Sunday, 1 June 2014

What's in my Travel Make-up Bag


This weekend I headed off to Halifax to stay with my brother and spend the day exploring Hebden Bridge with him, so I figured now was the perfect time to do talk about my travel make-up bag. I only went for the one day, so obviously I didn't need to take too much, but there's still a few products I wanted to talk through which are perfect for travelling.

I packed this with the idea in mind it'd be a nice, sunny day and I wouldn't want too much make-up on (although writing this on Thursday, it could have been an awful, rainy weekend!). I did slip a foundation in my bag just in-case, but when the weather is really nice I just like popping on a bit on concealer on blemishes, redness and under the eyes, which the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint is a really good all-rounder for. It's got really good coverage so is fine for me to wear with a bit of powder on top, my favourite being Bourjois Java Rice Powder. This has a shimmer in it, but nothing too over the top, and gives my skin a really pretty, natural looking glow. Clarins Instant Perfecting Primer is used first though, which smooths over any imperfections and helps all my make-up stick around much longer.

I've taken the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette with me as it's perfect for travelling, being a palette that'll fit in the palm of your hand with a great bronzer, blush and highlight inside. I apply all three with the Real Techniques Blush brush, just making sure I don't put too much colour on the brush so it doesn't all mix together. I obviously have to bring along my favourites for the eyes from Soap and Glory, their Supercat eyeliner and Archery Brow Pencil, and a mini size of Benefit They're Real which I can use on bottom and lower lashes.

After a quick slide on of lipstick, I'm good to go! I chose to take a red I haven't used enough, but looks really gorgeous, from Topshop, the Screen Siren shade. Everything fits really easily into my Lulu Guinness Bits & Bobs make-up bag* from Harvey Nichols.

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