Wednesday, 22 October 2014

What's in my travel makeup bag?

On Saturday I'll be heading up north to Yorkshire to stay with my grandparents in their house that they have up there for 8 days, I can't even explain how much I'm looking forward to having a break! It isn't going to be a proper holiday as I still will be spending most of my time inside but the change of scenary is enough for me and we do have a few trips planned that I think I should be able to manage. I know that the 3 hour journey there will be uncomfortable and painful but it will definitely be worth it. The house is in a tiny town that is beautiful and I spent a lot of time there when I was younger so I can't wait to return to it, I might do a post on what I get up to! I wasn't sure whether to do a post on what makeup I'm bringing as it is generally all my usual favourites but I thought I might as well.

I've been using the same makeup for a few years now, I got it from Primark and it hasn't broken on me yet so I probably will keep using it until it does! I would of course love to treat myself to a gorgeous Ted Baker one though, maybe I'll treat myself after Christmas. 

When it comes to the eye makeup I'm taking I am definitely sticking to my usual favourites that I know will stay all throughout the day. It wasn't hard when it came to picking an eyeshadow palette to take, I can always rely on my Urban Decay Naked2 Palette as all the shades are super pigmented and they are the most long lasting eyeshadows that I own. For the days when I don't fancy wearing much makeup though I'm bringing along my Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe which stays all day without a primer and don't need a brush to apply it which makes things even simpler! 

The primer I'm taking is the bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer* which does the job perfectly when it comes to keeping eyeshadow on. I'm of course taking my usual mascara and eyeliner duo, the L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara* and the Eye of Horus Goddess Eye Pencil* which both help to give my eyes a little more definition. All these products are ones that I use all the time but I do have a new addition to my routine, I've been using the Rimmel Brow This Way Gel recently and I've been liking it a lot so that's coming with me, I'll be reviewing it when I get back! 

I seem to be taking a lot of base products, I've been really enjoying using a lot of different face products recently so I found it difficult to cut down what I wanted to take! I couldn't decide between my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation and my GOSH CC Cream* so I thought there was no harm in taking both, they both offer different finishes and different levels of coverage so I feel I can justify it. It wasn't difficult picking a concealer to take though, my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is my favourite and I know it will cover anything during the week. It was the same when it came to my powder and primer as well, I know I can always rely on the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and the Benefit POREfessional Primer to keep my foundation looking great all day long.

I haven't been using highlighter too much recently but I popped in my MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter anyway as I thought I might regret not bringing it along as it is a favourite of mine that I usually use a lot. One product that I have been using a lot though is the NYC Blushable Cream Stick in Soho Pink, I've been raving about this a lot and it has been my go to blush so I threw this into my makeup straight away! I'm also bringing along an old favourite, the NYX Powder Blush in Peach. I always go back to this and it makes my face look a lot brighter, with the weather being so dull at the moment I think I'll need all the help I can get when it comes to brightening up my face.

I'm quite impressed that I've managed to only pick 3 lip products to bring with me, I think I found it easier though because the only lipstick I'm really using at the moment is my all time favourite, MACs Syrup. I don't need to tell you all how much I love it! Lipgloss isn't a product I reach for on a daily basis but I do love using the L'Oreal Shine Stain Splash in Lolita in the Autumn and it is more long lasting than my other glosses, I thought it would be nice to have a different option. Finally I saw this Seventeen Supreme Shine Lipstick in Barely Blush sitting at the bottom of a makeup bag and I remembered how much I used to love it so I'm bringing it along in the hope that I'll fall back in love with it again as it is a beautiful lipstick.

I'm also bringing along some new products from Makeup Revolution that arrived after I wrote this post so I'll be reviewing them when I get back after I've tried them out over the next 10 days!

Thanks for reading,
Shona x



  1. I'm impressed by how much you have whittled it down to, I really struggle with not overpacking makeup when it comes to going on trips! What make is your eyelash curler? I've been looking for a new one x

    Holly / holly la beau

    1. I have more trouble with over packing clothes haha! It's from Primark, used their £1 one for a couple of years now and it does the job nicely! :) x

  2. Pretty post <3 I heart my nyx blusher too! Peach is my fave so far!

    1. Thanks :) I adore Peach, definitely want to pick up some more shades though! x

  3. I always tend to overpack for travelling but this seems really organised!
    Have a lovely stay in Yorkshire :)

    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

    1. You should have seen the mess before I whittled it down to this lot haha! Thank you :)

  4. Well done narrrowing things down! What brushes are you packing?


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