Everyday Makeup Essentials / What's in My Makeup Travel Bag
A couple of weekends ago, I went away for Groovin' The Moo festival (I had a blast!) in Bunbury - a three hour drive away from Perth, the city I live in. I thought it would be fun to do a post on the makeup I took with me and my essential makeup items I use on a regular basis and travel with. Too much? Not enough? I'll let you be the judge of that.
Make Up Forever Camouflage Cream Palette in no. 2: when I got this palette, I thought it was way too light for my skintone, but it's absolutely fine if I use it under my foundation. It covers all redness and blemishes I may have for a flawless finish.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in #8: I love, love, love this! This product is totally deserving of all the hype and rave it receives. I use this over my eye cream and under my foundation and it really does help you look more awake.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC37: my holy grail foundation! I don't see myself being able to use anything else. It provides medium coverage (full coverage if you're lucky enough to have good skin), which is very buildable and it never looks thick or cakey. It lasts all day too. Love it!
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC35: I know I've got my MUFE concealer palette, but I take this with me to keep in my bag for whenever I need touch ups throughout the day. I rarely ever touch up my makeup when I'm out, but it's better to have it on you than not! This concealer provides amazing coverage too.
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Redhead: I use this skinfinish to highlight my cheekbones, bridge of my rose and cupid's bow. It adds the perfect amount of shimmer and it goes lovely with a majority of my blushes.
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark: this and my Studio Fix Fluid go perfectly together. My makeup stays in place all day with this powder. This compact has lasted me forever too. I've had it for well over a year and still haven't hit pan.
MAC Blush in Peaches: this blush was so hard to find, but thank God for eBay! I'm so glad I own it because it's beautiful. Peach/coral cheeks are my absolute favourite, so I save them for occasions where I'm going out.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler: curling your lashes can instantly transform your eyes, I think. I love the Shu Uemura eyelash curler as it really does the job.
MAC Eyeshadow Quad: this quad is custom made by myself and contains four of my favourite eyeshadows - Naked Lunch, All That Glitters, Dazzlelight and Black Tied. I usually go for a neutral smokey eye when I'm going to a music festival and I love the MAC quads because they're perfect for travelling. I always like to have a few options for eyeshadow looks and the quad palettes allow for that without overpacking.
MAC Eyeshadow in Brown Down: I often use this eyeshadow in my crease with Naked Lunch, so I'm bringing this eyeshadow just incase I decide to do my makeup with these eyeshadows. The pair go perfectly together.
MAC Eyeshadow in Grand Entrance: the only eyeshadow I ever use in my inner corners. I LOVE this eyeshadow! It completely brightens my eyes, makes them appear bigger and more awake and I honestly don't know what I'd do without it in my life!
Too Faced Shadow Insurance: I like Urban Decay Primer Potion, but I like this a little bit more. I have to make sure to keep my eyeshadows in place, especially when I'm going to be outside all day.
NARS Lipstick in Little Darling: this is the perfect nude for me. It's a neutral pinky brown colour and isn't too pink for my skintone like I find with most nude lipsticks. Definitely one of those 'your lips, but better' colours. The application is lovely and smooth too.
MAC Lipglass in Sock Hop: my favourite Lipglass ever! I love peach/coral cheeks and I love peach/coral lips too. I just love this colour and I'm so sad it was limited edition. I have to use it very sparingly.
Lucas' Papaw Ointment: I use this before applying my lip products to keep them moisturised. It's so cheap, yet so effective. During the winter, the cold wind doesn't do well for me, so I'll use this on dry skin too.
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara: my holy grail mascara. It makes my eyelashes super long, while separating them without clumping.
Urban Decay Eyelash Primer Potion: I've had this tube for over year and while I'm in dire need of a new one, this ancient tube still does a good job! My eyelashes look scary (the mascara is white) for a few minutes, but then after I apply my Max Factor mascara, they're like, whoaaaa! Seriously.
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder: there's a reason I use so much MAC and honestly, it's because I think it's the best. I've tried many other brands, but I always come back to MAC. I recently tried Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide On Pencil, but I love MAC's Eye Kohl so much more. I can smudge it for a soft smokey eye look, yet it still doesn't budge from my eyes. Perfect for a day spent outside dancing.
Prestige Eyeliner in White: I never ever use black eyeliner in my waterline, only white. I feel like black closes my eyes up and I love white because together with an innercorner highlight colour, my eyes appear bigger, brighter and more awake. The white eyeliner really makes a difference.
I'm late in joining in on the hype, but I've been considering buying the Urban Decay Naked Palette as I think it would be perfect for travelling. Plus, all those gorgeous colours! I have so many neutral eyeshadows already, but I'm such a sucker for them. Is it really worth getting? Actually, don't answer that, I already know the answer is yes. I just don't know if I'm willing to make the splurge yet!