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Hourglass Gpysy Duo, Urban Decay Naked Palette, 2-3 eyeliners (probably Tarina Tarantino), whatever mascara I was testing at the time, Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque, Guerlain Ginny Lipstick, Cle de Peau #2 Lipgloss, Benefit Sugarbomb, Korres Natural Blush, Guerlain Parure de Nuit, Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, and Guerlain Les Voilettes Mineral Powder. I typically take MAC’s travel-sized cleanser with me and whatever moisturizer I’m testing.

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Skin Care: Aveeno Daily Brightening Scrub, Cetaphil Gentle Daily Cleanser, Aveeno Smart Essentials SPF 30 Moisturizer, Clinique DDMG, Clean & Clear Spot Treatment, whatever makeup wipes I have at the time

Makeup: This changes with every rotation of products I have. For now — Estée Lauder Buttercreme Shadowcreme, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Urban Decay Whiskey eyeliner, Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof mascara; Revlon Life’s a Peach lipgloss, Revlon Candy Lip Butter; theBalm Time Balm primer, MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation, Hard Candy Doll Face Luminizer, theBalm Hot Mama blush

Elemis Skincare travel kits are a must have. The tri-enzyme cleansing cream followed by their Apricot toner is nothing short of being in a spa.

Clinique 3 step system and youth surge moisturizer, Neutrogena eye makeup remover, Mac studio sculpt foundation, studio finish concealer and mineralize skin finish to set; Mac eyeshadows in charcoal brown, girlie, arena, shroom and shale (for a warm or a cool look), Maybelline the falsies mascara, Clinique cream shaper for eyes in chocolate lustre and Mac kohl eyeliner in feline; Mac bronzer in golden and mineralized blush in warm soul; Benefit lipstick in make nice, Mac lipglass in lovechild and viva glam VI. I would probably take more eyeshadows, lipsticks and glosses – I usually carry far too many!

The Clinique 3 step system and everything Neutrogena (except for the wipes) make my skin burn horribly! Then again, I’m so sensitive, most drug store products make my skin feel awful. 🙁

Makeup: Mac Pro Longwear foundation, MUFE HD powder, one of the Tarte 12 hour blushes, UD Naked2 Palette, UD liquid liner in Perversion, UD 24/7 liner in Zero,any waterproof Maybelline mascara MAC Creme de Nude Lipstick, Clinique gloss in Air Kiss and Mac Pink Nouveau Lipstick.

Skin care: Murad cleanser, Neautrogene Makeup remover and Mark. for goodness face antioxodant moistureizer

– My usual cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen, plus some olive oil for cleansing; most likely in travel bottles.

– Lip balm, dual-ended eyeshadow/pointed crease brush, travel sized eyeshadow primer, some loose eyeshadow in sample baggies (depending on which shades I’m planning to wear, most likely neutrals if I’m too lazy to plan out), black and white pencil eyeliner, pen/liquid eyeliner (like Dollywink or Physician’s Formula), travel sized mascara, coral, strawberry pink and red lipsticks, clear gloss, and maybe tinted eyebrow gel when I haven’t gotten the chance to dye my brows.

WELL, it depends on what the weekend entails. If I’m doing everyday things then I bring products that are my current, regular-use favorites. If I’m going to a concert, or some fun event, then I bring more color and fun makeup. If it’s an outdoorsy trip then I bring very, very little. If it’s just a weekend away, but doing fairly regular, everyday type things then I bring my staple products. I’ll bring whatever current makeup removers, cleansers, and other skincare products I’m using. I’ll bring NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, and MAC MSF Natural Powder, NARS Laguna Bronzer, and NARS Deep Throat Blush for face/cheek products. For eyes: UDPP, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, whatever neutral palette I’m feeling most at the moment, black pencil liner, and mascara. Then for lips I grab a good lip balm, a few current favorite lipsticks, and a clear gloss. And when I’m away, I bring a mechanical brow pencil over my standard MAC Charcoal Brown along with brow wax sticks or brow gel. I always bring a brow brush, tweezers, lash curler, cotton balls/q-tips, and only a few brushes.

I don’t have tons of makeup, due to being a broke teen most of the time :p

So all of mine just fits in my makeup bag, so I bring it all 🙂
I love having my stila daydream palette on trips though.

Face: coverfx skin prep fx , clarins everlasting foundation, Mac studio sculpt concealer, benefit camouflage, benefit coralista, guerlain sun in the city powder
Eyes: clarins brow pencil, smashbox cream liner in brown, NARS smudge prof, ud naked2, clarins liquid liner in black, Mac kohl in feline, guerlain noir g mascara AND benefit they’re real,
Lips: Burt’s bees honey lip balm, guerlain rouge g in Gabrielle, guerlain kisskiss in insolence de rouge, Mac viva glam nicki
I like to play up my lips ^.^

I actually just got back from a short trip a week ago! This is what I had in my makeup bag. Keep in mind everything liquid/gel/cream was in a sample jar (like the ones from Sephora) to be TSA compliant:

Philosophy Purity Made Simple
Cerave Moisturizer
Neutrogena Dry Touch SPF30
Jack Black Lipbalm
Smashbox Photofinish Light
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Makeup For Ever HD Foundation
Skin79 BB Cream
***specifically for the flights
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer
VS Makeup Luminous Cheek/Face Highlighter in Showtime
Nars Douceur Blush
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Makeup Forever Aqua Cream #13
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
Nars Charade Eyeshadow Duo
Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara
Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Dark
Revlon Lip Butters in Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brule and Sugar Plum
MAC Lipstick in Cherish
Nars Lipgloss in Greek Holiday

Granted my trip was a little more than a weekend, as I left Thursday and returned home Monday, and I did overpack quite a bit in hindsight. But I tried to be economical…And there’s only so much you can fit into those little 3-1-1 bags! 🙂

This is such a hard question!

