Friday, April 5, 2013

Inside my Travel Make-up Bag...

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.


TOP ROW:

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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10 comments:

  1. I've never tried MAC concealers (or their foundations for that matter). Would you recommend the studio finish over the pro longwear? I really only use concealer under my eyes to try and cover a little bit of darkness, but mostly bags! I've heard so many wonderful things about MAC concealers, but I have no clue what shade or formula I would go for. I guess I should visit the store ;)

    LOVE the Nivea lip butters! I first bought one in the raspberry rose, and I just bought the caramel yesterday! Love them so much :)

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    1. Personally for darkness & eye bags I would recommend the studio finish one. It is thicker - so it covers better and stays in place longer. BUT some MAC SAs may try sell you the Pro Longwear for under your eye as it's more liquid-y and a lighter formula. But as long as you use an eye cream, the thickness of Studio finish should not be a problem :-)

      I'm amazed at how much I love the Nivea Lip butter - I'm not usually into lip butters - but this one feels so luxurious and nourishing!

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  2. When I travel, half of my bags are full of skincare and make up products. I just can't leave at home anything :P I love the products you use! I sometimes use my concealer (MUFE Full cover) as foundation as well :)
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    1. It really is hard to pick what to travel with - I really pared down my make-up but HAD to bring my whole brush roll LOL! Can't live without my MU brushes!

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  3. Great post, that Tarte blush is so pretty :)
    Carrie
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    1. Thanks Carrie - I love Tarte blushes, and I think Exposed is one of those universal shades that flatter nearly everyone!

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  4. those are some great basics, when i travel i just take all my makeup and use like a handful of it. a must-have for me is my ud naked palettes bc they're so versatile. i have that teasing brush, but don't care for it. I think it depends on the type of hair you have and how thick your hair is. i prefer a hair pick or a comb to tease my hair.

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    1. I STILL haven't tested the teasing brush out (am waiting for a day that I want to do a poufy-ponytail)...so I'll have to see if it suits my hair or not - my hair is pretty fine - I have a plastic teasing comb but it doesn't give me much volume.

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  5. Where did you manage to find the Tweezerman clippers? I've been looking for these FOREVER!

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    1. I found them at a CVS in the states - it came in a double pack. I think you can buy them online too - there's a link to them in my post above - good luck :-)

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