In My Travel Makeup Bag: A Casual Weekend Away

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Travel Makeup Bag

I’m at my parents’ house this weekend, so I thought I’d do a quick post on what makeup I brought with me.  I packed lightly this time – it’s going to be a casual weekend at home for the most part, with two nice-but-not-fancy dinners.  My makeup-packing philosophy is to bring items that are small, light, non-breakable (usually this means creams instead of powders), and replaceable (in case I lose them – so, not too expensive and not limited edition).  I’m fairly relaxed on the “replaceable” criterion when I visit family, as if I leave something there, I’ll get it back eventually.  This weekend, I also tried to pack items I could apply with fingers so I’d be able to get away with minimal brushes – just powder, eyeliner, and cream blush/ cream contour.

Here’s the same photo as above, but numbered for reference:

travel makeup bag - numbered

  1. Skindinavia Finishing Spray (originally a gift from a friend; I actually finished it and refilled with Embryolisse rosewater toner). I love using a spray after powdering for a more natural finish.
  2. Ben Nye cream contour in 01 Neutral
  3. Decant of Make Up For Ever Face & Body foundation
  4. L’oreal Infallible in Sahara Treasure – this shade isn’t available in the US, but I love it. Can be patted on with fingers, so no eyeshadow brush required. // swatched here
  5. Wet n Wild single eyeshadow in Brulee
  6. Dollywink liquid eyeliner // swatched here
  7. Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil in dark brown. This is a repurchase – I just finished my first one! // reviewed here
  8. Maybelline One by One Volume Express mascara
  9. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  10. L’oreal Gel Liner in Dark Slate // reviewed here
  11. Sample of Hourglass Mineral Veil primer
  12. Guerlain Illuminating & Mattifying pressed powder (sadly discontinued! I’m on my fourth compact and I have one backup left).
  13. TheBalm Time Balm concealer // swatched here
  14. Addiction Cheek Stick in Tea Rose  // swatched here
  15. Maybelline Color Elixir in Intoxicating Spice // reviewed here
  16. Dior Fluid Stick in Vie d’Enfer // reviewed here
  17. Canmake Cream Cheek in Clear Red Heart  // reviewed here

*The Skindinavia finishing spray was a gift from a friend; the Embryolisse rosewater spray was a PR sample; the Hourglass primer was a free sample from Sephora. I purchased all other items featured in this post. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

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  • Nice picks! Loving the mix of high-end and drugstore goodies!

  • Icequeen81

    small easy