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.
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.
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.
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?