Like most of us in the states, I’m getting ready to go home for the Thanksgiving holidays and wanted to feature what’s in my travel beautybagg. When I pack to go home, I am EXTREMELY low maintenance – I usually end up using almost nothing of what I brought, and most of the stuff I bring is for “just in case”. Something about being around family that makes it feel like I’m totally overdoing it if I have to apply eyeshadow with a brush. This is also a good showcase of my go-t0, no-fuss products:
Makeup bag: from Alexa Chung for Madewell eyes eyes eyes pouch – at $25, I think it’s overpriced for a makeup bag, but Madewell was having a 25% off promo so I figured, what the hey – welcome to your new home (mine).
Face/eyebrow (top left quadrant):
- Garnier Tinted Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller – VERY light coverage for undereye, feels nice and cooling
- Cle de Peau concealer in Beige – the most expensive concealer I own at $70. My verdict? It’s nice and creamy but not too creamy, has longer staying power than my Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, easier to use than my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, but not worth $70.
- Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer in Glow – I LOVE THIS TINTED MOISTURIZER!! It’s so easy to smooth on with fingers, has almost a liquid to powder texture, and makes my face look amazing with such little work (and at $64 it had better!)
- Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF50 PA+++ – lightweight SPF, doesn’t make me greasy (and I have very oily skin). Selling point for me is that it’s paraben free. However, EXTREMELY pricey at $84.
- Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash – so easy to use even someone as horrible at drawing eyebrows as me can use it. I choose this over my Shu Uemura brow pencil for travel just because it has a built-in spoolie.
Color Products (top middle and right):
- Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in exposed – the blush that goes with anything
- MAC Blush in On a Mission (Limited Edition from Style Warriors) – such a lovely plummy color. I saw this on my friend Anna a few months ago and immediately hunted it down at a CCO. Totally makes anyone’s cheekbones Linda Evangelista-esque. Or as close as it’s gonna get.
- Armani Eyes to Kill #15 – I have a TON (almost literally) of eyeshadows and I’ve been reaching for this one consistently for the past few weeks. Just apply it to the eyelid and blend out with your fingers – no brush or primer needed. Such a lovely bronze. Check out one of our favorite Youtubers RaeView’s tutorial on just how easy it is!
- MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study – again, use fingers and swipe over lids for an easy bright look.
- Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond – everyone’s favorite highlight. So easy.
- Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus mascara in black – Japanese mascaras are amazing, and this one is my favorite. WILL NOT SMEAR.
- Fairy Drops mascara – not sure which version this is, but I was a bit disappointed in it when I first tried it on. It seems to be very heavy, doesn’t hold my curl very well. Hopefully it’ll be a bit better after it dries out.
- MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in black – just in case I want to be bold and do a cat eye
- Shu Uemura drawing pencil in 01ME Black – shimmery blackened gray eyeliner, so easy to use, not harsh, decent staying power
- Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners in Zero and Underground – these tend to smear a bit on me so I’m trying to use them up
- Revlon Lip Butters in Creme Brulee and Raspberry Pie – lip products of the moment. Raspberry Pie is a GREAT darker red – I LOVE IT. Bringing it just in case I want to pair it with the liquid liner and bare study paint pot.
Brushes/tools – I packed 2 too many brushes (or not enough powder products) but when it comes to brushes, I apply the same logic as when I pack for camping – better to have it than not!
- Shu Uemura eyelash curler – I’ve had this since middle school, still works great
- Sigma purple travel flat-top kabuki – for buffing out (I always have one just in case)
- MAC 188 – for a light dusting of Dior Amber Diamond
- RealTechniques blush brush
- RealTechniques buffing brush – in case I overdo blush and want to blend out
- RealTechniques contour brush – for if I want to pack on aforementioned highlight
- Eyelash comb/eyebrow comb that came with a Lancome gift with purchase – how does anyone else put on mascara without one of these things? Totally gets rid of clumps. Can’t apply mascara without one of these.
Doesn’t seem like a lot of products until I type it out! What is in YOUR travel beautybagg this week? We would love to know! Comment below or tweet us at @beautybagg!