My Travel Makeup Bag(s)


As you read this I will be approximately 30,000 feet in the air on my way to Lanzarote for a little winter sun. I'm off for 10 days and come back on the 1st December hopefully fully relaxed and ready for Christmas! 

I have quite a few scheduled posts coming up whilst I'm away including this one which I wrote as I packed my makeup bag - no easy job when you have so much makeup I can tell you that.

When it comes to holiday makeup I do try to wear a lot less so I purposefully limit myself. I focus mainly on base products to make my skin look good and then lip products, especially for at night. I also limit nail polish by just taking one or two minis as I know I will buy a few nail polishes whilst I'm on holiday.


Decanting products... 

The boring part that needs to be done! Especially as I use mainly SLS-free products that don't come in travel sizes. For shampoo I have L'Oreal Ever Riche Nourish & Taming Shampoo... smells holiday-ish, hydrating, foams well and most importantly SLS-free. For shower gel I am taking Halos N Horns Gentle Body Wash/Bubble Bath (only in Boots) which is for children.... but I like the smell and it's SLS-free.

For cleansing my face I decanted some of my Organic Surge Daily Care Face Wash and some L'Oreal Micellar Solution for when I'm wanting to be lazy. The other two pots you can see are a little Sunsense Invisible Tint SPF 50 and KIKO Skin Glow Day Cream.

Also taking a sealed pot of nail polish remover pads... hate using these but they are travel friendly. Moroccan Oil and Dove Conditioner... a must! Then as a treat two sachets of Rodial 5 Minute Facial as it just makes the skin look amazing. Another essential product is the Origins Spot Remover Gel in case I develop a nasty big spot whilst I'm away, though the sun tends to be good to my skin. 


Travel makeup bag and brushes...

For all the above extras I take a small cosmetic bag from Fresh and then for my makeup I use a medium size Paul & Joe cosmetic bag that is quite Mary Poppins in that it holds a lot. 

For brushes I am limiting myself this year as I really don't need much. For foundation I will just use my fingers then buff it in along with my concealer with the double ended Kiko brush which I love. I also use the powder brush end for powder. Then for my cheeks I have a duo fibre Sigma brush. Then two eye brushes one from the Naked 2 palette and a mini bareMinerals brush. Finally my trusty Models Own Angled Brush is for taking eyeshadow under the eyes and sometimes filling in my brows. 

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The good stuff... 

As you can see I'm not taking very much at all... though I'm sure some would say it's still quite a bit! But this really is as minimal as I could go. 

Base - As I mentioned, base for me is the most important so I have a Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer that is SPF 30 that I can wear under a BB cream or alone as it has a slight tint to it. As for bb creams which I'm not normally a fan of I have the Pur Minerals CC Cream and Dr Jarts Premium BB Cream which has an SPF 40... both are ideal for hot weather. I also have a Garnier Under Eye Dark Circle Cream, Mini Benefit High Beam highlighter, Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder and Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer.

Lips -Last year on holiday I either wore a lip balm during the day or a NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm (review and swatches here) as they are so comfortable. So this year I will be taking two of the NYC Glossy Lip Balms (other not photographed) and a hydrating lip balm with SPF in my carry-on luggage. Then for at night I have my favourite Kiko Long Lasting Lipstick in Rosy Beige which dries down to a semi matte finish that stays put through eating and drinking. I also have a deluxe trio sample of the Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy CC lipsticks that will be ideal for at night.

Cheeks - Keeping it simple here with my favourite powder blush - the Balm Frat Boy which is a lovely pale pink shade. Then Topshop Cream Blush in Neon Rose my summer favourite.

Eyes - For eyes I probably will end up taking a Sleek  eye shadow palette but I have also included a Essence quad that is good for everyday. Then a recent Tony Moly mascara I have been enjoying which will be sealed with bareMinerals Locked & Coated to keep it waterproof - a total saviour of a product. Then finally my favourite brown Diego Dalla Palma eyeliner which I use to fill my eyebrows with and for my eyes, winged out or for a smokey look.


Extras include a handy Nails Inc mini top coat and base coat, Essie mini in Snap Happy, mini nail files, two mini perfumes - one evening, one night, eyelash curlers and a Xen Tan Travel Self Tan for Face

I also thought I would include what books I am taking with me as last year I was left without anything to read as I didn't enjoy the book I took with me. So this year I'm prepared and have read the first chapter of both books to see if I can get in to them or not. So I have Never Let Me Go and A Monster Calls which fingers crossed I will thoroughly enjoy as I love getting absorbed in to a book on holiday whilst laying by the pool or on the beach. 

Hope you enjoy all the scheduled posts I have planned whilst I'm away! 

Fee xo.  

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