In this blog post I'm going to show you what I brought with me in my makeup bag on a recent trip to Berlin. It may seem like a lot of makeup to some people but I tried to narrow the products down! Although I could have probably went without makeup for the few days (a slim chance nonetheless) I would've felt extremely 'under dressed' going out to a nice restaurant or a bar with a bare face. Does anyone else feel the same?
Before I ramble on further, here are the products brought with me as follows:
First off can we just take a moment to appreciate this travel bag! I am in love with it. I got this in Penny's a while back and it's the perfect size to carry everything I need without being too big and bulky. And the fact there are two cute owls on it is an added bonus. Anything with owls I can't resist!
Like I said already I've tried to narrow down the makeup as much as possible only bringing what I feel is needed to complete a look. So of course to start off any makeup application I needed a foundation.
I chose to bring the Garnier BB Cream in Light. This is a great foundation/BB Cream that is matched to your skin type as well as skin tone. I have very dry skin and this product is a dream to work with. It feels incredible light, has good coverage and matches my pale skin perfectly. My current favourite at the moment.
To conceal if needed I brought the Collection Concealer in 1 Fair and to set everything in place my trusty MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Light Plus. A product that never fails me!
For blush I took two - one to contour (NYX Taupe) and Milani - Luminoso - This blush goes with any look you can think of let it be dark smoky eyes or a deep berry lip. Perfect for any look I decide to wear.
Because it would have been impossible to take just one eye shadow and rather than have 5/6 different ones taking up way too much room, I decided to pack my Inglot Freedom System Palette which holds 12 eye shadows in a sleek and compact palette, perfect to throw in my makeup bag. As you can see this palette is much loved and the shades I chose are perfect to create both day and night looks.
The shades are as follows from left to right:
Top Row - No. 351, 341, 337, 360 and 62
Bottom Row - No. 352, 397, 107, 406, and 460
To complete the eyes I brought with me the Catrice Liquid Liner in Dating Joe Black and my much loved Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara.
For the lips, rather than bring an array of lipsticks, I kept it to a minimum packing only two Wet n Wild Lip Liners in Chestnut and Fab Fuchsia along with my MAC Viva Glam Lip Palette which hosts 6 lip colours from red and berries to matte nudes.
I packed with me some of my favourite Real Techniques Brushes, Johnsons Baby Lotion to moisturize my skin and some Nivea Facial Cleansing Wipes to remove my makeup at the end of the day.
Lastly and to complete my travel essentials I included three hair care products.
These are the Umberto Giannini Haircare Shampoo, Conditioner and Dry Shampoo to keep the hair looking in tip top condition.
Have you used any of the products mentioned? If so what are your thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment below!
Hope you enjoyed reading this. I know it was a slightly longer blog post but these are products I would recommend if travelling as they are compact and easy to transport. And they all work wonders!
Until next time,
List of products mentioned:
**This Blog is a personal blog written and edited by myself.
The opinions expressed here are mine and not those of any advertiser, company, affiliate or group.**