Wednesday, December 14, 2011
what i bring with me when i travel
recently i took a small trip to minnesota to visit relatives. i thought i would share what products i brought with me when i went as well as reflect back on what i ACTUALLY used. what i bring with me when i travel always varies. it depends on what i will be doing on the trip (parties? family events? low key outings?) and how long i am gone. my trip was a little less than a week long and i planned on low key outings with maybe one night out.
this is what i fit everything into. it is a GWP bag from estee lauder i received from my friend.
i am happy to report i used every item here! i also brought a mixture of revlon photoready and neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup for foundation, but it is contained in a not aesthetically pleasing container so it is obviously not pictured.
BONNEBELL GLIMMER BRONZER
i use this to add a nice glow to my face. i havent reached for it in a while so i thought i should start using it again.
CARGO TONGA BLUSH
love this shade. i never really understood this shade until i got paler. extremely natural color, it looks like my own skin flushed. highly recommend if you are light-med in skin tone...especially light.
CARGO MED MATTE BRONZER
i wont blabber about this anymore. i always use this for my bronzer, i am trying to use it up. look at that pan mark!
i have been neglecting my milani blushes so i brought this along to force myself to use it. i like it but sometimes it looks too orange on me.
MAYBELLINE DREAM MATTE POWDER
i just bought this which i mentioned in my last post. i like it so far.
i keep reaching for this highlighter. i love the subtle glow it imparts.
i used almost everything here.
theBALM SHADY LADY VOL 1
i wont go into this any further since i've done so many posts on this lately (swatches and a look). i used this every day while i was away.
inside is cork (one of my favorite e/s ever), brule, brun, and club. i didnt use any of these shades, i was too busy with all my options from shady lady.
MAC PAINTPOT in QUITE NATURAL
i usually like to bring a paint pot along when i travel since it doubles as a primer and lid color. quite natural is a matte dirty brown. if you want to see swatches see my paint pot collection post.
EYELINERS, MASCARAS, and SUCH
i used both feline and lineur intense (this one is about done...need a new one!) everyday. i also made myself proud by bringing only one mascara. the nyx jumbo pencil was untouched the whole time. i had no need for a black base.
every single thing pictured was not used! i brought a good variety but ended up going gloss and lipstick free the whole time. too busy eating family food :) pictured here is mac lipsticks in media and creme d'nude (these are new, post coming soon...), stila glosses in raisin and grapefruit, and mac lipgloss in florabundance.
i didnt do TOO terribly in overpacking (i normally do). next time i'll cool it on the lip products since i tend to ignore those the most when i travel. and not so many eye shadows next time.
what do you bring when you travel? also, what do you put all your cosmetics in when you travel? i have been trying to find a bigger/more sturdy case...