My 7 Travel Makeup Essentials! (Collab)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Hey guys! So, today, I'm bringing you this post on my 7 travel makeup essentials, which is also in collaboration with my lovely fellow blogger Mariyam. Don't hesitate to check out her blog (click here!) as she's such a genuine, kind hearted person with a beautiful content feed.

All I know is that I'm a regular reader, which means you should be too!

Anyway, let's get right into the good stuff! You guys know me and my makeup obsession (which is getting worse by the way!) so choosing only seven items to whisk away with me on vacation was a really tough challenge. It's like being asked to select which one of your parents is your favourite. You just can't do it.

However, despite the process being like pulling teeth, I managed to finally whittle it down in order to bring you nothing but the best.



LA Girl Pro Conceal
For me, when I'm travelling, foundation is just a no no. Not going to happen. Instead of wasting my holiday time and blocking my pores with huge amounts of product, I like to use a concealer that matches my skintone (my face has tanned, so yes, it does match) just to do some correction work and cover anything that doesn't really need to be there.

If you read my March Pharmacy Faves post, then you'll know that I'm really loving the LA Girl Pro Conceal at the moment. This is a much simpler way of obtaining a really good finish that won't cause your face to melt off at the beach or in transit. How embarrassing?


Sacha Setting Powder
Obviously, for any liquid product applied, some form of setting powder is required. That is, if you want your cake to stay on all day long. 

This transparent powder from Sacha Cosmetics works for absolutely everybody and, best of all, doesn't give an ashy appearance to your skin. Holiday flash photography? No problem at all with this powder!



Kiko Eyebrow Sculpt Pencil
No matter where you are in the world, brows will always remain a vital part of any makeup routine. I'm not saying that you've got to go crazy and draw the Batman symbol in the middle of your forehead, but a little brow is always welcome.

Kiko Milano's brow pencil is the perfect travel item; the pigment is definitely controllable and the design of the stick itself makes it really easy to use. 

Japan, Turkey, Thailand; who cares? Your brow game will ALWAYS be on point.



Too Faced Chocolate Bar:
So, for my eyeshadow, here we have the gorgeous Chocolate Bar palette. This is, for sure, one of the most versatile, natural palettes I own; it's so easy just to pick up and create a number of looks with. I mean, you've gotta love it for travelling - it's a CLASSIC.


Too Faced 'Better Than Sex' Mascara
Everybody knows and loves this mascara; it's such good quality and keeps the lashes beautifully coated and voluminous all day long. However, when on the road, I much prefer my mini version to tag along with me, as it saves me that little bit of extra space. And, isn't it just so adorable?!



Mac's 'Modesty' Lipstick
Mac lipsticks are some of my favourites; there are so many different shades and finishes to choose from. If you imagine your dream lipstick now, chances are, Mac has already created your exact vision. 

Well, that's how I felt when I found the shade 'Modesty'. It's the perfect pinky/mauve nude for all dark skinned divas and light skinned lovelies and, with it's cremesheen finish, it's hydrating and nourishing for the lips.

What a perfect holiday lippie!



For Mac's second mention, this wonderful product we have here has certainly earned the honorable position of being included in my travel makeup kit. Fix plus spray is seriously everything to me; I use it during almost every stage of my routine meaning that I can't leave it behind. 

And plus, on a hot Summer's morning abroad, a spritz or two now and again does me the WORLD of good!



Thank you guys so much for reading about my travel makeup essentials! Do make sure that you go over to Mariyam's blog and check out her take on this post, which will be posted today too!

When was your last holiday? What makeup/beauty products did you feel it necessary to bring along with you? Let me know in the comments section and, as usual, feel free to follow myself (on social media) and this blog for more content just like this!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

52 comments:

  1. I really want to try the too faced chocolate palette, looks amazing! Liv x
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    1. It's definitely one to have Liv, there's no doubt! xx Thanks for reading hun! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. I love the color of that lipstick! And love MAC. Good tips, I don't like wearing foundation when I'm on a trip either.

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    1. Yes, Modesty is such a gorgeous mauvy nude! x SO glad you agree with me on that one, the thought of my pores being blocked on holiday makes me feel ill! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. That chocolate palette is SO cute looking and the colours are beautiful!

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    Marta
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    1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today Marta! x Yes, the chocolate bar is, indeed, a classic - you must have it in your collection! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. Love you picks :)
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    1. Thanks so much Ritu, really psyched you enjoyed them! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. Omg the better than sex mini is so cute but I cant find it available on the too faced website. where dd you get it?

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    1. Thanks a lot for reading again Leyla, I actually got this Better Than Sex miniature from Too Faced's Christmas collection 2016 'The Chocolate Shop'; it came with it as an extra product! It's such a gem, isn't it?! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. All of these products look AMAZING!! I especially love the too faced better than sex mascara :) I really want to try the chocolate box palette as well :) xx

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    1. Ah, thank you so much for reading Grace! These are all amazing products to take with you on holiday! x Yes, the better than sex is an amazing mascara - such a must have! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. Some old favourites and some new items for me! The chocolate bar palette is so dependable!

