What's In My Traincase?

9:07 PM

Hey guys! I've gotten so many requests to go over how I pack my train case ever since I bought it in this haul. Since I took it with me for my 2-month trip to California, I wanted to share with you what I took and how it was organized. It took a lot of trial-and-error to fit everything in place as well as to select my favorite essentials to bring along, so I hope this inspires some of you in how to pack your own train case!

The specific case I own is the Sephora Metro Train Case. The exact one I purchased was on sale last year and no longer available, but they do have similar cases that are the exact shape and size but with different finishes. Here's a list of everything I mentioned in the video, and trust me, this list took a long time to type out. ;)

/ROW 1
Clear Eyes
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder
Maybelline Dream Matte powder
MAC Fluidline
Nars stick concealer
Hourglass concealer
Maybelline Mineral Powder concealer (discontinued)
L'Oreal Studio Secrets primer
Lancome Photogenic concealer (discontinued)

/ROW 2
Dior Amber Diamonds Shimmer Powder
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat (similar from Heavenly Creatures collection)
Stila Bronzing Powder
Tarte Exposed blush
Benefit Coralista
Metal mixing spatula

/ROW 3
Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara
Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl mascara
Various eyeliners (Urban Decay 24/7 pencils, NYX pencils, Too Faced 3*Way eyeliner)
Pencil sharpener
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC lipglasses
Avon nail clippers (purchased long ago but these dolphin clippers are seriously cute)
Duo Lash Glue
Dollywink Lash Case
Bow Fringe Holder
Goody Spin Pins
Eve Pearl Eyebrow Trimmer (eyebrow razors)

/ROW 4
Urban Decay Naked Lipstick
Maybelline Baby Lips
Dior Addict lipstick
Revlon Lip Butters (my review here)
NYX Black Label Lipstick (similar matte and round case)
Parian Spirit
Urban Decay All-Nighter Spray
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil
Lioele Blooming Gloss
Crystal Nail File

NYX Glitter Palette (5-pan version)
Dinair Airbrush
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Urban Decay Anniversary Palette
Inglot Palette (mixed depotted shadows from MAC singles and Stila trio)
Lashem Lashes
L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows
Makeup Wipes (similar from Biore, Neutrogena, Ponds)
Princess Mirror

Sinful Colors - Sinderella
China Glaze - Surfin' For Boys
Zoya - Sienna
Lioele - Peach Pink (Holika Holika polish)
Wet & Wild - white
Seche Vite
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ Foundation
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream


Top is from J. Crew (similar/similar/similar)

Whew! That took a few hours to compile but I guess that just means I fit a ton of stuff into my traincase! :)

I'm actually currently in makeup purging-and-reorganizing mode, so it's nice to have a little reminder of what amount of makeup is actually useful for an extended period of time. If anyone has tips for organizing makeup, feel free to leave them in the comments!

I hope this was helpful for those of you who are about to pack a lot of makeup for a trip, or if you just want to organize your makeup at home and want ideas for how to categorize everything. Thanks so much for reading and I'll talk to you guys soon!

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  1. I love how organized you are! I seriously am so motivated to go pack my own train case now. Hopefully the motivation will last me until I finish packing LOL! Thanks for sharing beautiful♥
    PS. You too pretty ;D


  2. Thanks for that! So informative! Do you think you could do a review on all the foundations you have used in the past years and how you would rate them and also which staple foundation you always go back to and why?

  3. Wow you have a lot! I hope I can buy my own traincase soon too. It seems more encouraging to collect make-ups when they are well-organized :)


  4. That train case def fit a lot of products! It seems like a pretty good size for your two months trip to Cali! I love the mix and match of drugstore, high end, and Asian products! ^_^

  5. i like how you keep your stuff very organized!:) i was thinkin before if i should get the sephora traincase but it's so big. shipping will be very expensive since im from Manila lol

  6. Love it !! I think i'm going to buy a train case...


  7. I know this may sound really stupid, but what is your metal spatula for? That kind of threw me off?

    1. It's for mixing cream products! You can also use it to hygienically get cream or liquid products out of pots like gel eyeliner, or get some lipstick without applying it from the tube. :)

  8. Thanks for your sharing. Im always struggling whether I go for a train case or not!! Anyway, do you need any brushes packed inside your train case? is it possible to fit in the train case in that size? Thanks :) >3<

    1. I keep my brushes in a separate brush container or brush roll, but it's possible to fit a few individual brushes inside.

