The one face travel make up bag

When I travel I like to pack light. I try not to take a ton of make up with me and keep it very simple. I will take enough make up with me to have a bit of variety, but for the most part, it revolves around a couple of similar products that I always pack. In short, this is my one face travel make up bag with a few spare options thrown into the mix.

There’s a little bit of everything here!

One thing I try to pay attention to is that the products I pack are easy to carry around, will not easily break and that I do not find it too bothersome if I were to lose or break them. The make up I packed here is more suitable for an overnight or weekend stay at my parents than when I am actually traveling. However, there are definitely products in here that I will always take with me no matter what.

I packed everything into this little make up bag from Hema. It cost only a few euros and it fits everything perfectly, while not being too big. I like this make up bag because of the shape: it’s square which means you can fit a lot of stuff in. Another thing I like is the aztec pattern and the bright neon coral zipper. I am not sure whether they do these anymore, but it is one of the best make up bags I have ever used.

The eye make up.

On to the contents. When I travel I like to keep things simple on the eyes, but I wouldn’t be me if I wouldn’t pack at least a few eye options. My first option is a cream shadow. I love cream shadows for traveling and on the go as they are easy to use and require little to no brushes. An eyeshadow palette is a musthave for me and I always bring this MUA Elysium palette. It is very similar to the Naked 3 by Urban Decay, yet it costs a fraction of the price.

Liners are always an easy product to make a look more smokey and intense so I always carry a brown and a black so I can create any look that tickle my fance. And of course mascara. Who could live without mascara.

Face & brows.

For the face I like using products that are easy to carry. I keep my glass foundation bottles at home and opt for a BB cream or other base product that comes in a squeezy tube. The same goes for concealer. This Perfect Match concealer by Rimmel is not only a great concealer but it also has a brush tip applicator to get the job done extremely easily.

I cannot go without powder so I will always pack a drugstore pressed powder that gets the job done. For brows, I opt for a thin pencil (as it takes up little to no space) and a brow gel. Again, quite easy and simple to use. I like my make up fuss free when I’m away from home.


Also for the cheeks I like to carry 2 different options. For bronzer I like taking a contour and an actual bronzer. The bronzer in the Sleek Face Form palette is a matte and on my skin tone really nice as a contour. The W7 bronzer is great as a bronzer and again, if it breaks: it doesn’t hurt too much to replace it.

A must for me is at least 2 blush shades. I like having a peachy/ coral on hand, as well as a pink toned blush. I love traveling with the little Bourjois pot rouge blushes as they are small and easy to carry. Highlight wise I’m not too picky, but that’s why I picked the W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow and Sleek Face Form palette: they both contains multiple products which are perfect for travel.


When it comes to lips, I like going with products that are longlasting on the lip. I don’t want to have to worry about my lipstick still being on when I am traveling or socializing with friends and family. And there things get a tad pricey: I simply think that more expensive lipsticks last longer, hence the MAC and Charlotte Tilbury.

For my lip selection I went with a nude (MAC Soar & MAC Mehr) and a red lip (MAC Cherry & Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red). Personally, I love a bold lip look, but if my look is more smokey I would like to have the option for a nude. So the biggest diversity in this make up bag comes in the lip options.

What would be in your one face make up bag?

8 responses to “The one face travel make up bag”

  1. Leuke inhoud hoor! Qua producten heb ik min of meer hetzelfde maar ik neem echt gewoon altijd de dingen mee die ik thuis ook zou gebruiken, zelfs als het duurdere items zijn, ik draag er altijd goed zorg voor, maar ik zou met andere dingen niet kunnen werken 🙁 haha

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