What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?


What's in my travel makeup bag?
As you're reading this, I'm enjoying some much needed down time in London for Simon's 30th Birthday. Not that we'll be relaxing much, we have a jam packed schedule including The London Dungeons, Madame Tussauds, a couple of the museums, watching The Lion King and of course as much shopping as I can fit in! We'll be here for three days so of course I'm going to have to take a selection of makeup goodies. I seem to over pack all the time, even if I'm going away for just the weekend, so this time I've made a conscious effort to not over pack and I'd love to show you what I have decided on.

Rimmel, NARS, Collection

For my base I have brought my trusty Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr foundation. This is my go to everyday base. It's so easy to apply and blend and gives me great coverage to hide those pesky blemishes. The shade Light Porcelain is my perfect shade and that's usually so hard to find in a high street foundation. I'll be using my holy grail hight street concealer Collection Lasting Perfection to add that extra bit of coverage I'm going to be needing after the 5am starts all week! This is an amazing concealer that offers high coverage, so you need to try this if you haven't! I've also brought my Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder to set my everyday makeup to give me that all day shine control. Because I can't help but over pack even when I try, I have brought my NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and Radiant Creamy Concealer as well. I will most likely use this in the evenings for dinner and the theatre etc.

NARS, Charlotte Tilbury

To add a bit of dimension to my face and a bit of colour, I've packed my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow. This beautiful bronzer is great to add dimensions and shading to your face, I use this to sharpen my cheek bones, thin my nose out and also just to add a bit of warmth to my face. The highlight is equally as beautiful and really adds a gorgeous glow to your face. I use this on my cheekbones, under the brow bone and the inner corners. For blush I'm using my NARS Orgasm for a fun peachy pink with a subtle golden shimmer, I've also brought my NARS Deepthroat for a less shimmering peach shade. 

MAC Eyeshadow Palette, Maybelline, Soap & Glory

Now on to the eyes, I've packed my trusty Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil to shape and tidy up my brows so easily and naturally. This brow pencil is my best friends it's the easiest thing to use and I love how thin the pencil is and also the brush to tidy up your brows. I've also packed my MAC palette so I have a bit of choice when it comes to eye shadows. My palette consists of warm bronzes and I should probably pick up some new, different shades whilst I'm in London. My go to shadows will be Vanilla and All that Glitters for my base shades and Mulch, Woodwinked & Twinks are my usual crease shades. I've also packed my new Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara to give me full black long lashes. I've been really liking this but it's not for someone who wants natural defined lashes, this does make your lashes pretty full and thick!

Charlotte Tilbury, NYX, Rimmel

Now this is where I usually go soooo OTT, I've tried to limit myself this time and I've picked two lipsticks and two glosses to bring with me. The first I just knew I had to bring was Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107, this is my go to berry red. It's a beautiful shade and beautiful formula, this always makes me feel like I have whiter teeth and that can be hard to find in a lippy. The next lippy I have packed is my Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect. This will be great for when I want toned down lips, it's a beautiful nude toned pink with a slight peach feel to it. I've also brought a long two of my NYX Butterglosses. I've chosen Vanilla Cream Pie for a fun flirty day
look and Red Velvet for a darker statement berry red look.

I'm pretty sure that's everything, I'm sure I've forgot something. Do you think I've packed a reasonable amount, or would you have gone completely overboard? What are you travel must haves for your makeup bag?

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  2. Lovely choices of makeup! I always tend to over pack as well but you can never have too many lip products!

    Bonnie x
    Beautiful Appreciations

    1. Thank you! Oh I know it's so hard to choose, I think I did pretty well though with only four! But I did buy a couple more when I was away;)

  3. I love the Nars concealer and foundation :) they always come away with me too as they work for pretty much any occasion! Love the S&G Archery Brow Pencil too xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. You can just rely on NARS for everything haha:P It's great for everyday quick and easy great brows! xx

  4. So jealous of that Mac palette! I love the Nyx butter glosses, they're a staple in my handbag!


    1. Haha aww thanks, I wish it was full up though. I should probably get a new palette, mine's a bit scratched! Oh I know, I've only just tried them but they have such a wide range they can't not be a staple! xx



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