What’s in my Makeup Travel Bag | Panama

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag

If you’re reading this the week I posted it I’m currently in Panama, hopefully lying on the beach with a cocktail in my hand. May might be an odd time to go on vacation, most people go in the winter to get away from the cold but the timing turned out to be perfect. My schedule at work has been all over the place, I spent the first weekend in May at a funeral and if you follow my instagram stories you’ll know that someone recently smashed my front glass door window. That’s not to say that my life is awful or anything, I know very well how blessed I am to have a place to live, a job, two cats and a loving (and sometimes frustrating) husband. Still, it’s nice to get away for a while.

I was slightly nervous for this trip. I always travel with my husband but this time I’m going with a friend and we’re going to be on our own for two days in Panama so I can’t help feeling a little apprehensive. We will also be sharing a group dorm with our tour group so I can’t help feeling anxious about what our group mates are going to be like. I will be sure to update you all on my trip, for now let’s talk makeup: What did I take with me to Panama & Costa Rica?

Travel Makeup Bag | Complexion

Travel Makeup | Complexion

For face makeup this time around I’m not bothering with foundation. It will probably melt right off my face anyway so I’m only bringing a small concealer palette. I’m taking a Becca Primer with me though because the purple tint helps balance out my skin and gives me a dewy glow.

Becca First Light Primer Travel Size

Maybelline Master Camo Colour Correcting Kit

ColourPop Bronzer in Private Party

Becca Pressed Highlighter in Opal

Travel Makeup Bag | Eyes

Travel Makeup | Eye Makeup

I wanted to bring my Too Faced Natural Love palette on vacation but it’s just to big to travel with using a backpack. Instead I chose the ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette because it’s great for natural every day makeup. I also threw in a waterproof eyeliner & mascara.

ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner

L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Joe Fresh Eyelash Curler

Travel Makeup Bag | Lips & Brows

Travel Makeup | Lips & Brows

I have a hard time narrowing down my lip products when I travel and always end up taking at least three lipsticks. I also made sure to pack a waterproof mascara and a brow gel.

Sephora #lipstories Lipstick in Brunch Date

TreStiQué Rose Fig Lip Balm & Lipstick

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

The Brow Gal Brow Gel

Panama Travel Makeup Bag

What’s the one makeup product you always travel with?

Thank you guys so much for reading, I’ll do my best to keep up with comments and reading blogs, etc, but some of that may have to wait until I get back to Canada πŸ˜‰ Take care <3



  1. June 14, 2018 / 1:14 am

    I always take the Colourpop Yes, Please palette with me! Not that I always wear it, usually I just do a bold winged eyeliner. But I like having the option of a sunset eye! 😊

    • AlwaysCleia
      June 15, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      That would be a great travel palette!

  2. May 31, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Not a bad amount of makeup πŸ˜€
    And hopefully you had an amazing time over there πŸ˜ƒ

  3. S | VividlyLovely
    May 30, 2018 / 8:43 am

    Great post! πŸ’• I recently picked up the Colourpop Give it to Me Straight palette and I think you’re right, it’d be a great travel palette for neutral looks! My favorite travel product is probably the Rimmel Kate Moss face trio in Coral Glow that includes a bronzer, blush, and highlighter! ❀️

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 30, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      It’s small size makes it great for travel too! I just wish it had a little mirror. I’ve been meaning to pick up that little trio for a while, I’ve heard such great things about it!

      • S | VividlyLovely
        May 30, 2018 / 4:22 pm

        You’re right, a mirror would make it perfect! And it’s a great trio, especially for its price point 😊

  4. May 29, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    I’m sure you’re having the most amazing time and hopefully you got on great with your tour group. I love that eye shadow palette. My favourite must-have beauty item is my eyebrow pencil from HD brows.

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 30, 2018 / 5:29 am

      Thank you! Honestly the tour group wasn’t great, I’m looking forward to getting home tonight. I still had fun but the tour company was very disorganized and messed up a lot of our bookings πŸ™ But I learned to surf so that was great!
      I’ve never heard of that brow pencil, I’ll check it out! Thanks for the recommendation ☺

  5. May 29, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Hmm, I don’t know if there’s a specific product I always travel with, to be honest! I take about the same amount of makeup as you. Sometimes I feel like it’s too much because I see other girls packing light and taking like 5 things, but I just can’t find it in myself to cut anything out of my routine!

    The Give It To Me Straight palette looks perfect for travel! Looks like it’s very versatile so you can create many different looks with it.

    I’m so sad that you smashed your Becca highlighter again (I remember seeing it on IG)…those things are so soft and fragile!

    I’m glad you’re getting the chance to go away! Even though life isn’t bad per se, sometimes you just need a break from reality.

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 31, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      I don’t think I could ever take just 5 products! that’s way to little for me haha

      It’s a really good travel palette, I just wish that it had a mirror. I repressed the highlighter today, It’s back to functioning again lol

      I got home last night, being away was nice but I’m really happy to be home now. Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

  6. May 29, 2018 / 3:03 am

    I can’t go anywhere without my UD primer potion, even a day I can’t do. I also LOVE Becca’s highlighters I switch between opal and champagne pop. Hope you are having a great time and great selection of makeup! xo

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 29, 2018 / 9:04 am

      Me too, primer potion is so good! I smashed my opal Highlighter again while here, I have to repress it when I get home 😞 Thanks Alice!

  7. May 28, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    That ColourPop palette looks like a great option for travelling! It has all the colours you need to do a complete eye look and a good variety of shades too.

    I brought a lipstick with me while I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago and I didn’t use it at all. I should remind myself that I have to force myself to wear lip colour when I’m home – what made me think I’d wear it on vacation? πŸ˜† I did bring my Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette in Beauty Glow and it was perfect!

    I hope you’re enjoying your time in Panama!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 28, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      Thanks Stashy! Its been fun for the most part. I’ve worn the palette quite a bit but I’m at the point in my vacation where I can’t even be bothered with makeup anymore πŸ˜„ I tried for the first three or four days but because of the humidity I’m sweating my makeup off within an hour or two.

      I kept trying to wear Lipstick too but I’ve also given up on worrying about it πŸ˜†

      I’ve seen that CT palette a few times on Instagram lately, it looks perfect for travel!

  8. May 28, 2018 / 11:14 am

    Last time I traveled I brought the Tarte Swamp Queen Palette w/ me since it had 9 eyeshadow shades, a blush, bronzer & highlighter. It was really convenient haha

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 29, 2018 / 9:01 am

      That sounds perfect for travel. I love those palettes that have everything!

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