As I’ve recently been away, I decided to give you guys a little peek inside my travel make up bag. As we were only flying within Europe, we only took hand luggage, which of course meant plastic bags and liquids under 100ml (urgh). I also tried to not pack duplicates, and narrowed my brushes down to just four (shocker!). Anyhow, read on to find out what’s in my travel make up bag.
These are the four brushes which I took with me. Real Techniques Bold Metals 100 Arched Powder Brush for powder, bronzer, and blush, RT Setting Brush for concealer and setting under the eyes, and RT Bold Metals 201 Pointed Crease and 200 Oval Shadow brushes for the eyes. These are all fantastic brushes with do their jobs perfectly. The only problem I did have was that, as you’ll see, I took quite a lot of cream shadow sticks, and neither of these eyeshadow brushes are ones I would pick first to do the job. The blend it out eventually, but they’re almost too soft!
I popped in this mini Clinique Dramatically Different lotion, which is a great moisturiser. For my base, I took along the Olay True Effects tinted moisturised in the shade Medium, which I absolutely love. It’s a tiny bit darker than my current skin tone, so it really warms up the face. It gives a great sheer coverage but really evens out skin tone, sinks in quickly, and is a great base for further make up. The Make Up For Ever Full Coverage concealer (in shade 06) is something that I picked up on my trip to the US. It matches my skin perfectly, so although it’s not very brightening, it is perfect for a quick fix under the eyes and on any blemishes. If I need to, I use this highlighting concealer from Maybelline, and I then set my under eye concealer with this Bourjois Healthy Balance powder (I’m the shade Beige Clair, I think), which is super compact and perfect for travelling. This Too Faced blush is also in really slim packaging (shade = Love Hangover), and suits any make up look, whilst I chose my MAC bronzer because it’s great for both warming up the face, and for light contour if needed.
For eyes, I took this Maybelline The Nudes palette. It’s small, compact, has some great neutral shades, and is cheap so I don’t mind travelling with it! As I mentioned before, I packed a few cream eyeshadow sticks, which I think are great for saving space and on-the-go, quick make up look. Here I’ve got two By Terry Ombre Blackstars, in Bronze Moon and Beyond Gold, and two Kiko Long Lasting eyeshadow crayons in a deep green and a taupey-gold shade. I packed MAC’s Soba single eyeshadow, which is a great for no make up make up, and Roller lash and Clinique mascara minis (again, perfect for travelling!).
Finally, a couple of essential extras: Essie’s Bikini So Teeny (top) for my fingernails and Exotic Liras for toenails, and this super cute mini rollerball of Elizabeth & James’s Nirvana Black perfume.
I hope you enjoyed having a peek inside my travel make up bag! I really enjoyed using this collection while I was away and I don’t think that for me there’s anything else I would need!