Thursday, 25 September 2014

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag? Come Have A Look

This time last week we were away in Cork for our staycation, so I thought I would share with you what I usually like to bring with me.

The makeup bag was a Christmas present and I think it's is the one and only makeup bag I have used more than 2 months, it is just the perfect size for what I like to carry with me.


1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Very rare that I would go without an eyeshadow primer and this is the one I reach for time and time again.

2. Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara
I really like this mascara, it just glides on effortlessly because of the Argan Oil. My eyelashes don't feel like they are caked in mascara and even if I build it up it still doesn't feel clumpy. I've been using this for about 3 weeks and already have bought a back up because I love it that much.

3. Wet N' Wild Trio Eyeshadow in "Sweet As Candy"
I haven't tried much from this brand but this particular trio palette that I got is my go to everyday eyeshadow that I like to sandwich onto my eyelids. It has great pigmentation and lasts all day with my primer potion.

4. Benefit Gimme Brows Light/Medium
My eyebrows need taming and my right eyebrow in particular need some filling sooooooo Gimme Brows is to the rescue. This is one of the best products I have ever used from Benefit and the Gimme Brows is now my Holy Grail eyebrow product.


5. Benefit PoreFessional Primer
This has been my go to primer since it launched back in 2010 (I think I have the year right). A little goes a long way and helps reduce the appearance of the pores I have around my nose and chin. I pat it on as I think it give a better application rather than smoothing/rubbing across the face.

6. Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow
I'm not a huge fan of this foundation on me. It really isn't suiting my skin but it was the only one that I could get close enough to my skin colouring. I don't think this is one I would buy again for me personally especially as it barely lasts a couple of hours.

7. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Great concealer for my under eyes and blends like a dream, I don't use this on spots or blemishes due to its highlighting properties though.

*8. Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Powder
I recently did a review on this which you can see here. This has been going everywhere with me lately and a day hasn't passed where I haven't used it either. One of my favourite powders that leaves a lovely finish on my skin.

9. MAC Pro Longwear Blush "Stay Pretty"
Love, love, love this blush need I say more.....I did and you can see my review here


10. Revlon Lip Butter "Berry Smoothie"
I absolutely love these lip butters from Revlon and were a great introduction to lippie for me earlier this year. I particular like the shade Berry Smoothie and they glide on like a dream. This also make my lips feel moisturised and makes my teeth look whiter (strange but true).

*11. Tahitian Noni Lip Balm (SPF 15) Original 
When I'm travelling I need products that are going to moisturise, be handy to carry and this little wonder ticks those boxes. I'm not a huge fan a balms I have 1 or 2 that I will always go for, but I find that most leave a horrible taste in my mouth (yuck!). This however tastes lovely and leaves my lips in great condition.

*12. Beautycycle Light Up Lip Gloss "Passion"
I was so skeptical when I got this originally thinking it was a bit gimmicky with the light and everything, but the light has come in handy and I love that there is a little mirror on the side. The shade itself I have wearing most of the Summer and will bring me straight through Autumn and Winter too. It has a lovely minty tingly feel to it and seems to disguise the lines in my lips, so my lips look fuller and younger!

So what do you think? Do I bring to much for 5 days away or would you have brought more? Let me know in the comment section below x

*8 I did not buy myself it was sent to me for consideration to review, all opinions are my own.
*11 & 12 were sent to me by the Direct Selling Association of Ireland. They provide information & support for direct selling in Ireland and promote direct selling in the home.


  1. Love the make-up bag :-) I'm actually looking to buy a new concealer, I'm going to try that Rimmel Wake Me Up one now - sounds really good!

    1. Thank you I was very lucky to get such a pretty bag as a present. The concealer is great for concealing around your eyes I love it a lot just for that x

  2. Loved this :) I do enjoy creeping through people's makeup bags! I love Wet n Wild eyeshadows. Such good quality for the price. :) x

    1. I love seeing what is in other makeup bags too :) Really great quality and selection from Wet n Wild eyeshadows, wish we had a stockist in Wexford x

  3. I love having a snoop at other peoples makeup bags! I love that wet n wild palette and the wake me up concealer. That Mac blush sounds fab.

    1. I'm such a nose bag when it comes to other people's makeup bags too. Wet n Wild really surprised me especially with the price. The MAC blush is one of my favourites x

  4. Very interesting so many new products I need to try out :-)

    1. Thanks you Fiona, I hope you have a lot of fun trying out new products xx

  5. what great picks here! i never can decide what to bring with me and always end up taking too much stuff that i don't use! you are a very sensible packer! :)

    1. Ah thanks Grace, I like to bring makeup that I can use day and night with some extras for a little switch :) x

  6. I think you have good taste in cosmetics! I ADORE Porefessional. It really really reduces the pores on my nose especially and the Urban Decay primer is un-REAL! I can't believe how practical your make-up bag is. I end up bringing WAY too much with me all the time and only using half! Great post.

    1. Thank you so much! I couldn't believe how practical I was till I layed it all out for this post, wonders will never cease lol xx


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