My Travel Makeup Bag and Brushes

Here’s what I packed for a 7 day trip!



  • Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge: Not the most practical to travel with, but rumors are true: once you try one of these things you just can’t live without it, especially if you’re working with a thick foundation like L’oreal’s Infallible Total Cover.
  • Maybelline’s Superstay Better Skin: For the under eye area I choosed shade Ivory 10.
  • L’oreal Infallible Total Cover: It doubles up as a concealer but doesn’t feel caky or heavy at all. My tone is Beige Natral 305.
  • theBalm’s Frat Boy Blush: It gives such a beautiful natural flush, it has quickly reached the staple status. Review here.
  • Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer: I add the slightless amount to the the cheeckbones for a little dimension. I got the mini size just to try it, and unlikely the rest of the world, I’m not obsessed about it.
  • Bourjois’s Healthy Balance: The only powder I own and need as a dry skin gal. Review here.


  • Revlon’s Colorstay Creme Eye Shadow in 705: A slightly shimmery champagne beige I use as a primer and goes perfectly under theBalm’s Flame shadow, but also allows me to build up the mattes of Tarte’s Tartelette in Bloom palette with ease.
  • Tartelette In Bloom Palette: It has more shadows that I can actually wear on a trip and after wearing it for more than a year I think the formula is too stiff for me. I meanly took with me because of its giant mirror. Review here.
  • theBalm’s Smoke Balm Vol. I: I use Sparkle for my brows and Flame as an eyeshadow and highlighter. I compared this last one to Mary Loumanizer, but never thought I would actually love it more. It somehow blends better with my skin and the color looks more natural. Review here.
  • Essence’s Make Me Brow in 03 Soft Browny Brows: The effect is very natural, yet it gives dimension to the brows, which is hard to achieve with powder alone.



  • Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate Moss: Shade N° 90 is the best red I’ve tried so far. It’s blue toned, super creamy and vivid.
  • Maybelline’s Vivid Matte Liquid: They’re both nudes and mix with Rimmel’s lipstick to get a subtler color without giving me a weird texture. Nude Thrill is a true beige, whilst Nude Flush is mauvey toned.
  • Vaseline: To apply at night and prep my lips for makeup.



  • Maybelline’s Lash Sensational: Not better than the Falsies, in my opinion.
  • L’oreal’s Miss Manga. It gives lots of thickness, but the lenghtening formula of the Telescopic is still my fave from the brand.

Both of them are about to finish, otherwise I would’ve taken only one, as I’m not that high mainteinance when traveling.





  • Ecotools Enhacing Eye Set: Review here.
  • Real Techniques Setting Brush: Not my fave to apply highlihter, as I prefer RT’s fan brush, but super practical nonetheless.
  • Real Techniques Sculpting Brush: To get a defined, not rounded effect when applying my blush. Review here.
  • An old Revlon’s CustomEyes mascara wand I use as a spoolie.
  • Real Techniques Multitask Cheek Brush: For the soft yet precise contour I like.
  • Ecotools Flat Foundation Brush: Review here.
  • Real Techniques Multitask Face Brush: It’s huge, but I like how it applies powder evenly.

What are some of your travel makeup essentials?


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