What’s in my travel makeup bag | ft The Flat Lay Co {gifted}

Beauty

Todays post is all about the make up I am taking with me to Genoa, featuring the beautiful Flat Lay Co makeup bag*. This was sent to me a little while ago and I have been waiting patiently to be able to use it, and I figured this short trip would be perfect. I was a bit sceptical about whether all my make up would fit, but it actually did. This is my second Flat Lay Co bag, they are so handy when it comes to travelling as it’s so easy to lay all your make up out and not worry about getting it on the white hotel bed sheets. 

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I decided for this trip that I would try and pack light and only take what I am going to use, so I think I have in the main part done so. 

I have picked the Dermalogica Primer* as this is my favourite primer that own right now, it is very similar to Benefit Porefessional, but contains SPF making it perfect for holidays. 

As for foundation I decided to stick with Mac Studio Fix as I know this lasts a long time and also contains SPF making it ideal for sunny weather. A newer concealer I am taking is from Thin Lizzy*, this was sent to me a while back and I was obsessed with thier foudnation, so I’m hoping I will feel the same about the concealer. This concealer is also good for under the eyes and on areas which need more coverage. 

The cream bronzer I am packing is from Primark, it was only £2.50 and I needed a new one as I had run out of my favourite one. Although this one is a little bit too dark for me on a daily basis, I’m hoping that once I’ve tanned it will match my body pretty well. 

To set my face I will be using the MUA Cosmetics loose powder in translucent, I use this on a daily basis and keeps my face looking pretty matte all day long. To bronze I will be using Hoola Bronzer from Benefit as this is my go to holiday bronzer as it’s on the more intense darker side. 

To add some colour to my cheeks I have packed the Zoella x Colourpop brush as this is a really pretty pink shade. And then to finish off my face make up I have chosen Glossier Haloscope in Quartz as my highlighter as this gives a lovely dewy finish. 

For mascara I have chosen to take the Natural Collection waterproof mascara, I chose to go with a waterproof one just so it will last longer in the heat and not sweat off. For my eye shadow I have opted for the Urban Decay Aphrodisiac palette and a Zoella x Colourpop liquid shadow in OG.

To define my brows I have packed my new eye brow hd pencil from Sainsbury’s which I am pretty obsessed with, and Loreal Brow Plumper to set them in place.

Finally, for my lips I have packed YSL 201, MAC Viva Glam 2 and MAC Fashion Legacy as I like to go for a very bold bright lip on holiday.

Makeup I’m loving right now | featuring Flat Lay Co makeup bag

Beauty

Lets talk about the makeup which I am loving right now, and the handiest makeup bag which was kindly sent to me my a brand called Flat Lay Co. The bag itself is really unique, when opened up you can display all your products and see exactly what you’ve got in the bag which is so much easier than having to rummage though. I also realised another reason why I love this bag is because I’m hoping it is going to make me less of a messier person when it comes to covering my bed in foundation and anything else which could transfer. In theory, by having all the products laid out on the bag, I’m hoping my bed will stay clean, also this will come in handy on holiday as hotels always have WHITE bed sheets and they terrify me! When your finished doing your make up all you do is pull the drawstring and the bag sucks itself in an voila its a bag!

Now onto make up, my go to eye shadow palette, pretty much all the time Urban Decay Naked Heat, I just love the warm shades and to be honest I have worn this all year round. I just don’t think there is going to be a time when it’s not my favourite!

As for my brows, I have switched it up a little and changed from the blonde version of Loreal Brow Plumper to the darker version, I really like the look of darker more defined brows and I’m pretty glad I’m getting around to using it as I bought it by mistake ages ago!

My go to lip choice, especially when I want to to look that little bit ‘cooler’ is YSL 201, not only is this the perfect red, but it lasts such a long time (and doesn’t dry your lips). 

On my cheeks I have been using the  Urban Decay Naked Flushed cheek palette, I pretty much just stick to using the bronzer out of this palette although I do need to start using the highlight and blush as their equally as nice! Another bronzer I have been going crazy for is from Sephora in the shade Caledonia, this is a really orangey shade so I can only use this when I have a tan.

I recently dug out my old Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette and have been using the pink highlighter in there, it creates a really natural glow rather than a full on glitter glow.  

My go to base year round is Mac Studio Fix, this is especially good for the warmer months because it doesn’t budge in the heat, therefore lasting a long time making your skin look amazing even though you feel like a sweaty mess! To set my face I have been using the Arkana i-Tech powder, this is a really light weight loose powder, which also protects your skin from the environment as well as setting your face in place. 

My cream contour obsession never changes, its the Tanya Burr one in the medium dark shade, although I feel like these are getting harder to find now so I need to find a replacement once I’ve finished my last two, recommendations please (not to pricey).

Before I went on holiday I decided to dig though my drawer full of mascaras and take a brand new unopened one and hope that it was a good one that would make my lashes look long and luscious. Loreal Volume Million Lashes did exactly what it says on the packaging, my lashes have never looked so good!

And lastly, a bit of Glossier appreciation, Balm Dot Com in the flavour coconut has to be the perfect lip balm for the summer!

Here are some photos of the bag;

Thanks for reading xx