Hello, lovelies! Today I'll be sharing with you what I've packed in my makeup and skincare travel bags. It's a bit ironic because technically my makeup is always in a travel bag. I don't have a makeup storage setup: no drawers, no Muji containers, no acrylic makeup holders. Nothing! Except a tiny lipstick holder that is overflowing. I simply haven't gotten around to designating a space for me to do my makeup. Probably because I move so often. Anyways, today I'll be going on vacation for spring break (or in my case "semana santa") so I tried to pack as lightly as I could.
I kept it simple: moisturizers and facewash. For my facial moisturizers I packed a travel-size of the Clinique Moisture Surge Gel (for daytime) and the Clinique Turnaround Overnight Radiance moisturizer (for nighttime). For my undereyes I included a convenient free sample of the Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream. I also packed my favorite roll-on undereye depuffer (Hard Candy's Eye'm Tired). To wash my face I picked St. Ives Travel-Size Green Tea Scrub and a free sample of NARSskin Cream Cleanser. Plus, some free fragrance samples. Yay for using up free samples!
I was quite tempted to take a bunch of blushes, a different one for each day. I restrained myself and picked three: Illamasqua Cream Blush in Rude, theBalm Down Boy, and NARS Douceur. For my foundation I chose NARS Sheer Glow in Punjab (which photographs beautifully) and MAC Pro Longwear in NC30 which lasts all day. The bottles are glass which are heavy and can break but they have pumps with locks so they'll never spill. For powder: MAC Studio Fix in C4 and Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. Concealer: Bourjois Healthy Mix (not shown). Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. Mascara: Tarina Tarantino Fleur de Lash Faceted. Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink. Primers: Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer and Too Faced Shadow Insurance (not shown). Eyeshadow palettes: I picked the Urban Decay Naked Palette and my MAC Pro Palette which have the most rounded selection of colors in my collection. Lipsticks and Lip Balms: I picked a lot! This was as much as I could narrow it down (left to right). Cover Girl Divine, MAC Velvet Teddy, MAC Angel, Bobbi Brown Pink Peony, Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment, Revlon Sugar Plum Lip Butter, Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch, NARS Dragon Girl Lip Pencil, L'Occitane 100% Shea Butter.
The practical choice would have been a neutral nail polish so chipping wouldn't show, but I couldn't resist packing one of my favorite nail polishes: Illamasqua Creator. It wears a really long time without chipping so it's actually quite travel-friendly.
It seems that whenever I travel I always take MAC Pro Longwear with me because it doesn't budge or transfer throughout the day. Do you have any go-to travel products?
Also, I finally got an actual camera! No more phone pics :) I haven't been able to play around with it too much because this week has been really hectic. I'm very excited about it because this means I'll finally be able to do more makeup looks in the upcoming months.