Friday, 18 April 2014

My Travel Makeup Bag

As some of you may know, I'm on holiday at the moment in Queensland and a trip wouldn't be complete without a 'What's in my travel make up bag' post. You may be looking a this thinking 'holy moly, how much make up does she need?!' and I will admit, I did go a bit overboard in terms of packing, but I have a biggish make up bag (from Ted Baker) so why not?!

First up, face products. A recent addition to my make up collection, the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, makes for a perfect base underneath a bunch of my trusty favourites- the Revlon ColorStay Foundation,  the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and Rimmel's Stay Matte translucent powder.

I, of course, had to bring along my trusty Nars Laguna Bronzer as well as a couple of blushes to keep me going. I decided to go for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in Diffused Heat (which I am in love with!) as well as the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso.

For the eyes, I thought two little palettes would do just fine so I brought along the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, which I basically only use for my brows as you can probably tell, and the Wet N' Wild Comfort Zone palette which I've been loving, especially the left hand side!

I also threw in Stila's Kitten eyeshadow for good measure and my favourite eyeliner and mascara of the moment- the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner and the Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volume Mascara.

It's always a good idea to have options when it comes to lip colours, and obviously you can't go on holiday without a lip balm, so I brought along an EOS balm in Sweet Mint as well as a nice selection of lipsticks,glosses and crayons. I went for Topshop's lipstick in Macaroon, the YSL lipstick in Pink in Confidence, the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry, MAC's Diva and a NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée. Probably a few too many but oh well!

Hope you guys enjoyed reading about the products I've brought on holiday. If you want to keep up with my holiday, make sure to follow me on Twitter/Instagram! Have a great Easter!

Ash xx


  1. Oooh you've picked some lovely things, as a terrible over packer I think you did a fab job haha. I definitely need that Luminoso blush in my life, as well as the Hourglass primer! :)
    xxx Claire

  2. Your makeup bag is absolutely gorgeous! I don't think you went too overboard haha - it's always good to have options! Hope you have a magnificent time in my home state ;)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. That is the cutest little bag I've ever seen! Love the stay matte as well!

  4. I'm sure you'll need all of these things so don't feel bad about bringing all of this!! I usually also bring too much makeup but you know it's just good to have options!

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

  5. Really love your makeup bag, i love my ted baker one, so cute and perfect for travelling!


  6. I could travel with the contents of your makeup bag & be a very happy lady. I tend to take my Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette, it has colours I like to wear on a daily basis. Its a versatile palette too.
    I want to try the NYX Butter Glosses as I have heard so many good reviews

  7. That's the cutest makeup bag I've seen! I really wanna try that Wet n Wild palette, I've seen so many people commenting on how good they are! X

  8. love all your lip products. I want to try the matte balm by REVLON. Too bad it's not out yet in Indonesia.


  9. I really need to try the NYX Butter Gloss already. That shade looks gorgeous.

  10. I always love reading travel makeup posts! Your Ted Baker cosmetics bag is so cute :) I'm guilty of putting in too many "options" into my travel bag too, it's just so hard to narrow down my makeup to the absolute basics!

  11. I love your blog! Wow, keep up the good work!

    xCan you please visit/follow mine & my 14yr olds twins blog x
    P.s Do you want to follow each other's blogs on GFC? I'll follow you back ;) x

  12. I love seeing Australian's with American products! It would be really cool if you could make a post on where you get them all.