This is the bag I usually throw all my travel makeup in:
Here is a shot of the contents of my travel kit (with a few omissions):
I also packed Bliss eye cream, and mini versions of the Clinique moisturizing gel and facial soap (not pictured). Since it was a conference and my only goal was to look presentable (rather than trying to dress up, etc, like I would if I were on a real vacation), I prolly could have skipped the eye palette and just taken the two BE shadows. I ended up not using the EL powder and concealer (good skin days?), but I think just having them makes me less nervous - what if I wake up in the morning with a blemish?
I could have left the blush at home, since I just used the bronzer (and it goes better with my eye shadow choices), and limited myself to just one extra 24/7 liner. I did use the UDPP and the liquid liner, so those would find a place in my kit the next time I travel. The Boscia was also really good (review soon); at home, I typically use two Clinique products to remove all of my makeup, and this was far easier. I think I will be making a permanent switch.
And if you were curious to see how well Zoya Reva held up:
Beautifully! Minimal (if any) noticeable tip wear over 6 days, and just a small gap by the cuticle due to growth. Granted, I didn't do any of the things I normally do this week (wash dishes, climb rocks, wear boxing gloves, clean the apartment - erm, not usually in that sequence, but you know what I mean), but I still think it's pretty impressive. It's also good to note that I can now use Zoya and the color lock system on future trips, without worrying about having to suffer through an entire trip of chipped/worn down nail polish. I guess the easy solution would be to have bare nails for the duration of a trip, but mine are paper thin and unsightly and I would rather keep them painted. Best foot forward, and all that.