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Makeup Wars: My Vacation Makeup Bag.

Many of us bloggers who battle it out in Makeup Wars are either on vacation or are heading out on vacation soon. We are a traveling bunch! I am, in fact, headed to Florida tomorrow. I cannot wait for 6 days at the beach!

I am usually a serious over-packer when it comes to makeup, but this time I am keeping it light; very low maintenance. I plan to do not much more than relax at the beach and go out to dinner, so I figured I could do a simple makeup look that will go with everything. I also wanted to fit everything into this cute M∙A∙C Archie's Girls Just a Flirt Makeup Bag. The bag is super durable, long enough to fit a full sized brush, yet it takes up very little space in my already jam packed suitcase. I do "carry on" so the liquids will be in a quart sized bag inside my handbag. Luckily, all of my skin care and hair care is already in Florida at my home away from home or carrying on would not be possible. If I had to bring those with me, packing would be much different.

I'm pretty proud of myself for how much I have streamlined everything and am soley bringing the basics.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Powder Foundation
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer
Urband Decay NAKED Flushed Palette

Urban Decay NAKED Basics Palette
M∙A∙C Pro Longwear Eye Liner in Rich Experience
COVERGIRL Clump Crusher by Lashblast Mascara
It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

Maybelline Color Whisper Lipcolor in Lust for Blush
CHANEL Glossimer Allégorie

Brushes & Tools
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Anastasia Slanted Tweezer
It Cosmetics Blush Brush
Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush
Laura Mercier Crease Brush
Sephora Airbrush Concealer Brush

The best makeup to take with you when you travel.

Hopefully these basics will get me through. If not, I'll have an excuse to head to the Galleria where there is a Sephora, Neiman Marcus and Macy's.

I can't wait to see what my blogger friends take on vacation with them.

Beauty Blogger Packing


Reader Comments (32)

ohhhh I adore that little Archie makeup bag. I've been trying to stay strong =\ Love your picks!!!
Is that REALLY all you're bringing? I don't believe you! :-p
We probably both take about the same amount of makeup, but I still don't know if mine would fit in that bag! What kind of eyelash curler are you using? I need a new one--my Shu is on it's last legs!
Brooke -

The bag is perfect and really fits all that I need it to. The longer size is essential.
Christa -

Yes! That is all that I have packed! My 17 year old daughter is bringing way to much with us and if I have to, I can borrow from her. But honestly, I probably won't. This is a very low-key vacation.
Is that a silicone finger rest on that it cosmetics blush brush?? That's looks super comfortable.
I must try that UD Naked Blush!!! :) You fit a lot into that little bag!
Ooh I love what you pack :) That Archie bag is cute.
You are so good at this. I drag everything with me.
I love how you got all of that in the Archie bag. I could easily travel with your bag. I just bought that Maybelline Lust for Blush lipstick and it's such an easy color to wear. It's fun to see how many others have been bringing those UD palettes.
That bag is adorable! So much love the UD Basics palette I might have to break down and pick it up!
Why haven't I heard of that MUFE foundation? And dang - it's so portable!
Cutest makeup bag ever!
Nancy -

I couldn't believe that it all fit in the bag. It barely zips, but it does. My eyelash curler is a Shu - that's a new one and boy does it make a difference. I need to remember to replace it more often.
Paula -

No, it's not a rest. It is like a knob of some sort. I don't get the design; it just makes it look pretty.
Pammy -

You will love NAKED Flushed. And I cannot believe it all fit in the bag either. I thought I was going to have to leave something out.
Phyrra -

Thanks! The Archie's Girls bag is perfect.
Kelly -

I don't know how I'm going to make it with so little, honestly.
I thought you would be taking 10 times as much as you do. Nice job at streamlining for sure.
Marcia -

Aren't the Color Whispers amazing? I keep buying more, but settled on this neutral shade to go with everything. I probably should sneak in a bright one too because I want to pretend it is summer.
Cindy -

You need the UD Basics palette. You will use it all the time! I use it a a base for many looks and often on its own.
Brittany -

It's a new foundation and every bit of wonderful. Check it out next time you are in Sephora.
Jessika -

Thanks. I am loving the bag. Forgot to add that I am carrying the matching tote bag with me too.
Patricia -

I honestly can't believe that I am sticking to a bare minimum for this trip. I do plan to keep it low key, so the basics were all that is necessary.
I think you need more color for Florida, but you have the core products I think! I'd bring more lipsticks and another eye palette.

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