Thursday, 24 December 2015

My Home for the Holidays Makeup Bag!

Hi, everyone! I absolutely cannot believe that today is Christmas Eve! The weather here in Ontario has been incredibly warm for the season (yesterday was almost 60F/15C), so it hasn't felt like Christmas outside. Luckily, my parents' house is decorated to the nines, so there's definitely been a festive feel inside. I'm lucky enough this year to be spending a full nine days with my family in my hometown, which has so far been brimming with baby snuggles and baked goods. Can't ask for much more! Given that I'd be away for over a week, I did pack a pretty epic makeup bag this year, so I thought I'd share with you what I brought along! 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Flawless Wear Concealer in 01 Light
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural
Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder in Keiko
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in 02 Fair Matte
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Fluid Foundation in Y225 Marble

Blush and Highlight
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta
Becca Champagne Glow Palette
H&M Beauty Powder Blush in Imperial Red
MAC Satin Blush in Modern Mandarin
Clinique Cheek Pop in Cola Pop
MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty 

Eye Shadow
Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.7 Eye Shadow Palette in The Night Owl
Chanel Les Quatres Ombres Eye Shadow Quad in Tisse Rivoli
MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque
H&M Cream Eyeshadow in Dauphine Truffle
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in the Dolce Vita
Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadow in Rosewood
NARS Eye Shadow Duo in Isolde 

Liner, Lashes, and Brows
Josie Maran Black Oil Mascara
Urban Decay Primer Potion
The Hot Shop Long Lash Mascara
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
NYX Wonder Pencil in Light
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe
Chanel Kohl Liner in Rouge Noir
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon

Sigma E25 Blending Brush
Real Techniques Contour Brush
Shu Uemura Natural Blush Brush #20
Real Techniques Blush Brush 
Real Techniques Multi-Task Brush
Real Techniques Setting Brush
Quo All Over Shadow Brush x2
Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush
Anastasia Mini Angled/Spooly Duo Brush

Bite Beauty Maple Agave Lip Mask
Chanel  Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Zephyr
Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Wild Child
MAC Matte Lipstick in Viva Glam I
MAC Satin Lipstick in Brave
Bare Escentuals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm in Plumberry Pop
Too Faced Melted Liquefied Liquid Lipstick in Melted Berry
ColourPop Lippie Stix in Brink
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Bumble
ColourPop Lippie Stix in Creature

Yeah, so as you can see, I didn't really pack light this year. But if there's a time to be a little colourful and frivolous, it's the holidays!!

How do you pack for the holidays? Are your suitcase and makeup bag packed to the brim or do you travel light? What are your plans for the holidays?

I want to extend a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my friends and readers. I hope your festive season is filled with everything wonderful that you've been wishing for! xoxox


  1. Hahaha wow you brought a lot of good stuff! These days I pack pretty light when it comes to makeup, but skincare is a different story! I have such a hard time leaving those faves behind! Hope you have a Happy Christmas with your family lovely!

    1. Yes, my skin care lineup was pretty epic too! Hope you had an amazing holiday season, Tracy!

  2. So many gorgeous tones!

    I'm definitely a light packer when it comes to makeup - I don't really wear a base, I'm happy with one lipstick and I usually just go for eyeliner and mascara if I'm away.


    1. Cheers to you for packing light! I'll have to take a lesson from your book :)

  3. Ha ha, you definitely didn't pack light :) These lipsticks are so festive, you picked up gorgeous shades. Merry Christmas! x

    1. Thanks so much! Hope you had a lovely Christmas, Ela :)

  4. I'm drooling over all those lip options!!! And although I'm looking forward to the first (real) snowfall of the season, I am freakin loving this weather!!!


    1. It's a bit colder in Toronto now, but overall the winter has still been quite mild! Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Merry Christmas Jen! Just got back from the in-laws. Luckily I didn't have to pack too much. The CT eyeshadow palette looks so gorgeous!

    xo Kat @ Katness

    1. CT palettes are undeniably gorgeous! Hope you had an amazing Christmas :)

  6. These are amazing products! I love the Makeup Forever Foundation!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

    1. I've been wearing the MUFE foundation tons! It's great stuff :)

  7. Everyone in NA says it's been mild! It snowed once in Vermont, and got warm again!

    1. It's colder here in Toronto now, but still not too bad!

  8. I'm going to crack and get the Dolce Vita at some point I think. I used to think it was too similar to Vintage Vamp.. but... uh... they're not IDENTICAL...

    Currently still lusting over that H&M blush... and now that Marc Jacobs palette...


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