Streamlined | The Travel Makeup Bag

Putting together my makeup bag for my upcoming trip is nothing short of a disaster. Despite having lived off of the basic necessities when I lived in Ghana, I could hardly understand why I feel I need all these stuff for my upcoming trip.

And no, I’m not trying to impress anyone despite whatever someone else says. As I went about packing, I thought I’d share with you what I brought with me on this trip.

For someone who considers her maintenance to makeup as being low-key, I’m quite surprised at how much I’m packing, even for the bare necessity! This “Show Time” bag is simply so adorable and incredibly spacious – it fits so much stuff inside! I received this bag from the Beauty Trend Report event a couple of months ago. So, what’s in my travel makeup bag you ask? Take a peek!

  1. Hygiene | Travel sized Pantene bath products are godsend for times like these
  2. Face & Base | Foundation and multi-purpose concealer for days that I can’t be bothered with the foundation
  3. Eyes | I can’t skimp on this one, so I brought my multi-purpose Too Faced All I want for Christmas compact and an eyeliner
  4. Brows/Lashes | The Too Faced Better than Sex mascara lives up to its name. You need it. The Benefit Gimme Brow is excellent for travelling without the bulk
  5. Lips | Bring the “every occasion” colours and staples such as Nivea lip balm and MAC Shy Girl
  6. Tools | The Tangle Teezer, Real Techniques Buffing Brush, and Multi Task Brush; Shiseido Eyelash Curler, bobby pins/hair clip and packs of styling creme for quick de-frizz
  7. Skin Things | Moisturizer, sunscreen and cleanser

I think that’s a pretty decent list – what do you guys think?

this isn’t a lot at all dude! and of course, as you use things up, you’ll have less. are you not bringing any more makeup?

Jenn A Beautiful Zen

I don’t think so! Trying to keep everything as minimal as I possibly can for the trip!

That’s actually very compact and on point, especially if you know exactly the kind of look or makeup you’ll be doing. ????

Thanks ???? Glad that I didn’t go too overboard with the makeup/skincare!

Definitely much more minimalistic than my travel bag, but you’ve included some great picks ????

Thanks Jen!

That’s quite minimal! When I pack makeup, I try to pack things that I can apply with my fingers. The only brush I’ll bring is the one I use for powder.

That’s a great idea! I’m not huge on applying products with my fingers so I always take my brushes along ????

Arghhhh, packing… Don’t remind me ????
Need to do it later today actually (for a work trip to Athens) and haven’t the foggiest as to what I’ll end up taking… Wish me luck ????

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