Beauty Talk: What’s in my Make-Up Bag (One Night Away Travel Edition)

As I mentioned yesterday, I spent a night out of town over
this weekend. I wanted to look put together Monday morning, so I packed enough
make-up for a full look. It all fit into this Ursula make-up bag, which is part
of the new ELF Disney Villain’s line. 
Here’s a peak at what I packed.


MAC Matchmaster
Foundation in 1.0.
This has been my go-to foundation lately. I think this
might be a tad too dark for me, but the Matchmaster foundations match your skin
tone once its applied so it always works.
Rimmel Stay Matte
Pressed Powder in 005 Silky Beige.
This is my favorite powder of all time
and I’ve stopped buying other setting powders just because I love this one so
much and it’s cheap. Usually I buy it in Translucent but they didn’t have it
last time that I was in the store and this has worked just fine.
Maybelline Fit Me
Concealer in 10 Light.
I’ve talked about my love for this concealer before
and it’s the one that always goes with me when I travel.

MAC Blush in Harmony.
I use this blush as a bronzer and I absolutely love it. A light dusting defines
my cheeks and adds a little color.
Milani Baked Blush in
05 Luminoso.
I don’t always wear blush, but when I do I find myself reaching
for Luminoso more often than not. I just like the color best.
Benefit High Beam.
I love wearing a highlighter and this one is super easy to apply and gives me
the look that I’m going for every time. This little sample size is perfect for
Skindinavia Finishing
This finishing spray is amazing. I always top my makeup off with
this and it lasts all day—as long as I don’t touch my face a lot throughout the
day, as I often do.


Urban Decay’s Oz The
Great and Powerful Theodora Palette.
UD palettes are my favorite to travel
with because they feel very sturdy. In the past I have always traveled with the
Naked 2 palette but that one is has been well-loved and used so when I got this
one, it became my go-to travel palette. I can create a natural look but it also
has some greens thrown in for a little pop of color if I need it. It comes with
a dark eyeliner to line my upper lash line and it has a huge mirror, which is
perfect for applying make-up or for checking out my hair when I put it up if I
have another mirror to look in.
MAC Paint Pot in
This is a nice nude (for me) base for eye shadows that makes
them last all day without creasing.
Rimmel Scandal Eye
Liners in 004 Taupe an 005 Nude.
These are my go-to eye pencils. The nude
liner opens the eyes and covers up any redness in the waterline if you’re
tired, which makes you look more awake, and the taupe is perfect for creating
some definition along with the bottom lash line without going for something
dark like a brown or black.
Maybelline The Falsies
Volume Express Mascara in Black Drama.
This is my go-to mascara. I don’t
have to apply a lot but a little swipe helps my lashes keep some sort of curled
Clinique Bottom Lash
Mascara in 01 Black.
This mascara has a tiny brush, which is made to touch
up the bottom lashes. It doesn’t smudge and is easy to apply.

Lips and Nails

Artistry Light Up Lip
Gloss in Glamour.
I don’t know if this is sold individually. I bought it in
a limited edition gift set that included a magnetic nail polish last winter.
This is the perfect fall/winter shade and I love that it has a mirror on the
side so that you can see what you’re doing and that the applicator lights up so
that you can see what you’re doing..
I always bring the nail polish that I’m wearing when I
travel in case I need to touch up and I always end up using it. I debated
whether or not I needed to bring it along for one night and I’m glad that I did
as I ended up with a major chip in my thumbnail Sunday night. Right now I’m wearing
Essie’s After School Boy Blazer. My
ring fingers are accented with Sonia
Kashuk’s Smoke and Mirrors.
And, of course, I had to bring along my
favorite base and top coats, Sally
Hansen’s Maximum Growth and Insta-Dri.


I decided to apply my foundation with my hands (which I
often do) to cut down on the tools that I needed to bring. I know, I know. That
only cuts them down by one tool but every little bit helps!
Real Techniques Powder
I use this for powder.
Real Techniques
Duo-Fiber Face Brush.
This is perfect for contouring because it gives a
very light application.
Real Techniques
Contour Brush.
I use this for concealer.
MAC 163. I love
all of the Real Techniques face brushes and they are my go-to ones, however
this MAC brush… I have no words for how much I love it. I use it for something
different each time I clean it because I love how it feels in the hand. It is
so comfortable to hold and use! Right now I’m using it for blush.
MAC 217 and 230. My
favorite eye shadow brushes come from MAC. There is no reason to look
elsewhere, in my opinion. I have tried other eye shadows brushes (Real
Techniques and Sigma) and I quickly returned to these.
ELF Eyelash Curler.
It does the job and it’s only a buck!
So that is what is in my travel make-up bag. What do you
carry in yours when you get away for a day or two?

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  • Reply
    October 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Love the post. I love the new elf Disney Villains line–I got the Ursula and Cruella palettes, but my store wasn't selling the makeup bags. I definitely want either the Ursula or Cruella bag, so I'm going to keep my eye out. People mark up the price like CRAZY on eBay.

  • Reply
    October 16, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I'll check the Walgreens by work and see if they still have the bags. I'd pick them up and send them your way if you're interested.

  • Reply
    October 16, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I'll check the Walgreens by work and see if they still have the bags. I'd pick them up and send them your way if you're interested.

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