As the weather warms up, my schedule becomes filled with weekend trips. This of course means lots of packing and traveling. I have always struggled to keep my weekend makeup bag light however, I think I have finally narrowed it down to my must haves. I was hoping to have a much shorter list – maybe 5 or 10 items, but for right now, that just isn’t realistic because I am a total makeup junkie.
1. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Rather than packing actual moisturizer, I have recently just been taking this with me. I put it on before I go to sleep and I sometimes put on a drop on before applying my makeup. I’m not really sure if I am supposed to do that but it works for me!
2. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
I have been using this product for years and I doubt I will be changing it anytime soon. I usually get the one with spf so that I don’t have to use sunblock under my makeup.
3. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
This is one of my favorite foundations. It is a little thick but it gives excellent coverage and doesn’t look cake-y.
4. Clarin’s Blush Prodige Miami Pink
This is another one of those “been using it for years” products. The colors work well with my complexion so I haven’t been using much else.
5. Benefit Watts App Highlighter
I have used all sorts of highlighters but this one is my current favorite. It adds a light shimmer and is just so easy to use because it isn’t liquid.
6. Maybelline Waterproof Ultra Liner
For whatever reason, makeup does not like to stay on my skin. I would love to use only pencil eyeliner but it rubs off within minutes. I started using this eyeliner in college because at the time, I could only afford drugstore makeup. Since then, I have tried a bunch of different “fancier” brands but nothing else has been as reliable as this one.
7. Trish McEvoy Classic Eye Pencil
To make the liquid eyeliner line a bit smoother, I go over it with pencil. I like this particular pencil because it is soft and does not peel off my liquid eyeliner when I am going over it.
8. Ecobrow Defining Wax
I love this stuff. I am a little bummed that they no longer sell it at Sephora but it is available on the ecobrow website.
9. Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow Palette
I got this palette not too long ago and I have been loving it. I think if I could change one thing, I would want some colors to not be as sparkly but otherwise, it is great because it includes base colors, as well as colors for definition.
10. Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
This mascara does a great job lengthening the eyelashes and does not get clumpy.
11. Color Sensational Lip Liner
My lips are naturally on the fuller side and since my eyes are blue, I try not to overdo both my eye and lip makeup. However, I like to just use this lipliner to add a little color. Most of the time I just apply it under Chapstick but sometimes I use it with…
12. Sephora Glossy Gloss
This gloss has been great because it is not too sticky. I hate when my hair gets stuck on my gloss.
13. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
This product can be used as setting spray but I use it mostly when I am reapplying makeup throughout the day. It is an instant pick-me-up and leaves my skin feeling fresh.
14. Palladio Rice Paper
This one was on sale and has worked the way rice paper normally does- great for getting rid of midday oily skin.
15. Fragonard Belle Cherie Perfume
If I had to choose only one perfume, this would be it. It smells wonderful and I love that it came with a refillable travel bottle.
What’s in your travel beauty bag??