Tuesday, 13 December 2016


Travelling with as few products as possible is my motto. It never seems to matter how streamlined my routine is I always seem to overpack and never use or wear all the stuff I roll into my suitcase. For makeup in Iceland I wanted enough to protect my skin but really wanted to bring only a few products and barely any liquids. The security regulations mean that you can't take any liquids on the plane that exceed more than 100ml. For my liquids, I packed toothpaste (Colgate Whitening always), Sarah Chapman Day Cream (travel size), Tarte Mascara (which I never used) and Nude Firming Youth Oil. I also had some dailies contacts in there just in case. I never forget to bring makeup wipes, deodorant and usually a travel size facial scrub, my favourite is St Ives Apricot Scrub

Makeup was easy, I took my Bare Minerals Ready to Go Kit which has everything I want including mineral foundation with SPF, mineral veil powder, bronzer, illuminator, concealer and two small brushes. I also packed my Sleek Contour Kit and Premium Swede bronzer brush, it is one of my favourites and was sent to me but cannot find it on the internet to link anywhere. I can't travel without translucent powder so I did take the RCMA No Colour Powder. I am so in love with this powder. I wish it was easier to expel, most powders have a cap you can tap the product into but this one doesn't so it can get a little messy and look like you have a mess of cocaine and talcum powder all over your hotel room. Partay. I use my RT Bold Metals Powder brush to apply powder. The mineral foundation alone settles into my laugh lines a few hours into the day, which I guess is proof that I smile a lot more than I thought...interesting. Setting it with translucent powder really helps with  that. 

As for eyes, I hate removing mascara so tend to skip it. I did pack some eyelash curlers and my Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette. I used the mattes only in this palette and just loved how they performed. They blend well together and are pigmented, soft and produce barely any fallout for me. That is pretty much all I packed for my face, not forgetting my Burt's Bees Lip Balm in Vanilla Bean. I do apply minimal makeup on a daily basis when I am at home and I adopted that routine whilst on holiday. Iceland is such a chilled out country, everyone is dressed comfortably, swaddled in thick coats and warm scarves and trotting around in hiking boots. And everyone is beautiful, with flushed cheeks and relaxed gaits. There's just no pretense here and no pressure to look "good" which is so refreshing. Thank you so much for reading, I know it isn't much but I wanted to show that packing your makeup can be really easy when you just take the bare essentials. I could have left the mascara and the eyeshadow palette and just used my contour palette for my eyes instead. Hope you are having a great week. Take care. 

What makeup do you take when travelling?




  1. Great to go kit! I'm admittedly too lazy to get dressed up when I go on vacation so I'm glad to hear Iceland is a more chill place :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  2. I've never seen this palette before, it looks so so pretty! I usually take a Naked palette, its just dependable and I know what to expect from them :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver || Happy Blogmas!

  3. Great picks! The palette looks absolutely gorgeous, wow. The glittery shades are just amazing.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. I love the last tip you share. Using contour kit as eyeshadow is something I've only tried once before (because I forgot my eyeshadow) and it surprised me how good it actually was.

    Selene Addicted

    1. Really pretty, right? Thanks for reading Dea x

  5. That palette look's so stunning! The swatches look so good xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Absolutely love this - looks so fab! x


  7. I've never been to Iceland and I don't think I want to: I get cold easily. I'm a California girl, through and through. I know you hate removing mascara but have you tried the Too Faced Melt Off Mascara remover? It has little mascara-like bristles but it's filled with oil to remove it.


  8. I really love the colors of this palette! I also love Huda Beauty matte lips have you tried them?

  9. That eye shadow palette looks gorgeous!




  10. Lip balm and a moisturizer are a must for me! :) Great post.

  11. Loved seeing what you pack!! Very interesting! Have a great weekend, doll!

  12. The Huda Beauty palette is so gorgeous!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  13. I love the look of suede and coco! I always take about 10 lip options on holidays!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  14. the eyeshadow palette looks amazing!


  15. Those brushes are so pretty!


  16. Great picks! I always have to take foundation, concealer, a lip product and mascara! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x


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