What’s in my Makeup Bag:New Orleans Edition

I shared earlier this week about the clothing items and accessories that I will be bringing in my suitcase on my trip to New Orleans. I had tons of fun putting that together and of course shopping for some new pieces. Now, I need to start thinking about my makeup and skincare items that I will bring with me. This is my favorite part of packing. I am a crazy makeup person and bring most of my makeup with me on the plane. I would much rather have the airlines lose my clothes than my makeup. Probably because I spend more on my makeup and skincare than my clothes…true story. I rounded up all my makeup and skincare favorites. I also picked up a few new items because…well…I have issues!


What's in my makeup bag:skincare

Body Shop Tea Tree Toner/Botanics Cleansing Balm/Ever Youthful/Ever Remedy/Body Shop Tea Tree Oil/Nourish Eye Cream/Nourish Face Serum/Garnier Micellar Water

The Body Shops Tea Tree line is amazing. Tea Tree or Melaleuca is great for blemishes! I use the toner all over after I cleanse my skin and the oil as a spot treatment.

I recently fell in love with the brand Ever. They are Stella and Dot’s skincare line. Youthful can be used all over the face and brings life back to your face…amazing. Remedy is another spot treatment I use and it also helps with dark spots. Ever is also a very healthy skincare line. Free of all the garbage.

Another great brand is Nourish Organic. The past few years I have really tried to use more organic and natural products. I love their eye cream because it has a smooth metal applicator that stays cool and gets rid of any swelling…yaaaas! I also use their face serum. I have replaced my cream moisturizers with oils and am loving it. I have dry skin so my skin drinks it up.

I added Garnier’s Micellar water because it has been great when I’m not wearing a whole lot of makeup and just want to quickly remove my makeup. It leaves my skin moisturized as well.

Last but not least, my current obsession, Botanics cleansing balm! I wanted to pick up a balm, as I knew it would be easier during travel. It is not a liquid so I won’t have to worry about it leaking and I won’t have issues getting it on the plane. If you have not used a cleansing balm before I have to tell you it is amazing. I have normal/dry skin. It adds so much moisture as it is a solidified oil. It reminds me of a softer coconut oil. You only need a small amount and apply it to dry skin. It dissolves any makeup or impurities on your face. This particular balm came with a cleansing cloth. The directions say to use warm water to remove and then follow with cool water after you have removed your makeup, in order to close those pores! I could go on and on, as I already have. Let me know if you already try a cleansing balm or if you end up trying this one.

what's in my makeup bag

Juice Beauty Eyeliner/Juice Beauty Concealer/Neutrogena Foundation/Pixi Corrector/LORAC Lipstick/Z Palette/Makeup Geek Eyeshadow

I wanted to share just a few things I’ll be adding to my makeup bag. This task is always so hard for me because I love my makeup! I wanted to really pair down what I bring. I don’t need to bring 5 different eyeshadow palettes(I mean…I could…but I really shouldn’t). My favorite item I listed is actually more of a makeup accessory. It is my ZPalette. I love this option because it is a magnetic case that I use to put in different eyeshadow pots. I can mix and match different looks without having to bring a ton of different larger palettes. I added a few of my favorite shadows from Makeup Geek that fit in this palette perfectly.

My eyes are very sensitive and I have been looking for a new eyeliner that would not cause an allergic reaction. I decided to use Juice Beauty’s eye pencil. It has not irritated my eyes at all! It also has not smudged throughout the day. I already use Juice Beauty’s concealer (Gwenyth Paltrow’s company). It is in a pot and is great for travel.

I also am loving Pixi’s corrector. It is a peach corrector that will brighten up my eyes after a long day of travel or a long night out. It is also in a cute little pot…can you see a theme?

The Lorac lipstick I included is on my wish list. I don’t really need another nude lipstick but I’m thinking this might get thrown in my bag!

Last but not least, Neutrogena has a new foundation called Hydro Boost. If you are looking for a light coverage foundation this is awesome! I think this will be great on the plane as it is also super hydrating.

Whew! That was a lot of information but I couldn’t keep all these great funds to myself. Let me know what your favorite makeup and skincare items are when you travel.


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