Packing for a trip really makes you re-think what make-up you need/use on a daily basis.
I wanted to keep my toiletries simple and easy-to-carry for our 10-day family trip…here’s what I took in my make-up bag.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – as described in my acne-covering post, I use this heavily pigmented concealer as a foundation. One tip – store this little glass bottle in its cardboard box, it shatters very easily (I only had to drop 1 bottle to learn this lesson!)
MAC Fluidline in Dipdown – super long-lasting gel liner. I didn’t end up using this…washing & drying the liner brush everyday was too much of a hassle.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer – my HG under-eye concealer. Super-pigmented & thick – it covers EVERYTHING! Just make sure you moisturize with an eye-cream before applying to prevent caking & unevenness.
L’Oreal Collagen Waterproof & Voluminous Power Volume 24-Hour Mascara – I didn’t use the Waterproof one, but I always pack it when I’m traveling to potentially humid locations. I’m testing out the Power Volume mascara – and really enjoying the lash-thickening effects.
Marcelle Liquid Eyeliner Pen – this felt-tip liner was much simpler to use on the go than my regular Fluidliner liner. It ran out halfway through my trip so I purchased an alternative (details below).
CHEEK PRODUCTS – Covergirl Simply Ageless Blush in Lush Berry, Rimmel Natural Bronzer & Tarte Blush in Amused. I’ve reviewed ALL my blushes in this post. As usual, I layer powder & cream blush for staying power. I did miss my Tarte Blush in Exposed – it’s such a gorgeous bronzy & glowy blush. The Rimmel Bronzer is a new favorite. I tried NARS Laguna but it didn’t show up on my skin – and the next shade (Casino) is too dark.
BOTTOM ROW: My custom-made palette (more details in this post) containing my eyeshadows & highlighting powder. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop – a fresh lipcolor that went with everything. And I never apply mascara without first curling my lashes with my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler.
Here are the make-up/beauty items I purchased on my trip:
Target version of Emi-Jay hairties. Nivea Lip Butter (seriously AMAZING – I LOVE it!). Tweezerman Straight Edge Clipper (surprisingly hard to find straight-edge clippers – they make shaping nails SO much easier!). Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Black Brown (very pigmented & easy to use). MAC 224 Eyeshadow brush (an impulse purchase from the Cosmetics Outlet – it was $10 cheaper than the store price). Teasing Brush – I’m not very good at teasing my hair, so I’m going to try and see if this helps.
Do you carry a lot of make-up with you when you travel or do you keep it simple?
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