As its summer and lots of people might be going away at the minute or planning trips I felt like this would be a good post fitting for the time. I’m going away for a couple of weeks on Saturday so I thought I would let you all know what I have in my travel make up bag.
Moistueriser is always an essential for me. Travelling can make your skin very dry so its important to always have something to keep your skin hydrated with you when you go away. I use the ‘Simple kind to skin hydrating light moisturiser’. This is available in 50ml bottles which are the perfect size for taking away with you and are suitable for cabin baggage on planes.
Sticking with bases the next two things I have are my primer and foundation.
For primer I recently bought the ‘Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro’. I find it very hard to find a primer that works well in all weathers and even in heat keeps your make up in place but this one does just that. The foundation I use while travelling is ‘Rimmel London Match Perfection’ in the shade 100 ivory. This is an excellent foundation to take on holidays as it has an SPF of 18 so it protects from the sun and it is also not too heavy on the skin.
My go to concealer is ‘ Rimmel London Wake me up concealer’ as it is very lightweight on the skin but still has high coverage.
For nights when I go out while I’m away I go a bit heavier with my make up than I would during the day. For this I bring my ‘ Mac Matchmaster concealer stick’ in the shade 5 and use this to contour my face. This adds nice definition and shape to the face without looking unnatural. This product blends out excellently and has a great consistency although I think I need to buy it in a shade darker for times I want to do a heavier contour. I use ‘Mac Soft & Gentle mineralize skinfinish’ for highlighting. This is a very pigmented product which adds a lovely glow to any area it is applied. This is excellent on top of the cheekbones as it adds a natural highlight to the face.
For my brows I pack my sleek brow kit. This is my must have for my brows and it’s packaging is very compact so it’s perfect for bringing away. I bring my old reliable ‘Rimmel London Scandaleyes by Kate Moss’ mascara in the shade 004 Eye Rock Jet Black. This mascara is one of the best drugstore mascaras I have tried as it both adds volume and lengthens lashes aswell as keeping a curl in them.
When travelling I find it much easier to just bring one palette that can provide many different eye looks. For this my go to palette is ‘Urban Decay’s Naked 2’. I love taking this away with me as it has darker colours such as ‘blackout’ ‘suspect’ and ‘ydk’ if you are going for a more smokey night time look and it also has much lighter tones for a more basic day time look. To prime my eyelids I bring ‘Benefit Stay don’t Stray eye shadow primer. This keeps my eye shadow in place all day and prevents any creasing.
I bring my ‘Rimmel London Stay Matte’ pressed powder in the shade 001 transparent away with me. I use this under my eyes, over my cream contour and on my T-zone. This powder prevents any cream products from moving and reduces shininess in areas that may become oily throughout the day. This is excellent while away as it still reduces shine even in warm weather.
Last but not least is lips. I always carry one of my EOS lip balms away with me as its not only important to keep your skin moisturised but it’s important for your lips aswell. I also pack my ‘Rimmel London lasting finish by Kate Lipstick’ in the shade 03. This lipstick is a very nude shade which works well with most make up looks and is still perfect for more natural day time looks. These lipsticks have a very creamy consistency which isn’t drying for the lips while travelling or in a warm climate.
Let me know what your essential products while travelling are,