Friday, 11 July 2014

Travel Makeup Bag - The Wedding Edition

The past weekend and beginning of this week have been pretty hectic filled with lots of weddings and travelling. Well, not really. But I was in Bangalore during the weekend and we came back to another wedding we had to go too. So I just thought I'd club the two together and viola!

The Base
This really was a No-Brainer for me. I've publically pledged my love and undying devotion to the Chanel Vita Lumier Aqua and ofcourse, it was the base of choice. A rediscovery for me in terms of powder is the MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation. I'd thrown this into my bag and forgotten about it, but when I decided to do the project 10 pan I rediscovered my love for it. Honestly, its an amazing powder, and I will be repurchasing once I finish it! The Bobbi Brown Corrector is another staple I cannot live without, so that came along with me.
Just in case I felt like it, I love a little bit of contour and highlight - but I like it to be subtle (post coming soon!) so I took my Inglot 357 Matte Eyeshadow (here) to contour lightly and the Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi (here) to highlight.
I would normally never take this along, but ever since I've discovered how good blush can make me look (thank you Tarte Blissful) I took along my Chanel Cream Blush in Presage just to add a bit of colour to the cheeks.
To set everything in place and decake the layers, I took my NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray, which makes your makeup last forever and ever and ever...

The Eyes
Yes, I took a palette, and nothing else. Not only did this give me sometime to really play around with these colours, The Kat Von D Monarch Palette has cool and warm toned neutrals along with a good mix of textures, making it perfect to carry along! As a base I took the MAC Groundwork Paintpot, another staple that I hardly talk about, but it keeps my shadows in place, without any fuss or fancy. Ofcourse I had to take eyeliner - Indian makeup without eyeliner just seems to wrong, so I brought my trusty Maybelline Gel Liner that needs to be replaced, desperately. For Mascara, I wanted something water proof that would hold a curl, so the Maybelline Hyper Curl Waterproof Mascara it was!

The Lips
Last but not the least, the lips, which previously would have gone with a bit of tinted lip balm. But through all these fun evenings, I sported a bright lip. My two favorites ofcourse were the L'oreal Matte Moisture Lipstick in Lincoln Rose and the Maybelline Vivd Lipstick in Shocking Coral. Btw, these two mixed makes a heavenly combination.

So this was it! A bit excessive for most I know, but I like my options, and I like products.
What are your Wedding Essentials?


  1. I love maybelline lumi after your review, I got honey miel and quite loveeeing it :) x

    1. I'm so glad! Its amazing, I wish it were more hyped though! :)

  2. This is not too much of makeup at all. If I have to pick one extra item it would have to be an eyebrow palette. You looke lovely in your IG pics.

    1. The Kat Von D Palette has a dark brown I used for my eyebrows. :)
      Thank you! You are very kind. :)

  3. The more I see it in your posts, the more my desire for the Chanel foundation increases :P

    Great choices there! I'd have taken an MLBB lip color, but otherwise, pretty much the same kind of things :D

    1. You need it, pish posh about desire.
      Ahh, if I had, I'd have stuck to that, hence, I didn't :P

    2. Hahaha, good point. I'd probably end up doing that, too!