My Travel Makeup Essentials.

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The makeup that’s coming travelling with me…


I’m no light packer when it comes to travelling, whether it be for the night or for two weeks. I find clothes and shoes hard enough to narrow down, never mind makeup! For my city break down in London, I’ve opted for picks that are my go-to products and will leave me with flawless, long lasting and glowy skin all day. Whenever I go on a city break, I spend long hours out and about exploring so I need makeup that’s going to last well but has enough coverage for my slightly blemished skin at the moment.



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Primer, Foundation, Powder & Brows.

For primer I’ll be taking my holy grail primer the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow because it makes my skin look flawless as well as the Urban Decay De-Slick Complexion Primer to control my oily t-zone throughout the day. For a long lasting base, it was inevitable that I would choose Estee Lauder Double Wear. I don’t reach for this as much as I used to because these days I don’t find a need to wear an overly long lasting base but for days exploring London I definitely will! To brighten up my under eye area I’m taking the Collection Concealer because I’ve been reaching for this everyday lately and I’ve had no creasing at all which is unheard of for me, not sure what’s changed as I used to crease with any concealer I used! To set everything I’m going to be taking my Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder. On my brows I’ll be taking my current staples, which is the Brow Gal Eyebrow Pencil and Glossier Boy Brow in Brown.


Contour, Bronzer, Blush & Highlight.

I always feel like this is so many products to put on my cheeks but they’re necessary right? I can’t be without definition for my round face so the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder is definitely making it’s way into my travel makeup bag. I always love to add bronzer to add some colour to my face and my favourite at the moment is the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow in Light/Medium, it compliments my tan perfectly! I also like the highlight in this palette for a subtle but glowy everyday look but I’m also popping in my NARS Man Ray Overexposed Highlight in Double Take which is probably my fave highlight ever, just incase I fancy a bit of an extra summin summin. Unfortunately this is out of stock everywhere now as it was limited edition… soz guys. For a natural flush of colour to the cheeks, I’m taking my Too Faced Love Flush Blush in the shade I Will Always Love You as it’s such a beautiful peachy shade and I’m obsessed.


Eyeshadow, Mascara, Liner & Lipstick.

I can’t be without an eyeshadow primer and the one I’ve been using on the daily is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance – I never get creased eyes with this! For an easy travel friendly palette, I’m taking along my Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. It’s my current go-to when it comes to eyeshadow and creates the prettiest everyday looks. I’m also popping my By Terry Ombre Black Star in Frozen Quartz in the bag because I always reach for this on lazy/tired days and after a long day in London with a toddler I might just need it… I never go without lining my upper lash line so my holy grail pencil the Charlotte Tilbury Rock n Kohl in Barbarella Brown is also coming with me, as well as my fave mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational. It’s almost impossible to narrow lipsticks down as I wake up and wear whatever I feel like that day, my top picks at the moment have been Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria for an everyday nude and Mac Chilli if I’m feeling something a bit more bold. I can imagine at least 10 more will make their way into my handbag though.


So that’s everything I’m taking, I tried to narrow it down as much as I could for packing purposes but it’s so hard when you need one of everything! Do you guys take this much makeup on your travels?!



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