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The Most Important Things In My Travel Makeup Bag

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The Most Important Things In My Travel Makeup Bag

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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Beauty Products

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.

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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.

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The Most Important Things In My Travel Makeup Bag:

  1. Olay Complete Face Moisturizer. I apply this over my face before putting on face primer.
  2. Jordana Eye Makeup Remover. Works really well. Only a couple drops needed on a cotton ball.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Safety pins. In the event that my clothes get torn and I don’t have access to needle and thread.
  6. Brow pencil liner (brown) for filling of my brows and black eye liner for lining my water-line.
  7. Tweezer. To control the annoying facial hair that pops up out of nowhere.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Waterproof Creme LinerΒ 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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:

  • Makeup-brushes (2 at most) &
  • Blender Sponge



















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  • Molly

    I can recommend you this makeup bag

  • robbie doyle

    great blog! I over pack every time I travel, I love your list , I am going to
    have to down size!

    • That’s a great idea. Thanks Robbie!

  • Rosalie Markovics

    I loved your post design- clean and vibrant.

  • J Shan Trice

    In love with the cute bag and the MAC lipsticks. MAC is so pricey but I love the variety and quality of them.

    • Thanks J Shan. I also find MAC to be pricey but affordable in comparison to the higher end brands. πŸ™‚

  • JustMadeTheCut

    I really need to downsize my travel makeup bag. I want to take everything I own with me, but for some reason I always forget the safety pins. Great reminder!

    Arnelle |

    • Thank you Arnelle. Good luck πŸ™‚

  • Megan Z

    Awesome breakdown @travelbeautyblog:disqus! I go WAY overboard when it comes to packing toiletries and makeup for trips. And of course, since I have not designated a specific travel bag yet, I always forget something when I switch things back and forth. Great advice!!!


    • I am glad this is useful for you Megan. I appreciate your feedback πŸ˜€ thank you

  • Portia Jones

    Love the bag, it’s so pretty xx

  • Yara Mel

    The bag itself is so cute! You are very pretty πŸ˜€ Lovely blog.

    • Thank you Yara! I appreciate it so much πŸ˜€

  • Absolutely love the bag! I always forget safety pins….even after I tell myself not to forget safety pins! I think I just need a bag ready to go that sits on a shelf so I don’t forget anything lol

    • Thank you!! It would really help a lot to have one lol

  • Good List πŸ™‚ Good idea… tweezers and safety pins – I need to add those to my bag too! cheers,

    • That’s great! Thank you Isheeria. And thanks for subscribing πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy your free printables πŸ˜€

  • CoRina Culeva

    I wish i was as organized. I am always finding myself looking for some forgotten products in a local shop when traveling, which absolutely kills my boyfriend πŸ˜€

    • Lol CoRina I can only imagine πŸ˜€

  • Marta McCue

    I love how you put the perfect beauty bag together! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Katie Saada

    These are all great! I am obsessed with that make up bag – too cute!!

    • Thank you Katie πŸ˜€ I like it too

  • Perla

    I bet you are very organized, your list is complete, I only need to have it handy next time I’ll be traveling to have everything a woman need while away from home. I like your blog, is full of useful information for a traveler.

    • Thank you very much Perla. Very organized indeed! πŸ˜€ Glad you liked my blog and found it useful

  • Chi Oyibo-Itie

    I was gutted when I had to throw stuff away at the airport. Guess I learned the hard way. This is a handy check list for my next trip. Awesome!

    • Thanks Chi, I usually transfer all liquid stuff that-s in my makeup bag to my checked luggage. Just to avoid any delays at Immigration.

  • My makeup bag looks pretty much the same πŸ™‚ And IΒ΄m packing for a 5 day Easter holiday trip, so your blog post comes very handy as a checklist πŸ˜€

    • Wow thats great news! Happy packing. Have a safe and enjoyable trip and thank you! πŸ™‚

  • I love your picks! They are practical and handy.

  • The Taste Team, LLC

    You have all the basic necessities. The makeup bag is so cute and the perfect size for travel!

  • Kaitlynn Charalambopoulos

    I love the idea of having a makeup travel bag! I never know how to pack makeup when I travel. I would have forgot makeup remover haha I never remember to bring it. Nice post

    • Yes Kaitlynn you should try it. It saves me time and energy πŸ˜€ thank you!

  • You are so good keeping it down to only a few products, I would end up taking three times that much

    • OMG Nicki lol. There I was thinking it was a lot πŸ˜›

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