I got an email the other day from Meghan, a lovely Avenue M reader in Sydney asking me what's in my travel makeup bag. The things I 'can't live without'. So, I thought I might share these with you all! The majority of these products are available world-wide too, if you're interested, and I've put a few links to where most of them can be found :)
Revlon Colorstay foundation: Best. Foundation. Ever! Well, from what I've tried! This stuff is full coverage, matches my skintone so much better than the majority of foundations at the drugstore and has great staying power throughout the day (hence the name!). It comes in a decent size bottle that lasts me at least three months. I highly recommend it! My colour is the lightest available; Ivory.
Rimmel Stay Matte powder: This stuff is great! It the perfect finishing touch to liquid foundation and is really great value for money. I got mine from Asos for around $7.
Rimmel Lasting Finish blush: The prettiest pop of colour for your cheeks! I chose 'Pink Rose' and was really happy with how it worked with my pale skin. It's a very subtle pink with a romantic shimmer that catches the light at all the right times. The only downside to this product is the packaging. It's super fiddly and tiny... I would have preferred it if it were packaged like the other Rimmel blushes.
Maybelline 'The Falsies' mascara: Unless you live under a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean then you would've heard about this product at some point. It gets so much hype! I think it's a great mascara that looks even more amazing on if you've curled your lashes before-hand. It does get a little flakey, so next time I might have to get the waterproof version.
Professional Make-up eyebrow pencil: This is an absolute essential! It's my exact eyebrow shade and is perfect for filling in those pesky little gaps where the hair just won't co-operate. I'm not really sure where this is available... I got it from my beauty therapist and I'm hoping that when I run out of this she'll have another one for me or else it will be the end of the world!
Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner: This is the ultimate eyeliner for beginners. It's very fine tip is perfect for those with an unsteady hand (*ahem* me) and creates the prettiest winged eye perfect for everyday. If it wasn't for Ms Fifi I would be sporting a cat-eye everyday at school!
Bourjois eyeshadow in 'Beige Rose': This is the third time I've re-purchased this little beauty. It's my favourite eyeshadow/ highlighter ever and can be used wet or dry. I love the packaging and it's just *sheds a tear* one of my fave products ever :)
Lucas' Papaw Ointment: The ultimate Aussie-girl essential. I think this is my fourth bottle in the last 6 weeks. The only lip balm that doesn't end up drying my lips out (Maybelline Babylips anyone?!) and adds the loveliest subtle gloss. Always in my bag.
La Roche-Posay thermal spray: This is aerosol thermal spring water designed to soothe red, irritated skin. I'm into the sixth week of the Roaccutane and it's really been quite awful this week. I've been leaving the shower with very inflamed skin that's itchy and downright horrid. This is great for soothing it and detoxifying.
Sportsgirl 'In My Dreams' roll-on: Izzy gave this to me for my birthday and it smells so good! It's an oil-based roll-on so it lasts all day and smells similiar to Marc Jacobs' Daisy. Another hand-bag essential.