What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag?

Travel Makeup

So tomorrow morning I will be getting up stupidly early for a Saturday, hopping in my friend’s car and heading on a girls trip up to Scotland. I will be posting a little travel diary once I’m back as well as a travel toiletries next week, but I thought I would start with the simplest my travel makeup bag.

I just want to start with the bag, which is a personalised bag from Not on The High Street. It’s a hand size that helps me not over pack but still fits plenty in and I love the aesthetic of it.

Travel Makeup - Personalised War Paint Makeup Bag

The focus of the products chosen is products I love, multipurpose and ones that are reliable. It’s always the golden rule for myself when travelling is wherever possible never take a new product, take ones you know that work and you are comfortable using so you have no mishaps when you only have a small collection of products to use.

Travel Makeup Face

For my base for this trip I am using the L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24-Hour Matte Foundation in 10 Porcelain, with a high matte long lasting coverage I know I can use this for a day look or for a fuller on night on the town look. Also with the plastic tube is more practical for travel than the glass ones as it won’t break and it’s not bulky. To Finish up my base fully I have my old faithful collection productions in the form of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair and Collection Primed & Ready Invisible Setting Powder. The final item for my face is the Sleek Face Form Pallet in Fair, an unsurprising favourite just simply due to the fact it is 3 products in one and I can just use it all week with very little fuss.

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For my eyeshadow, I am using two of my smaller go to pallets with every day subtle to dramatics covered in the No 7 Mini Eye Pallet and cute shimmer shades with the Fleur De Force Quad Eyeshadow in 020 Lunar Rose. Although both nude tones I feel as though I have a nice range of colours with these two as well as a range of looks going for the eyeshadow eyeliner look I have everything I need in this compact form. To finish of my eyes I am taking my only newer product as I had no choice using the L’Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara, however I have used it a few times and I am enjoying it. A full review will be sure to come later. To complete my look, I cannot forget the brows and my fast favourite item in my makeup draw the Freedom Duo Brow Powder in Medium Brown could not have been left at home.

Travel Makeup Eyes

I haven’t included lip products or brushes, as I will literally pick lip products as I finish my packing and mix it with whatever currently in my bag, as I have been feeling bold recently and my lip products have been travelling everywhere with me. Still be sure to keep your eyes peeled over on Instagram for photos of my trip and the odd selfie or two.

Gwen

xx

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Whats In My Travel Makeup Bag

Travel Makeup August 2016

As I am currently away for a relaxing week away in Cornwall, and it only seems fitting to share what products I have taken away with me. I feel as though travel makeup posts tells you an individuals tried and tested products, as you never waste precious space on products you are just trying out.

Travel Makeup ft L'oreal Paris, bareminerals, collection

Barry M Flawless Brightening Primer (Decanted) ♥ L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation in Rosy Ivory ♥ Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair ♥ nudebynature Perfecting Concealer in Ivory ♥ Bare Minerals Mineral Veil

travel makeup ft sleek and illamasqua

Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo in Duo 2 ♥ Sleek Face Form Palette

Travel makeup ft no 7, l'oreal & ps love

Urban Decay Primer Potion ♥ PS Love 9 Shade Eyeshadow Pallet ♥ No 7 Mini Eyeshadow Pallet ♥  L’Oréal Paris So Couture Volume Million Lashes ♥ Benefit Gimme Brow in 5

travel makeup ft ysl, rimmel and ps love

Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob ♥ P.S Love Matte Long Lasting Lipstick in Whisper ♥ YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Lush Coconut

So that’s what I am taking with me a mixture of my favourites and perfect travel friendly makeup, I have every base covered. What are your go to makeup products for when your away let me know in the comments?

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What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag.

Whats in my travel makeup bag

So this week I’m down in Cornwall having a mini holiday at my boyfriends house and I thought I’d do one of these as I always think its interesting to see what items from a makeup collections people take with them. This time I have done miles better at keeping it stream line and compact than last year, which you can check out here. My idea when packing my makeup is multiple use products for a variety of looks to cover every occasion, it also helps thinking of what looks I need to cover which is everyday and date night. I’m also opting for the smaller sizes, for example my miniature Benefit Roller Lash is an ideal size.  I also pack in order of how I do my face to make sure I don’t miss anything.

