Hello everyone! This will be the first of a few “Travel Essential” posts. I wanted to start with makeup first because I think it’s so easy to not know how to pack a small amount of makeup that has multiple uses.
My first two products are for when I want to look a little extra glam. I love to use the Hard Candy sheer glow on my arms, décolleté, and my legs! If I want a more intense glow then I will mix in the NYX illuminator.
Next up, eye essentials! First up, this eyeshadow palette from wetnwild is so good and it is so cheap. I love using the lighter shades for highlighting as well as eyeshadow! My rust quad from Kat Von D is my must-have palette anywhere I go! I love to do a quick smokey eye with all mattes with a pop of shimmer on the inner corner! If I want to add some color to a look, my Pixi eyeliner in blue is perfect! If I really want to make my eyes pop, I will use my Kat Von D metal crush eyeshadow in Dolce. Of course, mascara for lashes and brows is a duh😉
Now onto the face! I actually only take a powder foundation with me when I travel! I also bring my NYX wonderstick in case I want a little more drama with my face makeup. If you only bring one makeup item make it bronzer! This bronzer from Wetnwild called Ticket to Brazil is the perfect shade. I also love to add a pop of color on the cheeks with a Milani blush in Rose D’Oro. For a highlight/highlight I pack my Mary Loumanizer! You can use any combination of these products to get super natural to full on glam💕
I always pack an excessive amount of lip products because on a lazy day, I can just throw on a lip and look put together! I love to do this because everything else on your face is just slightly bare, add a red lip and BOOM. You look like you spent thirty minutes on your face! I love wearing a nude lipliner with gloss, two of my favorite glosses are from NYX and theBalm. TheBalm Cocoa my Coconut is my all time favorite gloss, bring it back! I also love liquid lipsticks for travelling, my favorite formula is by ABH. My two shades that are always with me are Catnip and Crush. Crush is my perfect nude when I want a matte finish. I also love to keep my NYX lip lingerie in Push-Up when I am travelling. Onto the red lip, if I want a bright blue red, I use Wetnwild’s Stoplight Red. If I want more of a berry stain, I use Tarte’s lipsurgence!
These are just a few more random must-haves. The first is my demi wispies, I take two pairs with me, and I wash them after every use so they last longer. My favorite lash glue is by Kiss and it is made specifically for people with sensitive eyes, and it is latex-free. I always keep two eye pencils with me, NYX jumbo pencil in Milk and Colourpop in Get Paid. My go-to lipliner is by NYX in the shade Natural.
I decided I would show you guys a few of my favorite looks as well!
If I want the focus to be on my skin, I will use my powder foundation from Physician’s Formula with the tiniest amount of my bronzer from Wetnwild. I will then curl my lashes and apply some brow mascara. I almost always darken one little freckle since I usually wear my glasses I like the way it breaks up my face.
I really hope that you guys enjoyed reading this, and I am so excited to make this a mini series!
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