Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What makeup would you take on a week-long trip to a foreign country? How many of what? What would be essential?

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28 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What makeup would you take on a week-long trip to a foreign country?

  1. Raven Fire

    My trip to Egypt I had taken my makeup case. My group and I were performing on a crusie ship. The only time I wore makeup in my two weeks there, was on stage.

    Our schedule on this trip was a really tight one and we barely had time to dress before having to leave for another city. With the exception of our 4 days on the ship, which was the only time we (dancers) had time for ourselves. By the time I arrived home, I needed another week to recoup.

    I’ll do it again in a heart beat =D

  2. I would bring my covergirl lash blast mascara in black again, but I would probably try to bring my whole traincase!

  3. Zoila

    At least four different shades of eyeshadow, a few blushes, my green by nature lip gloss!, my tinted moisturizer, fluidline in blacktrack, all my brushes|tools, and my big fatty mascara by urban decay. The basics!

    • I remember Big Fatty Mascara! I find that brush so obnoxiously huge, lol, I was terrible with it, but I’m glad it works well for you!

  4. Stephanie

    I go to Canada every year and I bring all of makeup and brushes. I even bring my cupholders for my brushes so i can lay it all out like i were at home. I’ll just lug it all along with me. In the end it’s worth it because i have everything with me and can do a bunch of different looks. I tend to dress up and do my makeup more when on vacation…gotta have good pictures! : )

  5. viv

    I’ll be heading off to Malaysia for 5 days next week and I reckon I won’t be bringing too much… but the basics will be needed. One or two e/s, paint pot, concealer, powder, lip balm, gloss, bronzing powder… and the necessary brushes needed. Not too much, I suppose enough to fit into a reasonable-sized make up bag. :)

  6. Jennifer

    Two years ago, I went to 3 countries (England, Spain, Iceland) in 6 days, and I took almost no makeup: I literally survived with only concealer, pressed powder, mascara, and one lipgloss. I hope never to repeat the experience.

    Were I to spend a week in another country, I think I would take:
    Primer (Prep+Prime SPF50)
    Concealer (Studio Fix)
    Pressed Powder (Blot)
    Eye primer (UDPP)
    Mascara (Plushlash?)
    Shadow palette (I like Fresh’s trios, particularly Chamomile; dark shade for brows)
    Pencil liner (black)
    Lip balm
    Lipglass (Nymphette or Enchantress)

    I would probably be able to cope with just those essentials, plus associated brushes. But I’d come straight home and play with my makeup to make up for general deprivation.

  7. Bianca

    I bring to all my trips:
    Smashbox photofinish
    studio fix powder
    blot pressed powder
    paint pot in bare study
    2 pencil eyeliners (black and brown)
    6 eye shadows (outfit coordinated)
    2 pigments (to highlight and outfit coordinated)
    sculpt and shape powder
    2 blushes
    lip balm
    2 lipsticks
    3 lipglosses
    All my brushes
    Brush cleanser

    I guess that’s all I really need, of course while on my trip I probably would regret not bringing my whole case. ; )

  8. Karen

    well actually im going on a trip today for 3 weeks .
    i havent packed yet. and im on my fave site =p
    ill probably just bring
    satinfinish spf 15 foundation
    pressed powder

  9. Chica

    Basic brushes, a quad of shadows, my foundation + kabuki, 2 blushes, 2 or 3 lipsticks, mascara, eyeliner and travel size pots of my skincare.
    My suitcase has been lost twice now by different airlines and airports on my return to the UK.
    The last time I’d bought loads of make up while I was on holiday and I could only claim back £100 which didn’t even cover the clothes I’d taken.
    If I lost my most expensive brushes or a lot of MAC/UD products I’d be really, really upset.

  10. chuarmk

    I just came back from a 10days trip to Australia. Bought a no. of makeup:

    Loose powder
    Moisture select concealer
    Funshine Slimshine
    MAC angle lipstick
    Gold lipgloss
    Cult fave lipglass
    Painterly paintpot
    Loreal telescopic mascara
    True romantic beauty powder blush
    Shu uemura pink blusher
    Fafi sassed-up IPP
    MAC eye and face brushes
    Pandamonium e/s quad
    Mercurial mes
    Kate brown e/s quad

    BUT…eventually I only use my Loreal sunblock,both concealers and blusher only. Well since it is a sightseeing trip.

    • You know, that’s not even that much makeup that you brought with you! But I can understand how you end up busy with relaxing and not wearing so much makeup 😉

  11. Julia.

    I’m going to the Mayan Riviera with my boyfriend in July! So far the only things I know I need to bring for sure are…

    Point Black liquidlast liner (can this be used in the waterline?)
    #266 to apply PB ^
    Waterproof Mascara (can anyone suggest a good brand?)
    Blacktrack fluidline
    Black eyeliner

    … Yeah. I don’t think I’ll care much about eyeshadows (I say that now, I’ll probably end up bringing like 3 self-made quads, lol.) My boyfriend doesn’t really understand my make-up obsession so I’m only going to bring the essentials.

  12. Sound Of Vision

    Hm, lipgloss, mascara (waterproof), makeup remover, concealer, pencil eyeliner and maybe few pigments, and sunblock/face cream if it’s sun/hot there. And that’s it. 😀

  13. Sound Of Vision

    Oh rhly?! Let me tell you something: once I was traveling to visit my granny and I took 4 FULL makeup bags. In the end, I used stuff from the only one. 😛

    And well, when you say long vacation, I always imagine activity, buzzing around, probably in summer, which means sweating…I don’t imagine some luxurious cruising or 5 star hotels and going out to the bars. For that, you could use more make up. 😀

    • Sound Of Vision

      *only the one

    • No, totally true, I’ve learned to be much better about what I take because I end up doing neutral/natural looks the whole time so I look good in photos, LOL.

      My first trip I took an entire suitcase of makeup. Everything I owned.