My Travel Makeup Bag: End of Summer Vacay

Monday, October 07, 2019







A couple of weeks ago I jetted off to Italy to enjoy a few days of sun, ice cream, and most importantly pizza! I wanted to her away before Autumn gets into full swing here in the UK - safe to say Autumn 2019 is definitely 
here!!

I have definitely become a lot more minimal with my makeup choices and application. A full face of foundation seems, and feels, totally alien to me now. Instead, I've been sticking to concealer and a touch of powder when necessary. I find the Nars Soft Matte Concealers so easy to travel with, and they are my perfect formula for both under the eyes, and to correct any blemishes on the skin. I do have two shades to really get the most out of this fantastic formula. As for powder, I'm huge Hourglass fan. I find they matify the skin, without looking cakey and masking your natural glow. This handy trio has a few different shades to pick from, personally I just mix them all together and go to town!

Bronzer, blush and highlight are my staples, I will never travel without these. I'm back using the Hoola Bronzer which I find is such a lovely shade when you have a bit of a tan. This mini is adorable and perfect to pop in your travel makeup bag. Doesn't this just remind of holidays?! I'm not too fussy with my blush, but on this particular trip I threw in the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion. Their powders are just lovely, and this is a beautiful coral shade which I love to wear in the summer months. I kept it very simple with highlighter and went for the classic MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle. This is a beautiful champagne shade which adds the most wonderful glow.

I never do much with my brows these day, a quick bit of definition is all I really need. My favourite for this is the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil for filling in any sparse areas, and making them appear fuller and more defined. This had a little triangular nib that is super easy to use, complete with the handy spooly on the end, this is amuse for any travel makeup kit. Once I'm done filling them in, I will set them down the Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter, and boy does this stuff work!

On a daily basis I will tend to reach for a cream eyeshadow to act as a 'one wash wander' type look. I love the By Terry Ombre Blackstars as they are very travel friendly and have a lovely shade selection. My personal favourite is Bronze Moon which can vert easily be transitioned from day-to-night. I did also throw in my Nars Kalahari eye duo incase I want to switch things up. This contains a shimmery taupe and a matte brown, so great for amping up any look. I'm really keen to pick up more of these, so do let know which duo is your favourite too! In addition to that, I've packed my Topshop Liquid Liner incase I'm feeling extra sassy one night. Liner is the easiest way to add a bit of drama to your eye look, so I always love to have one on hand. I've only been using one mascara lately, and that's my L'Oreal Lash Paradise. I adore this for giving volume and length to my lashes - it seems to do it all, without flaking!

As for lips, I normally throw in a nude lip liner, and about 10 different options! Changing up your lip colour is the best way to switch up your look, especially from day-to-night. Add a couple of your current favourites and you'll be good to go!

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