What’s in my travel bag?

Hi everyone! Sorry about the lack of posts recently, I’ve been away on holiday and haven’t had a chance to upload. I’m back now though and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show you my travel makeup essentials.

I’ve been skiing in France so my suitcase was stuffed with warm layers and chunky boots, leaving me with very little space for cosmetics. I also only ended up wearing makeup about twice the whole time I was away so I really didn’t need much. I’d love to be one of those glamorous women you see skiing with a full face of makeup and a bouncy blow dry but I’m not that fabulous, I’d end up with foundation on the inside of my goggles and mascara on my chin so I decided not to bother at all. So this is what I ended up taking in my tiny travel cosmetics case:


The most important thing to remember to take is an SPF. I took factor 50 because I live in fear of getting a goggle tan and looking like I have a beard – no thank you. I also took my Sunday Riley Luna oil for at night to try and stop the cold air and copious amounts of cheese from causing too much havoc with my skin. I forgot to picture it here but a good lip balm is also a must for this type of holiday. If you don’t plan on wearing makeup at all you could easily get away with packing just these three items.

I couldn’t manage a whole week barefaced so I did take a bit of makeup too. L’oreal infallible foundation for my base because I know it lasts and it’s small and lightweight so great for traveling. I took the other old faithfuls, Nars creamy concealer for under the eyes and any blemishes, Maybelline The Falsies mascara and Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade for the eyebrows. In hindsight a waterproof mascara would probably have been a better choice as much as I hate the trauma of trying to remove it at the end of the day.

I packed the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit because it can be used as a setting powder, bronzer and eyeshadow so it saves on space. For the same reason I took the Charlotte Tilbury Breakfast at Tiffany’s duo as it has an eye colour and a blush. The blush is a cream so it works as a lip colour too. I took Illamasqua pencil liner in fidelity for the eyes as it can be used on the waterline as well as the lid to define lashes. For lips I took my new Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita (I finally got my hands on it!) for when I wanted a something a little stronger than the Charlotte Tilbury blush.

And that was all I took, for a whole week! I was quite impressed with myself. I hope this might help if anyone else is trying to pack for a holiday or a weekend away and needs to downsize their makeup bag. The best tip I can give is to take items that can be used for multiple purposes, it saves on space and it means you don’t have to worry about lip and cheek colours clashing etc.

As always thanks so much for reading and let me know if you have any good packing tips when it comes to cosmetics.

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