For skincare I would bring Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub, whichever moisturizer I can get my hands on (if you have any favorites, please recommend!), and coconut oil for multitasking purposes.

As for makeup, I’d bring whichever concealer I’m using at the time (again, recommendations are welcome!), MAC’s cremeblend blush in Posey, Benefits Highbeam, Urban Decay’s Naked2 palette, MAC’s Feline kohl liner and blacktrack fluidline, Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes mascara, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in #3 Juicy Grapefruit, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, and Burt’s Bees lip balm.

And then I’d grab a handful of things I might, but probably won’t, need. 🙂

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, LM undercover pot, Benefit creaseless cream eyeshadow in RSVP, Urban Decay Naked palette, Clinique brush on cream eyeliner, mascara of the moment, Annabelle white kohl eyeliner, Tarte Dollface blush, Revlon Lilac lipstick, face wipes, face wash, toner, day and night cream. Skin care products are in flux right now, so I don’t know what I’d take!

Clarisonic, Dermalogica Precleanse, a toner, LUSH Vanishing Cream, Dermalogica “Bedtime for Breakouts” (LOVE these!), a mineral sunscreen… Not sure about makeup! Probably a tinted moisturiser, an eyeliner, a nude eyeshadow, mascara, Burt’s bees lip balm and a lippie.

For skincare: my La Roche Posay products. and a good body moisturizer, I can’t go without that. Makeup: Skin79 BB Cream (I have a few favorites), Catrice mascara, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Illamasqua Cream Blush Rude, my Revlon Matte Lipsticks, NYX Mega Shine Lip glosses, Ecotools 5 piece brush set, Illamasqua Under Eye concealer, a transparent mattifying powder, few favorite China Glaze polishes and random perfumes.

A good moisturizer and a night cream : Hydranorme and Crème Prodigieuse de nuit from Nuxe
A lipbalm : the Coco Shine balm ( very good ! )
A gentle make-up remover : gamme Yves Rocher au bleuet or mon lait d’ânesse from so Bio Etic
A body butter from The Body Shop ( mango or moringa or shea butter )
the BB Cream from Clinique
A pretty blush such as Mallorca from Cargo, Rosy Glow from Dior or Hervana, maybe 2 blushes
A trio from Nars, maybe Delphes
2 lipticks Nars or Chanel
A good mascara maybe Bad Gal from Benefit
And a good highlighter, either M.A.C Liquid Powder or High Beam from Benefit.
Maybe a loose powder too, Poudre Universelle Libre from Chanel or les Voilettes from Guerlain.
One perfume : let’s say Baiser Volé from Cartier, the very last one I bought which is really beautiful.

nars sheer glow foundation in punjab.

thebalm timebalm concealer in light medium.

tarte exposed blush

mac eyeshadows in vanilla, malt, soft brown, swiss chocolate.

buxom lipgloss in the shade amber.

smashbox brow tech trio in brunette.

anastasia brow gel

nyx skinny eye marker
urban decay pencil in zero

covergirl lashblast

lorac spotlight facepowder highligher and mac blot powder.

Skin: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Daily Sun Protection SPF 55, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer (travel size that I save from all those gifts!), Clinique All About Eyes Rich

Makeup: Sheer Envy Light Primer, Tarte Smooth Operator Tinted Moisterizer, MAC Skinfinish Natural powder, UDPP, one of my many neutral eyeshadow palettes, black liner, Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara, MAC Pinch Me blush, a day lipstick like Revlon Super Lustrous in Demure and a brighter lipstick for evening like MAC’s Hot Tahiti.


Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, Neostrata Smoothing Nighttime moisturizer Level 1, Neostrata Daytime Moisturizer Level 1, DDF Sulfur clay (in case I need spot treatment), Neostrata Eye Contour cream.


Skin79 hot pink bb cream, Mac blushcreme in ladyblush, Urban Decay Naked palette, Shu Umera eye lash curler, Maybelline Falsies mascara, Lioeli Lip tint, Mac tinted lip conditioner in Petting Pink.

I tend to spend most trips very light makeup, if any, but if I had special engagements planned –

Urban Decay Naked Palette, Almay liquid liner in Black Pearl, Maybelline Stiletto mascara, Bobbi Brown concealer/correcter duo, Maybelline cream blush in Rose Petal and Soft Plum, and probably one bold and one subtle lip color

I’m on a weekend trip now! I brought with me my Neutrogena fresh foaming face wash, Paula’s Choice skin balancing toner, Paula’s choice 2% BHA liquid, Paula’s Choice skin recovery antioxidant serum, and my Cerave AM (SPF 30)and PM moisturizers.

Makeup-wise, I actually didn’t bring anything this time, but normally I would bring my primer (Victoria’s Secret Pro FX SPF 20), foundation (MAC Studio Fix powder), the Too Faced Leopard Love bronzer/blush/highlighting palette, one of my Too Faced eyeshadow palettes, eyelash curler and mascara (some Loreal Paris kind I forget which XD) and my mini set of Benefit lip and cheek tints 😀

It depends on where I’m going – I’d bring really different makeup for a weekend trip home a weekend trip to Vegas!

But, usually something along the lines of MUFE HD foundation, benefit hoola to contour, mac flower fantasy pearlmatte to use as a highlighter and a blush, naked palette, wet n wild greed palette, prestige total intensity eyeliner in deepest black (plus a sharpener – learned that one the hard way . . .), mascara, a couple lipsticks. add some false eyelashes if i’m going to vegas!

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