Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Makeup Bag for a 1-month Vacation

Here is what I brought to Egypt with me during my 1 month vacation there. I'm not saying all my choices were the right ones though and I'll you what I personally would have done differently if I was leaving again right now.

List of products below is from the top left downwards, middle downwards, right side downwards finishing with the brushes.

Julep cleansing oil
Bioderma cleanser

Nivea (pot with pink top)

(eyes) Hard Candy
(face) Avon Magix
(face) Benefit Porefessional sample

Benefit Dandelion
Lippy Girl in Tongue in Cheek

NYC in Sunny

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye

Foundation (BB Cream):
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit

Eminence Sun Defense SPF 30 powder

Eye Shadow:
Quo Back to Basics
Wet N Wild trio

Benefit posietint
Maybelline Baby Lips
Revlon Colorburst laquer in balm in Demure
Revlon Colourburst matte balm in Elusive
Avon glazewear shine in darling pink
Sugarfresh balm

Tokidoki marker liner

Benefit They're Real

BRUSHES.... Well, it's just a variety of brushes for foundation, blush, bronzer, eyes...

After all this

I made a couple mistakes. First of all, I should have brought a better variety of lip products, because it always came down to a very natural balm or glossy look. A real lipstick and a more vibrant shade would've been useful for different looks for one month. Second, I brought the WRONG eyeliner. I wish I brought Urban Decay's 24/7 in Zero instead, which can be used on the waterline, and simply looks waaaaaay better than this one in all situations. That was a bummer. I also needed a setting powder or finishing powder.


  1. nice choice! but you're right about the variety of lipsticks, they do not take up much space, but can change a look instantly

    1. If I go again in 2 years, I'll know what to do and what not to do ;) And now I have Naked Basics so if I haven't upgraded my eye shadow stash in 2 years, that's the one I'm bringing! hehe

  2. I think its a learning curve when you travel..your like me and if I could I would probably travel with all my make up. I have toned down what I pack now and I really sit and think what looks I want for day and night and will try to stick with that and perhaps through in another lip stick as a just in case. Thank good for palettes eh?