Sunday, September 18, 2016

What's in my travel makeup bag?

To go along with today's video I thought I would do a blog post as I love a good travel makeup bag post. I went away at the end of August for two weeks hence the huge amount of lipsticks that I took. So without further ado lets get on before this posts get's too rambly.
Base wise I took two options The body shop BB cream is the perfect lightweight summer base which just adds enough coverage to even out the skin without ending up looking super heavy on the skin, I also took my Urban decay Naked skin foundation which you all know I completely love, if you haven't heard me talk about it before it's a gorgeous medium coverage super lightweight base which is so lovely for a super dry skin. as it is very dewy and doesn't cling to any dry patches. I also took both shades of my Urban decay Naked skin concealer as much like the foundation it is incredibly comfortable and lightweight whilst still offering really fabulous coverage. I also took my Collection Sheer loose powder just in case I wanted to bake under my eyes.
For blush I took two options, the first being Milani's Baked blush in Luminoso which is just the perfect summery blush shade. It's a beautiful pinky peach with a golden glow which makes it look so beautiful with a tan however I love it just as much without one. The other blush I took was Illamasqua Cream blush in Dixie which is a gorgeous dark dusty pink shade which looks very natural on the cheeks. I love the Illamasqua cream blush formula and definitely need to give some more shades a go. Highlight wise I took my two most recent purchases, The Balm Mary-lou manizer is such a hyped product in the blogging community and I can really see why. It's  a beautiful champagne gold shade which adds such a stunning healthy glow on the cheeks.
I also took Laura Geller Gilded honey which is like the darker sister of Mary-lou, I actually thought it was going to be to dark however I completely love it. It gives the cheeks a slightly bronzey gold glow which can be built up depending on what level of tan I am. I also threw in my Urban decay Beached bronzer in Bronze which is my current go too bronzer and my old trusty Barry M Contour kit.
Dixie, Luminoso, Mary-Lou, Gilded honey, Bronzed.

Eye wise I decided to take my finished Makeup geek palette as it has such a huge variation of shades so I knew I would have a shade for any occasion. I of course took my trust Urban decay Eye primer which if you are a regular reader you will know I love. It is the best thing to keep eyeshadow on my super oily lids. I also threw in the H&M Global fusion eye pot in Aubergine sheen which is a really pretty rusty brown colour which is perfect for just throwing on and it lasts incredibly even in the heat. Then for brows I took my three new Benefit brow products to give them a proper test. Ka brow is a pomade but it is a lot firmer than a lot of the pomades I have tried which does mean it takes some time to get used too however I do really like it. I also took the Precisely my brow pencil which is a super fine pencil which is fab for a more natural brow. Finally I took my old trusty Gimme brow this is actually my second tube of this as I just love it. 
Precisely my brow, Ka-brow, Aubergine sheen  

Finally we have lip products which I took a lot of. I'm not going to go super in detail with these as it will make the post a billion years long but for nude liquid lipsticks I took Dose of colours Bare with me which is a beautiful pale peachy nude and NYX Soft spoken which is a much darker browny nude. For glossy nudes I took NYX tiramisu and YSL Beige blouse, and then for liners I packed Charlotte tilbury Pillow talk and No7 Nude. For reds I packed a liner which was the Catrice Prince cherry liner and then I also packed Clinique Poppy pop which is a very orangey red and Mac Lady Danger. Finally for brights I threw in Barry M 151 which is a beautiful orange shade and Gosh Yours forever which is a super bright raspberry pink.  

Pilow talk, Nude, Prince cherry, Tiramisu, Bare with me, Yours forever, Beige blouse, Lady Danger, 151, Poppy pop, Soft spoken.

So that's it for today guys I hope you enjoyed this post! 


  1. Wow ! Great collection ! You have covered all the basics for travel. I really want to try the Milani Blush.

  2. That Milani blusher in Luminoso is so so gorgeous, I love peachy toned blushes! I really need to get that one x

    Gemma Louise

  3. I was looking for that sheer powder the other day for baking, I couldn't find it anywhere in Boots!! I love your makeup bad, Ted baker always do the best. xx


  4. Fab post! I adore the Mary-Lou highlighter too x

    Everything But The Kitchen

  5. UD Beached Bronzer is one of my favorite brozer, the formula is so lovely. And Oh My God, you bring so many lipsticks with you, really great for options ;)

    Selene Addicted

  6. I fair like the idea of the UD Naked Concealers, I tried their new foundation recently and it just left a really thick cakey looking finish on my skin :( Hoping it was just the way the girl applied it on me.

  7. Great picks! I adore Luminoso & I love all of your lip options! xx


  8. I always take my Urban Decay Primer Potion away with me :) I almost always pack my favourite eyeshadows in a magnetic palette - I love being able to choose exactly which shade to take away. I'm a huge fan of both these highlighters and the Urban Decay bronzer too

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  9. You've definitely got a lot of options! Love the look of that MUG palette x

  10. I love the mary lou and your makeup geek palette looks stunning!


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