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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Launching: May 31st, 2007

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

As I get ready to spend the weekend away on a mini-vacation, it occurred to me that I have not put together an article about what to do when traveling with makeup! This article will go through some of the basic precautions one should take when bringing along various cosmetics as well as some recommendations for what to bring (and how to not bring your whole train case).

I always find that I never use all the makeup that I do bring, and I do enough traveling that I have learned what my real staples are. As a result, I have managed to narrow down what I take to fit in a medium-sized cosmetic tote, which is the perfect size for vacation. Let’s face it, vacation means fun and relaxation, and sometimes, going out fresh and barefaced is absolutely wonderful. Plus, not all of us tourists have the time or desire to put on full faces while checking out local attractions.

This is what I take with me on most trips:

Face:

  • Foundation of choice
  • Two blushes
  • Contour color

Eyes:

  • Mascara
  • Black eye liner
  • Two MAC self-made quads
  • Neutral base for eye makeup
  • Brow color

Lips:

  • One or two prolongwears (optional)
  • Two lipsticks
  • Two lip glosses
  • One lip liner

Brushes:

  • Foundation brush
  • Blush brush
  • Shadow brush
  • Contour brush
  • Angled brow brush

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007


I used Pastorale pigment on lid, Melody eyeshadow on inner lid, Sable Wrap eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Ricepaper eyeshadow above crease and on brow, and Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line. I wore Margin blush with Harmony blush to contour. I had Up Note lipstick with Hothouse lipglass and BodyMind lipglass on my lips.
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007


I used Copper (metal) pigment on lid, White Tie eyeshadow on inner lid, Rye eyeshadow on middle of lid, Showstopper eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Grain eyeshadow above crease, White Tie eyeshadow on brow, and Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line. I wore Margin blush with Harmony blush to contour. I had CB96 lipstick with Prestigious lipglass on my lips.
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

A few people wonder why I don’t line my upper lash line… there are a few reasons, but really, the big one is I simply prefer to go without! Just my take on it – not big on how it looks, just IMHO :) The other reason is that my upper lash line is very sensitive, and after removing this look with the upper liner, both my eyes have swollen up. ‘scuse the brows, forgot to comb them.


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