I thought of doing this random post today because firstly, I am travelling around half of India this month 😛 and secondly, I love to see what other ladies carry in their bag and I am talking of the ones who wear makeup strictly! I never ever travel light, so this post is not for the weak hearted. Considering the baggage allowance in airlines, I don’t want to miss out any thing possible that I would have wanted later. This time I made a huge blunder, I forgot my Philips hair straightener at home and I am so furious that I am even considering buying one more, but my hubby knows I have two back at home, one Philips and another Remington, so I am positive his answer will be “no!” 😛
Nevertheless, I am happy I did not leave behind any possible makeup products I would have wanted. Even something as small as an eyelash curler has to be packed in carefully 😛 So, I am sharing what all I travel with. There are two bags, one for the check-in baggage and another for my hand bag. As a rule, always remember travelling light is an art and I haven’t mastered it yet. So, take this post with a pinch of salt 😛
I carry some stuff for my handbag, makeup bag, lipsticks, compact, powder brush, the Lakme brush is doing a great job at compact and blush application and it comes with a cap, so nothing like it. Another bag is the pink pouch with place to stack in brushes and pencils, so I keep the ¾ th of the makeup in the bigger one that goes into the suitcase. The pink pouch was free with Maybelline since I buy so much with them and the white one is from Revlon.
Accessory-wise, I carry some big bangles, all from Pantaloons and one from Avon, glares (two choices in those too :P), wallet, bow hairband, bumpit (yet to review, its my recent addiction) and falsies in case I want to wear them.
To show you my face products, I am carrying two foundations, an Avon one and another lighter sheer coverage one from Lotus. Depending on day and night wear, I carry two finishes. Then, I carry a foundation brush and a stippling brush, which I use for foundation and blush too. I am carrying the Lakme Absolute highlight-cum-bronzer because obviously it serves me for both.
For my blushes, I wanted to carry all colors. What if I suddenly want to wear a coral or a plum. The ones I got are from Jordana, which have all been reviewed by me on IMBB. The light one in Nutmeg by NYX is for day wear. Jordana ones in Redwood, Terracotta, Blushing Rose are for evening and night wear as I need to attend some family celebrations this month.
I am also carrying a Faces Opera Mauve blush that I had got long back and it goes very well with my skin tone when I want to wear a plum brown. Remember all the products shown have been reviewed on IMBB, so click on the drop down on the right, look for the brand and you can see the details there 🙂
For eyes, I am mainly carrying neutrals since I won’t be needing any color shadows. The L’Oreal one in Beige Harmony, the Metal Plum single eyeshadow from L’Oreal, the NYX Grey one for crease and the Revlon shimmer one in Neptune Star is the only party wear I am carrying because I will be needing it for a blue dress I have for a party. Hence all the rest are neutrals.
Then, I am carrying the Maybelline gel liner, Audrey lash curler, the Elle 18 liquid liners, some eye brushes from the ELF Essential range, an eye pencil, my color lens, some Jordana base and the mascara which I opened up just yesterday, the hypercurl mascara by Maybelline. Everything has been reviewed except for the ELF brushes and the Audrey Lash Curler.
For lips, I am carrying Chambor Powder Matte Lipsticks in Pink Devil, Rubis Rouge, Coral Reef, Brique Rose to wear according to the color I wear 😛 and the corresponding Avon liners, Lakme 128 which I am loving which I had reviewed recently and an Inglot neutral shade in 411 which I said in my review will be used as a base mostly.
The rest are random things, deodorants, perfumes which I will finish during the trip and I will not carry them back. Some wipes, sanitizers, hair pins, wax strips for emergencies, makeup removers, scrubs and Hidesign coin pouch.
For skin care, I am on a dermatologist’s prescription these days and I did not click those and the big black bag because unfortunately I need to carry all documents and tickets print outs and things that won’t go in the baby bag, so this bag is a clear choice. I wish I could learn to travel light sometime in my life!
You can ask me for individual reviews and I can guide you through those posts on IMBB 🙂
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