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What’s in My Make-up Bag–The Train Make-up Edition




If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know that I’m always popping down to London, or up to Preston on the train. When I go after work I have to do my make-up on the train, I try not to take bulky products as they’re heavy to carry around and I’m usually just touching up my make-up from before so no need for foundation/primer really. Thought this post might be interesting  if you’re a train make-upper too!

The make-up bag is from Japonesque and costs £15*, it’s really great for sticking in your handbag as it’s compact but can hold loads of stuff. There is a zip pocket and a normal pocket inside too which are handy for slipping small/important things in, I keep a retractable lip brush and some tissues in one of the pockets and a mirror and the make-up wipes in the other.

The contents of the bag are:

- Simple Face Wipes – handy for any mascara application disasters!

- Mini Clinique High Impact Mascara

- Topshop Cream Blush – No brush required!

- Mini Benetint and High Beam

- Lipcote

- Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner Pencil in Black Ink

- L’Occitane 100% Shea Butter – I use this as a lip balm

- No7 Concealer Stick

- Revlon Fire & Ice Lipstick

- Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

- Travalo holding Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

- Superdrug Blotting Papers

I think I’ve got all the bases covered there, if I’m wearing a different lipstick I normally pop that in there too but I can always rely on red lippie if I’m in a pinch so the Revlon one lives in there. If I want to reapply foundation I decant some into a little sample pot and pop that in the bag too as well as a brush to apply it with, but I don’t normally need to do this.

Hope this post was interesting to some of you, any other train make-upper’s?


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  1. Ahh it looks all cute when they are mini's! Love that perfume, I should really get a mini spray bottle but first I need to buy more perfume.
    Cute post xx

    1. I love mini things, the spray bottle is a lifesaver! No more carrying heavy bottles around! x

  2. I'm so bad when traveling(even on trains), I end up wasting so much space just by taking full sized makeup; but looks very handy you have these smaller versions! Great post :) x

    1. I used to be the same but my back was always killing when I got home so had to switch to lightweight mini's! xx

  3. Loved this post!!! I'm always unsure of what to take with me in a situation like that =P I'm fortunate enough to have found the best eye primer (it works for me =P) and my eye make-up lasts pretty much all day without smudging or anything...But foundation and lippie is always something that I have to touch up...and always forget xD

    Maybe if I go to the UK someday we can meet? =P Would have a blast shopping with you =D

    Have a great day!!


    1. I hardly ever touch up my make-up throughout the day as I can never be bothered, but if I'm sat on the train I do.

      And yep if you come to the UK I'd love to meet you! xx

  4. You fit a good amount into your bag! I used to always arrive at one of my placements super early due to bus times so I always did my makeup there - I had to travel light as my bag was already too full haha! Xo

  5. These look great! Definitely love the colour of that lippy! Would you recommend the Benefit High Beam? :)

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk xx

    1. I love High Beam! Such a pretty highlight shade, I use it on my cheekbones and browbone. Sometimes I mix a bit in with my foundation too to make it look a bit more radiant! xx

  6. Love your makeup bag!!
    Topshop cream blush are so nice. I need to pick up some more. They blend so well & look lovely on the skin.
    Mini products are perfect for travelling - I always save them for when I am on the go. I travel within Britain alot too.

    1. I have 6 Topshop Cream Blushes :O Bit excessive! I always save my minis too, so useful for travelling! xx

  7. Hi Amy,

    I have just discovered your blog and I love it! Actually looking forward to getting home from work tonight so I can work my way through all your posts :)
    I am looking for a new mascaa (high street budget - up to £10) - what would you recommend? Thanks!

    1. Aw that's so nice Beth, I'd say try out the 17 Peep Show mascara! I love it, use it almost every day and I think it's only about a fiver! :)

    2. Ah thank you! I shall invest :)


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