What’s in My Carry-On: Make-Up Edition

Since I went on vacation a couple weeks ago, I decided I wanted to do a series of posts on “what’s in my carry on”. I try to travel as light as possible, and if I can get away with just a carry-on and a personal item I consider it a success. I’m going to break up these posts in sections: makeup, clothes, and entertainment. I’m hoping it will help me streamline the packing process (I am a habitual last-minute packer, with no signs of rehabilitation in the future.

Make Up Bag:

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick (Stark Naked in the daytime, Mrs. Mia Wallace at Night): I love Urban Decay, and I think both of these shades cover the variety of day and night time events I have signed myself up for.

Lip balm: I prefer EOS balms, but Burt’s Bees is a great alternative.

ABH Stick Foundations (Natural, Warm Natural): I’m taking these primarily because of the humid weather. Not only that, stick foundations are much easier (in my opinion) to travel with.

ELF liquid eyeliner: ELF is a long-time favorite of mine. They’re cruelty-free and so affordable it’s almost criminal.

ELF eyebrow kit: See above.

Urban Decay Smoky palette: I went through all my eyeshadow palettes, and decided since I use this one the least in my normal life, I would make good use of it on vacation.

Tarte blush in Sensual: Long-time favorite.

Deodorant: I keep a travel-sized one with me at most times, because I live in Las Vegas and I get hot. So of course, I do the same when I travel.

Travel sized face wash/moisturizer: I love travel-sized products, and I try to stock up before each trip. I don’t have a particularly favorite brand, but I end up buying Neutrogena more often than not.

Makeup remover towelettes: Any brand will do, but I prefer Burt’s Bees.

Tarte Mascara in Gifted: This is the only mascara I own, so it goes everywhere with me.

VS rollerball perfume: It’s small, compact and smells terrific.

Eyelash Curler

Make up brushes: I don’t have a particular brand that I like; I’m not even sure where I got the current ones I have. But they must go with me every trip.


Harley Quinn Hairbrush: Just because.