I'm the kind of person who packs 'just in case,' justifying any ridiculous additons to my suitcase with the phrase 'but what if...(insert ridiculous scenario here).' Who knows, maybe I will end up going out to dinner at a posh restaurant in the middle of a camping trip, which of course would mean I have to pack my red lippie. It hasn't happened yet, but it could.
I have noticed that when I go travelling, any plans that I have made regarding the kind of looks I am hoping to wear and the makeup I am planning to apply fly out the window. I become terribly lazy and only want to wear the bare minimum, if any at all. Nevertheless I still pack way to much makeup, and enjoy every second of cramming as much as I can into the little nooks and crannies of my already overpacked suitcase (I am an expert at shoving yet another blush inbetween my socks and another mascara in the pockets of my third pair of jeans!)
This time is going to be different though, I am going to pack as little as possible because I am only going on a road trip for five days. I do not need ten lipsticks in a range of pinks, nor do I need three foundations. At least, that is what I keep telling myself.
Here are the lucky products that have wiggled their way into my makeup bag. I doubt most of them will be worn, and I'm sure whatever I leave out I will need, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow and deal with it.
- Covergirl Lash blast length waterproof Mascara
- Garnier BB cream
- Maybelline Dream Lumi touch Concealer
- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
- Essence lipstick - All about Cupcake
- Essence lipstick - In the Nude
- Savvy lipstick - Pretty Pink
- Nivea fruity shine lipalm - Pink Guava
- Maybelline baby lips balm - Limited Edition
- Essence lipgloss - Me and my Ice-cream
- BYS blush - Candyfloss
- Brushes - Kabuki, Contour and blush, eyebrow brush/comb
- Essence eye souffle - Pas Des Copper
- Maybelline eyeshadow trio - Autumn Spirit
- Clean and Clear Moisturiser
- Marc Jacobs 'Daisy eau so Fresh' Perfume
- Smart Skin Makeup wipes (I only use them when travelling as I am always too lazy/tired to wash my face properly!)
- Essence Clear Brow Gel
- Nail file
Okay, so maybe there are a couple of additional products that I don't really need, but I think this is pretty good. It is quite amazing how little space these take up to be honest, I can cram all the makeup into this lovely Tommy Hilfiger makeup bag I am so glad I received as a present, and have room to spare!
I think you've packed the bare essentials. ;) I'm very similar when it comes to packing, I overpack by SO much. I hope my habits change soon! We always tend to wear barely any makeup on holiday, too eh! xxReplyDelete
I tried really hard to be sensible about packing...already, sitting here scabbing off a relative's Internet, I've noticed that I've only touched the BB cream, mascara and lipstick but have wanted my bright pink lippie that of course I didn't pack...it's always the way! :)Delete
I think you packed smart for this trip! You have the necessities and some fun things too, but not too much I don't think ;PReplyDelete
That essence brow gel looks great, I need a new one so think I might pick it up.
I'm so glad you agree! I think I've got a good balance of essential products and fun products too :) You can't really go wrong with the brow gel...I take it you've read my review (http://candiceyoureview.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/essence-clear-brow-gel.html)- then you would be aware of both the good things and its flaws. It's pretty cheap so even if you don't take to it, it won't be the end of the world.Delete
I love this kind of posts because it gives and idea of what actually comes handy :DReplyDelete
The best thing I find are makeup wipes and dry shampoo! They are the products I cannot live without when travelling! Thanks for your comment, glad you liked this post :)Delete
I think we were separated at birth or something. I went to my brothers wedding in another state recently, I pack sooo much makeup it wasn't funny. I even packed false lashes. What did I wear as makeup out of everything I packed? Only mascara, eyeliner, foundation, and lipstick. I didn't even use eyeshadow, even though I packed 4 palettes. Hahahaaaaa, it's funny how we think we need all this stuff but don't even use half of it!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, though I think I would have packed a lot considering it was for your brother's wedding! Funny that you hardly wore anything, but that is always the way. I bet if you hadn't packed anything you would have been desperate for your eyeshadow palettes and false lashes! You can't win, can you?!xDelete
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder is always in my bag as well!ReplyDelete
It's a pretty good product - I have to use it when I wear the BB cream as I find it is ridiculously greasy. The powder is magical for keeping my face matte all day.Delete