What’s In My Makeup Travel Bag?

I’m going on a trip, so I finally have an excuse to do a “what’s in my travel bag?” post. And let me tell you, narrowing it down was tough!

whats in my travel bag

The rules were simple – whatever I brought on this trip had to fit in my lug accessories bag. This was all about optimizing space and bringing products that will survive the trip.


First up is complexion products.

whats in my travel bag

Primers are one of those products that I only have one or two of open at a time, so picking one was pretty easy. I chose the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer because out of the few primers I have open, this one was in a small, squeezy tube. Same goes for the Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation – a soft tube means that I won’t risk opening my luggage to find a shattered glass bottle. I also brought the Revlon PhotoReady Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder because it has an extra shield that blocks excess powder from flying around, so again, I won’t be left with a messy makeup bag. There’s no budging on concealer for this trip because I don’t plan on getting much sleep and I need something that will hide that. Enter the Boi-ing Brightening Concealer paired with Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer. To lock it all in is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray because it’s the only one I have open right now and it’s probably the best setting spray I’ve ever used.


Next up is face makeup.

whats in my bag

I’m bringing the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow not only because it’s beautiful but because it saves on space. I’m also bringing the Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Golden Flower Crown because there’s nothing else like it – such a great drugstore find. Finally, I’m bringing along a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge + Travel Sponge Case (available at Farleyco) because makeup sponges are delicate and need some extra protection.


I’m bringing what feels like 10 pounds of brow products.

whats in my travel bag

No travel friendliness here, there is no budging on my brow process. It’s a scientific combination of 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade, Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder, Plume Nourish & Define Brow Pomade (which is a great option if you’re looking for a pomade – I believe you can find it in Canada at Murale) and essence Make Me Brow Gel Mascara.


For eyes, I’m keeping the products to a minimum.

whats in my travel bag

Starting with a tacky base, I’m bringing the FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Amplifying Eye Primer. The palette I’m bringing along is the ColourPop Yes Please palette – it’s compact, it’s got light packaging and it’s a nice range of shades. For liner, I’m bringing my trusty Stila Micro Tip Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and for mascara, I’m choosing a lengthening mascara and bringing the Lise Watier V Element Volcanic Minerals Mascara.


Last but not least is lips.

whats in my travel bag

I’m bringing a few options because I’m indecisive. The three lipsticks I’m bringing are, HUDA BEAUTY Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Pool Party and Lipstick Queen’s Nothing But The Nudes Lipstick in The Truth. Although I never wear lip liner, for some reason I decided this trip might be the time where I actually start using it (I’m rolling my eyes at myself as I type this), so I brought the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in London.

That’s all she wrote! Hope I didn’t forget anything….


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