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Traveling With Makeup

As I get ready to spend the weekend away on a mini-vacation, it occurred to me that I have not put together an article about what to do when traveling with makeup! This article will go through some of the basic precautions one should take when bringing along various cosmetics as well as some recommendations for what to bring (and how to not bring your whole train case).

I always find that I never use all the makeup that I do bring, and I do enough traveling that I have learned what my real staples are. As a result, I have managed to narrow down what I take to fit in a medium-sized cosmetic tote, which is the perfect size for vacation. Let’s face it, vacation means fun and relaxation, and sometimes, going out fresh and barefaced is absolutely wonderful. Plus, not all of us tourists have the time or desire to put on full faces while checking out local attractions.

This is what I take with me on most trips:


  • Foundation of choice
  • Two blushes
  • Contour color


  • Mascara
  • Black eye liner
  • Two MAC self-made quads
  • Neutral base for eye makeup
  • Brow color


  • One or two prolongwears (optional)
  • Two lipsticks
  • Two lip glosses
  • One lip liner


  • Foundation brush
  • Blush brush
  • Shadow brush
  • Contour brush
  • Angled brow brush
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Ask Temptalia!

Hey readers! I’ve noticed that many visitors have questions they want to ask me (and many do in the comments). As a new feature of the blog, I’d like to introduce an Ask Temptalia section. Visitors may submit their questions anonymously, and once or twice a week, I will post an entry with my answers. If you’d like to ask me a question, but would rather it not be posted publicly, please feel free to still e-mail me your question and mention that you’d like it to stay private.

You are welcome to ask me questions that pertain to makeup. I’d be happy to try and answer other questions, but my expertise is in MAC/makeup rather than skincare or fashion! (Though take me to a shoe store and watch me buy, buy, buy!)

Feel free to send in your questions asking for recommendations for yourself, friends, or someone else, ideas for special occasions, how to do something, where I found a product, or whatever is on your mind. I will do my best to give you a helpful answer!

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