When it comes to throwing a bag together for a short break, I'm all about cutting back to the essentials only. That's mostly because I can't be doing with lugging tons of 'stuff'. As ever, on our recent trip to Wales, I wanted to keep my liquids to a minimum as I was hoping to pick up some beauty bits while away. This is what I brought so as to fly under the radar of airport security but still look FABulous doing it.
|Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara: €8.99 (out July 9th)|
The formulation adapts to building more than any mascara I've used, meaning I could use it for all occasions. Lashes are separated, elongated and black as night. This is a lash batting winner and took a deserved place in my makeup travel stash. (See it in action here)
|Dermablend Concealer: €16.95 here|
The stick formulation meant that it was ideal for a carry on bag and the performance meant it was ideal for use all over my poor visage. There really is nothing else like this on the market today.
|Stila Deep Burgundy Smudge Stick: $8.75 Here (Seller restocks often)|
The Deep Burgundy shade is flattering as a mo' fo' on blue/green eyes and can be worn with just a slick of mascara and still look like I've still made serious effort. That's holiday genius right there.
|Benefit's They're Real Push Up Liner: €25 Here|
Word(s) of warning: It takes 73 clicks for you to see product, thereafter just one click is more than enough product for each eye and despite the advertising - this takes practice.
Given all of that, not only would I heartily recommend the Push Up Liner for not only your travel bag but your life but I'd also now like one in every colour please, Benefit, kthxbai.
|Benefit Gimme Brow: €24.50 Here|
Again, this is buildable, so whether I just wanted a quick tidy or want something more substantial for a night on the Welsh tiles - Gimme Brow had my back - well it had my brows but you know what I mean..
|Clinique Chubby Stick - Mega Melon: €20 Here|
|Bourjois CC Cream for Eyes: €10.49|
This one I packed as I don't like to use Dermablend on the delicate under eye area - I also don't like to look dead. Win/Win.
|Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette: £56 Here|
Even with absolutely nothing else on my visage, this can make me look a million dollars. Who doesn't want that?
|Clinique CC Cream Compact: €36 Here|
My skin tone was even and didn't dry out once as can happen with compact formulations. If you haven't tried this one yet, I'd urge you to get it into your carry on tout suite.
|Cargo Contour Palette: €24 Here|
I reckon Cargo haven't been given nearly enough press of late. This handy, travel friendly compact should be enough for you to think so too. I loves it.
|Wet N' Wild Comfort Zone: €6.49 Pharmacies Nationwide|
These colours are so easy to use, whether as a wash of one colour or built up to something more - if you don't have this little budget beauty in your stash yet, you need to get it there!
And that's it. Everything I could ever possibly need, stuffed into my Space NK travel tote and chucked into my carry on bag with my passport. Nay a security brow was raised nor an alarm set off and I managed to use every stitch whilst there too, without wanting for more.
Tell me, what's your go to travel beauty essential?
Do you, like me, save the liquid allowance for the good stuff?