Travel Bag: Makeup

Travel Bag: Makeup

Deciding what goes into my travel bag makeup is so hard. I like variety and want to bring everything with me.

Like my skincare, I just tried to stick to the essentials and the products that I love.

I bought this bag from Target Australia, I like that it has three zipped sections.


Base products

  • Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30
    This is my go-to sunscreen. It stops my skin from getting oily for hooouuuurss. It's the only thing I've found that works so well at keeping the oil away. It's tinted, but I usually apply as a primer, before my foundation. On days when at home or not doing much, I'll use it on it's own for coverage.
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
    I wanted an untinted primer as well. I bought my travel size along with me. Since it is only SPF 15, I also use this at night time (if there will be no flash photography).
  • Revlon Colorstay foundation for Oily/Combination skin in 150 Buff
    This is my go to foundation. It's long lasting and a good colour match. I needed something long lasting because makeup touch ups were the last thing I wanted to be doing on holiday.
  • MAC Prep + Prime Fix +
    I love using this to reduce the powdery finish of my foundation. It's also great for wetting my eyeshadow brush to get a stronger colour.
  • NYX Dewy Setting Spray
    I like a dewy finish, and this helped my makeup last longer. I'm sure there are better finishing sprays out there, but I like this one. I think it does a good job considering how cheap it is.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 Fair
    I like this concealer. It's light enough for me (which is hard to find), and it does a pretty good job at concealing my under eyes.
  • Nude By Nature Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
    I love this as a setting powder. It helps control oil, while simultaneously giving me a bit of a natural glow. It doesn't look too powdery (unless you try and bake with this). It's a translucent colour that I can use with any foundation.

Cheek products

  • NYX Cream Blush in Natural
    This is my go-to blush when I'm in a rush. I apply it with my fingers. It looks super natural. It's the only cream blush I own, but I know I want more from the range.
  • Models Prefer Soft Touch Mineral Blush in Autumn Calling
    This is one of my favourite blushes. It's the perfect neutral blush colour that suits many eye/lip colours.
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer
    This is hands down my favourite bronzer. It is a teeeny bit too dark for my natural skin colour, but it's perfect for when I have fake tan on. It blends so easily and is a gorgeous colour (and it smells like chocolate!)
  • The Balm Mary Lou Luminizer
    This is one of my favourite highlighters of all time. I like an intense highlight, and this does the job perfectly.rite here...

Eye products

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
    You need this. It is the perfect matte eyeshadow palette. I can't recommend this enough. The colours blend so easily, and don't fade at all.
  • Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette
    The colours in this are just beautiful. I couldn't not take this with me. I've got a swatch + review post coming soon, stay tuned!
  • Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Soul
    This was my first mid/high-end eyeshadow palette. It's sooo beautiful. I reach for this multiple times a week too. I know I probably only needed one eyeshadow palette, but I couldn't live for a month without all three of these.
  • Maybelline One by One Volum' Express
    This is my favourite mascara, ever. It's been discontinued so there's no point in talking about it. I have a few more still in the packaging, that my boyfriend rushed out and bought, when I heard they were being discontinued (and complained to him).
  • MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
    This is a great eyeshadow base. It helps my eyeshadow to last longer.
  • Chi Chi Brow Pomade in Medium Brown
    I love this! It's the first drugstore brow pomade that I've found available to us Aussies. It's super creamy, pigmented and long lasting.
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
    I love using this underneath eyeshadow colours to brighten them up. This is especially good on my inner corner, before I apply highlighter.
  • Australis Clear Lash and Brow Extender
    I use this to set my eyebrows in place. I don't like that it has a clear tube, because now mine looks disgusting, haha.
  • Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof in 06 Cocoa Bean
    Wow. This is my favourite eyeliner for my waterline. I find black too harsh, so I love the brown colour of this. It lasts all day, and doesn't transfer or smudge.

Lip products

  • SAVVY Nourishing Lip Liner in Rose
    I love the colour of this lipliner. It's the perfect nude for my lips, and goes well underneath many lipsticks.
  • Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipstick in Lady Bump
    I love this bright berry colour. I didn't end up using this because I bought too many other new lip products that I wanted to try out.
  • Lanolips Lip Ointment in Rhubarb
    I like how moisturising this is. It's a nice shade and a bit glossy. Very easy for hiding dry lips on cold Winter days.
  • Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace
    This is a gorgeous dusty mauve colour that is perfect for a daytime look.
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in Nude 45
    Super moisturising and the perfect nude for my skin tone. I use this fairly frequently, at home or on holiday.


I didn't have time to wash my brushes before the photo, cringe! I also packed some brush cleaner with me :)

  • Real Techniques Blush Brush
  • Nude By Nature powder brush (from a set, I can't remember the exact name)
  • Real Techniques Setting Brush
  • Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease Brush
  • Zoeva 230 Luxe Pencil Brush
  • Sigma E32 Exact Blend Brush
  • Zoeva 234 Luxe Smoky Shader
  • Real Techniques Essential Crease Brush
  • Zoeva 231 Luxe Petit Crease Brush
  • Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush
  • Beauty Blender
  • Nude By Nature Dual Headed Precision Eye Definer and Lip Brush (not pictured, also from a set. This was for my eyebrows)

So did I use all of these items in my makeup travel bag?

Most, but not all. I would probably try to take less next time, but that probably won't happen. In general, I would recommend to aim for multitasking products when travelling.
Do you have any products that you can't live without?

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