Tuesday, 3 September 2013

What's in my Travel Make-Up Bag?

I'll be honest, my travel make-up bag is not a whole lot different from my regular make-up bag but that is purely because I am a terrible packer. I'm not one of those people who can plan ahead effectively enough to pack lightly, decanting into those clear plastic bottle sets you can get in Boots. Rather, my usual MO tends to be realising at around midnight the night before I'm due to go anywhere that I have as of yet to pack, and so a frenzy of throwing random bottles and pots of things that are in my direct line of vision into a bag begins. If you don't believe me, read this post on what I forgot to bring on honeymoon with me. That aside, I have been making a more valiant effort of late to be more organised when packing, especially with beauty products and so I've started using this lovely Paul & Joe make-up bag.


Divided into sections using a ringbinder (stationery fanatics will appreciate this one), it's very handy, as you can store things according to size, their use (eyes, lips etc) and there are spaces specifically for brushes. Score.

Paul and Joe make up bag

Paul and Joe make up bag

Paul and Joe make up bag

This is what's currently making it into the travel make-up bag:


Various Real Techniques brushes
Clarins Beauty Flash balm which I'm using as a primer.
Mac Lipstick in Rebel (review HERE)
YSL Tierre Saharienne Collector edition Bronzing powder (review HERE)
Mac Pearlfusion Greenluxe palette (review HERE)
YSL Babydoll mascara (review HERE)
Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry (review HERE)
Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels (review HERE)
Dainty Doll blush in 003, Money Talks (I use it as a contour)
Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle (I use it as a highlighter)
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation
Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Hazel
Rimmel Glam'eyes liquid liner in black.
I forgot to include my beloved Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer as it was in my handbag at the time but you can see a full review of that HERE.

Surprisingly, all of that fits nicely into my Paul & Joe bag and makes for easy travels!
What are your tips and tricks for clever make-up packing? Let me know in the comments! This post is part of the September beauty blogging challenge. Read more about the #SBBC HERE.
XX

20 comments:

  1. The make up bag is gorgeous and fits so much! I need it in my life!

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    1. It really fits a surprising amount, very handy! x

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  2. That travel bag looks so cool, looks like it fits loads of stuff. MAC Soft & Gentle is one of my all time favourite highlighters, it's just so pretty on the skin!

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    1. It's lovely, isn't it? I don't like highlighters that are too "in your face" so this seems pretty perfect. x

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  3. That bag is gorgeous!!! Very well edited packing too :)

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    1. Thank you very much! Great compliment! :)

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  4. That bag is actually perfect, I was gonna do the travel post but I’ve no proper makeup travel bag and my brushes usually go into a plastic bag..Oh the shame!!

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    1. You should see what happens to my toiletries, they literally get flung about the place, no organisation at all! x

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  5. That bag is amazing, where can i get my paws on one? x

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    1. Urban Outfitters, it was a while ago. Asos stock Paul & Joe too and had the same one in a different pattern recently but it's now out of stock. Boo. Worth keeping an eye out for it in case it comes back though! x

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  6. Where did you get that make up make, I've been dying to get my hands on it x

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    1. Urban Outfitters but that was a while ago. Asos stock Paul & Joe too and had the same one in a different pattern recently but it's now out of stock unfortunately. Worth keeping an eye on the site though! x

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  7. It's so neat and tidy and organised! Gorgeous. Just read your honeymoon post - I think weddings completely mess with your head! With my wedding dress, I didn't need to wear a bra because there was one built in. Did I remember to pack a bra? Course not. 'twas fun leaving the next day, that's for sure.

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    1. Ha ha ha! That's gas and sounds exactly like something I would do! x

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  8. Great post! I absolutely love love your makeup bag! I'm a bit useless at packing and pack waaay too much but always forget the most needed of things :( xx

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    1. That's the way I am too, trying to improve! ;) x

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  9. Lovely post! :) Love the makeup bag, I wish I was going away somewhere so that I could justify buying a similar one! xxx

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  10. Such a pretty makeup bag! And what a cute compartment for holding makeup brushes! I love all your travel picks, and you have a seriously enviable amount of Real Techniques brushes!

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