What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag:
Muji Makeup Bag – Mine is the older version than the one I’ve linked here, but they’re all very similar. I’ve also linked two popular styles on Amazon. I love these kinds of makeup bags with a sturdy shape and a zipper. Everything fits securely inside, and with the handle, it is easy to carry it around.
BASE MOISTURIZER :
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer – This is my pot of gold, and it stays in my travel makeup bag at all times. It’s got the most heavenly soothing scent and rich texture. I love to prep my skin with this before makeup, especially in the morning because of how thick and moisturizing it is.
I have two and alternate depending on my mood, and they’re both great options. I’m someone who gets quite oily on the forehead and touches my face a lot, so a face primer is a must for me. If I forget, the Bobbi Brown base moisturizer does a great job at keeping my makeup in place as well.
TINTED MOISTURIZERS & FOUNDATIONS
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – I love the coverage and color this gives. Most days, I just need a light layer to even out my skin tone, and this is super easy to just slab on with my fingers and go.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – Oil Free – This is another great tinted moisturizer option that I love. It comes second in my list after the NARS for only one reason: the finish is not as thin. What I mean here is that the NARS one looks a bit more invisible and skin-like.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation – This foundation has a medium to full buildable coverage. I’ve got the perfect match, and with baking, it is full coverage and looks great in photos.
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation – This foundation is my all-time favorite, and I have never come across anything that is this good. My skin looks incredible in person and in photos, plus it lasts on me all day.
BROWS & MASCARA
BROW POMADE & POWDER:
I wish there is a way to show you better how much I love and recommend these palettes. My latest obsession is the Urban Decay one, and all of these are such great matte neutral and warm eye shadow colors. I love them all and do alternate them depending on where and when I travel.
BRONZER, BLUSH & HIGHLIGHT
Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk, Haze, and Storm
Em Cosmetics Color Drops Serum Blush in Venetian Rose, Pink Nectar, and Little Lilac
Mac Lip Pencils – I sometimes just use these Mac lip liners as lipsticks because they don’t dry out my lips and stay on for so long. I have a bunch of these from nude to red. Highly recommend!
HAIR POMADE & SPRAY
OUAI Matte Pomade – I love this hair pomade, especially on freshly washed short hair. I use it mostly at the ends of my hair to add texture, and it’s mess-free and convenient to travel with.
Kenra Volume Spray Hair Spray 25 – I love this Kenra hair spray. It provides the perfect naturally beachy look without weighing my hair down. And the travel size makes it easy to travel with!
BRUSHES & TOOLS
I only have a few favorite makeup brushes and sponges, and they’re all listed here. When packing for trips, I always make sure to pack at least a sponge, at least 3 eye brushes (a small fluffy brush and a medium-sized brush for blending shadows), a brow brush, and two face brushes (one for powder and one for blush).
beautyblender Pro Sponge – This sponge is a cult favorite, and I’m pretty sure you all own at least one of these. It’s soft, multi-functional, and high quality.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – I love using the flat side of this sponge to bake. It’s sturdy and great to carve out straight lines along the sides of the nose and cheekbones.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12 – This is to use with brow pomade and brow powder. I love how sturdy the bristles are, and the spoolie end works great at dispersing the product and make it natural-looking.
Sigma E15 Flat Definer Brush – I love to underline my brows using this brush and a tiny bit of the NARS concealer.
For blush brush, the only brush that I’ve come across is the Milk x Sephora collection that has been discontinued, unfortunately. I usually just use my bronzer brush to apply powdered blush and will reach for this specific dense blush brush for cream blushes.
SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Blush Brush #93 – Yes, this is named a blush brush, but I use it to apply powdered bronzer on the sides of my cheeks and at the rim of my face and jawline.
Tweezerman Slant Tweezer – I cannot stress enough the importance of packing along with a tweezer when traveling. It’s come in handy for me for countless of occasions and emergency hair remover situations. I also need a tweezer to put on fake lashes properly, so a tweezer is a must for me!