Thursday, September 19, 2013

What's in My Travel Makeup Bag | #1 | LA ♡

    I love to travel. Not just the experience of seeing new places and exploring new things. I like airports. Airplane food. SkyMall magazine. Packing. Have I totally weirded you out yet? I'm so lucky that YouTube is a job that requires a ton of travel, my frequent flyer miles are singing the praises! I've traveled enough over the years to now be able to say I've gotten packing my makeup down to a science, compact & just the right amount. Right now I'm in Los Angeles for a few top-secret shoots, & I thought I'd give you guys a peek into my makeup bag! 

Recognize the backdrop? Say hello to Lauren's room! 
The makeup bag I'm currently using is from Maptote, a birthday gift from one of my best friends, thank you Maralisa!

Pictured from left to right: Benefit They're Real Mascara, Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, Bobbi Brown Travel Brush Kit, Benefit The POREfessional Primer, Tweezerman Eyelash Curlers, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream, NYX HD Studio Powder, Benefit Brow Zing, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer, Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, Lorac Pro To Go Palette, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bittersweet, YSL Glossy Stain in #18
    I've mastered the art of bringing just what I need what I travel (makeup wise that is...I still manage to pack 6 pairs of shoes for a weekend trip...eek!) But a lot of that skillful packing is due to the sheer genius of products that are designed for travel! This Lorac Palette comes with two shadow brushes, 4 shadows, 2 highlights, 2 blushes and a bronzer. Paired with the Bobbi Brown brush set I've already eliminated what would take up the most room when I travel! & my final tip in makeup packing, is using a soft makeup bag! While structured bags look sleek, if the sides of your makeup bag are soft, you can in squeeze more (because YES you really do need one more lip-color) 

What are your makeup essentials when you travel?


  1. Thanks for the suggestions! I'll have to try out the brow zing I'm in desperate need of a new brow kit! :)

  2. how do you like the It Cosmetics redness thing?? I've heard good things but I'm still on the fence about it.

  3. I love the make up forever full cover and the rimmel stay matte powder(: I think it's funny because most beauty guru's travel makeup is the size of my regular makeup collection. (not in this case)

  4. Love this! I'm actually SUPER bad at packing for trips and always over pack..but I literally bring my entire makeup collection with me. Maybe I should narrow it down :)


  5. Love your blog Meghan!
    This picture you took is gorgeous :)

  6. The packaging and product in the Benefit Brow Zing looks very similar to the ELF Brow Kit. Have you tried that one? Possible drugstore dupe?


  7. Such a nice article, thanks Meghan! In my inflight pack I often take dry shampoo, I know it sounds weird, but sometimes if the flight is long for example to Europe I feel my hair a little greasy, so dry shampoo takes that away and also gives me a nice slight volume.

  8. I never forget my make up when I travel. I use packing cubes to keep them intact in one place inside my bag. Here's the bag I found in amazon :) (hope its OK to post links?)