L'oreal, sleek, rimmel and bareminerals

Starting with a base I am taking the sample size of my bareMinerals Prime Time Original Foundation Primer, which is my all time favourite foundation primer and is a silicon based primer it just leaves a perfect base. Then I have a few foundation options first up is my current favourite for a light summer base in the form of my Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB cream in Very Light, light and with spf 25 is perfect for summer. If I want something with more coverage and more traditional I am taking the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation in Rosy Ivory, this is a free sample that L’Oreal were giving away but as I’ve already used and loved this foundation this was perfect for travelling so I have kept this for travel. Then instead of taking my trust collection powder I have chosen my bareMinerals Original Foundation in N10 Fairly Light so I can add a dusting of powder of have another foundation option and cuts down on multiple products. I’m only taking to one concealer as there is no need to take more and I’m taking my current favourite the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory. Like I already mentioned I like to have multiple use, well okay this isn’t a multiple use product per-say but it’s compact with everything you need to do your face so I’m taking my Sleek Face Form Palette in Light. I adore this palette and the blush in this palette is definitely more of a summer blush with a shimmery undertone in it so this is definitely my ultimate summer blush.

benefit, pixi, nyx, urban decay, avon & collection

Moving onto the eye’s, this is definitely an area in which I need to cut back as I seem to want to pack all of my palettes as I am obsessed with eye makeup. I love eye shadow so in order to keep it perfect all day long I’ve packed my Urban Decay Primer Potion, this stuff is amazing you need so little and it lasts all day. This is something in which I buy the travel size as it lasts ages and is the same size and price as the Soap and Glory Equivalent but is so much better I never go a day without it. I have seriously considered taking my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette as I love the pinky neutral shades however, I want to stick to my compact makeup bag so instead I am taking the Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz, for the perfect day or night look and I know it will do everything I need it to. For a more natural matte eye look I am taking my Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Duo in Warm Cashmere, a beautiful matte duo which is so handy to have. Finally for my ultimate and effortless lazy item is my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 617 Iced Mocha, just to create a base colour or anything else its a beautiful and effortless colour. To finish it off I just have a black eyeliner in the form of Collection Intense Colour Kohl Pencil in 01 Black Magic which is one of my favourite eyeliner and for my mascara as mentioned above I have a mini Benefit Roller Lash Mascara a great Mascara and as its small its nice and handy.

ysl, rimmel & body shop

Finally I have the lips and I’ve managed to keep this down to only four items starting with my favourite lip moisturising product the Body Shop Mango Lip Butter super hydrating and it smells amazing. Once again I’m back to my two favourite Rimmel London Products which are beautiful paired together or in their own right the Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Line in 063 East End Snob and Rimmel London Kate Moss Long Lasting Lipstick in 08. The final is for if I want a small touch of colour and a nice sheen with the Yves Saint Laurant Volupte Sheer Candy in 01 Lush Coconut.

Then I’m taking a minimum amount of brushes just to cover all of my bases. At the time of writing I still have finished packing so I may sneak a few more items in but as it stands the bag is half full so I have room to play with. What makeup do you take when you’re travelling, what are your essential items.

Love

Gwenllian Branwen

xox

Day 63: Family Vacation Vs Week at the Boyfriends Beauty Stuff

So today I got back from a holidaying in France with my mum and day, and on Tuesday I’m off to Cornwall to stay with my boyfriend and his family for 10 days. So I thought it would be interesting to look at the difference between what I take with my family to been seen by other people. So I’ll say what’s in my beauty bag for each and what’s the same and what’s different.

Family Holiday to France

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So to France I’m taking my small cute Morgan bag in which I have: Medication; Vitamins; Boots Essentials Mosturising Lotion; Superdrug Tea Tree Skin Care BB Cream SPF 15 in Light; Tweezers; The Body Shop Love Ect Body Lotion (mini); Pure Cucumber Eye Roll on; Lip Balm; MUA Extreme Mascara.

So I’m really just taking the basics to France we’re having a busy active week so there isn’t much point taking loads of make up. Also me and my mum are sharing shower stuff so they are n her bag.

Visiting My Boyfriend in Cornwall

So I’m taking 3 bags of health and beauty stuff to Cornwall. Two of which are a beautiful set of matching Ellen Tracy bags, one small and perfect for my makeup brushes and the big one for all my beauty bits. Finally my pretty dusty purple make up bag from Wilkinson’s, they have a lovely range of makeup/toiletry bags that are pretty and inexpensive.

