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It can vary based upon where season, where I’m going, what I’ll be doing, and how long. Certain items I always take with me, though. A nail file and tweezers are a must. I always toss in a mini-moisturizer. Some sort of makeup to even out my complexion whether it be concealer, foundation, and/or powder. I usually bring Fix+. I tend to skip bring eyeshadows. I may or may not include an eyeliner, but mascara is always included. Then I toss in a couple blushes and a couple lip products and I’m done.

I don’t tend to bring too much with me because I find that I don’t use a lot of stuff when I’m on vacation.

I have a bag of basics that is the foundation of all y makeup days: Nars eyeshadow base, eyebrow pencil (current Chanel), anastasia brow gel and brow duality pencil and Chanel perfectn concealer in 10 and mascara either waterproof Lancôme deficils or guerlains newest mascara. After that I try to multitask my products a bit during travel. These days I’ll grab my Trish mackevoy planner, it mint not have my absolute favorite colors, but I made sure to make it a complete kit. It has one page of shadows and one page of face colors. Then I pick two lipsticks and a finishing powder than can double as a highlighter.

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, Clinique Redness Solutions Powder, EL Bronze Goddess Duo, Eye Primer, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, a MAC custom quad (Usually-Amber Lights, Sable, Twinks, Satellite Dreams), Mascara, NYC waterproof pencils…I take advantage of anything I can move to a smaller, especially with short trips

I fully admit to being a complete procrastinator, so I’m lucky if I pack enough of the essentials, much less even consider makeup. Usually it winds up being whatever’s in my purse at the time, and if I actually need anything, I’ll buy something while I’m there. (Vacations tend to be makeup free for me, anyhow.)

My Bare Minerals foundation with Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer, YSL Multi-Action Concealer, UDPP, Too Faced palettes (Romantic and Smoky), UD 24/7 pencil in Perversion, Tarina Tarantino blush palette, Benifit’s Hoola, tokidoki Kabuki illuminator and Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. That’s on the short list, at least. 😀

I’ve been living with a travel bag of makeup since September, since I moved to college and left my real stash at home, so I’d make a travel bag out of the small stash currently with me. These things would be non-negotiable: Almay foundation, Palladio concealer, Bare Minerals, peach blush, black Maybelline mascara, lash curler, blonde Maybelline brow pencil, black pencil liner, Avon pink lipstick, and my brushes. I would probably take other products, but I’d like to pretend I’m a practical packer ;P

I pack my regular make-up case (minus the similar products) because I feel that I need most of the cosmetics and tools that I use on a regular and daily basis. I know it’s prob a bunch of over-kill but I don’t want to run to the store to buy more of what I already have anyway.

Then I add to plastic zip bags my tools (nail brush, brushes/combs, hair dryer, mirrors, tampons, pads etc), nail products, make-up removers, face products, hair products, bath products and oral hygiene products.

I always pack WAY more than what I need. I’m a bit OCD about being stranded 🙁

that’s what i usually take with me:

bobbi brown oil free tinted moistruizer
maybelline dark circle eraser
max factor stick concealer
mac msf natural
catrice brow kit
too faced shadow insurance
too faced naked/natural eye palette
essence pencil liner
essence eye liner pen
essence xxl mascara
mac hipness blush
mac lustre drops in pink rebel
mac msf natural in a darker color as a bronzer
one or two lipsticks/glosses
about 3 to 5 brushes

I usually bring something along these lines:

Benefit eyeshadow in Leggy
Josie Maran all over color? (I don’t remember what it’s called) in Rosey
Sephora liquid eyeliner in black
Maybelline Full n Soft mascara (and an eye lash curler!)
L’Oreal Infallible lip gloss in In Bloom
Clinique lipstick in Parisian Red

A costume freestyle palette with the eyeshadows I’ll be wearing during the trip and my new Naked 2 palette. Eve Pearl Primer, Lime Crime Eyeshadow Primer, a foundation that matches, MUFE Sculpt duo #4, TheBALM Mary-lou Manizer, Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish, some lips products, Brushes and a powder puff!

Brow pencil, concealers, 1 or 2 palettes, a red and nude lipstick, pink gloss, lip liner, a coral or plum blush, foundation stick, and pressed powder.

The Naked Palette, Tarte Peaceful, Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, NARS stick concealer, Bobbi Brown Sable (my go-to brow filler), a gel liner, a mascara.

i pack the naked palette, the UD deluxe palette, a couple of liners(black/brown and 1-2 colored ones), benefit coralista, and usually one bright pink lipstick and a couple glosses.

