What's in my travel Makeup bag.

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag
If I had to define my travel makeup bag in one word, it would be minimalistic. I like to keep it straightforward, and take things that I know I absolutely cannot leave my house without. I have had the chance to visit New Delhi very recently, and this was what I carried in my makeup bag for the short trip.

I think I haven't used a foundation ever since I started using the Bourjois 123 CC cream, it's the perfect base, period. The Rimmel Stay matte powder is the perfect partner for my CC cream as it locks in all the excess oil, sets the Revlon Colorstay Concealer under my eyes and makes them last ALL DAY. When I am traveling, I would rather enjoy my time than touch up my face every hour, therefore, these three products are perfect when I am travelling, and can you tell how much I love the powder, I have never hit pan on anything before, this is like a personal achievement for me. The Nyx Blush in Silky Rose and The Body Shop Honey bronzer, 04  are a match made in heaven when it comes to bringing some life back into the face. For eyes, I took the Maybelline Colour tattoo in Bad to the Bronze  because it is the best eyeshadow either as a base or on it's own. I had to wake up very early during the short trip I had, and anything that would help me by adding extra 5 minutes to my sleep went straight into my bag, no questions asked. Bronzed lid,  mascara (L'Oreal Volume million lashes for the night and Maybelline The Falsies  in the day),  kohl on the lower lash line ( Lakmé Eyeconic in Black, sorry I think it was in my handbag and I forgot to put it back in my makeup bag when this picture was taken) paired with bright lips was my everyday look in this trip. I checked the weather for Delhi and saw that it was going to be bright and sunny ( such a relief from the constant rainfall here) of course I had to pull out  Revlon Matte Balm in Unapologetic for the day, and Rimmel Apocalips in Apocalyptic for the night (not that I wouldn't wear this during day time).

For skincare I have this weird rule in my head to try samples when I am travelling. Every time I receive a sample, it goes straight into my makeup bag and does not see daylight unless I am off to some place. Sometimes I even forget about them. I like carrying samples when I travel for two reasons; #1 I always try to travel light and try not to carry all my large toiletries & #2 I get to try new stuff. I feel travelling to new places is a great way to break the momentum of your daily routine and try new things. I also kept two products which have been working really well on my skin lately, i.e. The Body Shop Seaweed clarifying night treatment  & The La Roche Posay Effalcar Duo.

For this trip, I took my Khiels samples; Blue Herbal Cleanser, Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment, Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and Micro-Blur Skin Perfecter. I am guilty of saving the later for a special occasion and still haven't pricked it yet.

I also have a habit of washing my hands VERY frequently when I am travelling. Having fallen sick many a times while travelling has made me a little paranoid about dirty hands, and NO hand sanitizers do not work, I have to wash my hands. Constant washing in hotel/public washrooms leads to a feeling which I absolutely despise, dried & stretchy palms. The good old almond hand cream from the body shop is the perfect first aid to get rid of this feeling without making my palms greasy.

That sums up everything I carried in my makeup bag and I hope you enjoyed taking a peak inside it. What are your travel essentials? I am constantly researching ways I can make travelling stress free ( in terms of packing) and I would love and appreciate your ideas.