Funsized Beauty

The idea that good things come in small packages is nothing new, but it is pretty darn accurate. Mini cupcakes, mini notebooks and of course mini makeup. I love it all. Nobody wants to lug around their entire makeup bag all day and these fun-sized additions make on the go application or even travel beauty fuss-free.

Here's my pick of the funsized beauty bunch..

Brushes pictured; Mac #188 brush & Real Techniques Expert Face brush

Mac Eyeshadows in Bronze and Nylon These are a relatively recent addition to the beauty bazaar. I buy my Mac eyeshadows in pan form from their Pro Store which means they are cheaper to purchase and also can be swapped around various palettes. If you're on the go or traveling Mac do handy duo and quad containers to house your eyeshadows. They're quite compact and aren't a nuisance to carry. Bronze is similar to Eclair but lighter and with more shimmer running through it. It looks stunning worn by itself or with a pigment pressed lightly over the top. Nylon is great as an inner corner or brow bone highlight.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera This lipstick is so lightweight and compact, perfect for the handbag! The colour payoff from these lipsticks is fantastic. One slick across the lips and you are done. This lipstick applies like a gloss but dries to a matte finish and it will not budge all day. I haven't had a chance to test its 14 hour wear time yet but after at least 7 hours of wear it had remained in tact.

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque Under eye circles are my nemesis but with this creamy corrector in my possession they don't stand a chance. This corrector hides tired eyes and works well to conceal any discolouration on the face or any blemish scars that are fading away. Like the liquid lipstick this also lasts well once set with powder. I find it doesn't go cakey or crease like some thicker concealers are prone to doing either.

Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne, free with purchase I really need to invest in a Travalo perfume atomiser but in the meantime I have this little vial and a Chanel one to use up. These are great to have handy especially if you're traveling but also if your perfume wears off during the day. Simply re-spritz as often as you desire and you are good to go.

Nars Blush in Orgasm Cream blushers are probably more practical in terms of compact makeup but I thought if they're around heat too much then they might melt or get damaged. This Nars blush is packaged in sleek, matte packaging that isn't bulky and won't take up additonal space. Nars have a gorgeous range of blushes and you will find something to suit your skintone. 

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows in My Two Cents and RSVP These cream shadows were released in the World Famous Neutrals palettes but you can also buy these separately in full size. These cream shadows are great bases for any eyeshadow or by themselves. They don't last as long as the Mac paint pots do on the lids but they do last pretty well. 

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, travel size This is my favourite primer at the moment. It's lightweight, matte and moisturising. It really helps makeup last a lot longer. This isn't the cheapest of primers so mine's being sparingly used on long days or special occasions. 

Benefit They're Real Mascara, free with purchase This mascara is the best-seller in department stores around the world and with good reason. It lengthens, curls, defines and separates like nothing else. This mascara doesn't go flaky and is pretty smudge proof. Definitely try this mascara out if you're yet to do so.

What are your fun-sized beauty must haves?


  1. I love mini perfumes- they're great for deciding whether you want to commit and buy the whole thing, and just really easy to carry around :-) x


    1. Exactly. They're a great way of testing out fragrances before making the full investment. x

    2. I'm lusting after the Sephora perfume sampler because of this very reason!

      Ang x