Beauty Packing: Paris

Packing for Paris wasn’t the usual travel scenario of carefully curating a travel sized bag full of the perfect minis and decanted products that were perfectly appropriate for 24 hours in Paris. No, it was rather thrown together, and I basically shoved everything I’ve been loving – and then a few new travel friendly pieces – in to my favourite compact makeup bag and forsaking my current skincare routine for one night of Pai minis.

Despite this, everything was used, my makeup was so minimal that I was ready in 10 minutes and my skin didn’t look too shabby considering the break in consistency. I’ve popped the full run down of the beauty packing for you below, but more than anything the real gem here is the clear makeup bag. No more than 5cm in depth, you can just about fit one face of makeup in here. It limits over packing and allows you to see the contents without having to unzip and face an avalanche of perfectly packed in products – helloooo travel friendly! Sadly it doesn’t fit brushes (although it can, I just chose to pack in a blush and extra lip crayon instead) but that’s what the ben holder section in your handbag is for, let’s face it…


  • Khiels Micro Blur Skin Perfecter* 
  • Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
  • Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Origins Plantscription Concealer
  • YSL Touche Eclat*
  • Topshop Stick Blush 
  • Clinique Superfine Liner For Brows*
  • Benefit Gimme Brow*
  • Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner
  • Lights Camera Lashes Mascara by Tarte*
  • Liz Earl Natural Radiance Bronzer*
  • Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm (Complex)


  • Pai Skincare Minis – Gentle Hydrating Cleanser // Sensitive Skin Cream // Hydrating Day Moisturiser
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Mini
  • Liz Earl Muslin Cloth – I always take muslin cloths over flannels when I travel. They dry super quickly so you don’t have to worry about packing them wet.

*PR Samples


  1. Olivia Boros
    06 May 2014 / 7:40 am

    Clear makeup bags are very useful! I had one and really like it, I should buy another one.

  2. Mira Devils
    06 May 2014 / 7:55 am

    Wow love the bag. Clear makeup bags are the best!

    xx Mira

    06 May 2014 / 7:59 am

    Love the Revlon chubby stick shade you've got – I want to buy every single one!

  4. amelia
    06 May 2014 / 8:17 am

    Lovley post,

  5. Nicky
    06 May 2014 / 8:22 am

    Love the clear makeup bag!!

  6. Scoo
    06 May 2014 / 8:24 am

    Minis are great for travel!! I have a mini bottle of Estee Lauder's ANR which is reserved for travel only!

    Summer Skin Saviours Part II:

  7. Rachel
    06 May 2014 / 8:24 am

    Such a beautiful selection. I think I should get some NARS bits for my holiday coming up now!

  8. Josie
    06 May 2014 / 9:07 am

    Wow you did well to minimise the collection to so few key pieces!! I always take far too much!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  9. Chaitra - PinkPot
    06 May 2014 / 9:25 am

    Love the Nars concealer and moisturizer. Perfect for travel!

    – Chaitra | PinkPot

  10. Sara Chergui
    06 May 2014 / 9:32 am

    Nice products !

  11. It's a blondiie thing!
    06 May 2014 / 9:34 am

    I really like your selection of products, some great choices. A see-through makeup bag is essential for travelling.

    Kristy |

  12. Sian Marie
    06 May 2014 / 9:43 am

    What lovely products! I think see through bags are great, as long as they are kept clean :p

    Sian | Siรขn Marie Beauty

  13. Louise Nickel
    06 May 2014 / 10:03 am

    Adore your choices. You are amazing at packing. Me? I try to fit EVERYTHING I can in haha bad idea. =] xx.

  14. Mel Davies
    06 May 2014 / 10:14 am

    Why have I never thought of using a small makeup bag to limit my packing?! I'm an 'everything but the kitchen sink' kind of girl, oops! x

    lillies and lipbalm

  15. IlseDanielleMartina
    06 May 2014 / 10:51 am

    Lovee a post like this!

    XO IDM

  16. Almeida
    06 May 2014 / 11:07 am

    I love to carry see-through makeup bags in my handbag, makes the product searching so much easier ๐Ÿ™‚ /

  17. Claire
    06 May 2014 / 11:17 am

    Lovely selection, I'm a terrible over packer, even for 1 night haha. that Tate brush is definitely calling my name ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xxx Claire

  18. Lillian ParisianToBe
    06 May 2014 / 12:04 pm

    The Pai Minis sound awesome, even if I'm not going traveling any time soon. And I'd love to try the Kiehl's Skin Perfector; it sounds right up my alley. x

    Lillian |

  19. Amber Hunter
    06 May 2014 / 12:30 pm

    Ah I'm always the one to throw my beauty products together last minute (though that can end in some serious overpacking). It seems like you packed the perfect amount for a quick trip–and I'm also super jealous haha, I love Paris!
    Lovely Notions

  20. Kat
    06 May 2014 / 12:51 pm

    I tend to over pack because I alway think, what if I'll need it? I guess if you limit yourself to a smaller makeup bag you have to think what's more important and not. Lovely picks, I'm jealous I wish I could do a quick trip to Paris!


