My Travel Make up Bag Essentials

Hands up if you over pack your travel make up bag! That definitely used to be me. I thought that I needed to take everything and the kitchen sink with me. I have since come to my senses somewhat after realizing that I didn’t even use half the make up I was taking away with me. This inspired me to cut down on the make up that I took away with me on trips. Now I feel like I have cut it down to what could be considered a sensible amount 😂

I used to take a medium sized make up bag that I would to fill with a couple of each product. I have now cut down to a make up bag the is half the size that has space for my make up brushes and my most essential make products. Below I listed all the essentials I take with me on trips. No product goes unused.

Make Up Brushes 

I take an assortment of foundation, powder, bronzer, highlight and eyeshadow brushes from:

  • Real Techniques
  • Wish
  • Colourpop Cosmetics 
  • Wet n Wild 
  • Kylie Cosmetics 


These products are my most loved and most used when do my make up. All these products work amazing together in creating a natural look.

  • Too Faced Hangover Primer 
  • Sephora Green Colour Correcting Concealer
  • Essence Camoflauge Concealer 
  • It Cosmetics CC+ Cream 
  • Wet n Wild Pressed Powder 
  • Elf Cosmetics Contouring Bronzing & Blush Duo  
  • Xo Beauty Highlighter 


The tartelette eyeshadow palette has an amazing range of shades which gives me a couple of options when do my eye make up.

  • Tarte Cosmetics Lights Camera Lashes Mascara 
  • Essence Lash & Brow Clear Mascara 
  • Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Palette 



I take four different formulas of lip products away with me so that I can choose a product depending on what I want on my lips when I do my make up for the day. My most chosen one currently is my Nars lipstick it gives a nice sheer nudey shimmery pink colour that enhances my natural lip colour.

  • Hourglass Lipstick in Futurist – opaque nude muted pink
  • Dior Lip Glow in 110 Halo Pink – pink holographic balm that adjusts to the ph of my lips
  • Fenty Beauty Lip Gloss 
  • Nars Lipstck in Orgasm – sheer shimmery pink

These are all my make up essentials, do you think it’s a sensible amount to take away on a trip or is it still to excessive ? Are you a fellow over packer ? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Until next time,

Kayla Jay xo

3 thoughts on “My Travel Make up Bag Essentials

  1. rafstheticallypleasing says:

    ooh this was such a great post to read! i am such an over packer, in fact, I just came back from Paris and I opened my travel bag and found I hadn’t used half of the products!!!! btw I love your blog so much that I followed, hopefully you can follow back!

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