Thursday, February 20, 2014

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag (New York!)

Hello jelly beans~
Tomorrow I'm heading out to New York for three days with family to celebrate my birthday, so I thought I'd write about what I put in my makeup travel bag (I feel as though there should be some shorter phrase for that...)
The bag! I purchased it in my back to school/end of summer haul
I got this bag at Sephora about half a year ago, but I've pretty much just used it for storing makeup in. It's not huge, but it's not very tiny, so it has spacious amounts of room for what basic things I'll need for 3 days. Let's start!~
Face Stuff
Skin 79 Supper BB Cream Samples (1 gold, 1 pink)
Very often BB creams/foundations come in large, heavy, bulky bottles, so I figured that it would be much easier to just carry that in the form of sample packs. I have these from quite a while back, since I don't find much of a point in using sample packs for a product you already have (I have the pink one, already). In any case, it's much more space efficient to just carry sample packs, I think~
Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Pact {review!}
This is definitely my favorite pact that I've tried. It smells amazing (Peaches~ <3), plus it's convenient that it has a mini puff/brush, so I don't need to bring along an extra brush.
Benefit's boi-ing concealer and bareMinerals Concealer Brush
I like this concealer because it's nice and small, plus has good coverage (though it is a bit pricey.) I'm sort of running out, as you might be able to see, so to reach the edges I brought along a brush (and to make application more efficient~)
Tokidoki's Luminosa Powder in Kabuki
This packaging is super pretty, which is one of the reasons why I love this. In addition to that, it's a pretty, pinky/silver luminizer which doesn't look perfectly natural, but, it is pretty. The packaging is a bit bulky, but I don't have many luminizers and so I decided to go with this one.

TokyoMilk Dark Lip Balm in Salted Caramel (yum)
A good lip balm is always essential, and this my absolute favorite, so I couldn't imagine bringing it along. However, I do suggest taking something in a tube form if you're traveling- it's a lot more convenient, and unlike with this one, your fingers won't get lip-balmy from the application. I just think this one smells super yummy, so I had to take it x3
Benefit's Benetint
I don't use that many lip products, but this one is  fairly versatile since you can use it as both a cheek tint, and a lip tint. It smells like roses~ and since this is a smaller size of the tint, fits nicely into my bag.
Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick {review}
This is a pretty, useful lipstick which is versatile and matches many different types of makeup (it's pretty much just a more vivid version of my own lip color). Plus, the packaging is small, so it's convenient for travel~

Lime Crime Palette D'Antoinette
My absolute favorite eyeshadow palette ever- I couldn't imagine not bringing this. It's big, but the colors (though they don't seem it), are fairly versatile.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Since the eyeshadows which I'm bringing are matte, they rub off easily. This is avoided though if I use a primer, such as this one. It's also travel sized (many of the things that I'm taking are travel sized, it seems .-.) so it doesn't take up much space ^.^
Benefit Badgal Lash Mascara
A typical black mascara, but I like how it separates and lengthens my lashes. I'm not sure how much volume is given, but I think it's much better than the other benefit mascara, the 'they're real' one, I want to say? I can't recall the name .-.
Super Pinky Green Circle Lenses
It would be boring to have plain hazel eyes the entire time, so I figured I'd bring along a pair of some fun lenses x3 I like these green ones (which I have yet to review...)

Skin Care (sorta)
Clinique Makeup Remover
I always forget to take off makeup remover properly (with makeup remover), so when trying to remove makeup and ending up with raccoon eyes, I often just give up and go to bed like that (which isn't good). I'm trying to break that habit, and thus, am bringing along a proper makeup remover~
Skin Food Platinum Grape Cell Emulsion and Toner
I didn't have much room left for full sized skin care items, but these two products are very nice so I took them along (plus, they're small!)

Things which didn't really fit into other categories (oops)
TokyoMilk Dark Perfume in No. 62, Tainted Love
This is my alltime favorite, signature perfume, so I couldn't imagine not bringing it >n<
Tokidoki Scent Sticks in Adios and Siberia
These are solid perfumes in the shapes of crayons- you just twist and glide them on, sorta like a lip balm except not on your lips and it doesn't exactly moisturize xD It's convenient for on-the-go perfume application, and unlike a rollerball, it won't leak everywhere.
Random bits and bobs
A mirror, because mirrors are often necessary; bow shaped hair-velcros, because when washing my face it's convenient to have hair back; and tweezers, because sometimes eyebrows are unruly.

So yep! That's about it. I still have yet to pack a face wash of some sort (I can't find one that is small enough to fit >n<)
I might post some photos of New York when I get back.
Take care!
Ciao ciao~~


  1. I love travel sizes for this purpose! I always save them and buy the full if I like them, just for this. :) Have you reviewed the peach sake pact before? I might want to try it.

    1. Yep, I've done a review already~
      Hope it's useful!

  2. It's always fun hearing about people's travel bag items! Loved this post. ^^

    Hope you enjoy the trip to New York! Happy Birthday!

  3. fun fact if you didn't know, Benetint was made for nipples ^.^

    (and happy birthday)


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