! This Easter I'm doing a fair bit of travelling, from visiting family to a break in London, so I wanted to have enough options while still keeping things fairly streamlined. So here are the products that got picked this time. 

Started off with base, I don't tend to vary this up much so not many items in this category. Foundation wise it's mainly the Rimmel Match Perfection that wins my heart but I'd like to try and use my Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation a bit more too. Concealer, the one and only Collection Lasting Perfection. Daily base doesn't tend to include anything more but for the times when I'd like to look a bit more made up or for a longer lasting base I also packed my trusty One Heck Of A Blot Powder by Soap and Glory. As it's getting warmer now in the UK the Body Shop Honey Bronzer has started to grace my cheekbones (or lack of) more often. Finally to add a rosy glow my Stila Convertible Colour Blush in Peony - a super cute, travel-friendly size one from a christmas set. 

Stupidly not pictured here but I did bring my adored MAC palette with me, which is still in-progress of being completed. The shadows I have so far are Shroom, Brule, Phloof, Naked Lunch, Omega, Era, Patina, Cork, Sable, Satin Taupe and Carbon. A nice range of mattes and shimmers, cools and warms. I also threw in my Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad To The Bronze, something that seems to appear every spring for a slightly more intense bronzy eye look. Eyeliners that made the cut are the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Nude, Rimmel Eyeliner in Sable Brown, Smashbox Eyeliner in Onyx, and the Collection Extreme Felt Tip Liner. Mascara, no surprises when I tell you I bought the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara (yes, it really is time I tried something new). For brows I'll either use MAC's Omega Eyeshadow or 2True's Eyebrow Pencil

Lip products are where I always tend to overpack. I have that mindset of 'well one day I might feel like wearing this', when in hindsight I'll probably wear the same nudey pink for the whole holiday. However I did bring some red options in the form of Revlon's Colorstay Moisture Stain in New York and Maybelline's Colour Drama Lip Crayon in Light It Up. For a glossier look to things the Stila Lip Glaze in Guava and Bobbi Brown's Lipgloss in Bright Pink made it in too. I'm still really into these chubby lipstick pencils and so the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick, Revlon Matte Balm Stain in Elusive and Bourjois Lipstick in Peach On The Beach came too. Finally for a really easy, wearable colour I grabbed the Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

Phew! Hopefully I'll make use of all of the makeup that I bought, look out on Thursday for a post using some of the bits I bought. What would you makeup picks be?

18 comments :

  1. I love the look of all the lip options, so many pretty colours!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Win a Luxury Beauty Item of your Choice

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  2. Everything sounds amazing. I love the maybelline color tattoos and the revlon nearly naked foundation! I love the photography!

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  3. Great picks, your makeup bag is adorable! Peach on the Beach is a staple of mine too, and I've been wanting to try S&G One Heck of a Blot for so long! They don't stock it where I live though :(

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  4. Such a nice range of shades in your MAC palette! I'm also loving MAX Factor's False Lash Effect Mascara it's one of my favourite mascaras.

    Tia | at0ut.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I've planned them all out very carefully! It's great isn't it?! :)

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  6. Thanks Tasha, Cath Kinston always do such cute prints. Awh that's a shame!

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  7. Probably too many but oh well, at least I'm prepared for anything! ;-)

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  8. Maireem Maneje2 April 2015 at 15:41

    Love all your products :)


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  9. A lot of these are go-to travel products for me too! I love the Honey Bronzer because it's good for bronzing, contouring, and even eyeshadow - it's a good crease colour. And Revlon Berry Smoothie was my go-to travel lip colour because it's so easy and natural. (I've used it up now, done lots of travelling recently!) Bad to the Bronze is such a great travel staple too - it looks really pretty and put-together, but you don't even need a brush for it.

    Clementine | My Darling Clementine

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  10. Amazing travel makeup picks! I love the Mac face and body foundation and my new loreal liquid bronzer x its perfect for a quick sun kissed look without tanning x great pictures x
    Sophie Jenner</a
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  11. I want to dive into all those lip colours!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  12. I really want to try the chubby sticks xx

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  13. When travelling light with makeup I think it's always good to bring just one veratile eye palette and it sounds like you've got that with your Mac one. I'm so bad and just bringing to essentials with me though, I usually end up taking most of my makeup aha!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  14. I've started using the Bad to the Bronze Color Tattoo more as well and will only be bringing it when I'm going away for a few days to create a nice and simple eye look, I like how it works so well on its own! Thanks for recommending all the other products, too. :)

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  15. I am so bad for taking something like 10 lipsticks with me when Im travelling, I find it so hard to streamline it! I love taking my MAC Palette too though, so many options with it! x


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  16. So many beautiful products. I love the Stila Lip Glazes, I own quite a few different shades now :)


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