Thursday, 19 May 2011

Whats in my travel makeup bag?

Hello darlings, 

As a lot of you probably know, especially if you follow me on twitter you will know that i am going on holiday today! If scheduled correctly i will be heading to the airport now! I am going to Tenerife for a week with my lovely boyfriend James :)

To get into the holiday spirit and to keep things beauty related i thought i would show you the contents of my travel makeup bag and the makeup goodness i will be taking on holiday with me. 

 Heres my make-up bag, its a Fearne Cotton one that i got in the Christmas Make Up Box:
♥ Makeup Products ♥
Rimmel 25 Hour Foundation in Soft Beige
Slightly darker than my skintone at the minute but as im going on holiday hope i will be okay when im a little more tanned. 
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Not a powder i use regularaly as i love my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish natural but this shade is a little darker than what i normally wear so thought it would be perfect to take away.

NARS Laguna Bronzer
My everyday bronzer, Its not perfect and im not sure it is worth the £24 price tag that NARS now currently charge but i own it and vow to use it up. It has nice colour pay off that isnt too orange or muddy looking, with slight shimmer to give that holiday glow.
Illamasqua Sob Cream Blush
Perfect girly pink cream blush, love the dewyness that this blush gives and the lasting power is amazing.
Accessorize Starlet Blush
I love the Accessorize mineralize blushes, they are so cheap and cheerful and the qualilty is amazing for the price and quantity you get. This gorgeous bright pink works great either on its own or over the illamasqua cream blush to make it less dewy. 
NARS Deep Throat Blush
This blush doesnt take much explain, love this light peach shimmery blush, which i find perfect for day or night. 

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
My go to eyeshadow primer, I used to love the Urban Decay primer potion but it has been replaced by this. I use it everyday without fail, It is the same colour as my skin tone so makes a perfect eye base and ensures eyeshadow lasts all day. 
MAC Eyeshadow Quad with 'Naked Lunch', 'All That Glitters', 'Satin Taupe' and 'Patina'.
If i was to own 4 eyeshadows for the rest of my life ever it would be these 4! Each colour works amazing as a wash of colour on the lid on its own, or my favourite combo is to wear all that glitters all over the lid, patina in the crease with satin taupe in the outer corner of the eye. LOVE! 
Rimmel Day To Night Mascara
My new love, this mascara is perfect! I love the way it can be used 2 different ways or together to make lashes long and voluminous! Not to wet or sticky, and dries pretty much instantly.
Collection 2000 Liquid Eyeliner
My current liquid eyeliner, I must admit it is not my favourite liquid eyeliner ever but it is currently the only one that i own. I do need to repurchase the illamasqua precision ink eyeliner is this is my all time favourite! 


MAC Viva Glam Gaga, Shy Girl, Costa Chic and Saint Germain Lipsticks
Viva Glam Gaga lipstick i find wearable for either day or not, it can be applied quite sheerly for the day time or heavier for more of a bubblegum pink nightime look. Shy Girl is a perfect peach that is a regular daytime lipstick for myself and Costa Chic which i received from the gorgeous Charlotte is a gorgeous summer colour that is a little brighter and looks lovely with a bronzed glow for a evening. Saint Germain is your barbie bright pink that is my staple lipstick for a nightime. 

Please note ladies that on holiday i tend to not wear much make up through the day, maybe a slick of lipbalm and some mascara, a majority of the make up im taking in my travel make up bag will be worn for a night time!

I think i have been quite reserved with only 3 blushes and 4 lipsticks! :)

What products do you include in your travel makeup bag?

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!



  1. Have a lovely time babes!! woop glad to see costa chic getting some love! Very proud you only took 4 lipsticks xxx

  2. i WISH i could be as constrained as you when i go travelling! i literally take a ridonkulous amount. will have to give this post favorited to remind me to be a better packer next time =) xx

  3. Have a wonderful time! So in love with that Costa Chic lippy!


  4. Have a great holiday, those lipsticks are lovely colours! <3

  5. Beautiful items there <3
    Love them all!


  6. You have such a great range of stuff, this post was so fun to read :) Have a great time on holiday!

  7. ooo i reallly like the loook of costa chic...gona swatch on my next visit to

  8. i've just started buying MAC after restraining for quite some time, the next purchase on my wishlist is a quad & i've been thinking about colours lately, that quad you have is perfect for what i'm looking for. i've added those 4 to my list.
    thank ye!

    have a brilliant holiday x

  9. Hope you have a brilliant holiday! :)

    The eyeshadows look lovely...I have been a bit stuck on what MAC eyeshadows to try out next and your post has just helped!


  10. oh my days I love these posts/ videos hehe
    I have that makeup case never thought of using it for travel though :O and it fits nice and compactly everything you need!

    I love your quad and your blushes :O

    Have fun on your holiday :D

    x x


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