What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?

I have seen so many people share what beauty items they carry along with them when they are traveling so, today I am going to share with you all what I carry in my makeup bag, when I am away from home. In case you are wondering, the makeup bag I use frequently is one by Elemis. I love it because it is very sturdy, and not to mention, very spacious. This is great for me because I tend to over-pack so, I need all the room I can get.

Let's get started!

Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV Lotion- This is the moisturizer that I use most. I love the fresh scent it has, it moisturizes my dry face nicely, and it has an SPF of 15. I am almost running low on this moisturizer so, I need to purchase a new one soon.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation- I have said it before, and I will say it again-I LOVE this foundation. It is one of my HG foundations. It goes on smoothly, the medium-buildable coverage that I obtain from using Fit Me is great, and the healthy glow it gives my face is a nice treat. 

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer- I have a dark under eye area, as well as discoloring on the lids. The yellow coloring in this product does a lovely job at neutralizing the brown discoloration. This is what I use before I go ahead and apply my concealer. 

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW30- I like the coverage I can get, just by using a bit of product. I also like the fact that this concealer contains an SPF of 35. I honestly don't see too many concealers that contain SPF in them so, its nice to see that this one does.

Hard Candy Fox In A Box Blush in Truth Or Dare- This boxed blush gives my cheeks that perfect amount of warmth as well as a pretty, soft pink pop of color that is very complimenting.

MAC Bronzer in Refined Golden- I have been using this a lot lately to contour my cheeks. I like the contouring effect I get from this product, and it looks quite natural. This bronzer does contain small, golden shimmers but, they aren't overly apparent once applied. I got this bronzer when it was released as part of the MAC Surf, Baby! collection, over the summer. This bronzer is part of MAC's permanent collection. I just got mines with the Surf, Baby! packaging.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft And Gentle- I really like the natural looking, lit from within glow I get from this highlighter. I apply soft and gentle on the bridge of my nose, the top of cheekbones, and on the temples of my forehead. A little bit of this product goes a long way. 

NYX Eyeshadow in Highlight- Since I frequently apply shimmered eyeshadow colors on my lids, I like my browbone color to be on the matte side. This is a great brow bone highlight color. It blends beautifully, and effortlessly. 

Wet n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Sweet As Candy- I tend to carry with me neutral eyeshadow colors. Neutrals are very easy to wear and, I think they look great day or night. 

Wet n' Wild Ultimate Brow Kit in Ash Brown- When it comes to filling in my brows, I can always rely on this eyebrow powder kit from Wet n' Wild. I can use either color for my dark, brow hair. I love the brow wax. It helps keep my brow hairs in tact, all day.

Elf Eyelid Primer in Sheer- I love this eyeshadow primer from E.L.F. Not only does it keep my eyeshadows in tact for a long time, but its also crazy inexpensive! This is a bargain gem that everyone should have in their makeup collection. 

Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara/Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara- Full 'N Soft gives me natural looking volume, while Illegal Length gives me awesome length. Layer on both mascaras, and you have yourself a whole lot of volume and length. Its a win win situation, in which one doesn't have to compromise! 

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Pressed Finishing Powder- This translucent pressed powder sets my foundation beautifully. I apply it all over my face and it does not make my face look caked up. This is always with me when I am on the go.

Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder- I love using this finely milled, smooth loose powder specifically for setting the concealer under my eyes. I really like that this powder does not settle in the fine lines that I have under the eye area, which some powders tend to do. 

When it comes to lipsticks, I tend to rely heavily on the more neutral colored ones. But, I always remember to bring along at least one bright color. It may come in handy for unexpected events in which one must make a statement.

*If you are interested, below I have listed the links to reviews of some of the products I mentioned above. So, make sure to check them out if you would like to see more in depth information on the items, as well as swatches. 

What are some items that you all carry in your makeup bag, when you are traveling and on the go? 

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I received the Elemis makeup bag as part of a limited edition skincare kit that I received for review. All of the other items that I mentioned in this post were purchased by me, for my personal use. My reviews are always 100% honest. 


  1. Great post.
    Like everything you have in it and very cute makep bag.