Thursday, 28 February 2013

What's in my Travel MakeUp Bag?

I love to peek into other people's makeup bags to see which products they've picked out as essentials to carry around or travel with (why am I so nosy??), so I've put together the products that I would take away with me on a trip or holiday which would allow me to create both day and night looks.

To keep dry winter skin smooth and soft Oilatum’s face cream has been incredible. I apply this before my primer (Rimmel’s Fix&Perfect).
I don’t wear foundation on a daily basis, but when I do I like a full coverage. Revlon’s colourstay is up at the top of my list for foundations that last all day. For blemishes I’d recommend Collection’s Lasting Perfection concealer (which in my opinion is better than MAC concealers), and Maybelline’s lumi touch concealer for undereye dark circles.
I set my makeup firstly with Collection’s Pressed Powder before spritzing with an Urban Decay Setting Spray for a natural look.

I think it’s important to invest in a good eyeshadow palette. The original Naked palette is my preferred choice for travel with plenty of matte and shimmer neutral colours, but I’d recommend MUA’s undressed palette as a brilliant dupe if you’re on a tighter budget. I’ve also included Urban Decay’s primer potion, which is a must have to keep your shadows looking lovely all day.
Brows shape your whole face, so I make sure to use The BodyShop’s brow powder for natural looking full brows.
My favourite liquid liner at the moment is Collection’s Fast Stroke and for the waterline, Rimmel’s nude Scandaleyes pencil to brighten up the whole eye.
If you have straight lashes like me, use an eyelash curler before applying mascara. My mascara changes regularly but at the moment I’m finding NYC’s cheap and cheerful ‘ShowTime’ to do the trick.

For a bronzed and glowing look I pair Bourjois’ bronzer with my favourite highlighter from MAC dusted across the cheekbones and on the browbones. By intensifying both the products, you get more of an evening appropriate look.

And finally for a pink simple lip I've picked out MAC’s well-loved liptick in cremecup, and a slightly shimmery gloss.



  1. wow! This is amazaballs cuz you post and blog like every 2 hours!

    xxx I blog every other day and nearers! :)

  2. I love these type of posts too! Where did you get that pillow from because it's so cute! I did a what's in my travel makeup bag post too ( The first picture in this post is so pretty!

    1. Thank you! I got the cushion from Primark ages ago, but I actually saw they had them in stock again recently :)Thanks for sharing yours too!

  3. I absolutely love your makeup bag! Cremecup is a beautiful shade! xxx

  4. love creme cup and the look of those lash curlers! xx

  5. I Love this type of post - New Follower and love the look of the scandal eyes in nude.. really want to try it but scared i look strange with it on lol..

    Would love it if you have a spare 5 minutes if you could check out my blog and maybe follow if you like what you read.


  6. I love that you use drug store items, I hate all these bloggers who's everyday makeup costs £150 for all the items. This is so much more helpful as the products are assessable. I sincerely loved this post! Thank you for sharing, I think I might check out some of these products!

    E x

  7. Isn't the Bourjois bronzer awesome? I have it and smell it when I'm feeling a little low. It smells divine!
    My Beauty Junction

  8. I love my nude Rimmel eye pencil, it's so great and affordable, I have been eyeing that MAC mineralise skinfinish for a while, everyone who has it seems to love it! Thanks for sharing Amy, I'm really enjoying reading your blog!

    Zoe xx

    1. Thank you! :) And go treat yourself, you won't regret it! XX

  9. Opinions on Dew Me? I could really do with a setting spray but when the lady in Urban Decay sprayed my face with it I couldn't tell if it had really worked as I'd already gone most of the day with my make up on :s

    Lu ♥

    1. I've actually done a review on it here:
      I'd totallly recommend it :) XX


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