What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag?

I am going for a one-day trip to the Seoraksan mountain valley for river rafting and trekking tomorrow. As I was packing, I realized that I could share my thoughts on what to carry for small overnight trips. We leave tomorrow morning and come back the day after.

We would go for river rafting tomorrow afternoon and trekking the next morning and then leave after lunch. Since I will be getting ready in my home tomorrow morning, I only needed to carry cosmetics for one day. I am a minimalist especially when I go out for mini vacations like these.

I consider myself to have an average looking skin which I do not try to conceal or cover using foundation so I usually just end up with BB creams or tinter moisturizers (essentially the same thing). I also do not use blush/bronzer as often. Just to sum up – I am not a beauty guru. So the products I am carrying may be too less for any beauty-blogger standard but this is what I like to carry with me to present myself well and yet enjoy my vacation in doing activities other than makeup.

Photo of my trave makeup kit and its contents

My Travel Makeup Kit

Contents (from Right to left):

Skin 79 BBcream (sample) – It is good enough for one time use and Skin79 BB creams are some of the best out there in the market.

Chanel eyeliner pencil in Black – To outline my eyes. I tend to rub my eyes more often when I travel so a pencil smudge-proof liner is God-sent. It is smooth and glides easily.

Oriflame Vial perfume in Felicity – For just one day, this vial perfume is perfect. I store perfume samples and only take them out when I travel. I love to travel light. I do not want to be worried about breaking my perfume bottles on my vacations!

L’Oreal La Caresse in 801 Princess – A Wet Shine lip stain that is rich in color, lasts for a long time and moisturizing on the lips. This shade is quite orange looking in the tube but comes off a bit more red on my lips. It lasts even after meals so I picked this up for my travel. I hate reapplying makeup.

Happy Bath Moisture Hand cream – Even though it is a beauty item and I will cover the contents of my cosmetics (beauty) bag in the next post, I always carry hand cream and wet tissues in my makeup bag and purse.

Bamboo Wide-tooth comb from The Body Shop – I always use wide tooth comb to detangle my hair. This one has lasted me a long time and is travel-friendly.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal – A great pop of color on my eyes to add an interest to my look and my black and gray outfit. It is also long lasting and does not crease on my oily eyelids.

Maybelling Baby Lips Color in Poppy red (Tinted Lip balm with an SPF) – Dry lips need moisturizing and since I am going to be out in the sun for trekking, I might as well opt for SPF.

Comb and Mirror combo from Daiso – The comb is pretty small but helps me manage flyways and get sleeker ponytails. I basically carry this just for the mirror. The polka-dot coral pouch is also from Daiso and cost me 2000 Korean won (~ 1 $).

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and got a few ideas about what to carry in your travel makeup bags. What do you like to carry in your travel makeup bag?


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