Sunday, 18 June 2017

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag 2017

It has been about a week or so since I have came back off my holiday, but while I was in Jamaica, a lot of you requested I do this post. I have done a few travel makeup bag posts before and I feel as though in every one I have over packed for it, saying that, you seem to love them so here is another excessive amount of makeup I took on holiday with me.
I am just going to go in the typical order of makeup so for primer, I brought just two mini samples. Sample are great for travel because they are super small but will last you while you are there, although it is a risky thing since you have likely not tried the product yet, they are great. If I really hated these primers, I would not have been too bothered because I only wore makeup of an evening and so I took it off straight away so really, I probably didn't even need primer. Anyway, I brought the MAC Skin Visage Primer and Benefit Porefessional, neither of these are spectacular but they did the job and since they are not empty yet, I will take them on a few more holidays. For foundation I took my ride or die, the L'Oreal True Match, you all know how much I love this but I needed a foundation I knew I would love. This has a little spf which doesn't hurt but the coverage was great and I adore the finish. Most problems with bringing a foundation is that it won't match you come the second day, that is if you are going to a sunny place, so I brought the shade Golden Ivory, which matches me when I have no tan and then I brought a mini W7 foundation sample in a few shades darker to mix come nearer to the end of the holiday. I do this every time I travel and I find it so useful as you can custom your colour and again with the samples, they take up no space!
Onto concealer, I took three! I took the Collection Lasting Perfection Colour Correcting Concealer in Green for some colour correcting, in case I wanted it. I actually found this really handy as I got a little sun burnt and green counteracts red so that was great. Then I brought the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair to either spot concealer or add even more coverage to my under eyes, but my main concealer for my under eyes was the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in Porcelain.
I am just going to skip the powders because they are in a custom palette which I will talk about later, so onto other face powders. Bronzer, I brought Benefit Hoola because it was a mini version and it is a really universal shade so I knew it was going to match me with or without a tan but the one thing I hate about this is the small box packaging. It is so hard to get my whole bronzer brush in there with an even coating, but apart from that, it worked great. Blush was easy, I brought my all time favourite, the Kiko Provocative Pink Blush. This is perfect for travel, it has a mirror, it is compact and the colour is so versatile so it goes with any look. Highlighter was again another easy one, The Balm Mary Loo Manizer, it is my staple highlighter plus, with it's gorgeous golden undertone, it looks incredible with a tan.
I am now just going to get into the custom palette I brought because it is a mix of eyes and face. This is just an empty magnetic palette from Freedom and I love this one because it comes with a mirror and the quality is amazing for such a small price. You can put quite a lot in this palette but I added in 9 eye shadows and 4 face powders. All four face powders are from Anastasia Beverly Hills and they are in the shades, Vanilla, Banana, Fawn and Havana. The matte white eye shadow is from Nyx and it is called Whipped Cream and the rest of the eye shadows are from Makeup Geek. The shades are Cocoa Bear, Shimma Shimma, Tuscan Sun, Desert Sands, Early Bird, Rockstar, Corrupt and Creme Brulee.
Moving onto eyes, I thought that I could double up my concealers and use them as an eye primer also but I did bring a cream eye shadow. I brought the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze just because, it is a super quick product that I can just throw on my eyes, blend the edges and be good to go, just for a quick eye look. I didn't bring any liners just because I didn't feel like I would have gotten much use out of them and my mascara of choice was the Mac In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara. Having a waterproof mascara wasn't too important to me as I would only wore makeup of an evening so I wasn't going to be swimming in it or anything like that.
For eyebrows, I brought the Elf Brow Pencil in Taupe just so I had a more natural option instead of my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Taupe, which I did use most nights because I find it super easy to apply and it makes my eyebrows look incredible. Both brow product though were super handy to have since I could range from something quick and easy to something a little stronger and more dramatic. I then brought a mini clear brow gel which is just from Primark so that my brow didn't more throughout the day.
Finally for lips, I brought one lip balm which is the EOS Tangerine Lip Balm just because it is compact and works nicely as a prep before any other lip product I put on top. I brought one lip liner, which is definitely becoming a new favourite the Misslyn Lip Liner in Rosewood, it goes with every lip product and lasts for ages. I brought two glosses, both of which I love, the Too Faced Sweet Peach Lip Oil in Papa Don't Peach and the NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee. I chose gloss over a lipstick because I find they give a much more beautiful finish and I also wanted to keep my lips in a hydrating state. Final lip product I brought was one for a more bolder lip look, the Soap and Glory Gloss Stick in Technicoral. It is a beautiful coral/ orange which I found out, looks great with a tan.
I am not going to go into detail about my brushes but you can see by the photo the range of brushes I took. Most of them I have spoken about before but if you have any questions about a specific brush then you can drop me a comment and I will get back as soon as I can.

Did you like this chatty post?
Grace xx


  1. The Kiko blush looks beautiful and like it would suit every skin tone! Love chatty posts x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

  2. I love posts like these, as it's so interesting to see what products people take away with them! You really can't go wrong with the Mary Lou Manizer from the Balm xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  3. Great picks! I see a ton of my favourites in here. The Dip Brow is so amazing!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. I love the Maybelline colour tattoos for a quick eye too. I'm intrigued by the Primark brow gel, and my EOS is running low so I need to pick up another :) xx

    Velvet Blush

    1. There is nothing special about the Primark brow gel but it does the job and is super cheap!xx