Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Travel Makeup // Keeping it Minimal

Traveling overseas as much as I do, I always get questions about what type of makeup products I use while I'm away. When I am going on a mission trip in particular I try my very best to pack a more minimalist makeup bag. Now I am very aware that for some people this may not seem like the most minimal bag, but for me it is very much downsizing lol. I learned a very important lesson on my first long term overseas trip, and that is I need to be myself. The friend that I was traveling with had advised me not to really bring any makeup with me and that, coming from a more experienced traveler, I took her advice. But I didn't feel like me throughout most of the trip and since then I made a decision that when I travel, I don't want to act like a different person while I'm away. I just want to be me because that's the best person I know how to be. Ok, enough with the speech and on to the makeup!!

The first thing that I find to be essential while I'm away is a great face wash and moisturizer. This trip I am bringing the Time Wise 3-in-1 Cleanser from Mary Kay. I am accompanying that with the Time Wise Age-fighting Moisturizer which I am just loving at the moment. It keeps my skin feeling mega hydrated without having a slip and side type of feel. Lastly I have my Mary Kay Oil Free Makeup Remover which is amazing at getting any left over eye makeup off of my face. 

The bronzer that I will be packing is the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and I grabbed this since I know my skin will be getting alot more sun living in Uganda so I wanted something that is a bit darker. The middle blush is the Milani Baked Blush in the color #5 Luminoso and I seriously love it. This product gives the perfect bit of peachiness to my cheeks. The last blush I'm bringing is from Sonia Kashuk in the color #14 Pink. This is a gorgeous light flushed color and it's perfect for giving cheeks just a slight pick me up.

Creams, Powders, and Shadows!

Cover Girls's Ready Set Gorgeous in the shade #115 Buff Beige

Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind  concealer in the shade #110 Fair

Revlon's Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in the shade #10 Fair

Cover Girl's Whipped Creme is one of my favorite light foundations, however it isn't really sold in stores anymore, sad face. However this one will be making the journey with me!

I am bringing with me this easy to travel with brush case from Victoria's Secret that carries my eye shadow, bronzer, and blush brushes. My brows will have the pleasure of being shaped by the lovely Anastasia Brow Wiz in the color Taupe. I've already talked about this product here and my love for that, so check it out, as well as my love for Maybelline's The Rocket. My final mascara is going to be the L'oreal Miss Manga which I just started using recently and I'm not sure I love it yet, but I'm still checking it out.

I'm ending this pack with some of my favorite lippies! The NYX Butter Glosses are seriously some of my absolute loves. They are super hydrating without being crazy sticky. The colors that I am bringing are Vanilla Cream Pie, Apple Strudel, Merengue, and Creme Brulee. Love them all. I'm finishing it off with this super creamy Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss. This is one of my most absolute favorite lip balms and helps my lips to feel incredibly soft. If you have never tried this before you need to pick it up!

I am so excited to play around with some fun looks while I'm away, by sticking to what is me. Most days will probably be foundation and mascara, but I love having options and I think that's the best way to keep it minimal but still have fun with different looks while away. What are some of your favorite makeup travel items??
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