Hi Guys,

Just a quick one! At the moment I'm in Paris with my boyfriend in (early) celebration of our 21st Birthdays! I knew I wanted to blog about my trip, so what better way than to start before I've even gone!

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For me, packing makeup is a chore, I want to take all of my makeup, but it is bulky and everything coming in different shape/sized packaging doesn't make packing a doddle now, does it. I have to take basics, with a bit of extra room for those products that are a bit more special to me,

Of course I am taking foundation: my latest fave is Rimmel's Match Perfection Foundation which gives me full coverage with a mostly matte finish. I'm weird, and love to wear CC cream at the same time, they are just a perfect little match. I'm taking Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream to make my dark circles from travelling magically disappear.

Onto powders. I need to powder, multiple times a day. For me, I like using Maybelline's 24hr stay powder! Never had an issue with it an I have repurchased! Same goes for my Benefit The Porefessional which is the primer of my choice for this trip. Both products add a little colour and set my makeup.

I'm taking false lashes away with me, as sometimes on travelling pictures I prefer my lashes to always look full and curled. Aside this, Rimmel's Scandaleyes Mascara in Black is coming on it's holidays with me! The curved brush lengthens my lashes and adds volume.

I'm taking an old favourite with me too. I have Benefit's Hoola Bronzer and Dandelion Blusher as they work a dream together when contouring and adding a pop of colour to my cheeks. I certainly don't want to look washed out on my travelling photos.

To add a healthy glow, I've packed Mac's Crew Highlighter, which gives a pinky sparkled flush to my cheeks, which also works lovely under your brows too. It really makes me look like I've had the perfect night's sleep.

As for lipstick, I'll be taking tons! My favourite is my YSL Rouge Volupte in 17 which is a berryish colour, a perfect transitional colour! 

For my eyes, I've packed a few Makeup Revolution palettes along with my Benefit "They're Real" Push Up Liner as I couldn't just choose one look to go with! I'm also priming my eyes with the Stay Don't Stray eye primer from Benefit.

Do you have any beauty products that are essential to you for your travels?