by Suzie Bonaldi



Beauty Packing: Paris

Packing for Paris wasn't the usual travel scenario of carefully curating a travel sized bag full of the perfect minis and decanted products that were perfectly appropriate for 24 hours in Paris. No, it was rather thrown together, and I basically shoved everything I've been loving - and then a few new travel friendly pieces - in to my favourite compact makeup bag and forsaking my current skincare routine for one night of Pai minis.

Despite this, everything was used, my makeup was so minimal that I was ready in 10 minutes and my skin didn't look too shabby considering the break in consistency. I've popped the full run down of the beauty packing for you below, but more than anything the real gem here is the clear makeup bag. No more than 5cm in depth, you can just about fit one face of makeup in here. It limits over packing and allows you to see the contents without having to unzip and face an avalanche of perfectly packed in products - helloooo travel friendly! Sadly it doesn't fit brushes (although it can, I just chose to pack in a blush and extra lip crayon instead) but that's what the ben holder section in your handbag is for, let's face it...


  • Khiels Micro Blur Skin Perfecter* 
  • Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
  • Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
  • Origins Plantscription Concealer
  • YSL Touche Eclat*
  • Topshop Stick Blush 
  • Clinique Superfine Liner For Brows*
  • Benefit Gimme Brow*
  • Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner
  • Lights Camera Lashes Mascara by Tarte*
  • Liz Earl Natural Radiance Bronzer*
  • Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm (Complex)


  • Pai Skincare Minis - Gentle Hydrating Cleanser // Sensitive Skin Cream // Hydrating Day Moisturiser
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Mini
  • Liz Earl Muslin Cloth - I always take muslin cloths over flannels when I travel. They dry super quickly so you don't have to worry about packing them wet.
*PR Samples



  1. Clear makeup bags are very useful! I had one and really like it, I should buy another one.

  2. Wow love the bag. Clear makeup bags are the best!

    xx Mira

  3. Love the Revlon chubby stick shade you've got - I want to buy every single one!

  4. Lovley post,

  5. Love the clear makeup bag!!

  6. Minis are great for travel!! I have a mini bottle of Estee Lauder's ANR which is reserved for travel only!

    Summer Skin Saviours Part II:

  7. Such a beautiful selection. I think I should get some NARS bits for my holiday coming up now!

  8. Wow you did well to minimise the collection to so few key pieces!! I always take far too much!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  9. Love the Nars concealer and moisturizer. Perfect for travel!

    - Chaitra | PinkPot

  10. Nice products !

  11. I really like your selection of products, some great choices. A see-through makeup bag is essential for travelling.

    Kristy |

  12. What lovely products! I think see through bags are great, as long as they are kept clean :p

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

  13. Adore your choices. You are amazing at packing. Me? I try to fit EVERYTHING I can in haha bad idea. =] xx.

  14. Why have I never thought of using a small makeup bag to limit my packing?! I'm an 'everything but the kitchen sink' kind of girl, oops! x

    lillies and lipbalm

  15. Lovee a post like this!

    XO IDM

  16. I love to carry see-through makeup bags in my handbag, makes the product searching so much easier :) /

  17. Lovely selection, I'm a terrible over packer, even for 1 night haha. that Tate brush is definitely calling my name ;)
    xxx Claire

  18. The Pai Minis sound awesome, even if I'm not going traveling any time soon. And I'd love to try the Kiehl's Skin Perfector; it sounds right up my alley. x

    Lillian |

  19. Ah I'm always the one to throw my beauty products together last minute (though that can end in some serious overpacking). It seems like you packed the perfect amount for a quick trip--and I'm also super jealous haha, I love Paris!
    Lovely Notions

  20. I tend to over pack because I alway think, what if I'll need it? I guess if you limit yourself to a smaller makeup bag you have to think what's more important and not. Lovely picks, I'm jealous I wish I could do a quick trip to Paris!


  21. I love the Nars Tinted Moisturizer and Concealer. Your makeup bag looks super organized and I think I might need to invest in a clear makeup bag before my next trip!

  22. This is perfect as I'm going away on Friday so this comes in handy! X

  23. Love the NARS concealer, definitely prefer it to MAC pro longwear.

  24. Love the look of everything you packed! The Revlon Matte Balms are the best things ever! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | ASOS or Feelunique £25 Voucher Giveaway

  25. Where is the makeup bag from?

  26. Great picks, I really want the radiant concealer!

    Laila from Townhouse Palette ♥

  27. Love clear makeup bags!

  28. Really great picks! Love the Revlon balms!

  29. Totally right! Clear makeup bags are the way forward for travelling. They make errythang so much easier!

    XO, G from grace'd

  30. Nice picks and lovely post!

    1. I'd love for you to check out my blog :)

  31. Would love to try the khiels micro blur and gimme brow!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

  32. I love clear bags, they make packing so much easier! :) And I always have a problem with the brushes - they are too long, so I have to pack them in another bag.

  33. love!

  34. I love the look of clear makeup bags! I really need to buy some for when I travel next.

  35. I think clear makeup bags are really useful! I tend to dig through my makeup when I travel and it's a hassle to put it all back in. I should get a clear one for myself too and with a clear bag, you can't be lazy but to keep it clean so it'll look good plus your makeup are hygienic at the same time :D

  36. great tip about the muslin cloth :) & I love the Pai minis!
    Any one knows where I can buy Khiels products online that ships to EU please?

  37. You have got my obsessed with the Revlon Matte Balm in Complex, I love it so much!

    Tiny Alis

  38. Hi Gorgeous, can you tell us where u buy the clear make up bag ? very useful for traveling ! thx a lot ;)

  39. Hello everyone! Next week I am moving with my boyfriend in a new apartment and I am so excited but I should pack all of my stuff. Thank you for the nice tips!

  40. Great picks and the clear cosmetic bag is so practical, I've always wanted one, does it need a lot of cleaning?


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