Packing make-up for holiday!

I’m leaving for France early tomorow morning and have spent the past few days packing and getting ready.  Its really sad, but one thing I really enjoy doing is packing make-up!  I love going through all my bits and sorting out what I will use and re-discovering products that I love. 

I’m going away for two weeks and have photographed every product I’m taking to show you all.  I’m very aware that I’m probably definitely over packing but I can’t help it!  I’d rather take too much than too less!




  • Sleek Storm palette
  • The Body Shop brown shimmer cubes
  • Bare Study Paint pot
  • MACs Nylon eye shadow, Coco pigment sample and Beauty Marked eye shadow (not pictured!)
  • TBS #42 and #45 eye shadow


  • The Body Shop Super Volume mascara
  • TBS glitter liner
  • TBS liquid eyeliner
  • Gosh velvet touch eyeliner in Black ink x2 (Just in case one goes walkies!) and Banana
  • Sleek ink pot in black
  • Clinique eyebrow pencil
  • L’Oreal voluminous mascara



  • The Body Shop lip and cheek stain 01
  • TBS hi-shine in #10
  • TBS lipstick in #57
  • Revlon lip-gloss in #21 Pink Crystals
  • MAC lipsticks in Jazzed and Patisserie
  • Barry M lipsticks in #54 and #147
  • Barry M lip gloss in Coral
  • Leichner (unknown brand) red lipstick




  • Lily Lolo mineral foundation in Porcelain
  • Bare Minerals mineral foundation in Fairly light and Mineral veil (not pictured)
  • MAC mineralized skin finishes in Porcelain Pink and Soft and Gentle
  • MAC Hipness blush
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • The Body Shop All in One Face Base in 02
  • TBS Lightening Touch in 03
  • TBS Blusher in 05
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing powder
  • MAC Select Cover up concealer in NC15 and Studio Finish concealer in NW15

That’s everything apart from brushes!

This is the make-up bag I’m taking it in –


I got it a few years ago on EBay for a few pennies and I adore it.  Its really roomy and spacious, and is padded so hopefully my bits won’t get damaged!  I have a smaller MAC make-up bag which I keep on me with all the bits I use regularly in for quick make-up top-ups/refreshments whilst I’m travelling!

Do you think its too much to take away for two weeks? Do let me know!  I did try to narrow it down but I couldn’t anymore!  How much did you all take away on holiday this year?



  1. August 18, 2010 / 11:25 pm

    You can never take too much! 😛

  2. August 18, 2010 / 11:27 pm

    I think youve taken a good amount! I am soooo bad at packing ANYTHING, make up is by far the worst! I never know what I feel like wearing.. I went away for a week and took a ridiculous amount.. whats worse is I always end up buying make up when I'm away! Anyways enough rambling.. hope you have a lovely trip hunnie x

  3. August 18, 2010 / 11:45 pm

    ohhh i love having a nosey at people's makeup great stuff your bringing and i desperately want jazzed! have a great time 🙂 xx

  4. August 18, 2010 / 11:55 pm

    OMG that's a lot to me… but I must mention that my last holiday was spent mainly on the beach LOL.

  5. August 19, 2010 / 12:47 am

    Darling I probably take a lot more just so my options are open, especially eye makeup bc anything can happen! <3

  6. August 19, 2010 / 1:14 am

    hehe, yes, but only because I know what it's like to over pack makeup! 🙂 I finally got it down to the necessities that I use everyday & a few 'extra' pieces. It's tough to make decisions, but I ask myself… "am I really going to wear this while on holiday?" & I can talk myself out of packing it. Do have a lovely time in France!!! xx

  7. August 19, 2010 / 1:53 am

    No, I don't think it's too much for 2 weeks…I always tend to overpack on makeup too 😀 I love your makeup bag, by the way! Have fun in France! xx

  8. August 19, 2010 / 2:24 am

    WOW! France?? Lucky you, I have always dreamed of going there! Great makeup choices for travel!

  9. August 19, 2010 / 5:27 am

    ahh, the storm palette. GOOD choice!

    personally, that much product is too much for ME. but if you know you'll be using all of that at least once, then it's worth it, isn't it?

    when i'm on holiday, i tend to do the same looks (one for the day, one for the night) so i don't have to think about it. it's a cosmetic "uniform" of sorts.


  10. August 19, 2010 / 8:16 am

    Cute make-up bag:)
    I don't think thats too much for 2 weeks, i think its probably the right amount, how much i'd take anyways haha. I love packing my make-up to go on holidays

  11. August 19, 2010 / 8:18 am

    Haha I'd say it's too much for two weeks but I'm the same – I always overpack so I'm not judging 😉 I'd take fewer lipsticks and take only one MSF for fear of smashing them.

    Have fun on your trip! 🙂

  12. August 22, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    normal ppl would say, that's a lot for a trip! but for makeup lovers, it's not much. you really need them! 🙂

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  14. September 10, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    lovely selection and love the bag 🙂
    Ive just seen one on Ebay which is black quilted with a bow 🙂

    sher x

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