Tuesday, 7 August 2012

What's in my travel make up bag? Round two!

Don't worry, I'm not off on a nice holiday this time. I'm going back home to Northern Ireland for a few days and only taking a little suitcase so I'm a bit limited as to what I can bring. I thought it'd be useful for any of you who are going away with only a hand luggage allowance. 

Estee Lauder Pure Color gloss in Electric Cherry
I'm still trying to use this up! It's a gorgeous gloss that leaves a nice red tint on the lips. 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendevous
This is my new favourite lip product. I love orange lipsticks anyway but the staying power of these new Revlon products is excellent and they're so easy to apply. Expect a rave post about these sometime soon!

Revlon Super Lustrous gloss in Nude Lustre
I've rediscovered this gloss recently; it's a great nude-pink shade that goes with pretty much any eye make up or blush.

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse lipstick in Nude Ingenue 
This is currently one of my favourite lipsticks because it's so easy to chuck on. It's quite sheer but somewhat buildable.

Balance Me Rose Otto lip salve
I recently got this free with Glamour magazine and have been thoroughly enjoying using it. If any of you are fans of rose scented products, you need to track this down!

MAC Quad with Satin Taupe, Patina, Woodwinked and Twinks
I expect I'll use Patina most out of these four shades because it's the least in-your-face shade but it's nice to have Satin Taupe as a cooler toned option and Woodwinked is a beautiful bronze-gold. I doubt I'll use Twinks because I prefer it as a crease colour and probably won't want to faff around with several eyeshadows.

Smashbox Brow Tech in Taupe/Soft Brown
This is my favourite brow product and has been for some time. I mix the two shades to get my perfect brow shade.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mini mascara
I bought this in a blog sale as a 'new' product but it had clearly been opened and had dried out a bit but I gave it a try yesterday and loved it so I'm taking it with me expecting to only get another couple of uses out of it.

NARS Smudgeproof Eye Shadow Base
I won't wear eyeshadow without this product. Ever.

Maybelline One by One mascara
Mascara number two of three! This one is on it's way out as I've been using it for almost three months now so I'm just trying to use it up.

BeneFit They're Real mascara
My beloved They're Real is also drying out so will probably be binned very soon. I'm taking this one because the other two are likely to smudge on me if the weather is hot (or very wet, as we've come to expect!) I realise that three mascaras for six days is excessive!

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach
This is the first product I use when I'm applying my make up. I have really bad dark circles so it's a necessity for me.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundaton in B40
I'm dreading the day when this runs out; it's my favourite foundation and has been my go-to for the last two or three months. The shade matches me perfectly right now, too.

Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in Soft Beige
I like using this under my eyes on top of the corrector (after foundation) because it brightens the area and doesn't look cakey at all.

Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Medium 3
Three mascaras, three concealers/correctors...I'm crazy, right? Well, I use this one on any major blemishes before applying my foundation. I've been using that method for the past few months and it works well for me.

TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer highlight powder
I like using this as a brow/inner corner highlight as well as on my face if I feel like I need a bit of a glow. 

NARS Orgasm blush
I've been neglecting this blush a lot recently but I applied it today and it just looks so pretty.

ELF Powder brush
This is such a great multi-purpose brush; I imagine I'll be using it for blush and/or foundation.

Real Techniques Buffing brush
This brush is almost interchangeable with the ELF Powder brush but I do prefer it for foundation. 

Crown Brush blending brush
I'm taking this to buff out the edge of my shadow and possibly to apply brow highlight. 

ELF Shadow brush
An oldie but a goodie in my brush collection! It does a good job of applying shadow all over the lid. 

Random angled brow brush
This is the perfect brow brush for me to use in conjunction with my 

I can fit everything into a small make up bag and it takes up little space in my hand luggage case. 

What are your travel make up bag must-haves?

Stace xx


  1. thanks for sharing. I love these posts I can be nosey. x

  2. Really want to try one of those new Revlon chubby stick-alikes! x

    1. You really need to - they're worth the hype :) xx