What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag: NYC Edition


Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great week. So tomorrow I leave for four days to accompany the family I nanny for to New York City. I am lucky enough to live two hours away from the city, but I never actually went until December of last year, with the same family. It was a blast last time so I can hardly wait for our trip tomorrow. Here is everything I decided to bring with me on my trip!


The bag I am using is my Lisa Perry for Estee Lauder bag. I got this a couple of months ago as a free gift with purchase, and out of all of my many makeup bags, this one is my favorite. It is super cute, but also really deep and spacious so it holds a lot of products.

Speaking of Estee Lauder, I’m bringing my favorite foundation that I own, my Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth- Infusing Makeup. I chose to bring this one because I find it truly lasts all day, something I will need on a hot summer day in the city

I like to pair my liquid foundation with a powder one because it gives me extra coverage but also keeps my foundation looking fresh longer. I chose the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless because the matte keeps oily skin at bay.

I am also bringing my Glamglow Mud Cleanser which I received in my Ipsy bag last month. I love this cleanser and it is the perfect size to travel with.

I am only bringing one eyeshadow palette with me, which is my Smashbox Mini Full Exposure palette. It is meant to be perfect for travel, as it comes in a thin, compact case. Also, I didn’t want to lug around my Naked palettes and risk damaging them, so this one should do the trick!

For blush I am only bringing my Mac Pro Longwear blush in Blush All Day. The packaging seems to be stable, so I don’t have to worry about shattering it. Also, I find this blush to be universally flattering with everything I wear, as it is a pretty tan rose color.

I decided to bring my Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara. It is brand new and I have only used it once. It is a very natural looking mascara, and I haven’t quite formed my opinion on it yet.

I am not sure if I am going to want to fuss with eyeliner, but if I do, I have my Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner, which is hard for even me to mess up. It has the most precise tip I have ever seen on eyeliner, so it makes doing a nice line on the go very easy.

I would be completely lost without my Elf Eyebrow Kit, so I am lucky that it is the perfect little compact to travel with. I have to keep my brows on fleek in case I run into Bradley Cooper again 😉

I would never consider going anywhere without Bronzer, so I am happy that I bought the Too Faced Bronzer Wardrobe, which came with 4 travel size deluxe bronzer samples. I chose to bring my sample of Endless Bronze, because it is a long lasting formula, and I definitely won’t have time to retouch my bronzer because I will be crazy busy all day. Each Bronzer sample comes in a little paper and plastic case, and it’s super tiny so it doesn’t take up much space. I wanted to bring my Pink Leopard Bronzer, but couldn’t risk it getting shattered on the train.

The only highlighting product I am bringing is my Elf Baked Highlighter in the shade Moonlight Pearls. It is a gorgeous champagne highlight that I reach for all of the time, so I knew that it would be a safe bet to bring along.

Next, I am using my Nyx HD Concealer, which is a creamy concealer that is perfect for covering up dark circles, as well as highlighting the under eye area. I probably won’t be getting too much sleep, so I am going to count on this bad boy to make me look human in the morning.

I’m not only bringing one lip color (obviously), but the rest that I have are in my purse. For my makeup bag, I am just going to bring my trusted Ulta Brilliant Color Lip Gloss in the shade 06. It is a flattering berry color that has very buildable color, so you can go light or heavy, depending on the occasion.

Last but not least, I am bringing my mini Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. This is great for your face and body, so it is a perfect 2-in-1 travel product.

So I am going to be away from my computer for the next few days, so please don’t be offended if I don’t respond to your comments right away. I hope you all have a good week, and I can’t wait to tell you all about my trip when I get back. Bye for now!

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s