Having a Travel Makeup Bag makes life so much easier that you don’t have to worry about switching bags back and forth. Naturally I am a very organised person and when it comes to my Travel Bag there are no exceptions. Most times when planning a trip, I overdo the packing and have to refer to my own tips on how to pack light hassle free. Once I do this, I skim through the luggage(s) a few times removing any necessary items. Being over-weight is not a good thing so I always aim to leave room in my luggage.
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With regards to beauty products and make-up essentials, I keep it simple. Usually, I do not need to add anything extra to whats already on my checklist. However, in some instances I may add or subtract depending on where I am going and the length of stay. For example a travel size sunblock if I’ll be on the beach or lounging by a pool most of the time.
My Make-up Bag Details
“Lipsticks, Heels and Late nights” are printed on the front with three lipsticks embroidered below, which I find very fitting for its purpose. There is a lot of room including 3 slots on the interior for the insertion of bank cards. Also, it is lined with fabric on the inside and although it appears to be stuffed, more things can fit. A lot of the items I am about to list have been spoken about in my “everyday beauty favourites” post.
The Most Important Things In My Travel Makeup Bag:
Jordana Eye Makeup Remover. Works really well. Only a couple drops needed on a cotton ball.
Clear Eyes Itchy Eye Relief. Sometimes my allergies choose the wrong time to act up so having this on me at all times is a must.
Smokey Eye Kit by SACHA Cosmetics. Contains 6 colours ideal for the perfect natural or smokey eye look. Safe colours to mix and match with almost any outfit.
Safety pins. In the event that my clothes get torn and I don’t have access to needle and thread.
Brow pencil liner (brown) for filling of my brows and black eye liner for lining my water-line.
Tweezer. To control the annoying facial hair that pops up out of nowhere.
La Girl Pro Conceal. The lighter shade for defining below my eye brows and to highlight below my eyes. Darker shade is used for contouring and defining above my brows.
SACHA Cosmetics Mattifier. My go-to face-primer. My face tends to be on the oily side so this helps even off my foundation and powder.
Waterproof Creme Liner by Maybelline in blackest black. One of the best creme liners I have ever used. It takes a day or two to totally come off my eyes if I don’t use remover.
MAC Lipsticks. In the colour “twig” which is a pinkish natural and either one of my favourite red lipsticks: “Russian red” or “Ruby woo”. If I am not sure what outfits I would be wearing then I take 2 lipsticks to be safe.
YSL Shocking Mascara. When I want to achieve a fake-lashes look I apply 2-3 times. But if I want a neutral finish then only once.
Studio Fix Foundation Powder by MAC. Everyday I use this on my face whether I am going to work or out. Especially on days that I don’t want to wear heavy makeup.
Maybelline Lip Balm. Restores moisture on my lips when they become chappy. Or for those days when I don’t feel like being extra pretty.
Two other things that I also travel with but did not make the list are: