Friday, 11 May 2012
What's in my make up travel case?
Happy Friday! Welcome to the weekend everyone.
As some of you know I just got back from four days in Melbourne and before I left I was faced with the dilemma of what to pack in my make up bag! Clearly I couldn't take everything (although I wish I could!) so I had to pick out the most versatile products I have to take on a holiday.
It's ok though, I bought the stuff I left behind some presents when I got back.
When packing for a holiday you want to semi plan your outfits in advance and take your make up to suit. You also need to keep in mind any restrictions the airline may have on carrying liquids and if your product is too big, depot some into a smaller pot.
So....What's in my travel bag?
Sample products are fantastic for travel, I took away my sample of Loreal primer, one foundation and one powder. Unless you wear different foundation from day to night, leave the rest behind.
Take a sample eye primer if you have one, and palettes are great for travel. I took my naked palette so I could create many looks without taking up too much space.
Limit your blush to one or two. I took a pink and a coral to ensure I had something for every look I wanted. I skipped taking a bronzer as I don't use it regularly anyway.
Travel brush sets are great if you can find one you like. I didn't take the one pictured, but if I had it before I left I would have. This is from Furless Cosmetics.
For your other eye products, take one mascara and I suggest a mechanical eye pencil. This is much more versatile as you can use it on your lower lash line, water line, tight line and upper lash line. Much more useful than a liquid liner for travel. I also took a white eyeliner and a white crayon for my inner corner. Take a natural pair of lashes that can be worn for day or night.
Try to limit your lipsticks. This one is the hardest rule for me to follow! I took a lip balm as these are definitely needed on the aeroplane, 3 lipsticks and a clear gloss. I chose three different shades of pink to take, as this is what I use most regularly and suit all my looks.
What's in your travel make up case?