22 October 2012

Inside my Makeup Bag: London Edition

Of course the first and utmost important thing to be planned for trip away is what makeup I'll be taking with me (that'd be the beauty junkie in me!). I'm heading off to London for a couple of days and my usual over-packing self has had to tone it down and learn to travel light, although being a minimalist (I think?) when it comes to makeup this wasn't so much of a problem. In all honestly, my makeup bag can't squeeze a lot in anyway but I've crammed in some miniatures and a palette to give me a little variety. As there's a lot to do in a short space of time, I'm going for more of a natural face but I also want the products I've chosen to last well, and be quick and easy enough to use for touching up on the go if needed.

For my base I'm taking YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat, yes it's bulky, heavy and takes up most of the space but it's light in consistency, it lasts and looks second-skin like. For banishing dark circles and hiding blemishes, it's MAC Studio Finish Concealer and MAC MSF Natural will be with me at all times for a quick dusting whilst out and about. Urban Decay Primer Potion is always a makeup bag staple, then for eyes I'm taking the Classic Evening Palette from Bobbi Brown which contains a light beige, great as a base, for blending and highlighting, a medium brown, the perfect crease colour and a dark plum brown with gold shimmer, oh and eyebrows, they're going au natural. In the same palette is Desert Rose blush a dusky pink shade which can be built up for evenings too and for a little shimmer, I'm taking a mini Nars Orgasm Illuminator. Mascara wise, it's Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear, as hence the name, it lasts well and to keep me looking bright eyed, I'm taking my Custom 3 Colour Light Clarifying Pencil for the waterline. 

Finally, for lips I'm taking Dior Addict lipstick in 'Diorkiss' and I'm throwing in a Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector for good measure! For brushes it's the usual culprits, the Real Techniques Buffing and Contour, mini Dior kabuki and a couple of eye shadow blending brushes too, all of this fitting snug in my MAC feline felt pouch. And there we have it, not too excessive at all in my opinion.. but I'll let you be the judge of that!


  1. Some of the products above are part of my every day make-up routine. Dior Lipsticks are lovely.
    Sara xx

  2. I agree, I think they're probably my favourite, they apply so nicely and the colours are stunning! :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing your makeup bag with us :)I think that's the perfect amount of makeup to bring.

    I have a tendency to overpack as well, especially for "just in case" situations, which never happen. Once, I was worrying so much about what kind of makeup to bring to a formal trip - so I packed all my makeup but forgot my brushes!

  4. I know what you mean, when I can get away with it, I'd rather have too much than not enough! Believe me, I've been there too (nightmare!) so now brushes are one of the first things I pack ;-)

  5. You're going to have a BLAST in London! :) Enjoy yourself, love! xx

  6. Aw thanks lovely! I'm reaaally looking forward to it :-) xx

  7. Your makeup bag has all the essentials! Love it! I wanna try the Mac studio finish consealer. There's a great drug store highlighting consealer pen from Maybelline called the Dream Lumi Touch! I get the color Radiant for the best highlighting effect. You should try it its amazing! :)


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