Monday 23 July 2012

In My Travel Make Up Bag...

Tomorrow I am going down to Melbourne for a couple of nights. Last Wednesday my cousin had her baby, after around a 40 hour labour and then a cesarean, Chase made his world debut. I cannot wait to meet him, he looks so cute and cuddly in the photos family have sent. He is the first baby in the family since I was born, so it is all very exciting.

Whilst in Melbourne, I will of course fit in some shopping. On Wednesday morning I am meeting with one of my friends at Doncaster Westfield for a little retail therapy. I am super excited, I already have a shopping list of things I want to check out. I am really looking forward to catching up with my friend too, I don't see her enough after we finished school.

I thought I would share with you the contents of my make up bag that I am taking with me. The bag itself is just one that came with a Lancome GWP. I personally find it very hard to pack make up for a trip. I am not know for travelling light! I tried to pack minimally, I am not sure I succeeded.

Face Products:

Benefit - "That Gal" Primer
Just a sample I have lying around, makes it a nice size for travel. It's a nice primer, I have used up a full size previously.

Chanel - Vitalumiere Aqua in BR10 Beige Rose Pastel
This is my favourite foundation at the moment. I love the finish and how easy it is to apply. I also find it lasts all day.

MAC - Minealize Skinfinish Natural in Light
Love how this sets my foundation but doesn't take away the dewiness or make my face look powdery.

YSL - Touche Eclat in 2
I have a new found love for this. It really can highlight and brighten the face.

Bobbi Brown - Creamy Concealer Kit in Ivory
This is amazing for under the eyes and if any pesky pimples pop up I can use this on them too.

Bobbi Brown - Corrector in Light Bisque
The dark circles under my eyes require this a lot lately. This neutralises the blue/purple tones and really disguises my dark circles.

Illamasqua Powder Blush in Lover
I am loving this blush, it is a beautiful apricot colour and applies beautifully.

MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power
I had to limit myself to only two blushes. So I decided to include a more pinky toned one. This is a beautiful colour and applies easily.

Eye Products:

Urban Decay - Naked 2 Palette (review here)
I found it really hard to decide between both Naked palettes. Naked 2 wins because I feel it has more travel friendly packaging.

Shu Uemura - Eyelash Curler
I cannot live without an eyelash curler at the moment. It makes such a difference. The Shu Uemura one deserves the hype it recieves.

Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Another mini product. Primer is essential to help eye shadows stay all day.

Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara in Clear
I use this to tame my sometimes wild brows. It seems to work.

Guerlain - Noir G Mascara in 01 Noir
Another mini product. This mascara is amazing! I am in love with it. It gives me so many long beautiful lashes.

Chanel - Illusion Dombre in 82 Emerveille & 83 Illusoire (review here)
I LOVE these shadows for a quick eye look. I can't travel without at least one, so I am taking two.

Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill in 8 Champagne (review here)
Really beautiful shadow that is easy to use. Perfect for a quick eye makeup.

Benefit - Instant Brow Pencil in Medium
I don't do a lot with my brows but sometimes the outer half need a little filling in. I think I may get my brows done at the Benefit counter on Wednesday.

Revlon - Kohl Eyeliner in 01 Black Truffle
This is a really good liner, soft and easy to apply but long wearing.

Lip Products:

Chanel - Rouge Coco Shine in 69 Flirt (review here)
Such a pretty lipstick that I find myself reaching for often. I have to take it with me.

YSL - Rouge Volupte Perle in 107 Impetuous Beige (review here)
I need a nude lipstick and this was calling to me.

Revlon - Lip Butter in 090 Sweet Tart (review here)
I have to take a bright pink and I love the moisturising feeling of the lip butters.

Nars - Lip Gloss in Chihuahua
I have to have options, so a gloss is essential. This is my current favourite.

So there is the contents of my make up bag. I think I did pretty well, you should see how much I took last time I went away. It was a massive make up beauty case full to the brim! I have tried to take products that I like, know I will use and that work.

Toiletries wise I will mainly be taking sample sizes, I am planning on buying new skincare when I am away. I am thinking Aesop this time. Travel is a good time to use up some of my samples.

What do you take away with you? More or less than I?


  1. personally i would take less, but thats only cos i would take out all the lip products and replace with one lip balm haha im not so good when it comes to lip maintenance :P
    i would defs take the same amount for eyes as you, and maybe half of face? hehe
    great post, i love reading whats in my travel bag stuff :D

    1. I should have taken less - I hardly used any of it especially the eye products... Oh well luckily I had heaps of room to pack. :)

  2. I agree with Linny, I would take less but only because I know I would end up buying more whilst travelling hehe! Otherwise, some great products there!
    Congratulations to your cousin also! :)

    1. Thank you. He is a gorgeous baby - I want one now :)


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