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Brushes in a Bobbi Brown brush bag…works great, nice and long. Makeup in makeup bag (medium sized) and liquids in plastic bags. My problem is always eye shadows….what to bring, what to leave? I have too many and want to bring them all……sigh!!

I try to narrow down what I’m taking enough that it fits in my “every day travel kit” – I use the EcoTools Alicia Silverstone brush bag, it holds five brushes on the front in a zippered compartment and then there’s a bigger compartment in the back for makeup. I use that for everything non-liquid (and I try to leave out as many liquids as possible) and then I put liquids in a clear zippered bag that goes in my suitcase. (If I’m not checking a bag liquids go in a quart ziploc bag in my backpack). But mostly the only liquids I’m packing are my BB cream/foundation and skincare.

One small, two-zippered make-up bag to hold my essentials (including travel-sized brushes and black eyeliner) and rely on whatever lip product I have in my purse. If I knew I was going to travel for a long time, I’d add one small card organizer to hold loose eyeshadow sample baggies and one medium make-up pouch to hold lipsticks, blushes, colored eyeliners, etc.

I use 2 small canvas makeup bag – one for makeup and one for skincare and one pencil case for brushes / mascara / base …. and then i keep one handy “little brown bag” from bloomingdales for some expensive lipsticks ( and for show off too πŸ˜› )
i am crazyyyyyyy about makeup bags so couldnt help sharing my answer … πŸ™‚
and I keep changing my makeup bags every now and then πŸ™‚

ohhh …. in India we get this small bangle box , i keep my compacts in that πŸ™‚ like beauty powder , blush and studio fix powder πŸ™‚ …
it is round in shape and holds around 6 – 7 compacts n is very sturdy with close button too πŸ™‚

A weekend? What I’m wearing, plus a lipstick, two glosses, plus two eye palates. And treatment, in a small Bobby Brown case that pops in my suitcase.

For a week? Drag out huge train case, fill it up. Neurotically repack it twice, just as badly. Three hours later after packing a tiny bag with two pairs of jeans and a few things- all black- I’ll check out the destinations weather online and unpack the giant train case, get the small one, add a few things to the weekend case. It’s total drama! But I like this small case because it has two tiers, holders, made for makeup. Wet treatment gets a zipper top bag, but treatment is easy.

I’ve been looking for a good train case that can transport my collection from place to place. Do you have any good recommendations? I’m just looking for one that could be carried…not a rollable one! (I don’t have quite that much stuff that I couldn’t carry it all, although I wouldn’t say my collection is small by any means:P)

I’ve never really had to travel with a great deal of make up. For the few things I do take, they’re normally just in a medium-sized cosmetics bag with all my other toiletries, with tissue padding if necessary.

I’m interested to hear everyone else’s systems, since I’ll be travelling quite a lot later in the year!

Depends on if I’m driving or going by plane and have to condense. If I’m driving I’ll bring a whole caboodle/case with tons of options because I don’t know what I’ll be in the mood for. If I’m going by plane and I have to be practical I pack as few liquids as possible and try to fit it all in one bag thinking specifically about what I know I will wear. I put the make up bag in my carry on because I don’t want it to get lost. I tend to go with 1 or 2 eyeshadow palettes maybΓ¨ 2 blushes a couple lipsticks and one of everything else.

I usually use the Vera Bradley makeup bag in the largest size; that thing is huge and fits so much. With my liquid foundation, I normally pour some into a small jar. I’m not a huge fan of traveling with a lot of liquid products, so I try to keep those to a minimum.

I usually manage to get most of it into one medium makeup bag. I really like my Sonia Kashuk one that I got at target because it has a section for long things like brushes and liners and a square area to pile everything else in.

I usually keep anything liquid in ziplock bags because I’ve had things spill out before and get all over the place so that all goes separately.

My trick for keeping it safe is I like to put the makeup bag between my folded clothing, that way it has a built in cushion so the more delicate items don’t break when the bag gets banged around. So far using this method, I have never had anything come out broken!

