My Travel Make-up bag

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I’m in Abu Dhabi, heading to Dubai in a couple days. Wanted to share my travel make-up bag with you. I tried- some what unsuccessfully- to limit what I packed as I know I will buy new products during the trip which I will want to use straight away. I am also aware that I will be eating out in fancy places so want to have options with me so I can go with what makes me feel good on any night

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For eyes, I have my sights set on a new neutral  palette so leaving Naked 2 at home for the first time since I got it! Instead I packed, from No7 the Good Earth Trio and Matte Maroon. I also packed Rimmel Scandeleyes in Rich Russett and Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze. Finally, YSL Pure Chromatics 9 which is all I need at the moment for night time eyes. Mascara is my trusty BADgal Lash by Benefit (full review)

As I wear quite bold glasses I don’t do much in terms of eyeliner so just taking a nude NARS and Bobbi Brown Cream Eye liner in Jet.

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Foundation I have packed Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua which I love and is close to being finished so want to use it up. Also taking my YSL Touche Eclat Foundation which is my current favourite. Rimmel Stay Matte as my powder with Collection 2000 Concealer along for the journey too.

Only packed one blush in L’oreal in Sandalwood Pink as I don’t own many and I know I will pick up new ones during the trip- this one is just to tide me over. Bodyshop Bronzer in Light Matte to add colour to my skin which won’t tan (I’m very fair and it is stay white or burn!)

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Brushes are another area I plan to buy new stuff in so just packed my Real Techniques Blush Brush, Powder Brush and Shading brush along with a No7 blending brush and Sephora shading brush.

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Okay, so I defiantly could have packed less lip products but I found it hard to choose and as I have been quite conservative when it comes  o eyes I want to be able to dress up the look in the evenings with a fab lip. Anyway they are very small in the grand scheme of packing…..

Mac Sheen Supreme Lipglass in Sweet Bean, for a natural gloss or to add some shine to matte lips. Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Peroxide and the wee one gloss that came with Naked 2 are also packed. Maybelline Colorsensationbal Shine Gloss in Stellar Berry (Full review) added for bolder red lips.

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Lipsticks I chose a range which would give me natural to dark to bright pink with Bobbi Brown Plum Rose, Chanel Rouge Coco 20, Natural Collection Pink Orchid, Revlon Pink Truffle, Rimmel Electric Plum

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For my travel make-up bag, I use this awesome giant one from Sephora.  It also has compartments for toiletries, a pocket for jewellery  on the back and space for anything else I need in one handy place. It has a hook so can be hung while travelling- handy as I often find hotel bathrooms have limited counter space. I keep my make-up in the middle section as it is detachable so can be easily transported to the best mirror in the room when I am getting ready.

What is your travel make-up essential?

I was going to put up some pics etc of my holiday- not sure if folks are interested tho? Let me know!

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