By the time you are reading this, I will officially be in China and the Great Firewall of China is preventing me from accessing Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. I'm also probably going through some degree of withdrawal. Anyways, I decided to bring makeup for my trip to China because I'm going to a pretty fashionable city and I didn't want to look like a slob. Deciding what makeup to bring, and how to bring it wasn't easy, but I followed my own guidelines and managed to cut down.
I decided to bring this very old Vera Bradley makeup bag I bought in middle school for like 50% off. Even though the bag is old, it has a good zipper, plenty of room, and is nice and squishy. I prefer soft makeup bags when I travel because they take up less room and pad the products inside. Some people prefer hard makeup bags because your makeup doesn't get squished that way. It's really personal preference! Since I'm not bringing many products that come in soft tubes, I felt comfortable bringing a soft makeup bag and hoping the tubes hold up in the airplane.
Here are the products I'm bringing to China. If you have been reading my blog for a while you probably recognise most of them! I try to avoid bringing makeup that requires me to use brushes because I tend to leave brushes behind in hotels. Using products that you can apply with your fingers saves time and energy anyways, and no one is expecting you to look like a supermodel while travelling anyways.
Bringing neutral coloured eyeshadow and lipstick ensures I can wear it for any occasion, and with any outfit. Reliable products that you have used before and know work for you are better than the brand-new product you picked up before your trip-- what if you are allergic to that new mascara? Also, I will not leave home without concealer-- actually, if I could only bring one product with me while travelling, I would chose it. Concealer covers up eye bags and can brighten up dull skin after lots of flying. Bring a moisturising concealer to clear up any imperfections that come with travel.
I plan on buying lots of Asian makeup while I'm in China... I'm 100% sure I'll do a haul when I get back. In the meantime... do you think I brought enough? Too much? What would you have done differently?