Lately I’ve been lucky enough to do quite a bit of travelling, so I’ve had to get used to living out of my rather small makeup bag (compared to my rather large makeup collection). It comprises mostly of my holy grail products and some season-appropriate ones. So if I were ever stuck in a desert island, I wouldn’t need anything else!
FACE: 1. MAC Blush in Pinch O’ Peach; 2. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B40; 3. Benefit The POREfessional (borrowed the lid of a lipgloss!); 4. YSL Touche Eclat in #3; 5. Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzing Powder in #14 Olive / Tanned Skin.
All face products were hand-picked. Only the crème de la crème made it into the bag and it’s generally the category I’m willing to pay extra for quality. I didn’t include a highlighter because the YSL Touche Eclat acts as a concealer and highlighter, and my face moisturiser was in my wash bag.
EYES: 1. MAC Eyeshadows in Carbon, Patina, Charcoal Brown and Naked Lunch; 2. Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel Cream Eyeshadow in #20 Turquoise Forever; 3. Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel Cream Eyeshadow in #35 On and On Bronze; 4. MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon; 5. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion; 6. Maybelline The Falsies Mascara; 7. Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner in #001 Black Glamour; 8. Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in #261 Noir; 9. MAC Eyeshadow in Woodwinked; 10; Benefit Brow Zings.
I really packed it up in this category, didn’t I?! Oh well, at least with these I’m prepared for whatever occasion comes my way. If I were to choose one from the whole lot, I’d pick my beloved Maybelline The Falsies Mascara for sure! The rest depends on how much time I have to get ready.
LIPS: 1. Rimmel 1000 Kisses Transferproof Lip Tint + Balm in #110 Stay Very Berry; 2. MAC Matte Lipstick in Please Me; 3. Rouge Dior Lipstick in #766 Star Fuchsia; 4. YSL Glossy Stain in #15 Rose Vinyl.
Not many, but quite a fair selection. One thing that should have been there but I forgot in my handbag was my Carmex lip balm. I can’t live without that stuff, especially since lately my lips are beyond dry!
BRUSHES: 1. Japonesque Travel Powder Brush; 2. MAC #129SH Short Handed Blush Brush; 3. bareMinerals Flawless Face Brush; 4. Boots Brow Brush and Eyelash Comb; 5. MAC #239 Eyeshadow brush; 6. MAC #217 Blending Brush; 7. No7 Brow and Lash Brush; 8. MAC #263 Small Angle Brush; 9. Japonesque Travel Eyeshadow Fluff Brush.
One can never have too many brushes! Each serves its purpose and I would struggle to leave one behind if I didn’t have enough space.
So now that you’ve seen the contents of my travel makeup bag, I would love to see what you carry in yours and which are your holy grail products :)