26 May 2014

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag

Hey people!

Today I'm coming at ya with a peek into my travel makeup bag. I'm right in the middle of packing for a quick trip over the water to England on Wednesday and thought I'd share what made it in to my travel bag while I was at it!

I'm sure you're all well aware that you have to be super strategic these days when traveling, so the majority of your most loved makeup products will likely have to take the back seat - something that I find extremely difficult as a self proclaimed over-packer of makeup.

I popped in Benefit's The Porefessional - a fool proof way to keep everythang where it's supposed to be, essential when travelling. This was quickly followed by Chanel's Perfection Lumiere Velvet - I know it, I love it, say no more. Dark circles and blemishes vanish with the help of NARS Radient Creamy Concealer - a god send if you've got an early morning flight! This is all set with Bobbi Brown's Sheer Finish Loose Powder and I threw in just the one blush from Bobbi Brown, 'Rose Clay' as it goes with everything. If you've noticed the lack of bronzer, I'll be picking up a new stash while I'm over there and didn't want to be lugging a half empty container with me!

Moving on to my eyeballs, I've packed Benefit's Brow zings - it has everything you need to tame your brows (wax, powder, 2 travel size brushes and a mini set of tweezers that I heart). I can't put on shadows without using UD's Primer Potion, so in it goes. Then for the most travel friendly palette in the world, UD's NAKED BASICS. It's super slim and includes enough shadows to take you from day to night. A bit unnecessary, but I also popped in MAC's Woodwinked just incase I want to change up my look a tiny bit. Lastly, my pencil liner, liquid liner and mascara - all essentials in my eyes (get it? tee hee).

I've whittled my lip products down to just two - the hardest thing in the world for a lipstick addict, don't judge me. I've taken MAC'S Creme Cup - it's pink, it's neutral, it goes with everything - and Kate Moss x Rimmel's lipstick in 110 - it's coral and all things summery! Of course I'll be sticking some form of a balm in my handbag too!


  1. When traveling, palettes are your best friends! You don't want to be lugging around 6 single eyeshadows, so save yourself the space and the hassle!
  2. If you can, remember to take products that are multifunctional - i.e. A lip product that also acts as a blush. I'm leaving behind my much loved Soft and Gentle highlight from MAC and opting to use an shadow highlight instead - same diff!

Have you got any tips for packing makeup?
Sound off in the comments below and have a great week!

XO, G.


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