Summer is officially here and we all know this is the time of year we pack up for a little getaway for some much needed relaxation. This year my poor suffering husband has set me the challenge of getting all my much needed make up into one tiny bag (well medium sized if you go by the online description), as he has a bee in his bonnet about me constantly over packing beauty products. This would stem from my first labour where the nurses were still bringing in my essential six bags of hair products, make up, skincare, clothes and a bag of shoes to my labour room even after my son had been born. Apparently for my dear husband this embarrassment was unbearable so now I’m on a limit of one bag.
Like a phoenix from the ashes I will rise to this challenge and prove that yes I am the minimal wife who’s make up is still flawless without the slightest moan… This is going to be difficult.
In order to make this actually happen I have made a list of the products I cannot go without and tried to use ones that will be great for day wear but can also be used to create a bold evening look. I have also found when looking through my drawers I have a few mini versions and these would be fab for a weeks trip.
First thing in the “medium sized bag” is the Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser (£7.99), I cannot do my make up without a primer and this reduces the appearance of my pores whilst the packaging is of minimal size so is perfect for travelling.
Foundation wise I am normally a full coverage girl but due to the rising temperatures it is just not practical for day so I have chosen to take a e.l.f flawless finish foundation (£7.50) as it has an SPF of 15 and a lighter coverage for day that can be built up to fuller for the evening.
Revolution conceal & define (£4.00) is my chosen concealer (if you read my previous post you will understand why). I will probably only be using concealer at night and this is a great full coverage option plus it can be used for highlighting during contour so it has multiple uses. The packaging is small and so ideal for my little challenge.
Bronzer has to be Benefit Hoola Lite (£25.50) as it seems to be the only tone of bronzer that does not have me looking like a satsuma!! It can also be used as a contour and it comes with it’s own compact little brush so no need to take a big one (I am getting to good at this challenge you know, the husband has underestimated my powers).
With my new found confidence of this being something I can achieve I move on to brows and its another easy pick. I will be taking the Anastasia BH brow definer (£24.00), easy to use, small compact and has a spoolie attached to the end so the ultimate for travelling brow kits.
An eye shadow palette was where things became a bit tricky, my beloved Jaclyn Hill was just not going to fit and other palettes I own are clumpy and going to take up all the space in my silly small bag. I then remembered I have the Huda Beauty obsessions (£25.00) in warm brown and this became a gift from god. The nine shadows in the palette are all high quality, easy to blend and there are enough neutrals available to do a subtle day look whilst plenty for a more dramatic evening look especially when using the gorgeous gold colour. It is so mini in size but also comes with a mirror if you were to have a make up emergency and need a quick touch up.
I’m going to quickly go over eye liner, mascara and blush as these are just products that work well for me and have been staples in my bag for a while. Eyeliner is the master precise by Maybelline (£5.99), mascara, L’Oreal Lash Paradise (£11.99) and blush is M.A.C sheer tone blush (£19.50) in the colour breath of plum as this compliments my skin tone nicely.
The last few products to fit into my bag will be two Morphe liquid lip (£12.00) in fancy pants and hot shot. I will be using fancy pants in the day as it’s a subtle pink and with hot shot being such a bright red it is perfect for glamming up your evening look.
Lastly I will be packing the mini version M.A.C prep + prime fix + which I got in a set with the larger one for £31.00. It is expensive but it is the only thing I use as far as setting sprays go and the mini is ideal to take away.
So this is how I have successfully filled my make up bag with the products that can take me away for the week without feeling I’m in dire strait for look ideas. I even have room for two eye shadow brushes and am incredibly proud of myself.
Let me know what you have planned to pack on your adventures. Do you go over board and end up taking everything? Comment down below or as always I’m on twitter @Katesbeautyhome I would love to hear about your plans for the Holidays and your essentials.
Next post will be up on Tuesday and all products mentioned are linked down below.
Maybelline Primer – https://www.superdrug.com/Maybelline/Maybelline-Baby-Skin-Pore-Eraser-Clear/p/839263?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz6j6p9Go3AIV7LDtCh06ww-TEAQYASABEgJNL_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CI6y96vRqNwCFSinUQodqRUEvA
E.L.F Flawless Foundation – https://www.elfcosmetics.co.uk/flawless-finish-foundation/300061.html?dwvar_300061_color=Light%20Ivory&cgid=face-foundation#gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjJrQodKo3AIVRrTtCh0H9g7zEAAYASAAEgJfK_D_BwE&start=1
Revolution Conceal & Define – https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Face/Concealer/Revolution-Conceal-and-Define-Concealer-C2/p/751533
Benefit Hoola Lite – https://www.lookfantastic.com/benefit-hoola-lite-powder-bronzer/11436277.html?affil=thggpsad&switchcurrency=GBP&shippingcountry=GB&thg_ppc_campaign=71700000026979853&adtype=pla&product_id=11436277&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsOSxnNWo3AIVS54bCh0m7wTqEAQYAiABEgKa6PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CP2E9J3VqNwCFecw0wodc7UHcA
Anastasia BH Brow Definer – https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/anastasia-beverly-hills-brow-definer.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj-b51Nao3AIVTb7tCh0F6gLsEAYYAiABEgJ5q_D_BwE&variant_id=6578&ef_id=WgoCvgAABKoO4Zhl:20180718124506:s
Huda Beauty Obsessions (warm brown) – https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/huda-beauty-warm-brown-obsessions-palette.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0bXnidio3AIVyb3tCh3qVwQVEAYYASABEgKiTvD_BwE&ef_id=WgoCvgAABKoO4Zhl:20180718125026:s
Maybelline Master Precise liner – https://www.feelunique.com/p/Maybelline-New-York-Master-Precise-Liquid-Eyeliner-Black?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6MWB1tmo3AIV1oXVCh1fXgXhEAQYASABEgI66PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara – https://www.superdrug.com/L%27Oreal-Paris/L%27Oreal-Paris-Paradise-Mascara-01-Black/p/739096?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzMDbgdqo3AIVB4bVCh1GoA-nEAQYASABEgLO2vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CPun3IPaqNwCFU-hUQodUbkDQQ
Morphe Liquid Lipstick – https://uk.morphe.com/products/matte-liquid-lipstick-morphe?variant=8705353613408&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt8iI69uo3AIV1jLTCh1iiwU_EAYYASABEgIrGfD_BwE
M.A.C fix + (coconut) – https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/14764/56528/products/makeup/face/face-primer/prep-prime-fix-duo-coconut