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What's in My Travel Makeup Bag!

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag!

On Monday, I post my curated collection of In Flight Essentials. Today, I’m talking about one of my favorite topics…beauty products. When it comes to travel, I like to pair down my routine to just the essentials. Just enough to feel like myself but not to much that I feel bogged down by stuff.

Here’s what I bring with me when I’m traveling!

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag

Base Products

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag - Base Products | Laurel and Iron

Smashbox Photofinish Pore Minimizing Primer ($15): Smashbox can do no wrong when it comes to primers. This is a solid, all around primer and it comes in this adorable travel size. It’s perfect for keeping your makeup in place all day. Pro tip - the travel size is actually cheaper per ounce than the full size. Go figure!

Becca Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Concealer ($32*): I talked about under eye concealer in my Easter makeup post last week! I love this stuff. It will hide all traces of jet lag or travel fatigue.

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Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream ($42*): Need I say more? I have sung the praises of this BB cream here, and here! This stuff is truly holy grail status for me. Plus it has SPF 45. With a natural, skin like finish, I never have to worry about looking over done.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($27): When I travel, my skin tends to get a little bit cranky. Shape Tape is a heavy duty, full-coverage concealer for any little friends that appear.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed($29): Although I’m a loose powder girl at heart, I find them too messy and too fussy to travel with. So, I love a good translucent pressed powder. This one gives a nice finish and helps to keep shine at bay.

Cheek Products

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag - Cheek Products | Laurel and Iron

Jouer Blush Bouquet Duo in Coquette ($30): This two-in-one compact is perfect for travel. The light pink shade is perfect for day, the darker shade great for a night out. And you can mix the two for a third color. The formula is beautiful and the packaging is stunning.

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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Duo in Light/Medium ($68*): If you’re thinking that that price is outrageous, you’re totally right. If you’re thinking it can’t possibly be worth it, you’re totally wrong. I absolutely adore this powder duo. The contour shade is perfectly neutral, not too red, not too olive. The highlight…oh this highlight. I doesn’t look like much in the compact but it is truly beaming. Both powders apply like a dream. My advice, wait for a Sephora VIB Sale then snatch it up!

Eye Products

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag - Eye Products | Laurel and Iron

Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($24*): I’ve been using Urban Decay Primer Potion since I was in college! It’s the only thing that prevents eyeshadows from creasing on me. I wouldn’t dare travel with out!

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara ($24*): This mascara packs a serious punch! I received it as Sephora Point Perk and have been absolutely loving it! It gives me both volume and length. And it’s black as night. Everything I look for in a mascara!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Liner in Perversion ($22): This is the absolute blackest liner I own and it sets down beautifully. I never worry about the dreaded raccoon eyes with Urban Decay liners. So, it’s a no brainer for travel!

Natasha Denona Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette ($25): I love this eyeshadow palette. Not only are the shadows perfection, the color story is perfect travel. Neutral with a blue pop - it’s right up my alley and goes with everything!

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himilia ($29): Unfortunately, this shade has been discontinued but this Wet ‘n’ Wild shade is very similar and only a buck. Taupe eyeshadows really make my blue eyes pop. I love this shadow for a simple yet beautiful, one shade eye look. Add mascara and you’re done!

Stila Kitten Eyeshadow ($18*): There is no more iconic eye shadow in existence. It has a cult following and it’s well earned. This shimmery champagne is a highlighting shade. I love to blend a medium brown into my crease, pop Kitten all over the lid, and finish with winged liner for a look that works for any occasion!

Lip Products

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag - Lip Products | Laurel and Iron

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl ($25*): My go-to red lip. The pencil form means you don’t need to drag along a lip liner. It’s a comfortable matte that doesn’t smudge or stray. And it’s easy to reapply when you’re on the go!

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Rhubarb ($15* for mini): Mauve is an everyday color for me. I have raved about Bite Beauty multiple times (here, here, and here). They’re my absolute favorites! It wouldn’t be a beauty post from Lauren if I didn’t talk about Bite!

Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Tight Fit ($7): Colourpop glosses are the only ones I own anymore! They’re not sticky or gritty or weird. And this shade is perfect to pair with my other two lip products or wear on it’s own!

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag | Laurel and Iron

What are your beauty on-the-go must haves? Tell me in the comments!

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