Following on from yesterdays post, I thought I'd show you my (quite minimal) makeup bag. My daily makeup of late is quite simple, fresh, glowing skin and smokey eyes.
When packing my makeup, I don't want to pack everything but rather products I know I'll use and won't regret taking. The first of these is my all time favourite primer, the Clarins Instant Smooth - I've been using this forever and I've still got a fair amount left. I've sung my praises about this far too much over the last year so I'll leave you with this; it smoothes over pores, regulates oil and gives skin and makeup a flawless finish. Heavenly.
Another recent favourite of mine is the BECCA Skin Perfector in Opal, a lovely warm highlighter than adds a peachy glow to my skin. On days (like today) I don't fancy wearing foundation, I'll blend a little of this in instead.
Moving on to foundation, I brought the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish foundation with me as it's reliable and I really can't fault it. It's a medium coverage with a natural finish and lasts all day; there's not much else I require from foundation really! I recommend taking your 'go to' foundation with you for trips lasting more than a few days, there's nothing worse than turning up with a new product to find that you're not all that fond of it!
For concealer, I don't use much else except the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, it hides all and doesn't look obvious on the skin.
As for my cheeks, there's not a lot else I've been reaching for recently other than Stila Gerbera Convertible Colour dabbed on my cheekbones - this is the perfect peachy blush in my opinion. It's another product I can't go wrong with and doesn't require any upkeep throughout the day.
I go through stages with highlighters but at the moment it's MAC Lightscapade MSF that's taking my fancy, a subtle powder highlighter than smooths over my skin and provides a really flawless finish as well as a fresh glow. I love highlighter and wear it every day; if I'm opting for a liquid highlighter like the BECCA one I mentioned, this doesn't overdo the shimmer and just adds a touch of radiance.
My eyebrows are now hidden behind my new fringe but I still like to take a bit of time to fill them in and keep them defined (incase it's windy). I always go for the Laura Mercier Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette, it's a soft pencil that makes filling in my brows really simple and I can never 'overdo' them. Perfect for travelling as it's lightweight and doesn't add too much weight.
I've been opting for eyeliner lately and a bit of mascara, I decided not to pack eyeshadow as I haven't been feeling it recently (and it's not entirely necessary when in the countryside). I simply slick on a bit of winged eyeliner - the L'Oreal Slim Liner and add volume to my lashes with the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume and I'm done.
What are your essential makeup items when travelling?