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Foundation (probably MUFE HD or Guerlain Parure Gold, if it was an outdoorsy vacation, then Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer), sunscreen (Shiseido or Kiehl’s), 2-3 eyeliners (one in black, two colored), Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Giorgio Armani Mascara, MAC Espresso eyeshadow (brows), Tom Ford Lovelust Blush, Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lipglosses (2-3), makeup brushes. I think that covers it…

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Tinted moisturizer(aveeno), bronzer(qianyu), concealer(garnier), waterproof mascara(maybelline one by one), regular mascara(maybelline define a lash), neutral Mac palette(aquadisiac for color, embark, woodwinked, all that glitters), 2 Mac lipsticks and 2 lipglosses.

Skin 79 Pink Label BB Cream, UD Naked Palette, UDPP, UD 24/7 liner in Demolition, Maybelline Great Lash mascara, Benefit Coralista, oil blotting sheets, crease brush. Those are the bare essentials!!!

Face- primer, BB cream, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, highlighter.

Eyes- primer, Naked palette, black eyeliner, plum or navy liner, black liquid liner, eyelash curler, mascara.

Lips- nude liner, lipstick, and gloss, one or two bright lip colors.

My travel set of brushes (Sephora), a liquid concealer (Maybelline), stick concealer (Physicians Formula), eyeliner (UD), mascara (Lancome or YSL), blush (Tarte) and a few different lip products like a balm (Maybelline Baby Lips), gloss, liner and lipstick (MAC). I try to keep it minimal when I travel but still like to look pretty, I only take more if I’m attending an event like a wedding or something special where I really want to be done up.

It would of course depend on the kind of trip I’m taking (beach/city/mountain, romantic getaway/girls’ or family weekend etc.), the time of year and the activities I have planned, but I usually take the following: Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish foundation, an eyeshadow palette (if planning to wear subtle makeup I’ll usually take my NARS Alhambra or Madagascar duos; if planning something more elaborate, then one of my customized Inglot or Artdeco palettes), Artdeco All In One mascara, MAC Teddy eyeliner, NARS Sex Appeal blush, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Evasion and Rouge Dior in Cinderella, possibly a bolder lip color too. (I don’t usually wear this much NARS, but I find their packaging very compact and easy to travel with – plus it’s always dirty anyway unless it’s new, so I don’t worry about ruining it that much.)
Throw in a couple of brushes, some skincare and sunscreen, and a few perfume samples and I’m good to go!

I tend to overpack, even for a weekend trip. So my list might be a little long, haha.

– Chanel Pro Lumiere foundation
– MAC Strobe Cream
– MUFE Full Cover concealer
– MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural
– A couple of blushes – most likely NARS Orgasm and MAC Blushbaby
– UDPP in Eden
– MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
– A MAC palette with the MAC and UD colors I use most in it
– Anastasia brow powder duo
– UD 24/7 pencil liners in Perversion and Demolition
– MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
– Benefit They’re Real mascara
– Dior lip polish and a couple of lipsticks
– UD All Nighter setting spray
– Brushes, eyelash curler and sharpener

I always wear alot of makeup, because I have alot of scars and discoloration to cover. I would probably bring a heavy duty concealer, OCC Concealer, and my foundation, Lancôme 24h, and my powder from NARS. A blush, probably MAC Peaches. I would bring two brown colours, for brows and for eyeshadow – probably MAC Handwritten and Espresso. I would bring my mascara, Lancôme Hypnose Drama, and the most important – my MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack.

LM Tinted Moisturiser, Julie Hewett Cheek & Lip Shine, Shiseido Automatic Brow Pencil, Mascara of the month ( YSL or Covergirl LashBlast, MUFE Aqua eyeliner in Black and Clarins Instand Light Lip Perfector in Peach.

I always bring too much on a weekend away. If I am doing something fancy it’ll be this. Liquid foundation, powder compact, eye shadow base, three or four eyeshadows, one or two eyeliners eg liquid for night pencil for day, mascara, one blush and maybe a bronzer, brow powder, one or two lip glosses, a lipstick, a perfume, minimum number of brushes, and a dual mirror.

