What’s In My Holiday Makeup Bag?

The summer holiday season has officially begun! I am very happy to announce my boyfriend and I are going to Ibiza for 2 weeks this month! We go abroad once a year- it is always the highlight of the year! We are going to Santa Eulalia which is a resort on the Eastern side of Ibiza. I am pleased to say we are not ‘party people’; we are looking forward to exploring the island, it is our first holiday here.

I like to think I am an organised person; I like to get things done early so I can cross them off my to-do list, and cross them off my mind. Preparing my holiday makeup bag is one of those things! Some of you may think I am bringing wayyy too much, and others may think I’m bringing very little!

When I receive beauty samples, I like to keep them so I can use them when I travel…you will see a lot of sample sized products in this post! I also buy sample sized items off eBay if there is a particular item I need. Sample sized products are great for travel because they weigh less and take up less room in your suitcase.

Holiday bag 2

The bag is overflowing!


Holiday bag 3

An overview of everything!

The Makeup Bag

I treated myself to a new makeup bag the other day; it is from Primark and cost £3. I regret not getting the matching toiletry bag now! It has a pretty pink and blue rope design all over, and has a copper coloured zip which is super cute! I can JUST about fit everything inside. It is the perfect sized makeup bag for me, so I am very happy with it.

Holiday Bag 4

Brushes & Tools

I don’t want to bring too many makeup brushes because they take up a lot of room. I decided not to bring the powder brush on the left-hand side in the end. These are the brushes and tools I am bringing:

  • Real Techniques Powder Brush
  • B. Grey Blush Brush (sold in Superdrug)
  • Real Techniques Contour Brush
  • Real Techniques Small Slanted Highlighter Brush
  • Avon Black Lip Brush
  • Real Techniques Fine Liner
  • Clinique Slanted Eyeshadow Brush
  • Real Techniques Fluffy Eyeshadow Brush
  • B. Fluffy Eyeshadow Brush
  • Tweezerman Mini Slanted Tweezers
  • Superdrug Eyelash Curler
  • Superdrug Pencil Sharpener
  • Eyebrow & Facial Hair Razor

Holiday Bag 5


We’re getting to the good bit now! All the items you’re going to see in this section are mini/sample sized products, apart from the face powder and primer. I have used all these products before apart from the primer. I am looking forward to using this as it has SPF in it, and because it counteracts redness…sunburn? You may notice I’m not bringing a foundation, that’s because I don’t wear it!

  • Clinique ‘SPF 15 Redness Solutions Primer’
  • Rimmel ‘Stay Matte Translucent’ Pressed Powder
  • Jane Iredale ‘Smooth Affair’ Primer
  • Too Faced ‘Candlelight Glow’ Highlighter
  • Benefit ‘Hoola’ Bronzer
  • Benefit ‘Dandelion’ Blusher
  • Benefit ‘Rockateur’ Blusher
  • Benefit ‘That Gal’ Primer
  • Benefit ‘Watt’s Up’ Highlighter
  • Benefit ‘Ooh La Lift’
  • Benefit ‘Boi-ing’ Concealer & ‘Lemonaid Duo’

Holiday Bag 6


You are going to notice a lot of Benefit again in the section- they have the best range of samples! My signature look is winged eyeliner, so liquid eyeliner was the first thing to go in my bag. Here is what I have packed:

  • Ilimasque ‘Precision Ink’ Black Liquid Eyeliner (review coming soon!)
  • Benefit ‘Air Patrol’ Eyeshadow Primer
  • Estee Lauder ‘Little Black Primer’ Mascara Primer
  • Pixi ‘Endless Silky Eye Pen’ Black Eyeliner Pencil
  • Benefit ‘Bad Gal Lash’ Mascara
  • Benefit ‘Roller Lash’ Mascara (my fav!)
  • Benefit ‘Gimme Brow’
  • Avon ‘Glimmerstick Brow Definer’ Blonde Eyebrow Pencil
  • Maybelline ‘Master Shape’ Brown Eyebrow Pencil
  • Too Faced ‘Natural Eyes’ Eyeshadow Palette (review HERE)

Holiday Bag 7


I spend far too much time snooping around on eBay, but I found these mini lipsticks in the process. They are mini Avon lipsticks, I have a mixture of matte and their ‘Ultra Colour’ ones. They are very small, but probably enough product for 3 applications. I will bring 7-10 different colours, so I have every colour and shade covered! They take up hardly any room in my bag, so that’s a bonus!

Holiday Bag 8

I hope this post has been helpful to you, and that you have gained some inspiration for your own holiday makeup bag!
Question: What would be in your holiday makeup bag?


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53 thoughts on “What’s In My Holiday Makeup Bag?

  1. lifeofangela says:

    That makeup bag is really cute! I’m impressed with your holiday makeup bag. I’m impressed with your make up in general actually. I still have no idea what I’m doing with it 😄
    That samples idea is genius though 😀

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  2. hoiyinli says:

    Wow you really love Benefit!! The only thing I own from Benefit is their Porefessional primer which I haven’t used in ages actually. Need to try them out more!

    I always plan my holiday makeup bag but realise I only ever need the simplest of things…mainly something to keep my skin in check and looking fresh. 🙂

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  3. Natalie Vinh says:

    I wish I had that many Benefit travel sized products! I always make sure to take a BB cream and a waterproof mascara, and a setting spray if I remember! Usually stuff that won’t move with water or sweat!

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  4. GorgeousAndGeeky says:

    I always save my smaller, sample products to take away! They’re perfect for getting through a TSA inspection without a row for having more than 1 plastic baggie 😉 Also, enjoy your holiday!!

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  5. Oriana says:

    Love that cute little bag ! I was wondering if Ibiza was worth going to if you didn’t party, since I don’t enjoy going to clubs either I’ll wait for your impressions 😊 I also bring most of my makeup with me, but instead of samples I bought small sample sized containers to put my products in them !

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  6. Cheila says:

    I love the bag and the mini Avon lipsticks. What an amazing idea, to keep and use samples when you travel. You’re very organized!! I wish I had something so fun planed, Ibiza must be perfect. I hope you have so much fun!!

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  7. Mitzie Mee says:

    I also keep all my samples for when I’m traveling, and then I usually buy the sample collections you’ll find at Sephora, so shrinking my make-up bag is usually not a problem. Though I really find it difficult fitting skincare products into my holiday baggage:)

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  8. Miss Elizabeth Shannon says:

    Heyyy, I have been trying to get in contact with you regarding my giveaway- You won my giveaway! Congratulations! I really need to get it posted out by tomorrow as I am really busy this weekend and I am having surgery next week and will be in hospital for a while after so please could you contact me asap! 🙂 Otherwise I am going to have to choose a new winner as I do really need to post it out, I hope you get this in time!xxx

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