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Make Up Bag: Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer; Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain; MUA Cover and Conceal Stick in Light; Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radience Shimmer Touch in 001 Flush of Pearl; Sleek Face Form in Light; MUA Blusher Lolly; Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette 06; MUA Heaven and Earth Palette; MUA Luxe Pretty Edgy Palette; Avon True Colour Eye Duo in Warm Cashmere; Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black Brown; Collection Intense Colour Kohl Pencil in 01 Black Magic; MUA Pressed Powder in shade 1; Collection Pressed Powder in 18 Ivory; Barry M Cor Balmy in Adam and Eve; Rimmel Apocalips in shade 102 Nova; MUA Lipstick in shade 14 Bare; Avon Sample Lipstick in Crimson Twilight; Avon Sample Lipstick in Golden Berry Ultra; NYC Lipstick in 433 Peach Fizz; Lighter; Hair Elastics.

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Make Up Brushes: Wilko Premium Stipler Foundation Brush; Comsopoliton Blush Brush; Blush Brush; Kabuki Brush; Body Shop Slanted Brush; Ruby & Millie Eye Blending Brush; Wilko Eye Make Up Brush Carnaby; Wilko Eye Make Up Brush Fuschia.

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Toiletries Bag: Elizabeth Areden Fragrences in 5th Avenue, Pretty and Sunflowers; Foot Pack Intensive Rejuvenation Gingoko Biloba; Hand Pack Intensive Rejuvination Rose and Shea Butter; Superdrug Tea Tree Skincare Exfoliating Cream Wash; Escenti Tea Tree Facial Wash Gel; Argan Oil Shampoo; Argan Oil Conditioner; Nivea Double Effect Eye Make Up Remover; Colgate Sensitive Pro Refielf; TRESemme Heat Defence Styling Spray; Dove Go Fresh Cucumber & Green Tea Scent Compressed; Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush Travel Sized; Skin Therapy Large Oval Wool Pads; Medication; Tooth Brush; Pure Cucumber Eye Roll on.

There is basically nothing similar, and the worst thing is that I don’t feel like I’ve over packed for going to Cornwall. I’ve tried to pack accordingly to what I am doing when I’m while I’m away, meals out seeing people ect. In my head they are both fit for purpose but are the really? I don’t have a clue.

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Day 41: Travel Beauty (Long Weekend)

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So once again I’m away for the weekend, and because I’m not taking much make up to France next week and we’ll be taking a mismash of hotel toiletries so this will be the last post for a few weeks where I am going to do travel make up and beauty. So every thing make up and toiletry stuff fits into these 3 small bags, I have amazing packing skills.

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First up the small Ellen Tracy which has a matching larger bag, which I will use for my longer travels which you will see later on. It was initially just meant to have my toothbrush and toothpaste but now holds my primer in there too. The tooth brush is just a cheap bog standard £1.00 one as you don’t need anything special for travel really, then I have a travel sized tube of Colgate Sensitive Prorelief a perfect sized small tube that I couldn’t live without. My primer I have talked about loads before I am just so in love with it, its Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer and of course where ever I go it goes.

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Next up my bag of toiletries all of which are pretty explanatory but include:

  • A highly important products Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo & Conditioner travel sized, I could probably last a weekend without washing my hair but we are going swimming so these are a must.
  • Mark Hill De-Frizz Shine Protect and Control Spray, I have really fallen in love with this product I brought in a pound shop and didn’t think much of it but it’s an amazing hair spray long lasting but doesn’t leave your hair crisp and easily brushes out. Also it smells amazing and is an ideal travel product especially with the plastic packaging that you don’t need to worry about.
  • Another essential is my travel sized Nivea Invisible Antiperspirant I really do not like the smell of this but its such a convenient size for a weekend away helping keeping everything nice and compact.
  • I then have two body washes first of all I have Ted Baker London Bodywear Body Wash there is only about one wash left in this so I had to bring a back up. The other is a simple cheap fill your own travel bottle filled with Sanex Sensitive from one of the big bottles and it is my favourite shower gel of all time.
  • Finally in this bag is Halo Make Up Remover Pads, I wanted to keep packing light and these will take my make up just fine for the next few days although I’m not sure if my skin will be happy with it.

