With everyone traveling for the holidays I thought I would share my must have products in my travel make-up bag. Since you have limited space when packing, only the tried and true products that you are know are not going to let you down will make the cut. My favorite products can really vary by the event or look I am trying to acheive so I like to make sure that the products I do bring will be multi-purpose as well.
Foundation: Loreal True Match Lumi
When I am traveling I don’t want to take the risk of bringing a $40-$50 foundation only to have it break in my bag, so I like to take a tried and true drugstore foundation that I know I won’t freak out if it breaks. The Loreal True Match Lumi has medium coverage and more of a dewy finish, which I prefer. It works great for everyday light coverage or I can build it up for fuller coverage, so it makes a great travel foundation.
Concealer: Laura Gellar The Real Deal Concealer
I have yet to find the perfect undereye concealer but this one is my current favorite. The color match is perfect for my skin and it easily blends under the eyes (and does not crease) as well as works to cover up any blemishes or redness. It has been a win-win for me so I have no complaints.
Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder palette
Alright, so this isn’t 100% necessary, but I just love this palette so much I couldn’t leave it behind. If you aren’t familar with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders they are very fine powders that give you a smooth and perfect finish. They are meant to make it look as if you are glowing from within and I just love it. I use one color to set my undereye concealer and another as a really light bronzer to warm up my cheeks and temples. I definitely took a risk traveling with this one (if it broke I would cry), but I just couldn’t imagine leaving it at home.
Highlighter: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Beige
Some people can’t live without a bronzer in their make-up routine, but I can’t live without a highlighter. Winter leaves my skin dull and I love adding a slight glow that just catches the light perfectly.Bobbi Brown is known for her shimmer brick and the Beige Brick gives me the perfect highlight (withouth looking glittery) to complete any look. You can swirl the colors together for a highlighter or also use them individually for eye shawdows. Another dual purpose product!
Blush: Milani in Luminoso
I am a big fan of Milani blushes. They are super cheap (you can find them in the drugstore) and have great pigment. Luminoso is a perfect peachy pink color that gives just the perfect amount of flush.
Eyeshadow: Chocolate Bar palette by Too Faced
I won’t lie, I have lots of eye shadow palettes and love each of them in different ways. I tend to gravitate towards champagne lids and warm browns in my crease, so the Chocolate Bar palette is perfect to acheive this look or I can deepen the colors and create a smoky night out. Plus, this palette smells like chocolate, who doesn’t love that?
Eyebrow Pencil: Anastasia Brow Wiz
There is no question that this is my holy grail of eyebrow pencils. Anastasia knows what she is doing when it comes to brows. The Brow Wiz makes it so a total novice at brows (myself) can figure out how to put in some definition and shape. You can use this pencil for a full out defined brow or just a quick fill in, it is really versitile and it has a built in spool brush as well. If you don’t have the Brow Wiz I would recommend you add it to your collection ASAP.
Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide On in Black Velvet
I bounce back and forth between a liquid eyeliner and kohl pencil, but if I have to choose I bring my 24/7 Velvet pencil with me because it is versitle enough to create any look, goes on super creamy and lasts all day. I got this one as a sample in Birchbox and am down to my last bits but I will definitely be repurchasing it.
Mascara: Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Eye
This mascara was another item that I got as a sample for free and have kind of fallen in love with. I typically wouldn’t shop Bobbi Brown for her mascaras but this version gives my lashes lift, curl and definition so it made the cut for my last trip.
Perfume: Elizabeth & James Nirvana White
Okay, so perfume is technically not make-up but the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White is just too good to leave home. I have both the Nirvana White and Nirvana Black and I love them both (I also love them layered over one another). Nirvana White is describe as a mix of peoney and musk and I love it. Rollerballs are the easiest way to travel with perfume and also a really cheap way to try out a fragrance without making the financial investment.
What are your must have items in your travel make-up bag?
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