Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag?

I haven't blogged anything in what seems like forever. I went away on a vacation sort of, not the type that most people go on I guess, we went camping. It's something that we've done as a family for years, always the same park. It's a nice way to relax and wind down a bit.

Not everyone takes makeup with them when they go camping. Keep in mind this a provincial park that we go to, there is running water, electricity, real bathrooms etc, so you can take a shower and keep clean. When I tell some of my friends that I go camping they think I am out fighting wild animals in the bush, it's nothing like that, just some giant bugs here and there.

Anyway, I take as minimal of a approach as possible when I go camping with what makeup I bring along. It's interesting to see what I took with me, these items are *good enough* to warrant bringing along on a trip.

1. Make Up For Ever Face and Body - A light foundation, pretty easy to put on, you can use your hands mostly. Leaves a dewy natural finish, light coverage.

2. Maybelline Fit Me - I've had a total turnaround with this foundation, I just thought it was average when I first got it, but over the summer it's been my go-to. Great colour match for my tanned skin, and like the light coverage for the summer.

3. MAC Careblend Pressed Medium Dark - My setting powder for the liquid foundations, does not sink into fine lines, looks great on dry skin.

4. MAC Fun and Games blush - I couldn't pass up a good peachy orange blush, although I think I wore this once and that's it. Don't need blush really.

5. Posh powder brush - Used this to apply blush

6. Sigma F45 Buffer Brush - Used this to apply the powder.

7. MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque - This was my eyeshadow for the trip, that's it, applies with fingers easy peasy.

8. Revlon Eye Lashes Curler - My go-to at home too, no fancy eyelash curlers here.

9. Garnier Eye Roller Anti Dark Circle - This was a tad too dark for me (in light), but now in the summer it works nicely, good for under eyes, doesn't conceal a whole lot though.

10. Sigma F80 Flat Top - My go-to forever for foundation application, the only brush you need when you go traveling.

11. Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara - Love the definition and lift that this gives, although a bit of a pain to take off.

12. Lancome Definicils Mascara - This one is a sample from a gift with purchase deal, it gives natural looking lashes, easy to apply, nice one.

What do you take traveling with you in terms of makeup?


Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

This is minimal??? This is a ton of stuff!!

When camping, I'd maybe take some coverup, oh and like chapstick..

D.Sadie said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice! I need to get me a travel makeup bag now.

Lilladylife said... Best Blogger Tips

wow~! im going away soon and choosing what to bring, ur post really helped! I need to cut down on junk and bring more essentials like u!

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Lauren - To each their own. I am a beauty blogger, so I take makeup with me everywhere, even camping :) Thanks for the comment.

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

I've seen so many people rave about the Sigma F-80 Flat Top! Do I need another brush for applying foundation? Maybe, since none make me *entirely* happy... maybe this would be the one that changes everything :-)

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

OH, and also: I don't think this is a lot at all! I would totally take similar items camping with me, too! :-)

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope you had a great trip!!! I love to camp too!!! And, I always bring makeup when I go camping...minimal makeup, but still!

Blusherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love these posts! And I love "Fun & Games", it's one of my favorite blushes!!
You did pretty good with your travel makeup bag, I wish I could ever pack so wisely, I always bring wayyyyyyy too much stuff!

Tamine said... Best Blogger Tips

No lipstick?

Bailey said... Best Blogger Tips

I so need to get Rubenesque.

I went to re-order my MSFN and my shade was out of stock, so I went with the careblend (thanks you your review)anyhow, it is great!

Kysbel said... Best Blogger Tips

Just the right amount to take with on a trip ;) the f80 is awesome! my favorite brush of all.

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tamine - I rarely wear lipstick, only for special occasions, and definitely not while camping. :) x