Today’s post is my travel makeup essentials. I am slowly beginning to get back into travelling – As some of you know I have anxiety and this has affected my ability to travel. But I am beginning to get more excited and interested in travelling again!
I recently went to Paris and I thought that as Summer is getting closer (not quick enough though!) and people are starting to book their holidays, I’m going to share my Travel makeup essentials with you!
I try to carry as little as possible with me when travelling as I tend to bring a lot of shopping home with me. I can never understand how some people can take pretty much their entire makeup collection with them on holiday! I see lot’s of “what’s in my handbags” and “travel makeup” videos and I think “Why the hell do you need that?!”
It’s a matter of personal taste I guess but In my opinion – Less is best!
So What’s in my travel makeup bag?
I usually take 3 palettes with me. My face palette, eye palette and eye brow palette. My face palette has my bronzer and blush in , so i save room by taking just one palette as opposed to two palettes for blush & bronzer. For my eye palette it has all the eye shadows I need, including a black which I can use for eyeliner, and a white which I can use for highlighting. And for my eye brows palette it has the dark colour for my brows and it has a great lighter colour which I can use on my eyelids if I wanted to. I’ve saved a lot of room using these three palettes! Very handy!
I take 3 brushes with me. My angled eyeliner brush, Buffing brush and chisel brush. I can use the buffing brush for my foundation and my chisel brush for powders. My eyeliner brush, I use for my eye brows and lining my eyes.
I take a few lip colours with me. I take a natural colour for the day and darker colours for the evening.
For my face I bring a concealer and powder foundation. I rarely use foundation on my face anymore. The concealer I have has a great coverage so I find I don’t need to put foundation on. Plus I find it too heavy on my skin nowadays.
For my cleansing routine I bring a facial wash, moisturizer and spot zapper. I always get spots when I go away…Not sure why!
I didn’t photograph these but I also take tweezers, mascara, my tangle teezer hairbrush and lots of hair ties.
So this is my travel make up essentials. You don’t need a huge amount when traveling. You just need the basics. If you’re good at light packing then maybe find a concealer/foundation palette instead of taking foundation and concealer bottles (saves room). There’s lots of ways to get your makeup bag nice and light for traveling whilst still taking enough products.
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Thanks for reading!