As some of you know we have recently moved house, I knew there would be at least a couple of weeks of living either out of a suitcase or mid packing or unpacking. So I had to plan what minimum amount of makeup I would keep with me to use until we were settled at the new house. So here is my makeup essentials.

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I already have a selection of products that I tend to reach for on a daily basis, so I packed them and added in a few extras so I knew I could mix it up a little if needed.

The selection has worked so well that I haven’t been in a huge rush to unpack all my other products. so without further ado here is what I have packed.

1 –  Sukin Rose hip oil available here I love this product, with the change of weather my already dry skin is like a desert. This skin oil has been a god sent.

2 – Avene hydrance aqua cream in gel* available here I couldn’t live without this moisturiser, it has made such a difference to my skin. It is so nourishing without being to heavy or upsetting my sensitive skin

3- Estee Lauder double wear foundation – available here I love this for its crazy long wear properties and it covers everything.

4- Essence all I need concealer palette* available here I a doe this colour corrector and concealer palette, the green is perfect to correct my redness and the peach tone works wonders on my under eyes.

5- Dermalogica redness relief primer I have mentioned this before and I still love it.

6- Maybelline dream cushion foundation available here if you are looking for a fast but effective foundation routine this is the product for you. I apply this with the diamond real techniques sponge and the base is the perfect fir for this foundation cushion.

6- Real techniques diamond miracle sponge* available here. I love this new sponge, not only is it so beautiful, but it is also really efficient. I can cover my face so fast using it and like the original sponge it gives such a beautiful finish.

7- Hourglass ambient lighting powder in Dim light available here what i really like about these ambient light powders is that they don’t make the skin really matte and dull they leave a beautiful glow on the skin.

8- Too Faced sweet peach highlighter palette available here this palette was perfect because it has multiple uses. I love all the colours for a highlight and blush.

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9- Ulta3 all about eyes pallets in nudes and roses* available here I wanted to have a variety of colours without having to pack hundreds of eye shadows, so these two had more than enough choices for me to mix up my looks.

10- Nude by nature contour palette available here I am quite pale so some bronzers are way to dark or to warm for my skin tone, but this set has a beautiful cool count our colour that I adore. I also love the highlight colour.

11- Smashbox full exposure long wear mascara available here mascaras with big fluffy brushes are my favourite and this one I had in a smaller size so it was perfect to pop in my bag.

12- 1000 hour eyebrow mascara in black/dark brown* available here I have used brow mascaras before and never really found them any good, but this one is incredible. I actually went to an event today with just this run through my brows. I usually have to fill my brows in quite a lot.

13- Anastasia beverly hills dipbrow pomade available here  usually i apply this to fill in my sparse brows then brush through the 1000 hour brow mascara the combo is awesome.

14- Platinum beauty makeup brushes* available at Woolworths supermarkets. I love these they are such beautiful quality and I love the finish I achieve with them. The compact brush holder they come with made them perfect to travel with.

15- Maybelline age rewind concealer available here I had heard a lot of good buzz about this product online so I grabbed it during the priceline makeup sale and I really like it t is nice and emollient and i don’t find it cakes under my eyes.

16- Wotnot facial wipes for normal/sensitive skin* available here I find some makeup remover wipes can sting my sensitive skin mostly over my cheeks, so I had stopped using them until I was lucky enough to be sent these guys. They are really effective at removing all traces of makeup but they don’t upset my skin at all. They are really comfortable to use and leave my skin feeling beautiful.

17 – a couple of random makeup brushes

So thats it, it seems like a huge list but its really not. It all fitted in a small makeup bag that was easy to cart about. The only other products i haven’t listed were some of my skincare and haircare products. If yo would like me to cover those let me know.

I hope you enjoyed my makeup essentials, what are your daily or travel makeup essentials? x D

all products marked with a * indicate products sent for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own