What’s in my travel makeup bag

Yesterday, my husband, my daughter and I packed up and hit the road, travelling interstate to surprise my Mother in Law for her birthday. We’ll be away from home for just under a week. In that time I’ll be spending a lot of time just chilling at my Parents in Laws house, but we’ll also be heading out for dinner a few times, and I’ll be spending a day catching up with various friends in Melbourne.

I love having a sticky-beak into other peoples travel makeup and beauty bags, so I thought I’d show you what I’ll be taking to cover me for all contingencies.

In my makeup bag:

Travel Makeup

M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light: This baked powder foundation will be doing double duty wile I’m away. I’ll use it as a light foundation on the days I’m not doing anything much, and when I’m looking for fuller coverage, I’ll use it to set my liquid foundation.
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Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream: I was recently sent this generous sized bottle of BB Cream for editorial consideration, and let me tell you, this baby is definitely full coverage. I’ll be continuing to trial it while I’m away, but I think it’ll be perfect for a more dressed up, evening look.
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Le Metier De Beaute Blush Kaleidoscope: This baby has 4 incredible cheek products all bundled up in one compact package. It’s the perfect cheek choice for travelling, when you might want a few different options.
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Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Palette: Normally I would opt for a slightly smaller, more compact palette like one of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. The Shadow Bon Bons palette is, however, my new toy, and I want the chance to take it out for a good spin. I’ve replaced the LashGasm mascara that came with it with my Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara – no point opening another mascara when I have about 17 in rotation already!
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Smashbox Brow Tech to Go in Taupe: This Brow Pencil / Brow Gel duo is perfect to travel with for no muss, no fuss eyebrows.
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Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude: This little pencil is a great multitasking product – stay tuned, because I have an article comin up in a few weeks talking about all the different things I use this for.
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Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla and Macadamia: I don’t go anywhere without a lip balm, and this is my current favourite.
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Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Grapevine: I love this lipstick for a bold statement lip, so it’ll be my go-to for a night out.
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L’Oreal Shine Caresse in 101 Lolita: This is a perfect MLBB shade for when I don’t want to really “do” my makeup, but I want to look a little polished.
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For my skin and teeth:

Travel Skincare

Molton Brown Patchouli and Saffron Body Wash: Because it smells yum, and it get’s me clean!

Bioderma Atoderm Creme: Coming into winter, the skin on my body is about as dry as the Sahara, and this rich but gentle cream was designed to be used on eczema and other skin complaints, so it’s perfect to treat my “winter skin”. It’s perfect for kids as well, so will be pulling double duty for my 4 year old.

Bioderma Crealine Micellar Water: I usually use this as my makeup remover, however I have been assured that this was originally designed as a cleanser! I’ll be putting this claim to the test while I’m away.

Sukin Rosehip Oil: Instead of my usual moisturiser, I’ll be taking a small vial of rosehip oil to nourish my skin in the evenings.

O Cosmedics Mineral Pro SPF 30: This is my daily susncreen of choice, and can easily double up as a daily moisturiser.

Nivea Stress Protect Roll-on Deodorant (not pictured): This has got to be the most hardcore deodorant I have ever used. Perfect for the long day I’ll have catching the train to Melbourne, and running around all day and night.

Nivea for Men Sensitive Shower Gel for Face, Hair and Body: This handy dandy bottle is a guy-friendly 3-in-one shower gel, facial cleanser and shampoo/conditioner.

Oral-B Pro Health: This is my new favourite toothpaste, it makes my teeth feel ridiculously shiny and clean.

For my Hair:

Travel Haircare

MooGoo Milk Shampoo and Cream Conditioner: I have an incredibly sensitive scalp, and this SLS and Silicone free range is the only one I have tried that I don’t wind up having a horrible reaction to. Plus, it’s gentle enough to use on my 4 year old daughter.

GHD Heat Protect Spray: I use this every time I heat style my hair – it makes it soft and shiny, stops it from getting fried, and smells good too!

Remington Styles Unlimited 5 in 1 styler: I usually take my GHD with me when I travel, but I’m bringing this baby along on this trip. Not only is it a straightener, it’s also a curling wand (and I suck at GHD curls). I like the thought that one simple tool can do a multitude of styles. Hooray versatility.

Klorane Dry Shampoo (not pictured): Dry Shampoo is pretty much my favourite styling product. Of course I use it on second (and sometimes third) day hair, but sometimes I like to use it on freshly washed hair to add a bit of texture and va-va-voom!


That pretty much sums up everything beauty-related that came with me to Bendigo. I hope you enjoyed this little sticky-beak inside my bags.

What do you think – did I pack too much, not enough, or just the right amount?