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I’ve been trying to travel light lately. During the pandemic, I stopped wearing a lot of makeup because wearing a mask covered it up anyway. Now that I’ve started wearing some again, I’ve noticed my makeup bag was taking up way too much space in my suitcase – so I recently downgraded to a much smaller bag and only bring my essentials!
This bag is 3.74 x 3.74 inches. Here is a banana for scale!
The Makeup Bag I Use:
It’s small, but it holds everything I need!
Makeup Bag Lazy Cosmetic Bag Travel Toiletry Bag Cosmetic Make Up Organizer Waterproof Travel Accessories for Women and Girls,Mini Black
The Essential Items I Keep In My Makeup Bag:
I bought smaller items that will fit in this bag, here are the links to them!
1. Tinted Moisturizer / Concealer
Burt’s Bees BB Cream with SPF 15, Light, 1.7 Ounce (Pack of 1) – Package May Vary
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen – SPF 40-1.7 fl oz – Invisible, Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen – Weightless, Scentless, and Oil Free – For All Skin Types and Skin Tones
I got these small travel bottles to keep the first two products in. They are refillable and leak proof! These fit perfectly in the makeup bag I bought.
2 Pcs Silicone Travel Bottles,1.3oz Leak Proof Refillable Squeeze Containers with Transparent Carry Bag,Small Empty Travel Size Bottles for Shampoo,Conditioner,Lotion,Toiletries
Clinique High Impact Mascara 01 Black Mini-size
4. Makeup Sticks
(eyeshadow, eyeliner, concealer, etc)
I actually use a concealer stick instead of eyeshadow! I like the natural look and it’s easier to travel with than eyeshadow
Concealer Stick by Revlon, PhotoReady Face Makeup for All Skin Types, Longwear Medium- Full Coverage with Creamy Finish, Lightweight Formula, 003 Light Medium, 0.11 Oz
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner, Black
5. Tinted Lip Balm
Burts Bees Tinted Moisturizing Lip Care for Women, for Dry Lips, 100% Natural, with Shea Butter, Hibiscus (2 Pack)
6. Portable Eyelash Curler
Docolor Eyelash Curler Portable Lash Curler with 1 Silicone Refill Pads Mini Eye Lashes Curlers Professional Travel Makeup Tools for All Eye Shapes
7. Foldable Eyelash Comb
Almost Famous Foldable Eyelash Comb – Eye Lash Separation Tool. Eye, Mascara Remover, Eyelash Cleaner, Eyelash Groomer, Grooming Brush for Beauty Makeup – Mini Eyelashes Separator Curler (Purple)
8. Mini Beauty Blender
Makeup Sponge Set BS-MALL 20 Pcs Mini Blender Sponges for Liquid, Cream, and Powder (APink)
I don’t keep this in my makeup bag, but if you want another useful item for your purse / travel bag, check out this travel sized nail kit:
Wolf Project Mens Nail Grooming Kit – Mens Manicure Set: A 4-piece (Tweezers And Nail Clipper Set With File And Scissors) Stainless Steel Grooming Kit For Men – The Perfect Travel Nail Kit For Men