Monday, 2 June 2014

Travelling Beauty...

Travelling light is by no means easy....especially if you're a beauty blogger. You have to consider looks for day-time, night-time and even travel time. You also then need to consider taking any base products in darker shades as, let's face it, light shades on tanned skin look a bit silly!

Recently, I travelled to Portugal with my friends for a week of relaxation and I really did not want to take the equivalent of the kitchen sink in make-up with me. After much deliberation and consistent switching around, I managed to narrow it down to, what I would say, a reasonable sized collection:

Eyes:

Benefit They're Real mascara, MUA Undressed too palette, Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl, Elf Mascara Primer, Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude

Elf Mascara Primer
 Brows:
Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Blond, Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph


Lips:

No7 BB lips in Ballerina, Revlon lip butters in Candy Apple & Pink Lemonade, MAC lovelorn, MAC mystical, Pure Papaya ointment

Pure Papaya ointment

Tools:

Real Techniques Travel brush trio, Real Techniques Blending Sponge, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, Ecotools Eyebrow brush

Real Techniques Mini Travel Brush Trio

Base:

Benefit Boiing, Soap & Glory Trick and Treatment, Soap & Glory Kick ass concealer, Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, Maybelline Matte Maker powder


Miscellaneous:
This Works Sleep Balm, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Benefit Chacha tint, Benefit Posietint, Benefit Porefessional


Tips for travel-sized beauty:

001)Miniatures, miniatures, minatures! Miniatures are your best friend for travelling. Who needs to take a full-size product when a miniature version will do fine. I somehow have accumulated lots of fantastic Benefit miniatures.
002) Before you go, if you are taking make-up on as hand luggage, separate your liquids from non-liquids into two separate pouches/make-up bags. Once you are in the airport, all you will need to do is tip the liquid pouch into one of their clear bags. I did this as I was coming from my parents and it saved me a bit of time.
003) Take what you need, not what you think you need (This works for clothes too).
004) Double up on products. For example, the tints from Benefit also double up as lip products (I somehow forgot this fact)
005) Not really a tip, but look for products with SPF in them. I didn't realise until recently that the BB Cream I have been using for about a year has SPF 30 in it.Very useful.

2 comments :

  1. YAY for links!! this makes me VERY happy!! I LOVE my eyelash curlers at the moment!! Takes seconds but makes such a big change which is great for me.. a less is more gal!! :) Much Love!! Maz x

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