14 September 2016

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag (Wedding Guest Edition)

A month ago I attended the wedding of a very good friend. Since I went up the night before, the blogger in me saw a good opportunity to make a post of what makeup I took and and what I ended up using and not needing. I tried to be ruthless when packing but let's face it, I'm a 'what if' packer.

Before we get started, I packed everything into the Zoeva Tote Makeup Bag which is bloody brilliant. I was able to pack everything I needed, including brushes, into one handy bag. I'll pop a review up at some point because it is just the best thing since sliced bread. I've only included the makeup I wore on the day, I did pack more so I could do my mum's. 

  • Niod Photography Fluid and Beauty Flash Balm- I mixed these two together for a glowy base.
  • Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream- My foundation of choice since it's very buildable, looks natural and lasts all day on the skin. 
  • Urban Decay Naked Concealer- This stuff covers everything, without going cakey or dry. I love it.
  • Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer- The lightweight texture makes this concealer perfect for highlighting under the eyes. 

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit- This houses a bronzer, two blushes and three highlighters and setting powders. I used Luminous Bronze Light (bronzer) and Mood Exposure (blush) which are so beautiful and look incredible on the skin. 
  • Mac's Cream Colour Base in Hush and Becca's Champagne Pop- You know how much I love my highlight! I couldn't be without these! 
  • L'oreal Infallible Sculpt in Light/Medium and Maybelline Contour Kit- The L'oreal is a cream to powder formula and the Maybelline is a regular powder. Layering the two creates an incredible sharp contour. 
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- I always use this with a light hand to set my makeup. 
  • Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzer- The over packer in me wanted an extra bronzer. 

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer- This stuff makes your eyeshadow last all day, and night. 
  • Makeup Eyeshadows in Latte, Frappe, Cocoa Bear, Cosmopolitan, Bitten, Shimma Shimma and Corrupt- I actually used all of these eyeshadows to create a peachy pink smokey eye. Layering up the eyeshadows meant they lasted all day. 
  • YSL Shocking Eyeliner- This is a very thin felt tip black eyeliner. You can get really close to the lash line with this. 
  • Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara- My favourite mascara of all time. 
  • L'oreal Brow Artist Kit in Medium/Dark- The powder in this little kit is the perfect shade and consistency for the brows.   
  • L'oreal Brow Artist Gel in Medium/Dark- This brow gel contains fibres so it makes them look naturally thicker and fuller. 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk
  • Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Nudist 
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie 
  • Mac Fix Plus
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Spray 
  • Disposable Mascara Wands 
  • Bioderma 
  • Pro Hygiene Collection Makeup Brush Cleaner Spray 
I ended up using everything I took except for the Bourjois Bronzer, Bioderma, Charlotte Tilbury lip liner and YSL Shocking eyeliner. For an over packer, I'd call that a success. I also took my Beauty Blender and a whole host of brushes, most of which are in My Makeup Brush Capsule

I loved my makeup for the day and was so impressed with how well it lasted considering it was so hot. These products definitely stand the test of time and I think my makeup looked as good at the end of the day as it did at the start. The eyeshadows didn't fade or loose their vibrancy and I only had to touch up my lipstick.

What's in your travel makeup bag?

Thanks for reading,


  1. it is lovely to read post like this! it kind of reminds me what to bring:)

    jess x | https://wellwellgirls.blogspot.co.uk/