It depends on where I’m going. For my cousin’s wedding, I made sure to pack the purple makeup I wanted to wear with my silvery-lavender dress. Otherwise, it’s just concealer, powder, eyeliner and lipstick. And my eyelash curler. 🙂

I don’t wear foundation anymore so I’m going to start of with my favorite matte sunscreen then MAC Studio finish in NC 30 and NW 25 for my face and under my eyes, also the CoverGirl Corrector in #230 for any discoloration and my YoungBlood HD Powder to set my concealer. Since I want to save space, I’ll be bringing my Urban Deccay Naked 2 Palette because I use the matte black for my brows and the colors pretty much give me a good range of looks to choose from, I’m bringing my Makeu Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #13 and my Stila Kitten Shadow as an eyeshadow base, and my K-Palette Tattoo Eyeliner and MAC Blacktrack and Maybelline falsies to complete the eye look. For the face, I can’t live without my Benefit Hoola Bronzer which I also use to contour and my NARS Luster and Orgasm blushes which give me a natural flush that’ll go with any kind of look. And lastly for the lips, I’. bringing my MAC lipstick in Hug Me and Revlon Colorburst in Blush.

MAC Sudio FX fluid, Naked 2, Benefit Theyre Real, Tarte 24 hr blush in Dollface, and whatever lip product and eyeliner is my current favorite.

The Naked Palette, Two custom MAC quads which are usually colors, Lorac Take A Brow, Anatassia brow set, A couple pencil eyeliners (brown, black, a few colors), Paint pots in Painterly and Bare Study, Nars Danmari cheek palette, MAC peal cream color base, MAC lipsticks in Mystery and Ruby Woo and whatever Pink and Coral color I’m feeling along with a couple glosses which usually don’t get used but I like to have the option. Then in a ziplock baggy I have my makeup wipes, my Proactive, moisturizer, tweezers, eye cream and whatever nail polish I’m wearing.

This is way overkill but I don’t wanna go out and buy things.

It varies with eyeshadows and lipsticks but some items that i always bring;
Mac 217, studio gear blush brush, mac 134
Too faced eyeshadow insurance, lancome mascara, lancome artliner, tarte smoldereyes in fig
Mabelline age rewind eraser dark circles, clarins ever matte foundation
Chanel blush horizon de chanel, mac blot powder,
Revlon lip butter in pink truffle

Facial moisturizer
MAC Night Maneuver eyeshadow for my brows
MAC 15 pan palette with a variety of neutrals and a few pops of colour
Eyelash curler
Cetaphil Facial Cleanser
Two blushes and Benefit Sugarbomb
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
MAC Buried Treasure Powerpoint Eyeliner
MAC Prep & Prime Translucent Setting Powder
MAC Face & Body Foundation & MAC’s tinted moisturizer
6 brushes for face and eyes
A variety of lipglosses
2 lipsticks

Half the house usually; when I go to work I “only” take a make up bag, if I ever left it at home I would probably have a panic attack; lipstick always, eyelash curler, mascara, 2 concealers, blush, bronzer, highlighter, brow shaper, eyeliner, brushes, if I travel then along comes usually 2 skincare bags as well:)))

More specifically Guerlain (Rouge G)or EL lipstick, BB curler, Guerlain bronzer, EL illuminating highlighter and blushes and bronzer compact, Lancome, Clinique, Chanel or EL eyeshadows, EL longwear liners, Lancome or EL mascara… the brands I currently own. Brushes are EL, Lancome and Guerlain.

@ Stephanietp: I’m so serious about this method …

A piece of copy paper inside the palette to secure the products, a rubberband around it and wrap in BUBBLE WRAP. You can rubberband it again, if you wish.

I have a couple UNII palettes that are pretty sturdy (but you know how the airlines treat luggage)and I wrap them in a few pieces of bubble wrap. My solid powder prodcuts not in a palette (I only keep shadows and blushes in the UNII) also get wrapped in bubble wrap. Liquids go in baggies and I pray they don’t break. Everything else gets sorted by baggies. All this goes in either my make-up case or a luggage make-up case. So far with my method of madness has worked and no broken products.

I just carry my makeup bag in my carry on. No way will I leave it in my checkin luggage and risk to lose it, especially if there’s LE items in it !

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