Medium sized bag at the very most. I really push myself to travel VERY LIGHT in all aspects. However, the funny thing is, if it’s just a weekend away and there’s no air travel involved, I tend to bring more makeup, but even then it’s just the bare necessities and neutrals! I haven’t gone on any big trips since I became a palette, blush and highlighter fanatic though, so I’m sure my old system would be out the window now. I used to just select a couple neutral eyeshadows, foundation, mascara, two lipsticks… now since my makeup collection has exploded in size I wouldn’t even know where to begin!

Depends on the time of year. Usually I can only use 2 bags. If it’s summer then I can just use one bag with my smudgeprooff mascara, tinted moisturizer and lip balm. But any other time of the year I definetly need 2 bags. One I put all my brushes in and then the second I can fit my eyeshadow pallette, mascara, liner, lipstick, lipgloss, foundation, blush, primers, and powders.

If I’m traveling for work then I have 3 or 4 bags so I have options and I just try to put all my eye products in a bag, lip and blushes in another bag, all my face products (foundation, bronzer, powder) in the third bag and then the last bag has all my brushes and a small thing of brush cleanser.

I’m a minimalist while traveling when it comes to makeup. I pack my Naked palette, a few brushes, foundation, blush, eye primer, and maybe a lipstick.

I have a fairly large rectangular bag I keep my “everyday-I-don’t-have-time/energy-to-figure-out-a-look” items. Currently, my Naked palettes (3), mascara, liquid & pencil liners (black), a TM, pressed powder, highlight & contour powders, and a tinted lip balm are in there. When packing for travel, I simply grab that bag, and I use a larger square bag for additional palettes, blush, lip products, primers, concealers, & brushes. There are slots on the top for brushes, so larger & double-ended ones go there, and I have a pouch for smaller ones that I also place in there. I also grab a third bag for things like sunscreen, brush cleaner, makeup remover, etc., but that’s usually a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. All of these then go into a tote-bag or backpack (along with other toiletries/sundries) which stays in my possession at all times. This, of course, is for trips that are longer. For overnight trips, I’ll just bring my “basics” bag, brush pouch, sunscreen, and facewash/moisturizer.

I have a well-traveled train case (which my Husband bought for me sometime around 1996 from The Container Store). In it, I keep this (http://www.dermstore.com/product_Leopard+Travel+Valet+Bag_36047.htm) full of a week’s worth of shampoo/conditioner/lotions/etc; two Chanel palettes (New York to Paris and Altitude); a set of Chanel travel brushes; and my toothbrush. Before a trip, I visit my Chanel associate for samples of my skincare items. I’m always ready to go! πŸ™‚

For regular travel (driving!) I try not to take too much, and it goes in a makeup bag. If I’m flying, it goes in a small rubbermaid box (liquids go in the ziplock, of course, but I try to take as few liquids as possible) in the bottom of the carry-on. I try whenever possible to go carry-on only. If I had to check it? In a rubbermaid box and wrapped in bubblewrap.

I’ve never NOT had something in the checked bag be at least a little battered, if not broken. The one time I used a hard makeup case in a checked bag both the mirror and my blush came out shattered. I’ve watched out the plane window as my suitcase was spiked like a football onto the conveyor belt so hard it bounced (my metal glasses case was severely dented and twisted when I arrived at my destination) so whenever possible I try not to check things. If I do check a bag it’s only stuff I can live without, and on the way back it’s filled with laundry so the souvenirs can go carry-on.

I’m very minimalist when I’m traveling unless I’m traveling for two weeks or longer (which doesn’t happen very often). I only take one makeup bag and I’ll put a BB cream, concealer, powder, blush, mascara, maybe an eyeshadow palette, and a lipgloss in it as well as a few brushes. I tend to keep my makeup bag in my purse or a carry on because I don’t want it getting smashed in my suitcase. If I’m traveling for a longer period of time, I just pack a couple of each item to give myself some variety.

All of the makeup not in my handbag lives in a padded ‘handbag organiser’, when I travel I just take out anything I don’t want and put it in a bag with my ‘reject makeup’ and I put the handbag organiser in a spare handbag in my luggage (I usually take a tiny purse on the plane). I keep stuff I use everyday (like mascara) in my handbag anyway.

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