Monday, September 3, 2012
Overnight Trip: Makeup Bag Essentials and Favorites
Like most of us, I leave packing until the last possible minute! This past Labor Day Weekend, I had an overnight trip planned and I quickly had to get my makeup bag together with some essentials. I wanted to take the bare minimum- after all, I was arriving with a full face of makeup so just needed some options to take my daytime look to night, and the basics for brunch in the morning before heading home. I managed to fit everything in a very small makeup bag. Surprisingly, it was very easy for me to decide what to take!
Base: Without a second thought I went with Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua which is the perfect summer foundation. I currently mix B50 and B60 so both were essential. For under eye concealing I brought my Giorgio Armani Master Corrector in Peach (a holy grail item for me) and my Cle de Peau concealer in honey (unfortunately another holy grail item). For other imperfections I love the Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in 40.
Eyes: I never go without my MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood, which I use as a base. I am still loving my Chanel Duo in Sable-Emouvant. I just add a bit more of the darker shade in the outer corner and under the eye to take my daytime look into a smokey evening look. I brought my Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Liner in Noir for my upper lash line, and my Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ebene for tightlining and lower lash line for a smokey look. I'm currently loving the Maybelline Falsies Waterproof Mascara for summer because it doesn't smudge.
Brows: I am currently relying on the Chanel Crayon Sourcils in Brun Cendre for filling in my brows, and the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel for hold (another holy grail item).
Face: My bronzer du jour is the Chantecaille Compact Soleil in St. Barth's. Blush is the Burberry Sheer Glow in Tangerine, and for highlight the Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Sunlight.
Lips: I absolutely love the Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Natural, and this is something I will never be without. It is the perfect neutral pink for any lip color. I also love the MAC lipstick in Salute, from the Hey Sailor! collection, which is a peachy nude. For gloss I brought the Cle de Peau Gloss in #2 because it is perfect for layering or alone, and has decent lasting power. I also brought my Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Peche Creme for an easy daytime lip.
Brushes: I kept these to the bare minimum. Le Metier de Beaute's brushes are perfect for traveling. I brought the Eye Shadow, Eye Crease and Blush Brushes with me. For foundation I brought the Shiseido Foundation Brush because it is my favorite!
I think I did pretty well! I used everything, and it was easy and versatile. I could have pared things down even further by choosing a foundation that did not require mixing of two shades, and eliminating one of the glosses and choosing a smaller blush! I could also have applied the foundation with my fingers, which I often do, and chose one concealer instead of packing two. This type of post shows you what I truly use on a day to day basis, and my current favorites!
What are your makeup bag essentials? What do you pack for an overnight trip? Don't forget to check out my Blog Sale by clicking on this link! There are still items from Tom Ford, Le Metier de Beaute, Sunday Riley, Koh Gen Do and more!
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