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And then here is my compact make up bag, I know its not that compact but I need day time looks and we’re going out to dinner for our anniversary so I’m taking a versatile palette and lip colours to change for day to night.

  • First up as for brushes I am taking: a kabuki brush; eyeshadow brush (Ruby & Millie); Slanted brush (body shop); blush brush (cosmopoliton) & eyeshadow brush.
  • Face: NYC all day long foundation in shade 737 Classic Ivory; MUA Pressed Powder in shade 1; Sleek Face Form palette in light; MUA Single Blusher in Lolly; Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer in Naked.
  • Eyes: MUA Heaven & Earth eyeshadow palette; MUA Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tint in Stay; Collection Intense Colour Kohl Pencil in shade 01 Black Magic and Maxfactor False Lash Effect in Black Brown.
  • Lips: MUA Lipstick in shade 14 Bare; MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Tranquility; Rimmel London Apocalips in shade 102 Nova.

Some of these are old basics and some are new stuff that are new and I can’t wait to play with or am really loving like my heaven and earth palette and false lash effect mascara.

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Finally I just have 3 loose bits that will just go in my Handbag. First up is my travel sized Elizabeth Adren Pretty Perfume its such a perfect summery scent I’m loving it at the moment. Then I have an essential for everyone travelling antibacterial hand gel, this Cuticura Hand Gel in Passion Flower and Mango smells amazing so hand gel doesn’t have to smell sterile. And finally my favourite, yet sadly discontinued, Body Shop scent in a lovely hand lotion is my Body Shop Love Ect Body Lotion in travel sized so is perfect to take anywhere.

What are your essentials when going away for a weekend? Do you like minitures like me or do you take the big ones?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox

Day 26: Travel Make Up Bag

So today is my first weekend away of the Summer and I am going to my sisters for the weekend so I’ll do a series of posts of what I’m taking with me for this trip and it will vary for every time away so I’ll do it every time just to mix it up a bit.

The best thing is to keep it small and compact, I’ll be travelling by train and no one wants to be lugging loads of bag. The best thing that because I’m staying at my sisters I can use her shower gel, shampoo & conditioner, as well as her hair dryer and straighteners so much packing room is saved and I can buy so much more stuff if I want too.

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  • Dove Go Fresh Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Scent: You can’t not take your deodorant away with you but seeing as I don’t need to pack other shower stuff I thought why not take my big bottle of stuff I cannot resist the scent of it.
  • Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief travel sized: I know I could use my sisters tooth paste but I’ve been loving my full sized of this so much lately I thought there was no harm in packing my little cute one.
  • Boots Essential Moisturising Lotion: I always moisturise after a shower but instead of taking two different bottles I thought I’d take this as just a body one will be too heavy on my face so I thought I was best taking this.
  • Tesco Everyday Facial Wipes: I used to use these all the time and considering they are so cheap they don’t dry out, I can’t be bothered with make up remover, cleanser over the weekend so I’m taking these.
  • Nivea Express Hydration Primer: An obvious edition.
  • MUA Undress Your Skin in porcelain: This is almost done but I can squeeze the air out and make it more compact so I thought this would be better than taking my chunky sold plastic dispenser.
  • Make Up Brushes: Kabuki brush; Blush Brush; Eye Shadow Brush and Slanted Brush.
  • Lips Products: Avon Lipstick Sample in Crimson Twilight; Barry M Cor Balmy in Adam and Eve and MUA Lipstick in shade 14 Bare.
  • Face: Collection Pressed Powder  in shade 18 Ivory and Sleek Face Form in Shade 373 Light. I’d recomend the Sleek Face Form Palette to any girl that is always on the go or travels a lot it has a bronzer, highlighter and blush all in a nice little compact and it has a huge mirror for touch ups on the go.
  • Eyes: Collection Intense Colour Kohl Pencil in 01 Black Magic; MUA Extreme Volume Mascara and Avon True Colour Duo in Warm Cashmere.

So not too much the main thing to do is to pack multi purpose items like the Sleek face form or things that can be used to create different looks or general everyday subtle make up looks.

What do you like to take when you travel? What are your favourite multi purpose products?

Love
Gwenllian Branwen
xox