Sunday, 17 February 2013

What's in my travel make-up bag?

Ok, so I'm spending half term at my nans and I thought, what better to post next than a what's in my make-up bag (travel edition)!

So this is my make-up bag:
 It's from next about a year ago so I can't remember how much it was but it's a really nice tan colour with a colour block of orange.

Now for what's inside:
This is an overview of all the products I bring with me to my nans, the only item I bring more than one of is lipstick because I can never stick to one colour.
The clinique anti blemish foundation is my absolute favourite at the moment! Along with the rest of the line (which I mentioned in my skincare post). I apply this with the real techniques experts face brush. I then use the deluxe crease brush (also from real techniques) to apply the clinique even better concealer. The foundation is in the shade 04 fresh vanilla and the concealer is in the shade bisque. My all time favourite powder is the rimmel stay matte which is in the colour 004 sandstorm.
I use eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows as I find it looks more natural than using a pencil even though I like my eyebrows to be quite strongly filled in. I use the real techniques brow brush to do this. At the moment my favourite mascara is maybelline the falsies black drama, it's absolutely amazing! If I feel like using eyeliner I go for the rimmel london waterproof gel liner in black 001.
The eyeshadow I use to fill in my brows is MAC charcoal brown. You can see it more clearly in the image above.
On my cheeks I just use some bronzer on an angled brush. The one I use at the moment is nars laguna on a MAC 168.
 These are all the lip products I bring with me. I bring a range of colours which I will go through. Before I apply any lipstick I use a lip scrub. My favourite is the lush sweet lips lip scrub.
 These are the drugstore lip products I bring. From left to right: Revlon lip butter in 015 Tutti Frutti, Maybelline color sensational in 550 Cherry Candy and Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquer in 303 Apocaliptic. The revlon one is what I wear when I want an orange lip, the maybelline lipstick I wear when I want a sheer red lip and when I want a bold dark pink lip I go for the rimmel apocalips which I'd say is a dupe in colour for MAC girl about town.
 I bring 2 nudes with me both from MAC. The first is in the colour Kinda Sexy and on the right of Kinda Sexy is Jubilee. Kinda Sexy is a neutral rosey-pink and Jubilee is more of a brown toned nude.
My bolder lip options from MAC are Russian Red and Lickable. Lickable is a permanent colour I just have it in the recent christmas packaging.

Lip Product Swatches:
Top: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Fruitti
Bottom: Maybelline Color Sensational in Cherry Candy
Left to Right: MAC Russian Red (Matte Finish), MAC Kinda Sexy (Matte Finish), MAC Jubilee (Lustre Finish), MAC Lickable (Cremesheen Finish) and Rimmel London Apocalips in Apocaliptic.

I also bring along my Kiss Eyelash Curlers which you can buy in boots.

What make-up do you bring with you when travelling? Are there any products you think I should try?


  1. i love your makeup bag! my all time favourite powder is the rimmel stay matte powder too!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion, beauty & life

    1. It's amazing isn't it and doesn't make you look to cakey xx

  2. That makeup bag is so gorgeous and I also use the stay matte powder everyday :D
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    1. Aw thank you so much! I'll check your blog out now xxx

  3. Your makeup bag is so pretty and i love Lush lip scrubs!

  4. Great post :) I love the real techniques expert face brush

    1. Aw thank you! Me too! That and the buffing brush!xx