If you saw my post on ‘Why I’m Leaving My Dream Job In Fashion To Go Travelling‘, you might already know that on the 14th February, I’m off on a 3 month adventure around Southeast Asia.
I’ve only got one rucksack (read: Duffle Bag on wheels), for the entire 3 months, so i’ve had to be pretty selective when it comes to packing! Which also means a quarter of a year with only these make up products (gasp).
While I know that most days I’ll be make-up free, I also know that there will be times where I’ll want to feel a little more put together. You may be thinking that I would just go straight to packing all of my favourite products and be done. And that would totally make sense! But instead I am opting for a carefully thought out collection.
Example: The L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover Concealer Palette. Which you can read my thoughts on here. It’s definitely not my favourite but the variety of shades will carry me through all stages of tanning. It’s compact and I will be significantly less gutted if I break / lose this than some of my preferred counterparts. So my planning has gone a little like this!
Also, I would love to know if you have ever had to pack for a long trip and depart with most of your beloved collection. And how did you do it?!
If you would like to find out The Beauty Products That Made It and see what I’m taking with me on my little adventure then read on…
I’ve gone pretty much all drugstore in this category. And I’m not taking a lot as I’m *hoping* my skin will be tanned and glowy and that will be enough!
L’Oréal Infallible Concealer Palette – because it’s just so versatile, as I mentioned above.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent – It’s cheap, cheerful and again I wont be heartbroken if it shatters. Though I will be picking up a new one before I leave, so that it lasts.
L’Oréal True Match Liquid Illuminator – I’m trying to take as few brushes away as possible so a liquid highlight is a good option. While I don’t like this over foundation, it does sit nicely on bare skin, so I’m hoping I can make it work.
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion – For those nights that I want to actually do my make up!
Zoeva Nude Spectrum Palette – I chose this as my ONE palette (a really hard choice) because it’s super light weight and compact due to the cardboard packaging. Warm toned browns are my favourite and this palette can create so many looks.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade – The only thing I ever use for my brows, so it was a no brainer!
L’Oréal Brow Artist Plumper – My favourite brow gel. Also perfect for no make-up days just to stop my brows from drooping down (anyone else have this?!).
Eyelash Curler – Because it’s an essential!
L’Oréal False Lash Sculpt Mascara – This is seriously incredible, and my current favourite. Read my full thoughts here.
This was another category that was so hard to pick. *But what if I want a red lip*. In the end I went for my current favourite nude combo, and a gloss for the day time.
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Swag – I am OBSESSED with this. The formula is honestly the best thing I’ve ever tried in a lip product. I’m probably going to pick up the shade Cookie before I go too. It’s a gorgeous coral-y pink which I think will look so gorgeous with a tan.
Mac Lip Liner in Spice – One of my go-to nude lip liners and conveniently it goes great with Swag from Bare Minerals.
Nars Lipgloss in Chelsea Girls – A really nice wash of peachy pink. Easy to top up without a mirror and generally fuss free.
Sorry if a couple of the brushes in this picture look tatty, it’s because they are. I didn’t want to take all of my loveliest, favourite brushes when they are probably going to get pretty battered over 3 months on the road. So this is the tiny selection I’ve whittled it down to.
Sigma – E55 Shading, E30 Pencil, E40 Tapered Blending, E65 Small Angle – The basics for creating a decent enough eye-shadow look.
Spectrum – B06 Tall Tapered Blender, A17 Angled Brow – These are two of my ‘nicer’ brushes. But I literally can’t live without them. The tapered blender is just the most perfect crease brush and I have never loved a brush as much as I love the A17 for brows. So they both just had to come!
Benefit Powder Brush – This brush is so old, I don’t even know it’s name. But it’s good for setting concealer under the eyes and around the nose. I’m also slightly ashamed to show this one as it’s so tatty, but it’s coming along so there you go!