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Monday, 4 May 2015

What's In My Holiday/Travel Makeup Bag?

So the time has come! My brother and his lovely fiancé are getting married in Malta on Friday so we're off on a week long holiday today (I'll most probably be in the air as you read this). My first holiday abroad in almost 4 years (our Honeymoon being the last time), and I've been stressing over what to pack for weeks. Going abroad is stressful enough, but this time I've got a toddler and a 9 week old baby to pack for aswell - milk, bottles, sterilising equipment and a MASSIVE amount of nappies means I really have to be tight on what I take for myself. I sat down with a little list on my phone of the essential makeup items I'd need and then went through my stash and picked the most travel friendly items, as well as some special bits that I just couldn't leave behind. Being bridesmaid means my makeup needs to be on point on the day, as well as being able to withstand the heat for a long day without being overly heavy.

Primer - L'Oreal Lumi Magique
Foundation - No7 Instant Radiance / Rimmel Wake Me Up / Bare Minerals Original Mineral
Concealer - Benefit Fake Up (light) / Collection Lasting Perfection (cool medium)
Powder - Rimmel Stay Matte (transparent)
Bronzer - Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit (fair) / Bare Minerals Warmth
Blush - Max Factor Creme Puff (lovely pink) / Max Factor Creamy Touch (soft pink) / Bourjois Sun Cream Blush 06
Highlight - MAC Soft & Gentle MSF

Primer: Benefit Stay Don't Stray
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette / Kiko Longlasting Eyeshadow Stick (07 Golden Beige)
Eyeliner: Soap & Glory Supercat / Rimmel Scandalayes Waterproof Kohl Kajal (nude)
Brows: Eye of Horus Brow Define (dynasty) / Benefit High Brow (linen pink)
Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Star / Benefit Roller Lash

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Nordic Berry Lip Balm
MAC Creme Cup
MAC Saigon Summer
...& not on the photo: Tanya Burr Lipgloss (champagne toast)

Suddenly realising I haven't really packed light. It's sooo hard!!!
See you all in a week :) xx

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  1. This is a very nicely condensed makeup bag for a week away with wedding involved :) I can imagine how hard is to pack with such a small baby who needs way more than two adults! Have a lovely time in Malta! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  2. I think you've done pretty well! I went for a week away in Wales and had to take most of my blush collection even though we spent most of the time in the house/on the beach where makeup wasn't really required! Addicted much? Anyway, I hope you have a lovely holiday, enjoy!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

  3. Heidi Barnett6 May 2015 at 17:37

    Hi Kate, sorry not spoke for a while. Wow..you're a bit like me, don't travel light when it comes to beauty. Mine is more skincare usually for holiday but, you want your make up right being a bridesmaid. How cool, I hope you have a lovely week in Malta and the wedding goes to plan.
    Look forward to some pretty pics.
    Heidi x


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