What’s in my travel makeup bag

So I am slowly getting getting back into the swing of things.  Whoever said “I need a vacation after a vacation” was seriously a genius.  Anyways, I will get onto the haul posts but I’m saving those until the weekend when I’ll have more time to take photos.  In the meantime I thought I would share what makeup I pack for when I travel.

The bag I use is the Holt Renfrew Paramount Beauty Bag which was available last Christmas season at Holt Renfrew stores (it’s like a Canadian Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue).  I am seriously obsessed with this bag.  I have a ton of different makeup bags but this one is just the perfect bag for travel.  It has three compartments (a large bag, a smaller, separate pouch, and a mesh pouch inside that you can snap out).  I put all my makeup in the main bag with the smaller items (like tweezers, eyelash curlers, perfume, etc.) in the mesh pocket.  My makeup brushes, as well as Q-tips, cotton pads, and jewelry were stored in the removable, smaller pouch.  Everything fit perfectly, and was stuffed full by the time I came home (like always, I loaded up on makeup on vacation).

Anyways, here is what I packed for my trip (this is not including the makeup I bought there, I’m saving that for my haul post).

  • MAC Pro Longwear foundation (NC 15)
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer
  • Maybelline 24-Hour Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
  • MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
  • YSL Touche Eclat (I forgot what number I am on this, I want to say 1)
  • Angel perfume purse spray
  • Bath and Body Works Vanilla Noel hand sanitizer
  • Clinique trio (I use the colour sable for my eyebrows)
  • eos lip sphere (strawberry I think)
  • NARS Danmari cheek palette (includes four blushes, one highlight, and a bronzer)
  • Urban Decay Naked palette
  • Benefit High Beam
  • Benefit That Gal! primer
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (mini sized)
  • MAC black Liquid Eye Liner
  • MAC black eyeliner pencil
  • Sephora eyelash curler
  • Shu Uemura mini eyelash curler (for those hard to reach lashes)
  • DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and Primer (travel sized)
  • DiorShow mascara (travel sized)
  • YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in #7 Lingerie Pink
  • MAC lipstick in Quick Sizzle, Innocence, Beware!, and Naughty Saute (all from the Shop MAC collection)
  • MAC Kissable Lip Colour in Enchantee
  • Velour lashes in Lash in City
  • Lash Grip eyelash glue

As for the brushes, I brought three eyeshadow brushes (they are all brush sizes and textures), an angled contour brush, a blush brush, a pencil brush, a flat top powder brush (I use this for liquid foundation), a crease brush, and a few others for miscellaneous makeup application.

Phew! Looking back at the list it does appear that I brought a ton of stuff but I did end up using everything except for MAC’s Quick Sizzle lipstick and YSL’s Rouge Volupte #7.

What do you carry in your travel makeup bag?  Leave me a comment below!

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