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    1. I know right - It's such a classic! Glad you found some new products here too! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. I love the Chocolate Bar palette! It's the one I reach for the most! :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. It's just so versatile - I have to bring it EVERYWHERE! x Thanks so much for reading DI! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. The chocolate bar and MAC Modesty are some of my essentials, too!!

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    1. Yass girl, working that Too Faced and that Mac! I honestly can't let them out of my sight - I've got to bring them travelling with me! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Great post. Just reminded me I need to order some Mac fix + as I'm almost out. I love that too. I want to try the concealer as I've seen it on YouTube so many times! Its cheaper than what I currently use too! X

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    1. Yass rachel, Mac fix + is for sure one of my faves, I can't bear to run out! And the LA girl pro conceal is honestly so worth it for the money; I highly recommend! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. Hello dear,
    fantastic post!
    I'm following back on GFC (#41 "Susannah Stark"). Would you also like to follow each other on bloglovin?
    Hugs,
    LIANA LAURIE

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    1. Yes, I'd love to follow eachother, sounds wonderful, I'm heading over to you bloglovin' now! xx Thanks for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  12. i love the too faced chocolate bar palette and the mascara too! They are really amazing and great for travel.

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    1. Yes, too Faced have come out with some absolute bangers! And the mini better than sex is honestly IDEAL for any travelling Claire! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. I always end up taking way too much makeup away with me because I can never choose! I love the look of that Mac lipstick though! Xox

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    1. Haha, that's normally me as well to be honest! xx Modesty is a beautiful shade on anybody an everybody, you should get it, I highly recommend! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. Such a great holiday makeup bag! Modesty is such a beautiful shade and looks like it's an easy to wear, comfortable option too. I really struggle to pick makeup for travel, I used to end up taking half my collection with me! When we went on honeymoon (a staycation so weight wasn't an issue) I realised that I wore the same few products and wasted a lot of time choosing my makeup. From then on, I've made a concerted effort to pack lighter and have gotten a lot better! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Tania, and omg, I used to take EVERYTHING with my on holiday, and by that I mean, everything but the kitchen sink! x Since then, I too have toned it down and normally take around 7 things with me! It's true, we never use all of the things we bring; it's only worth bringing the essentials! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. I bring way too many products with me when I travel, I don't know if I could ever narrow it down to just 7! Love all your picks though, and you make a good point about wearing just concealer without foundation. Cuts down application time and it's one less product to bring :P

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. Oh dear Jenny, you've got to narrow it down girl! x Your suitcase is clearly heavier than it needs to be at the moment! Really glad you enjoyed my picks and my concealer hack hun! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. Love that mascara!

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    1. Me too Katherine, it's amazing! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. My last holiday was in September 2016 and I did pack a lot more because there was no need to travel light. But I have a road trip coming up a little later this year and will see if I can streamline my makeup down to seven items...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes for road trips, travelling light is such a good idea; let me know if you manage it and what your picks are! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. I have to try that LA Pro Concealer. I always hear good things! I love that Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. You can get so many beautiful looks from it. Loving that MAC Modesty lipstick color. It' so pretty :D
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    1. Hey there Kim! Totally agreed about all of the products, honestly, this post contains some of my ultimate faves! x Do get the Pro Concealer, it's so worth it for the money girl! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. I am still to get a palette on my hands! I love this one!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com
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    1. Yes, it's gorgeous isn't it Dora, thanks so much for reading! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. So many lovely products here, hun! :) I have had my eye on that Too Faced palette for ages, the shades look absolutely stunning; but I am a little torn between that one and their Sweet Peach one, have you tried it? I am always on the lookout for a good setting powder and the one you featured sounds absolutely amazing. :) Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you're having a wonderful Easter weekend, lovely! xoxo

    Kay
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    1. Hey there Kay, thanks so much for reading darl, I'm so glad you enjoyed! Yes, I have tried the Sweet Peach and I have, in fact, written a post about it a couple of months ago: https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/2017/01/it-really-smells-like-peaches-too-faced.html
      Check it out for a full review and details from me! x I also do recommend the Sacha Powder, it's so soft and fine milled! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you so much lucy, if you ever need anything or want to ask me for help or questions, I'm always here! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. I loved this post! I am a huge fan of taking my travel sized Better Than Sex Mascara and Fix+ on vacay - definitely holiday essentials :) x

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    1. Thanks so much Marisa, so so glad you enjoyed! xx Yass, those two are absolute ride or dies, I don't know what I'd do without them! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. The Chocolate Bar palette makes such a good pick,all the shades would work perfectly for day and night and the packagings certainly sturdy enough to travel around with x

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    1. EXACTLY Daisy, you hit the nail on the head there with your reasoning! It's a wonderful travel item! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. You have a perfect travel kit with almost everything essential in there. I barely do makeup except when attending a party but this looks good.

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    1. Thanks so much for coming to read, I'm surprised you don't do that much makeup for parties; that's when I glam up the most! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thanks so much for all of your love and support lately, you're a really active reader and I'm so grateful! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. Yeah, I can't control myself enough to pack just 7 make-up items. I went to visit my grandparents this weekend and brought 5 different mascaras... I put on make-up once...

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    1. Haha Kirsten! I know exactly where you're coming from - being a makeup addict is NOT as easy as it sounds! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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