You know, I am a voyeur as much as you are when it comes into peeping into other people’s travel makeup pouches. I’m always curious what people carry with them when they go on holiday, and it often sparks a want or two. In fact, I’m as guilty of packing a nice little makeup pouch whenever I go on a holiday, just to be “in” – you know what I mean?
But at the same time, I do wonder. How much of that makeup that you packed do you actually, hand on heart, use? How much of it is just for Instagram 😛 and how much of it is just to say “Here’s my travel makeup bag!” Go on then, be honest! 😀
To be perfectly honest with you, I barely use any makeup when I’m on holiday.
So often, I’ve carefully curated a “travel makeup bag” only to find that I barely even take it out of my suitcase. Well, unless I travel for work, in which case, I do take a little more care with how I look. But when I’m on my own holiday, I tend to be sans makeup most of the time.
At most, I’d dab on a little concealer and do my brows. Often, I don’t even bother.
I think it’s mostly to do with the way I travel. I am a casual traveller, who dresses down, and I tend to walk a lot. Being a foodie, my stomach tells me where to go, which means that I tend to plan my trips around places to eat 😛 I also try to see as much as I can if I’m in a new place, which means that I’m out and about a lot, with no time to look all prettied up and instagram-worthy.
In fact, I’m just usually a sweaty mess, if it’s hot LOL! Oh yeah, try as I might, I just cannot be a glamorous traveller, decked out in a party dress, hair choiffed to within an inch of my life, and made up to the nines, posing coquettishly in front of the Eiffel Tower in Summer. I’m usually that typical tourist you see – jeans, tee, sneakers, backpack, hiding under the shade of the Tower, mopping the sweat from my brow, because I’m too cheap to take a taxi or Uber, and just walked in the blazing summer sun from the nearest Metro stop, which isn’t all that near, dammit! 😛
Rather than risk racoon eyes from runny eyeliner, and a sweaty mess from sliding foundation, I’d rather not wear anything at all. When I’m by the beach…. who wears makeup on the beach?! 😛 But when it’s cool, then I may put in a little more effort, because it just looks better. But just a little more. Maybe base and brows.
I was away with the family last week for a few days (just cuti-cuti Malaysia because everywhere else is so damn expensive, thanks sinking RM!) and I didn’t pack a makeup bag nor did I put on a slick of makeup. Yep.
I can just hear you thinking “And you call yourself a beauty blogger?!”
Why yes I do! 😀
How much makeup do you wear when you travel? Be honest!
Indulge me, I’m curious! How much do you pack and how much of it do you actually wear? 😀