Wednesday 27 February 2013

In My Travel Make Up Bag - Week 1

As you may know, I am currently in Melbourne for work training. The training is two weeks in length but work only pays for accommodation during the week. I therefore spend 5 nights in the city, 2 nights back home and then 5 nights in the city again. A busy fortnight!

I am currently really tired and I apologise for the lack of posts recently (again). Training is tiring and so is the shopping I do after training. The training is on Collins St and I am staying at the Citigate Melbourne on Flinders St so I am in walking distance to Myer & David Jones on Bourke St. I can say I have already visited a couple of times.

So I thought before I share my new purchases with you, I would show you what items I bought with me. Honestly when I packed, the first thing I packed was make up and skincare. I had my priorities correct! I am not going into a lot of details on the products - I am too sleepy! Let me know if you want any reviews..

Base Products:

For me when I am away for a few nights I have to pack more than one foundation - I like a lighter coverage as well as a fuller coverage one. Primers, powder and concealers are a must have too.

  • Benefit The Porefessional 
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Make Up
  • Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer
  • Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Bobbi Brown Corrector
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit

Cheek Products:

After lipstick, blush is the next hardest product for me to chose each morning. I love having a choice of pretty colours, textures and finishes.

  • Nars Powder Blush in Deep Throat
  • Guerlain Blush Duo in 01 Peach Boy
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink
  • Illamasqua Powder Blush in Naked Rose
  • Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera

Eye Products:

Until recently eye make up wasn't a must have for me. I have really fallen in love with adding that extra definition to my eyes. I like to haves lots of choices though...

  • Lorac Pro Palette
  • Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Black
  • Avon Brow Gel in Clear
  • Covergirl Clump Crusher by Lashblast Mascara in Black
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
  • Essence Gel Eyeliner in 01 Midnight in Paris
  • Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in 82 Emerveille
  • Maybelline Color Tatto in 25 Bad to the Bronze
  • Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Medium
  • Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in
    • Perversion
    • Hustle
  • Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Linen
  • Essence Eyeshadow in 35 Party All Night

Lip Products:

You should definetely know that I have a lipstick obsession! I couldn't go away for 5 days without a few choices (ignore the fact I have purchased over 10 lipsticks since getting to Melbourne). 

  • Buxom Lip Cream in Creamsicle
  • MAC Lipstick in
    • Party Parrot
    • Impassioned
    • Pink Pidgeon
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Coco Shine in 52 Fetiche
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in 42 L'Eclantante
  • YSL Glossy Stain in 17
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in 15 Pudgy Peony

Moral of the story? I do not pack light! 

How much make up do you pack when you travel?


  1. I always pack my makeup first when I travel too, priorities :) I'd love to know your thoughts/review on the lorac pro palette.

    Kayte @

    1. It is a nice palette, I will review it in the future. :)

  2. Well, it would be a bit annoying to be going back and forth!

    And that's definitely a lot of makeup for five days, hehe. Much as I love makeup I usually find myself downsizing when I travel! I love multitasking products. :)

    The Lorac pro palette looks fantastic! I'm also loving that all your chosen lipsticks are pink. :)

    Would love to see a lipstick haul post from you when you are free!

    1. I was better this week! I have packed minimally or as minimally as I can... Haha

  3. I love your lineup of lipsticks ;) I need to get Naked Rose already, next pay day it shall be mine!

  4. I am like Coconal/Make up maiden! I pack bare minimum when it comes to makeup when I travel because I can't help but shop! Sooo many lip and blush products for 5 days haha


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Stephanie x

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