• Esanth Moyo

Pretty and Compact Travel Makeup Bag

Just incase I haven't gone on about it for long enough, let me tell you, me and my family are galavanting the world the whole of August.

To pack for one full month is quite the challenge so I have to start early and be very organised in maximising luggage space.

So this here is almost like a diary log, for my personal reference, which I am going to share with you. I will start with my makeup bag.

Nothing says travelling in style like the Louis Vuitton cosmetic pouch, what I like about this pouch is while you are on your holiday, it can double up as a clutch, yes! you heard me right I use it as a clutch too.

Now getting into the contents of the bag, lets start with the primer. Can you believe I have to pick one 🙄, I have to keep reminding myself travel light Esnath *sigh* so here are my light packing tips.


First product, I chose the benefit porefessional, just because it's freak'n marvellous and nothing comes close to holding makeup together in the Sahara desert heat.

Secondly, a concealer I am going to take the urban decay naked skin weightless complete coverage concealer. I use this in the colour dark golden, it is slightly orange and I have yellow skin undertones but it works well and doesn't cake on my skin, so I love it, besides I tend to use it mainly for eyebrow grooming, when I have unwanted eye brow hair.

I never tweeze my own brows, I always seek professional help as I learnt my lesson a long time ago when the result was misshaped eye frames, which then took me ages to grow back.

For foundation I went back and forth on which one to take, the battle was between Dior nude skin glowing foundation or Laura mercier candle glow soft luminous foundation, in the end Dior won.

I always, always, carry the Guerlain four seasons bronzer, which, I can use as a make up setting powder too. I was thinking, if I did come across the Guerlain limited edition 2016 summer terracota pause d'ete bronzer, I might just pick it up as a little suvenior from my travels.

Now to the exciting part, if you follow me on IG you already know, that I recently aquired the Tom ford afternooner palette, this alongside the Becca shimmering pefector will be coming along with me. The becca moisturiser will enhance radiance and the afternooner with be the piece de resistance. All I need is a fan brush, I have been eyeing the Kevin Aucoin fan brush.

For blush the Tomford palette will do with the help of the hourglass ambient lighting blush in radiant magenta.

For the Eyes

Eye primer will be the Essence I love stage eye shadow base and the two faced glitter glue, accompanied by the Zoeva Cocoa eye shadow palette. As for mascara I find Dior's iconic overcurl a no brainer. And for eyeliner I will take the by terry ligne blackstar, just because it stays put all day even if you sleep in it your wing liner will still be on point.

Eye brows

Now we all know this is what makes or breaks the whole look, so I have to bring out the big guns, to fill in the brows I will use the urban decay brow beater, and seal it all with the anastasia brow gel, I will mostly be going for a natural look. If I need precision for a night out I will use the concealer mentioned above.

Finally the Lips

For moisture I will make sure to pack my tried and tested By terry rose balm and the Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream, these products have seen me through the wars of winter chapped lips so they should be competent enough for the job at hand.

For a grown up lip wardrobe I am carrying, the rimmel london exaggerate full colour lip liner in obsession, plus the Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lipstick in bond girl, YSL rouge volupte shine in the colour no 33 & Chanel rouge coco shine in Emotion.

To finish off the look is the magical Clarins Makeup fix spray, words cannot do this wonder setting spray justice. It is amazing the design and packaging is a bonus.

Do you think anything is missing in my makeup bag? What would you carry.

P.S Don't forget to leave a message to let me know you have been here, I am needy that way *smiles*.

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