So the trip was good, and let's face it, going on holiday is usually great, but I hate packing. And unpacking. And when you have makeup and skincare to pack, it's 10x harder, isn't it? I try to pack lightly, but I still need to wear a full face (or my definition of a full face) every day, especially during the holidays when you have nice dinners, etc. Also, my relations haven't seen me in a while, and I don't want to show up looking atrocious. So makeup is a must for me. Here's what I took on the trip:
|EcoTools blush brush, UDPP Eden, Benefit Magic Ink, Dior 5 Golds quint, MAC Harmony blush, UD Underground liner, Dior Primrose Crystal and Dior Nocturne. Not pictured: a brow brush and a shadow brush, Chanel Perfection Lumière.|
|Travel-sized Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil, Clinique City Block SPF 40, Clinique liquid facial soap (in a toner container! So tricksy), Clarins Eye Contour Gel, and the little sample container is full of Clinique Moisturizing Gel|
I realized that I usually only use eye and blush brushes, so really, I just need a small set of eye brushes to take along, rather than the full Sephora travel set, which has all kinds of other things in it. I have an Ecotools set on my Christmas wishlist, so we'll see if any of my family members come through on that. This time I just tucked two brushes into the blush brush sleeve, and that worked out well enough.
S. and I shared a carry-on (that I made him carry, of course, haha) so I tried to keep things small and tidy. What do you think? I tried to pick good neutral shadows and my favorite blush goes with everything. What does your makeup travel bag look like? What are your essentials?