Thursday, 14 May 2015

Traveling Light Makeup Essentials


The essentials you'll need for traveling light

1. A Do All Palette
Having a palette that covers all bases is ideal for travel. I usually take this Nars palette which has 4 eyeshadows, a blusher and a bronzer as well as a nice big mirror. Although you may think 4 eyeshadows is a bit limiting I have found that these 4 work well for both day and night looks. I would suggest picking a palette which has 2 light shades and 2 darker shades then you have the option to build up your eyeshadow for a natural look in the day and a smokey eye for the evening.
Ones like the Urban Decay Naked On The Run palette include everything you need.

2. Mascara
A mascara mini is always a great thing to take when you travel and if your anything like me then you'll have a draw full of tester mascaras. I know regular sized mascaras don't take up that much space anyway but every extra bit of space helps.
Sephora do a great mini mascara selection if your looking for some new mascaras to try out.

3. Lipstick/Lipgloss
I go for more of a lip stain when I'm away because when I'm traveling I want take in as much atmosphere as possible and make the most of what's going on around me, without having to worry about touching up my lipstick. Having said that lipsticks don't take up much room so you can easily take a bold lip and a neutral lip with you.

4. Primer
For me a primer is the first step in my makeup routine. I am prone to getting oily skin around my forehead area throughout the day so having a primer that is both mattifying and helps my makeup stay longer is essential. As a little primer goes a long way a small tube of the Benefit the Porefessional is all you'll need for traveling.
Benefit do a great selection of travel sized products.

5. Foundation
I tend to save any sample bottles of foundation I get, to use especially when traveling. I find that all foundation bottles whether from the drug store or high end all seem to come with excessive packaging. I don't tend to use a lot of foundation so a small bottle like this Bobbi Brown sample will last me around 7 days.


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