Bioderma spf 100 sunscreen, Bourjois healthy mix foundation, beauty blender, smashbox liner in java or fig, maybelline brow pencil, soap & glory what’s nude quad, maybelline tough as taupe, fairy drop mascara, sephora eyelash curler, Mac lady blush , for lips loreal colour riche balm + sigma E45 and F15 🙂

I went on a lot of short trips this summer (music festivals, weekend trips, spur of the moment trips, etc), and I brought pretty much the same items every time: tinted moisturizer (NARS), concealer (MAC prolongwear), blot powder (MAC), UD’s Naked 2 palette, bronzer (NYC), 1 blush (Tarte’s Exposed), brow powder (MAC’s brow shader), 1 liner (MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline – I use it on the lid and waterline), mascara (Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes), and 2 lipsticks (MAC’s Russian Red, and Hue). I also bring about 5-6 brushes, and tweezers. 🙂

I used to bring three times the amount of products, so I’m pretty happy I was able to downsize. 😛

Either my tinted moisturizer (Laura Mercier Oil-Free) or mineral foundation (bareMinerals Matte foundation–I FINALLY found a way to apply it that looks good!), 2 eyeliners (MUFE 0L and 5L), Shiseido lash curler, CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume mascara, Clean & Clear blotting sheets, Jack Black lip balm and Fresh Sugar Honey tinted lip treatment (for a little color), Bobbi Brown Navajo eyeshadow, Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Shadow Set #1 (GORGEOUS neutral palette), Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in Brunettes, and Chanel Fleur de Lotus blush

Tinted suncreen or a sample jar of liquid foundation, mini jar of mineral treatment powder, concealer, mini eye primer, a sample baggie of concealer setting powder, some sample baggies of loose eyeshadows, a sample baggie of highlighter, a sample baggie of blush (or a small pot blush if it’s a longer trip), 2-3 pencil eyeliners, liquid eyeliner pen, mini mascara, 2-3 lipsticks, 1-2 glosses, my dual-ended eyeshadow/crease brush, 3-4 travel-sized make-up brushes, and a tinted brow gel (if I haven’t had the chance to dye my brows).

Most of them fits in a 2-compartment cell phone pouch, so while it seems like a lot of products, they don’t take very much space at all. 😀

hourglass primer, giorgio armani lasting silk foundation, mac concealer, chanel loose powder, mac eyebrow pencil & brow gel, naked 2 palette, lancome artliner (black), black eyeliner pencil, lancome hypnose drama mascara, chanel blush tempting beige, tom ford blush nude lipstick, lancome simmer lipgloss, and some brushes.

Burberry or UD NAKED foundations (only ones that don’t require a lightener), Anastasia brow pencil and brow wiz, corrector (Bobbi brown) and concealer (benefit booing), my Bobbi brown palette (shell, beige, fawn, bone shimmer, taupe, and black chocolate) and/or my UD palette (zephyr, walk of shame, sellout, midnight cowboy, bust, and brodello), Bobbi gel liner in black and blackened mauve, UD zero and demolition liners, blushes in Rimmel Santa Rose and NARS orgasm, Dior Rose Diamond Highlighter, lipsticks in Geurlain gemma, Clinique chubby stick in bountiful blush, YSL glossy stain in 15, and finally my brushes. Whew!

I usually bring a liquid foundation, my beauty blender, Blot Powder, a blush, neutral eye shadows (palette by Bobbi Brown, or personal MAC Quad with colors like Patina, Shroom, Brun, Blanc Type, Quarry, Vex, Copperplate), Painterly Paint Pot, black and grey liner, 3 lipsticks (e.g. Rouge Coco Shine or Rouge d’Armani Sheer and Barcelona Red by MAC), 2 lipglosses (Nars Orgasm, Pink Tuelle by Bobbi) and lots of brushes.

I bring two eyeshadow palettes (smashbox shades of fame and UD Naked2), bobbi brown gel eyelinder, chanel rose initiale blush, YSL touche eclat foundation, Skin 79 Oriental Gold BB cream, nars smudgeproof, hourglass extreme sheen lipgloss in truth and lush, chanel lipstick in mademoiselle, dior nude tan glow in honey, and chanel inimitable intense mascara in regular and waterproof!

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