Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Milan Travel Essentials: Make-up and Skincare

So today my post is dedicated to my upcoming trip to Milan (which is exactly a week away!) and so I thought it would be fun to mention the key base make-up and skincare products that I will be taking with me  :) The picture may seem like a lot but it really isn't that much, I swear!

Benefit - The POREfessional (£24.50/22ml)
I am super lucky to have some of this sample left to take with me because it's honestly amazing, diminishes the look of pores in one swipe and really does help make-up stay on for longer, a must have for any oily skinned person in my opinion, but anyone else who specifically has problems with pores should try this out too. I'm taking this because of what it does and also because of it's super small size!

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Make-up SPF 10 (£28.50/30ml)
So if you have been reading my blog, you will know that this is my all time favourite foundation and I can't go and stay the night anywhere without it. It's just everything a foundation should be and I love it to pieces. I'm taking this to Milan because it's high coverage, lightweight, long wearing and also includes an SPF (I told you it does everything a foundation should!), and so this foundation will be perfect for really really long days outside. 

The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream, (£12.00/25ml)
Okay so foundation number two (I know it's not technically a foundation but still), I really like this BB cream, I've heard some comments on other blogs saying that this product isn't that good because it doesn't give enough coverage, but if you are worried about coverage then I don't think you should be wearing a BB cream. I think this is perfect for beach/pool days basically, for days where you don't want to wear too much make-up but still do not want to go bare faced, that's why I am taking it with me :) If you want to amp up the coverage a bit more I recommend using bareMinerals or any powder foundation on top.

bareMinerals Matte SPF 15 foundation (£25.00/6g)
I bet you all think I am crazy for having three foundations with me on this trip but it isn't what it seems! I use this foundation more as a powder than a real foundation because of my oily skin - honestly! A concentrated dusting of this around my nose and T-zone will keep my oils at bay and so that is why I am taking it with me - plus I know it won't break like a pressed powder *cough Rimmel London's Stay Matte cough* so it's travel friendly too. I will use this also to amp up the coverage of the BB cream :) See multi-purpose! 

bareMinerals All Over Face Colour Warmth (£19.00/1.5g)

I've had this 'bronzer' for a while now and I don't think I have mentioned it before. I love it - it gives a naturalish colour to the face. I'm hesitant about using the word natural because it has a reddish base, which makes it ideal for tan skin-tones like myself. It add's a nice summer glow to the face without being too fake or orangey. I think mimics a real sun-kissed glow quite well.

M.A.C Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer (£15.50/7g)
Concealer is a must. Perhaps I should just end it there? I've spoken about this concealer a few times and I honestly think it is worth the money and that every girl out there should go out and buy one of these because it hides everything. I love M.A.C anyway, but this concealer so just so travel friendly that I wouldn't even think about leaving it behind. I feel like even if you don't need a concealer you should always have one on hand because you never know what may happen :P 

Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris (£19.00/200ml) and Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian (£19.00/200ml) for combination/oily skin.

I thought I should feature these two together since I haven't actually tried them yet. They are just samples that I received when I went to the Clarins counter a few months back, I urge everyone to ask for samples because I discovered my all time favourite cleanser (read here) because Clarins were so kind as to give me these samples. I thought since they are so travel friendly I might as well try them in Milan :) 

No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream Normal/Oily SPF 15 (£12.50/50ml)
A moisturiser is a must and that is why I am going to take this one from No7 because I love the way it feels on my skin, it's catered for my skin type and also contains SPF and so this product will be finding it's way into my bag. I just think it's a nice standard moisturiser and so I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of something lightweight but also contains SPF. I don't think this is anything special though, and there are a lot of good moisturisers on the market, but if you do want a standard one then this one is as good as any :)
Witch Cleansing and Toning Wipes (£2.99/25 wipes)
So I discovered these when I went to Amsterdam last summer and they were so so good at just cleaning my face - I didn't get one spot during that trip so I'm definitely taking these with me so they can work that same magic again. I kinda don't want to try another type of facial wipe because I think this one in particular is a God-send :P If you are on the look out for make-up wipes then be sure to check this one out.

I hope you guys enjoyed seeing what is going to be in my travel make-up and skincare bag! Obviously this is not all I am bringing, it is just the base products that I will put on. If you would like to see more of what I am taking to Milan then just comment below :) Also what is your staple items when you go abroad? 
Thank you for reading, 
Anjna x


  1. i need to invest in some miniatures for when i go away next week! id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2014/08/verybeautytour-with-verycouk.html xx

    1. Haha, mini's are the best way to take awesome skin-care away with you :) you have an awesome blog :) x

  2. Miniatures are such a life saver when going on trips! I recently went on a trip and they are so helpful, because who likes carrying a huge bag of products?
    Much Love, AnnCates xx

    1. For sure! less products = more space for shopping :P x

  3. Lovely post! Good job :)

    New post on my blog it'll mean the world to me if you check it out :)

    1. I will check your blog out :) thank you for commenting :)

  4. I love bareMinerals! The foundation is definitely my staple all year round! I use the original version, but the matte version would be really useful for holiday! I always take a hydrating lip balm with me on holiday, my lips dry out so easily!

    Becki :) xxx

    1. I prefer the original version as an actual foundation because I think it just combines really nicely with the skin giving it a more natural look, the matte version is more like a powder since it absorbs all the oil but I feel iffy putting it all over my face as a foundation and I don't think it does as good as a job as the original version. Oooh, I think I will take one of The Body Shop's lip butters with me then :) thanks for reminding me x

  5. This post is amazing!
    Keep in touch xoxo :)

  6. I love that Clarins Toning! I'm thinking of getting 2 of them next time theres bonus offer :) It smells awesome


    1. I just tried it yesterday (since I am in Milan now) and I can tell you now that I think it is really nice, I am not sure about the cleansing milk though. x


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