I always overpack for holidays, always, it doesn't matter if I go away for three weeks or three days it is almost certain that there will be items of clothing I never once thought to wear and a ridiculous amount of makeup that would just sit unused on the hotel desk. But, I think I have cracked it. I went to Bruges just last week from Tuesday to Thursday for my birthday and for once I packed the perfect amount of makeup to take with me for a short trip. I was really happy, and a little surprised, that such few items could get me so far so I want to share with you what I took with me to Belgium as these products were long lasting and could take me from day to night.
Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Palette (£10) This palette made with the help of British Beauty Blogger, Jane, is stellar. It has a beautiful array of neutral mattes for the day time and gorgeous baked coppery bronze shadows that look stunning on everyone. With 13 shadows to choose from, these are a fantastic selection of colours, I can see myself using this for days on end and not getting bored; there are just so many options. Plus it is compact and travel friendly, just toss this in your suitcase or overnight bag and all your eyeshadow needs are met. full review here
The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver (£10) Currently, my favourite makeup base. It just glides over your skin, leaving your skin unbelievably smooth and soft. My makeup applies effortlessly over it, a great option to take travelling with you if you don't want to toss one of your expensive facial oils on a flight. I didn't take mine because I was terrified the glass bottle would break, but this worked just as well plus it really brightens up my sleep-deprived complexion.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (£6) This foundation is still on trial, full review coming soon but I have heard such fantastic things about it that as soon as I saw it in Boots I snapped it up immediately. I really wish there were more shade ranges available, that is a huge con for me but I managed to find a decent enough shade. I also wish "drugstore" brands put a higher SPF in their foundations, it would give me peace of mind. So be wary of that if you pack an affordable base.
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit in Medium/Dark (6.50) I have shared how much I love this with you all already. The size of it, and the shade range make it perfect for me. If the shades don't work for you, I would recommend checking out Sleek Makeup. Their contour kits are incredible and I have been using their Face Kit in Medium since forever. The Barry M Contour in Medium/Dark is a close second though. full review here
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara (£9) I know opinions are mixed on this mascara, but I love it simply because it is so easy to remove. Also it really lengthens my lashes, consequently making my eyes appear bigger and better framed. Especially as I have such terrible eyesight that my eyes are often lost behind my glasses, this mascara is a win all round for me. Plus, you get two wands with this so you can customise your look and I have had no experience with smudging, flaking or irritation.
That is the end of my affordable travel edit, I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for reading. I would love to hear what your favourite products to travel with are in the comments down below. I will be sharing my trip to Belgium with you this evening so if you are a sucker for travel posts stay tuned and expect lots of photos. Hope you're having a pleasant week. Take care.
What makeup do you take on holiday and where did you last travel to?