Saturday, 14 January 2012

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag: The Beach

So, last week, Melbourne was graced with some gorgeous weather - sunny, warm and perfect beach weather. My family and I packed up and went to the beach, so I prepared I slightly over packed (beauty wise) for 4 days of what I assumed would be perfect beach 'going out' weather. Little did I know, the week I was up there was the week Melbourne would be hit by chilling gale-forced winds and rain storms. Oh well, onto the beauty cases..

For this trip, I packed a small beauty case that I recieved in Hannah's giveaway, a Napoleon Perdis travel brush set (with my own brushes), and of course I never go anywhere without my Naked Palette.

Models Prefer MP15 Large Powder Brush - I  use this brush for my mineral foundation as a setting powder or foundation on its own. Really can't go anywhere without this
Sigma Sigmax F80 Flat Top Kabuki - I don't know how I ever did foundation without this brush! Perfect foundation application
Sheer Cover Studio Shader brush - Just an everyday brush that I use for basic application and blending. I love this brush, but wouldn't be too upset if it was damaged in travel.
Cottonbuds - For obvious reasons
Essence Crease Brush - I picked this up for $3, and it really is an amazing brush. Makes all the differences
Napoleon Perdis Travel Eyeliner brush - For setting eyeshadow over eyeliner. What can I say, I get very iffy with my eyeliner
Sigma E25 Travel Size Blending Blush - Another brush I don't know how I lived without. Simply amazing
Elite Profession Lip Brush - Packed only for the case if I wanted to use the lip colours that came with a palette I bought

Maybelline Superstay Foundation and Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - I mix these two together, as the SuperStay is too dark and the Healthy Mix is too light, so they provide the perfect coverage
Covergirl NatureLuxe Foundation - Perfect for a natural, light, everyday 'summer' foundation. You all know how I love this foundation dearly

Rimmel Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Royal Blue - For a pop of fun in the summer
Face of Australia High Definition Eyeliner, and Maybelline MasterLiner - Two of my favorite black eyeliners, FOA one being for the upper lash line, and the Maybelline for the waterline
Covergirl Lashblast Length Waterproof Mascara - A natural, everyday mascara that is waterproof to last the (supposedly warm) summer days
Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara - A more dramatic, dark waterproof mascara, once again, perfect for summer
Physician's Formula Gel Eyeliners for Blue eyes - unnecessary as I just realized, but I really like them
Maybelline Superstay Concealer - An obvious addition
Covergirl bronzer - A sheer, shimmery bronzer that I like using for a wash of colour in the warmer months
Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder - I use this as a setting powder, or on good skin days, as a foundation on its own

Covergirl LipSlicks in Demure - a nice, neutral, sheer but shimmery wash of colour
Sally Hansen Lip Inflation - A nice, clear lip-plumping gloss
Nyx Round Lipsticks in Spellbound (left) and Tea Rose -  A bright and neutral pink lipstick, perfect for all occasions in summer

1000 Hour Premium Nails Buffing Block - Bought along because it comes with a nail file and didn't want to bring my big one.
Sally Hansen Double Duty Base and Top Coat - Two in one, perfect for travel
OPI 'OPI on Collins Ave' - A beautiful bright coral
NYC Colour 'Bottle Blue' - An amazing bright but deep blue. So much fun

I also bought my Napoleon Perdis Day to Night Palette, but my camera skitzed out when I needed a picture!

So I know I highly over packed, but I like to be prepared for all situations! What's in your travel makeup bag?
Love Gianna


  1. Oh, such a shame the weather was so bad! :(
    I over pack too, I mean, you never know what you might need hey? Haha
    That OPI nail polish looks gorgeous. I really like that covergirl mascara too, it really works for every day.

  2. HI Gianna! I just gave your blog the Cute Blog Award! Check it out here-

  3. Great Post!! I love Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, have you tried the Healthy Mix Serum?? xx