What's in my Travel Makeup Bag.

I am away from home at the moment and won't be back until after Thanksgiving (all of this week's posts included photos I took before I left) and obviously I couldn't take all of my makeup with me while I was away, so I decided to show you what I included in my travel makeup bag. Before I left I made a mental note of products I thought a complete travel makeup kit should include:

1. neutral eyeshadows for most days
2. one or two colored eyeshadows just in case
3. eyeshadow base
4. black eyeliner
5. brown eyeliner
6. mascara

7. natural blush for most days
8. bright blush just in case
9. highlight
10. contour/bronzer

11. natural everyday lipsticks
12. natural everyday lipglosses
13. one or two bright lipglosses just in case

14. foundation
15. concealer
16. setting powder

Neutral eyeshadows = Urban Decay Naked Palette
Colored eyeshadows = NARS Pleasures of Paris Palette

Eyeshadow bases = MAC Paint Pots in Soft Ochre (matte) and Bare Study (shimmer)

Black eyeliner = MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (gel) and UD Zero (pencil)
Brown eyeliner = UD Whiskey
extras = GOSH Bananas (highlight) and MAC Chromagraphic Pencil (waterline)

Mascara = Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume

Natural blush = Korres #15 Natural and MAC My Highland Honey
Bright blush = Barry M Apricot

Highlight = Dior Amber Diamond Shimmerstar

Contour/bronzer = Benefit Hoola
Bronzer = Illamasqua Glint & Burnish Duo

Natural everyday lipsticks = (L to R)
MAC Blankety
MAC Creme Cup
MAC Snob
MAC Lazy Day
17 Mirror Shine in Nudist Peach

Natural everyday lipgloss = Liplicious Whipped Vanilla, Barry M Toffee, Chanel Constellation
Bright lipgloss = NARS Strawberry Fields

Foundation = NARS Sheer Glow
Concealer = MAC Studio Finish SPF35 and Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer

Setting Powder = MAC MSF Natural

Multi-purpose products = 
MAC Cream Color Base in Virgin Isle (cheeks and lips)
MAC Pigment in Vanilla (eyes and cheeks)

I'm fully aware that I brought far too many products with me but keep in mind, I'm going to be away for a total of 2 weeks, so I wanted to be sure that I'd have makeup to suit any occasion and mood I may be in :)

In addition to my makeup products, I brought my Sigma Makeup brush roll complete with a variety of my favorite Sigma, MAC, and Sonia Kashuk brushes, tweezers, pencil sharpener, and my trusty Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

I'm sure since this post is entitled "What's in my Travel Makeup Bag," you may very well be expecting me to show you my travel makeup bag, right? Well, that's not going to happen, I'm afraid, because the Estee Lauder bag I use (I randomly got it for free when I visited my CCO one time) is close to hideous. Sorry to disappoint!

If and when you travel, what's in your makeup bag?


  1. I would love to raid your make up collection, I'm muchos jealous <3 xoxo

  2. Alright you packed some really good stuff, c'mon we always gotta be prepared for a few good makeup looks :) Nice post

  3. I love these posts :D You didn't pack THAT much. Good amount for two weeks that allows you to mix and match :)

  4. that's a fair amount of products, on the off chance that I travel, I take waaay too much along with me. ;)

  5. Love those choices you have up there :) love Dior Amber Diamond too <3 and i love Barry M toffee l/g.

    PLease show us your makeup collection next time, haha!

  6. Good choices for travelling. I would to bring neutrals and a few colored e/s & bold lipsticks "just in case" too hehe. I usually go out of town to where my cousins are at. I normally bring more b/c they like to play w my makeup.

    I would like to see your makeup collection! You have a lot to me already. Youre always posting great stuff. Im still a newbie to collecting. Im kinda scared to buy too many lipstick & blushes since they expire. Do you think it's ok if keep them longer? I store them in a dark cold place *dresser drawers* I mean I just started collecting 1 1/2 ago.

  7. Those are great choices to bring with you in your travel bag!

  8. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to travel in quite some time (other than camping) so I don't even know what I should take when I travel! So thank you for this post, it gave me ideas on what to take when I do get a chance to leave town :-)


  9. I am dying for that pleasures of paris palette!

  10. Have a great trip! Just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in my blog post today, stop by and check it out!


  11. @Jennifer: I will try :)

    @PrincessLisax3: I'll try to do a makeup collection post soon :) I've only started buying lipsticks recently as well, so none of mine are older than 1 year anyway. To be honest, rather than chucking lipsticks and lipglosses after the "expiration date", I think I'd just go by the consistency and smell...if it still looks and smells normal to me, I'll probably still use it. As for blushes, are you talking about powder or cream blushes? Because I know powder products can be kept around for quite a long time. As for cream blushes, I'd probably go by the smell and consistency too, rather than blindly adhering to the expiration date. Keep in mind, though, I'm definitely not an expert...it's really just my opinion :)

    @Nik: No problem :) Glad you were able to get some ideas from it!

    @Nicole: You can still get it from NARS' website!

    @Alluring Bath & Beauty: Thank you so much Corrine!

  12. This post makes me want to raid your makeup bag ;]

    I'm so crap with packing makeup, I always pack way too much then cut it down, then get on holiday and find out I still packed too much because I don't wear any of it!

  13. hehehee i think i always pack too much makeup too when i'm away. but hey, a girl's gotta be prepared for all occasions, right?

    I would add false lashes and glue if i were you for that special night out. :D Just sayin'


  14. Yeah that looks like my worj travel makeup bag (shame on me lol)
    I would love to do it minimalistic, but no can do!

    I have given you a bloggers award on my blog here


  15. @Cheeky Beauty: Thank you so much, lovely! x

  16. Great travel selection!

    Depends where I'm going but the skeleton products are my NARS Sheer Glow, UDPP, Copperplate eyeshadow to fill in brows and as a shadow, 2 glosses, 3 lipsticks (one of them a red, MAC fleur power blush, and mascara!


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