What's in my Travel Beauty Kit

11:22:00 AM

Good Day ladies! As the titles suggests, I will be showing you my choice of travel beauty essentials which I brought with me during my 3-day trip to Manila last month. It's a mix of makeup and skin care products which I've been using most of the time.

Since it's just a short trip, I only brought one medium sized backpack from Deuter Sport and a small sling bag from Parfois. (I forgot to take photos of those...hehe) Which means I really had to pack light. And I had to fit my son's and my own clothes in one backpack, but I did it! (feeling proud ^_^)


I brought a tiny amount of Mac Brush Cleanser which I transferred in that small atomizer, two small makeup bags, (the pink one is from Clinique while the gray one is from Estee Lauder) and a small Clinique tin can which was from their bonus kit. You won't believe how many skin care products actually fit in that tiny can.

Those who already own this Clinique bonus kit, would know what I'm talking about. It's practically just about the same size as your palm and I have to say this thing served me well.

These are the skin care products that I brought with me during the trip. All of which are travel sized. I will name them from left to right. First is the Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base (it's sample size that I got from sampleroom last year), Loccitane Hand Cream (travel size which was a gift from fellow beauty blogger Phoebe), Mary Kay TimeWise Target-Action Eye Revitalizer (will review this soon), Clinique Rinse-off Foaming Cleanser Mousse, Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray (all from the Clinique bonus kit), VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Moisturizing Protective Lip Balm 60, VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Face Cover 70 (bought at ZaloraPH) and Lastly, the Snoe Star Night Star Bright Nigh Perfecting Toner. (bought at the Snoe Beauty Stall at Metro Ayala Cebu)

I knew that it would be hot and humid in Manila, so I thought about the weather and my current skin condition when I decided to pick these to bring with me. This means, that I might bring something different on my next trip this coming October depending on my skin issues at the time.


I honestly had a hard time choosing which makeup products I should bring especially when I was picking out lippies. (I know you would be confused too if you had more than 20 lipsticks in your stash. hahaha)

So, let's break it down. First off are my lipstick picks.

Lip Products
Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss in Sunset Kiss
Mac Retro Matte Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous
Mac Satin Lipstick in Rebel

Face Products
Mary Kay Concealer in Beige 2
Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC35 (forgot to include in photo)
Mac Powder Blush in Harmony
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
The Balm Frat Boy

Eye Products
Happy Skin Eye Am Here To Stay Gel Pencil Eyeliner in Chic Brown
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara (sample size)
Mac Mineralize Eye Shadow in This &That

Brow Products
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown
Mac Brow Set in Beguile

Now, that I'm looking at the makeup products I packed for the trip, I honestly feel relieved that I didn't bring so much stuff.

These are the makeup brushes I brought with me and yes, they are travel friendly too. I was honestly thinking of bringing the Sigma Make Me Cool Travel Kit, but I changed my mind, since I felt like my current choices would be so much lighter compared to the latter.

Makeup Brushes (from top to bottom)
Charm Luxe Retractable Kabuki in Gold
BYS Angled Brow Brush
Marionnaud N°38 Eye (angled and spoolie dual brush)
Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush
Elf Mineral Bamboo Complexion Brush (travel size)
Generic Eye Detail Brush
Generic Dome type Crease Brush
Sigma E25 Blending Brush (travel size)
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler in Gold (forgot to include in photo)

There are certainly a couple of products here that I could do without. I will have to improve my travel beauty essential picks on my next trip.

What are your must have makeup and skin care picks for traveling?

Until next time.


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  1. Nice tip on that canister huh! thanks

  2. Wow i cant believe you were able to fit so many products in that tiny can!! Good job for travelling light as well. I think i'll freak out if i forget something, thus i always have a big bag whenever i travel.

    1. @Hazel, I was even surprised myself when I actually fit all my skin care products in that can.

  3. I always take way too many lip products with me too! they always make a difference! xD
    Take care*

    1. @Diann, it took a good few hours before I decided which lippies to bring, seriously..LOL

  4. <3 all the tiny skincare products! I'm still guilty of bringing full-sized ones at times. :( --Matromao

  5. So much good stuff! I like your Clinique container most especially! Handy, huh? ^^


  6. galing! nag kasya silang lahat dun! (insert clapping emoticon here)

  7. I wanted to sell my Clinique can and now I'm having second thoughts :))

    1. @Tellie, I always keep sample sizes or deluxe size skin care products, coz I know they always come in handy for traveling. hehe

  8. uy congrats in fitting everything in one backpaack sis! even with your brushes you were able to pick them down into a few essentials lang. im really bad at empake. whenever i pack for a trip or even just a sleepover, the little girl scout in me kicks in and wants to pack everything lol.

  9. I agree with u ate, ang hirap talaga magdecide ng gagamitin mo pag madami kang lipstick haha.
    And congrats kasi napag kasya mo lahat ng gamit niyo in just one bag hihihi :)

  10. Keeping tubes in a canister... That's a great idea to make sure they dont get squashed!
    Gonna have to see if I can somehow incorporate that into my travel kit... thanks!

  11. Minis are the cutest...BUT STILL, I THINK THAT'S A LOT OF MAKEUP FOR THREE DAYS, LOL. But then again, I've pretty much streamlined everything for convenience and I don't normally use that many products on a daily basis--foundation, concealer, and blush.


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