June 12, 2017

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag


These are my makeup essentials that I absolutely could not live without. I use almost all of these items on a daily basis, and they definitely come along with me when I travel!


For starters, this makeup bag is from an old Lilly Pulitzer/LancĂ´me collaboration. 
I've linked a similar one here.


BRUSHES
As for brushes, I mostly use a collection I have by Sigma. I got this set for Christmas a few years ago and absolutely love it. It's definitely worth the investment in my opinion. I've also made the switch from the Beauty Blender to this beauty sponge. The quality is similar, and I'm saving almost $15!

EYES
I think I've finally found my favorite eyeshadow palette of all time! It is the Too Faced Natural palette. It's small and compact, and I use almost all of the colors. I would definitely recommend it if you're a fan of neutral eyeshadow looks. It also fits perfectly into this makeup bag! 
I switch back and forth between two eyeliners. When I want a more dramatic, dressy look, I use this Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Y'all- this is by far the best liquid eyeliner I have ever used. I have repurchased it countless times! On days when I want a more casual makeup look, I use this Smashbox Always Sharp Liner. Again- y'all- this is my favorite pencil eyeliner that I have ever used! What makes it unique is that the cap on the pencil has a sharpener inside, so the tip is always pointy! You don't have to worry about sharpening it yourself, and the line it makes is always nice and small.
To be completely honest, I don't have a mascara that I couldn't live without. I am constantly switching between whatever is new, has the cutest packaging, or is on sale. (anyone else?!) Right now I am using two that I like to use together. They are this one from Loreal and this one from Maybelline. 

EYEBROWS
I didn't know what category eyebrows (eyes or face?!) would fall under, so I decided that they deserved their own section. I have used this Anastasia Brow Whiz pencil for over a year now and really like it. It's a bit pricey considering it's basically just a fancy crayon... so I'm considering picking up this NYX Micro pencil when mine runs out. I've heard that it's very similar to the Anastasia pencil, and the price is definitely more budget-friendly.

FACE
Similar to my two eyeliners, I have two different routines that I switch between for my foundation/face makeup. When I want a lighter look or don't feel like wearing a full face of makeup, I like to use a pressed powder foundation. I started using this one from IT Cosmetics last summer, and I still really like! It's so easy to apply and takes much less time than using a liquid foundation.
For liquid foundation, I recently purchased this Almay Healthy Glow makeup. If we're being honest, I was drawn to it because Carrie Underwood was on the poster, and she looked flawless! Although I don't look anything like her, I've really been liking this foundation. It makes my skin look so glowy! 
I am currently using two different concealers. This Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer works great to cover up dark under eyes. I also like this one from Loreal. 
Although I'm not a contour connoisseur, I've been using this Lorac Pro Contour Palette for a while now and really like it. I actually only use the "light contour" and "shimmer highlight" colors.
I have been using a Clinique blush for years now and still absolutely love it. 

LIPS
I don't wear too many lip products on a daily basis... except for Chapstick. I absolutely could not survive without Chapstick! I've finally discovered my favorite kind ever. It is the Total Hydration 3 in 1 Lip care, and y'all- this stuff is amazing. I've tried countless chapstick brands and formulas over the years, and this is by far the most moisturizing and hydrating one that I've ever used! 
On the days when I do wear lipstick (I rarely wear lipgloss), I really like using these from Burt's Bees. I was sent a bunch to review last summer, and my favorite colors are Lily Lake, Doused Rose, and Blush Basin. They are super moisturizing as well.

Well, that's it for the contents of my travel makeup bag. I hope you found this helpful and maybe discovered a new favorite makeup item! I can't wait to pack this little bag up in just TWO WEEKS and bring it to Greece! And then off to London after that... wow! 

lots of love,
Meredith


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