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I pack way too much!! Especially shadows. Last trip I brought so many palettes, it was ridiculous. I am currently considering buying a Unii palette to depot some of my other palettes into (UD palettes especially). I also need to depot all my MAC singles, but it seems like such an involved process!

Me too. But I don’t own too much stuff anyway. Everything I have fits neatly into a travel case no bigger than a fat book.

I am actually packing for a month long vacation to the USA as I type. Given cosmetics are literally half the price in America, I am trying to pack light as I know I will be hitting Sephora, Ulta and MAC quite hard (seriously, we pay $32 for a single MAC eyeshadow!!)

At the moment I have:
*Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation
*MAC Moisturecover Concealer
*Estee Lauder Doublewear powder
*A tiny Estee Lauder GWP eyeshdaow quad (I figure it only needs to get me through a few days)
*NARS Orgasm blush

And then I am tossing up which lip products (it will only be one lip gloss, and either one or no lipsticks)

Plus of course skin care and tools.

I figure since I am taking a vacation, I am not going to want to spend a great deal of time every morning putting my slap on when I could be out seeing the amazing sights.

for a month? that’s amazingly light! good job! I’m going away for a month soon also. I’ll probably pack pretty heavy!

You live in Australia, don’t you? I moved here from Canada a year ago, and was it ever a shock to see those exorbitant MAC prices! I haven’t bought a single item from MAC yet; I stocked up while at home for a visit, and got a friend to pick me up some when she visited America. In short, I feel your pain!

I take my foundation, concealer, powder, brow powder, 1 blush, 1 lipstick, 2 glosses, 1-2 small eyeshadow palettes, mascara, and 1 liner. Oh and maybe I’d take a highlighter, since I’m obsessed with them right now.

i pack my foundation, concealer, 2 lipsticks, 2 lipglass, beauty powder (pretty baby kinda like a blush) because it has a mirror in the compact 🙂 lip liner, contour color and my mac brush roll 🙂

Complete brush set (I prefer long ones I dunno why I’m not comfortable with short handles?) About 3-5 Lipsticks, 2 foundations,setting powder, contour powder, 3 blush, 2 highlighters, 2 Mascara’s, 1 eye palette.. And I think that’s a lot. Hehe

I usually bring a neutral eyeshadow quad, a pink blush and a peach blush, around four lipglosses, mascara and a black pencil eyeliner, foundation or tinted moisturizer (depending on what time of year it is), and setting powder.
Funny thing is, most of the time I hardly end up wearing any of it, LOL!

Nothing very exciting: Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation, setting powder, NARS Dolce Vita and Gina blushes, Benefit BadGal eyeliner, whatever mascara I’m using at the moment, coral, red and pink lipsticks, and gold and pink gloss. If I have to bring eye shadow, it’s usually Bobbi Brown’s metallic eye shadow in Penny (a shimmery beige). Oh, and concealer, natch.

Eh, way too much, I freak out at the idea I won’t have enough options! So generally 4-5 lip products, 2 or 3 blushes, bronzer, mascara, TM and foundation, an e/s palette like UD NAked and a few extras in one or 2 mac quads, a couple of liners and cream shadows, and my brush roll.
Of course if it’s just a one or 2 nights trip I do take less than that but if I’m going on vacation for a longer period, I take this all 🙂

Christine youre the best!
just wanted to say thanks… youre giving up such a big part of your time for us –
I just cant thank you enough… 🙂

I try to travel light with the makeup. I pack a either a foundation, bb cream, or a tinted moisturizer with SPF(just whatever is smaller) and a my MAC mineralized skin finish natural. Then I take a palette with blush, bronzer, and usually 2-4 shades of eyeshadow along with a primer. I usually take one coral lipstick, one rose lip stain, a nude lip gloss, and a lip balm (DIOR lip glow). Then I just take the essentials: eyelash curler, pencil eyeliner (it’s easy to travel with), and a waterproof mascara. As for brushes, I take my mini Bobbi Brown travel brush set that only contains three essential brushes (blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner/sumdger)and MAC 181.

1 eyeshadow palette (UD Naked), MAC MSF Natural, 1 blush, 1 bronzer, 1 highlight, Anastasia brow powder, MAC Blacktrack fluidline, CoverGirl LashBlast, Too Faced shadow insurance, 1 MAC lipstick, 3 ELF brushes, 2 Mac brushes.

if it’s not for summer vacation somewhere in the south. I mostly take two quads, a good concealer that can double as foundation, eyebrow kit, 2 lipstick, 2-3 glosses, one mascara, two pencil eyeliners,one contouring product (bronzer or darker powder) and one blush.

If I’m going on summer vacation it’s just eyebrow-pencil, bronzer, mascara, mac rosemary & thmye and bordeauxline pencils, and 1-2 glosses.

but when I was 15- 18 I traveled with a whole make-up-case. Thank god, I’m in my late 20s now, and now exactly what products I really need

BB cream. MAC MSFN. loreal lineur intense. NYC taupe eyebrow pencil. any bronzer. any mascara. any 2-3 lip products. a kabuki brush.

I take the foundation & concealer I always use, travel makeup brushes and small palettes, like the ones from MAC’s Trip collection, or any travel size makeup I think I’ll make use of.

Oh my, I bring everything along. I try to pack 2-4 of each category, but I tend to bring more lipsticks (like 6-8). I also tend to bring along products that I recently bought or that haven’t been used for a while, don’t know what kind of habit is that. 🙂

I take one foundation, 1 concealer and one setting powder, 2 blushes, UDPP, 3 or 4 eyeshadows, 2 eyeliners, 1 mascara, my eyelash curler (that’s a must!!), 1 or 2 lipsticks, 1 liplier (if I decide for a red lipstick) and 2 glosses. And my brushes of course.

Most important thing: foundation. I also pack concealer, mascara, brow powder, 3 lipsticks, Benefit palette including Hoola, Dallas and Dandelion, MSF Natural, mini eye primer, quad of MAC eyeshadows and 4 long-handed brushes.

I take whatever I’ve been wearing all the time anyway lately; Leaving tomorrow? Violetta, Cunning, Aristocat, Gimme That! and a Dazzleglass. Eyes? I’ve taken to one eye full of a color and a fabulous fat line of colored liner. So two eyeshadows and ten liners. But at least they’re little!

And foundation, concealer, the stack of bronzers, beauty powders, blushes and highlighters I’ve been obsessing with the past month. But “take your current favorites has worked well. I always take too much- but lately it gets in my purse and stays reasonable…

And MAC Wipes. Keep that face clean on filthy aeroplanes!

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