Travel makeup bag essentials

Well hello to you my reader chums! Whether you're an avid traveller or new to the travel scene, knowing what to pack can be a bit daunting. It all depends on if you're only bringing hand luggage or have checked-in luggage to see how much you can bring in your makeup bag.

I've based this on hand luggage only and those short city break style trips - and here are my travel makeup bag essentials.

Travel makeup bag essentials
Travel makeup bag essentials - what to bring
Travel makeup bag essentials

Base products:

L'oreal's Infallible primer - The primer I certainly had to pack was my favourite L'oreal one. It's the only primer I've tried which not only keeps my makeup lasting all day long but also reduces shine completely, leaving a matte finish. For those who find your skin appearing shiny in certain areas after a few hours of makeup wear, I'd really recommend this as it fully helps combat that issue.

L'oreal's Infallible foundation - As I absolutely adored the Infallible primer, I decided to pick up the matching foundation the other day. I've used it a few times now and have throughout been enjoying it on a daily basis! The coverage is medium, yet can be built up and like the primer, it really sticks to the mattifying name keeping the shine at bay all day long.

Urban Decay's Naked concealer - The concealer I opted for was my beloved Urban Decay Naked one. The coverage, consistency, blendability and lasting power is utterly incredible, completely worth the hype!

Rimmel's Stay Matte powder - For powder, I'm taking along my holy grail Rimmel one because it gives that extra bit of coverage and alongside the L'oreal primer, helps hold my makeup in place for the duration of the day.

Cheek products:

Benefit's Hoola Bronzer - Without a doubt Hoola has become my favourite bronzer, it contours exceptionally well and gives the perfect overall bronze look. I absolutely love it and there's no better time to use your favourite products than on holiday!

Revlon's shimmer brick - As I wanted to keep my makeup condensed down as possible, I thought bringing a product which can double up as a blush and highlighter was probably the way to go! This palette when swirled together gives the most gorgeous glow.

Eye brows and shadow:

L'oreal shadow and Rimmel clear brow gel - For eye brows, I've always been quite simple, filling them in with L'oreal's individual shadow '106' and setting using a clear brow gel. I find this works for me, holding it's shape incredibly well.

Kiko's eye shadow stick in '07' and Urban Decay's primer potion- I brought two eye bases, the first being the famous UD primer potion to help ensure the shadows last and the other a Kiko shadow stick. I've chosen to bring the gold toned base because it's a gorgeous colour that when creating a gold smoky eye, helps bring out the gold tones even more.

Naked 1 palette - I thought when it came to eye shadow, it was best to bring a versatile palette I could use for a variety of looks and therefore chose my favourite, the Naked 1! There's a range of more natural to smoky options, great for day and night makeup.

Kiko's single eye shadow in '102' - Gold eye shadows/ eye looks are my favourite ones to wear and even though the Naked 1 comes with 'half baked', a shade I adore, I wanted to bring something a bit warmer. I'd describe this shade as similar to Mac's amber lights', yet more gold than orange toned.

Eye liner and mascara -

L'oreal's super liner - If you've been following my blog for a while you'd know my go to liner is this the famous super liner! It's easy to apply, coats well, long lasting and creates the best wings; I love it!

Maybelline's Lash sensational - Just like the L'oreal liner, this mascara is my holy grail! It completely lifts my lashes and holds that curl all day long ( perfect if you have stubby lashes like me). The wand shape makes it easy to coat the lashes and not clump them up like various other mascaras. There's no wonder I'm taking both of these on holiday with me!


Kiko lip liners in '313' & '315' - For the trip I wanted to bring a nude and bold option with me and these lip liners match with this perfectly. '313' is a berry toned purple and '315' a dusky pink, which I love!

Mac lipsticks in 'Faux' and 'Diva' - Lipsticks are my favourite thing to change up with my makeup so only picking two was quite tricky ( I may chuck in a third.) I went for my favourite pink toned, slightly brown nude 'Faux' as I can wear this in the day time and for evening wear 'Diva'. 'Diva' is my top dark lip colour so I had to bring it along. I may bring a red or orange shade too, I'm undecided.

I hope you enjoyed a peak into my travel makeup essentials. What are your must have beauty products when going away?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. I love this post lovely !!! So many great products - I really want to try the infallible range!!


    1. Thank you so much! You should, it's incredible! xx

  2. My favorite for travel is the urban decay concealer too! I also love the Tartelette in bloom palette. I may bring the orginal one to tag along too!

    1. Too good right?! I'd love to try that palette, it looks gorgeous! xx

  3. I love these sorts of posts and am thinking about doing one myself about my essentials. I have my Urban Decay concealers with me as a priority but also the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, I can't go away without both of them. The Revlon Shimmer Brick looks really nice and something I would love in my blusher collection.

    Kirsty x

    1. Thank you so much! You should I love reading them. Yes, nothing can beat collection's one! It is, you'd love it xx

  4. Have an amazing time Della!

    Parie x

  5. I can see many of my own personal favourites here! I love Hoola, I'm actually near the end of mine so I'll be repurchasing very soon, also can never go wrong with a Naked palette! The Naked three is my go to.

    I hope you have a lovely trip in Barcelona :)

    Hayley |

    1. Hoola is the best, you're definitely right there! Thank you so much! X

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