  21. Abby Evans
    06 May 2014 / 1:13 pm

    I love the Nars Tinted Moisturizer and Concealer. Your makeup bag looks super organized and I think I might need to invest in a clear makeup bag before my next trip!

  22. Patricia Batatas
    06 May 2014 / 1:20 pm

    This is perfect as I'm going away on Friday so this comes in handy! X

  23. Grace Cottrell
    06 May 2014 / 1:57 pm

    Love the NARS concealer, definitely prefer it to MAC pro longwear.

  24. Aerie Berrie
    06 May 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Love your clear makeup bag! Great products x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  25. Maddy
    06 May 2014 / 3:51 pm

    Love the look of everything you packed! The Revlon Matte Balms are the best things ever! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | ASOS or Feelunique ยฃ25 Voucher Giveaway

  26. Jada Marie
    06 May 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Where is the makeup bag from?

    • Rosannamayy
      08 May 2014 / 6:26 pm

      I want to know too!! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  27. Townhouse Palette
    06 May 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Great picks, I really want the radiant concealer!

    Laila from Townhouse Palette โ™ฅ

  28. Jess Whitbread
    06 May 2014 / 6:18 pm

    Love clear makeup bags!

  29. Taslima Rahman
    06 May 2014 / 6:20 pm

    Love clear make bags!

    Taslima | The little things in life

  30. Chelsea Leigh
    06 May 2014 / 6:36 pm

    Really great picks! Love the Revlon balms!

  31. Grace Denny
    06 May 2014 / 7:17 pm

    Totally right! Clear makeup bags are the way forward for travelling. They make errythang so much easier!

    XO, G from grace'd

  32. MissLaunus
    06 May 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Nice picks and lovely post!

    • MissLaunus
      06 May 2014 / 8:23 pm

      I'd love for you to check out my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Zandra May
    06 May 2014 / 11:12 pm

    Would love to try the khiels micro blur and gimme brow!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

  34. lookbeyondbeauty
    06 May 2014 / 11:46 pm

    I love clear bags, they make packing so much easier! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I always have a problem with the brushes – they are too long, so I have to pack them in another bag.

  35. Daniella C
    07 May 2014 / 1:18 am


  36. nueyork
    07 May 2014 / 1:28 am

    I love the look of clear makeup bags! I really need to buy some for when I travel next.

  37. Hanie
    07 May 2014 / 8:34 am

    I think clear makeup bags are really useful! I tend to dig through my makeup when I travel and it's a hassle to put it all back in. I should get a clear one for myself too and with a clear bag, you can't be lazy but to keep it clean so it'll look good plus your makeup are hygienic at the same time ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. Zazie Bibi
    07 May 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Your makeup bag is so nice! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  39. daisycandle
    07 May 2014 / 7:27 pm

    great tip about the muslin cloth ๐Ÿ™‚ & I love the Pai minis!
    Any one knows where I can buy Khiels products online that ships to EU please?

  40. Tiny Alis
    08 May 2014 / 3:19 pm

    You have got my obsessed with the Revlon Matte Balm in Complex, I love it so much!

    Tiny Alis

  41. Anneliis Poldre
    12 May 2014 / 2:34 am

    where is the makeup bag from?

  42. Rachael McClenaghan
    18 May 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Definitely agree about the muslin cloth. They are great!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

    Make Sure To Enter My GIVEAWAY! – 100 Followers Giveaway | Thank You To You All

  43. Sarah BC
    25 Jun 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Hi Gorgeous, can you tell us where u buy the clear make up bag ? very useful for traveling ! thx a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰

  44. Anonymous
    15 Jan 2015 / 8:42 am

    coach handbags
    ugg outlet
    cheap ugg boots
    uggs on sale
    uggs on sale
    uggs clearance
    ugg boots on sale
    new balance shoes
    uggs for cheap
    womens ugg boots
    discount ugg boots
    cheap ugg boots
    tiffany & co
    cheap ugg boots
    ugg boots sale
    louis vuitton online outlet
    genuine uggs
    cheap uggs
    prada handbags
    tods shoes
    uggs outlet online
    nike air max
    nike shoes
    parajumper jacket
    genuine ugg boots
    uggs on sale
    uggs sale
    salvatore ferragamo outlet
    uggs on sale uk
    ugg boots outlet online
    ugg boots sale
    true religion jeans
    uggs outlet
    kd shoes
    cheap uggs uk

  45. Ann Wilbert
    30 Apr 2015 / 1:26 pm

    Hello everyone! Next week I am moving with my boyfriend in a new apartment and I am so excited but I should pack all of my stuff. Thank you for the nice tips!

  46. Laura
    04 Jun 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Great picks and the clear cosmetic bag is so practical, I've always wanted one, does it need a lot of cleaning?