    2. Hi Jen!

      I have been searching EVERYWHERE for a brush roll. Can you tell me which one you have and where you got it? Thanks!

  9. Great video! I have a small Caboodles train case from Walmart. When I bought it I thought it'd have more than enough room to store my makeup...but I was wrong haha! Love your Sephora one, I like how you can customize the compartments!

  10. Really keen on getting a train case myself! Interesting, I enjoyed watching this video!


  11. Thx for sharing! Was surprised that you didn't pack the make up for ever full cover concealer...wasn't that one of your new favorites?

    1. I didn't include any of the items that I purchased while out there since technically I didn't "pack" that for my trip, but I kept it in the area with the other concealers!

  12. Could you also show how you normally store your makeup?

  13. I've asked you on youtube, twitter and now I'm also going to do it here hehe could you please do a makeup collection/storage video? Because if these are just some of the products you love, I can only imagine the size of your entire makeup reservoir LOL I'm really organized too, so this video was a delight to watch ^^ xx

  14. Seeing this makes me want to get a traincase! It's so convenient and helps everything to be kept organized :)


  15. that's amazing, excellent organization and I'm guessing it holds up well on plane rides? no spillage?
    & also I'm guessing you needed a lot of makeup because you were doing other people's makeup as well?


    1. I haven't taken this particular train case on a plane trip yet, but it should be fine for carry-on. Not sure that I'd check it since I don't want anything to break! And yes, there was a possibility that I had to do others' makeup... or have mine done (if you've seen the vid of Victor putting makeup on me, haha!)

  16. That's a lot of makeup you put in there! I always take with me what I really need. Nice organizing :-).


  17. Hi Jen,

    Love reading your blog, esp your product reviews! it's so informative!I sooo want one of these train cases but unfortunately they don't have sephora in ireland.. :(
    However i may ask my aunt from CA to help me buy one and bring it over to me on her next visit, can you tell approximately how heavy is this traincase? if it's too heavy i worry she may not have the baggage allowance to carry it over for me... :(


    1. Honestly, it's a pretty significant/heavy size, but maybe she can bring it for carry-on and put things inside it!

  18. If you are getting rid of some makeup you should sell box what can be used and let people buy them for a flat rate plus shipping. I don't know if that would work since my friend was purging her scrapbooking supplies. Hahhah Just a thought!

  19. Hi Jen,
    What color are you in the neutrogena healthy glow foundation? I've been wanting to try it and we're the same color in mat velvet so I think I might be the same for that one as well. Thanks!

  20. Thanks for sharing! I have that traincase from Sephora and I love it. It's in my avatar photo. :)

  21. We have similar skintones (I'm NC30, tending to 35 in the summer) so I would love to see a review of the different foundations and concealers you've tried! I recently bought the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream and I quite like it but also want to have an option with more coverage, maybe a concealer to pair with it.

  22. you really organized it well,

    yeah we girls should also arrange and beautify our things not only our face.

    just posted here to say missing you MRS JEN.


  23. Hi Jen! you are such a inspiration! I was hoping you could give some lovin to blogger newbie like me by allowing me to share my site here...



  24. Hai jen,can I request u do something like "no mirror make up challenge or do 5 minutes make up challenge,I always enjoy all about ur video in youtube,hope u wanna do that make up challenge...
    Jen,from u I inspired to be a beauty blogger.
    I come from indonesian,,
    So long time I read and learn everything from u..love u jen.u're my inspiration....
    Lina88makeup.blogspot.com thanks

  25. Hi! I love your blog. Correct me if I am wrong but I saw one of your post months ago and you were putting your traincase on a folding luggage cart when you are out travelling. May I know where did you buy that and what brand? Thank you :)

  26. what kinds of your make up you have ???