Travel Makeup Bag – Montreal


My husband and I were gone for a week on our trip to Montreal. I ended up packing a bigger makeup bag on this trip since we drove, and I had more space. Still, it was pretty compact and I was able to carry everything in this medium-sized Missoni (for Target) bag. I like that it has handles, because I usually carry my makeup separately so it doesn’t get crushed.


I usually have a hard time packing because I like variety; however, I also know that there are only so many days of a vacation! Here’s what I ultimately settled on:


  • Z-palette with Tarte blush & Makeup Geek shadows
  • NARS creamy concealer
  • MAC Matchmaster foundation
  • MAC Whisper of Gilt
  • MAC Sun Dipped bronzer
  • Smashbox Topaz cream shadow
  • MAC Deep Dark Brunette brow gel
  • NARS pencil sharpener
  • MAC Powerchrome eye pencil in Life’s Luxury
  • Lime Crime Babette lipstick
  • Milani Sweet Nectar lipstick
  • Mary Kay At Play Coral Me Crazy lip pencil
  • NARS Cruella lip pencil
  • MAC Naked Bud lipstick
  • Hourglass Mineral Veil primer
  • MAC Oak lip pencil
  • MAC Cherry lip pencil
  • MAC Something Special blush
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
  • Maybelline Dream Matte powder
  • L’Oreal Black Smoke Power Volume mascara
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
  • Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion
  • NARS Tinted Moisturizer sample packet
  • Olay BB Cream sample packet

I used my NARS concealer only once, and didn’t use the Oak lip liner at all, but everything else I used at least once. The Naked 2 palette, MAC brow gel, Smashbox Topaz, Matchmaster foundation, and Maybelline Matte powder are what I used the most. I usually worry about going overboard with lippies, but I did wear all of the lippies I packed at least once, wearing Naked Bud the most.

I also carried a black bag inside of the Missoni bag that held my skincare items. When I travel, I always take sample skincare packets since it’s so easy, but I don’t switch up moisturizers due to being worried about having an allergic reaction.

How do you pack for travel? Do you keep it simple, or take staples?

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2 Responses to Travel Makeup Bag – Montreal

  1. Hope says:

    I love your bag. I am looking for something square like yours. I have one that is too small. I find it to be sturdy and it hold the makeup much better. As for how I pack, for a week trip I would pack my powder products and brushes in a small pouch in my carry-on and the rest would go in my toiletries bag in the suitcase. 🙂

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