I told you all about how I pack my carry on and my in flight outfit. Now I MUST tell you about my travel makeup! Holy COW. The secrets that I am about to share with you have been learned over many years. Mistakes have been made. Bags have been ruined. Cosmetics have been taken (thank you TSA- I hope that you enjoyed that perfume.). And yes, sadly, my face has arrived at my destination more than once looking like a dried up piece of crumpled newspaper! So, I want to spare you the bother and humiliation by showing you what has now evolved into what I believe to be the perfect travel, on board make up bag. Grab your coffee and read on….

This is my current little make-up travel bag.  I shop at Sephora sometimes….

travel makeup

(Read:a LOT. We are talking VIP member with special privileges). So, when I fly, I rely heavily on my samples for a few items. Any primer, serums or make up remover that I use are always sample sizes.

Also in my bag:

eye lash curler

beauty blender make up sponge

moisturizer (re-potted into a tiny pot that I keep for this purpose)

sample size Benefit “They’re Real” mascara

retractable bronzer brush

Tarte bronzer in the travel size

Cover FX Click Stick with concealer and highlighter (these things are the BOMB for travel!)

Cover FX illuminator

Laura Mercier silk creme photo edition foundation

Buxom lip gloss and

Big and Healthy lipstick both in “Dolly”

Tarte “Brazilliance Plus” bronzer (sample size that I refill)This is an awesome deal on a four piece set Here

A towellette

The beauty of this bag is that it contains nothing that TSA considers liquid, and yet I have everything I need to emerge from the plane feeling somewhat fresh and pulled together!travel makeup

I really need to wash that Beauty Blender sponge. Sorry about that. But yeah. It all fits into that tiny bag. I heart it. I heart make-up.

So, have I missed anything? Do you have some perfect travel make up tips? I want to hear them!