What to Pack in Your Makeup Bag

Hi hi! So, I’m going to show you guys what I pack in my make up bag, just because packing is always such a struggle for me. This way, you get some ideas and know what are some of the essentials to your makeup bag. This is everything I packed in my make up bag when I travelled to Oaxaca, Mexico.

PS: I’m not going to take pictures really for this article, but I’ll link everything I use!

  • Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Powder foundation


This is my absolute holy grail foundation; I don’t have that much acne and I have oily skin so this foundation provides the perfect coverage I need and absorbs the oil on my face as well. I use the shade medium-light. It’s small and compact, very easy for travel.


  • Maybelline 24 hours Superstay Concealer

So of course for days I do break out (I always break out a few times when traveling because of stress, homesickness, airplane anxiety), I carry this concealer. It also works wonders for my horrible eye bags. I do believe this product has been discontinued though because I can’t find a good link to it.


  • Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner


This is your standard liquid liner, but it’s my favorite. The black doesn’t budge and stays blackest black throughout the day and night.


  • Revlon Colorstay Eye liner


This is your standard pencil eyeliner for your waterline. It’s my favorite because you can roll more up so it last for a very long time and it’s super dark.


  • Elf Golden Bronzer Palette


I use this as a blush and a bronzer (which might be weird, but when I’m travelling I’m trying to save space and weight). There’s a color in this palette that’s slightly pink toned so that serves as my blush. There’s also a good highlighter as well. I personally love this palette because when my face gets too dark I can mix the darkest brown with my foundation to help find a shade to match my skin. And this palette is $4 so if you lose it or break it, it’s very cheap and very easy to replace.


  • Lip colors. I carry exactly 3 lip colors.

The first is always Nyx Liquid Lipstick in the shade Rome because that’s my mauve natural lip color for any day when I want something simple.

The next two shades always differ depending on my mood but when I went to Oaxaca I carried Sephora Liquid Lipstick in Frozen Strawberries. It’s a nice nude toned color and I carried NYX Liquid Lipstick in Madrid, which is a nice deep red.




  • Nyx Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection: Comfort Zone

So I carry a cheap eyeshadow palette, again because it’s cheap and easy to replace. It’s also similar to the naked palette and has 8 really nice shades for natural or intense looks. I also use this to fill in my eyebrows so I don’t have to ever bring an eyebrow pencil with me.



  • Tweezers, Nail Clippers!!!

This is basic, no explanation needed


I think that’s about it! This is just the essentials I pack just to save space and weight in my bag. When I travel, I pack just what I need and what I can be creative with. I hope this helped with your future travels!

Thanks for reading!



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