Finals are finally over and I honestly could not be any happier. They dragged so much this year but really.. my last one was on the 23rd! Crazy late, I know. Anyways, for the holidays, I am currently in Boston and I'm staying with my family for about a week. I thought it would be fun to share the make up I brought with me! I try really hard to minimize how much I bring because I do own a lot of make up and if I could, I would bring it all. But since it is the holidays, I brought a few more items because who doesn't love fake eyelashes and smokey eyes for Christmas?! I hope you enjoy and maybe this can give you some ideas of what to bring next time you're on a vacation or trip! I think I am also going to do a FOTD and OOTD for Christmas day. So excited!
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Real Techniques Setting Brush
Bare Minerals Full Flawless Face
Sonia Kashuk Contour Brush
Models Own Blush Brush
Soho Blending Brush
Soho Angled Brush
Soho Full All Over Brush
Real Techniques Shading Brush
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush
Sonia Kashuk Smudge Brush
Sonia Kashuk Large Shader Brush
Models Own Angled Brush
Models Own Flat Brush
The Sonia Kashuk and Models Own are travel packs which is really nice because they are short! I definitely brought a lot of eye brushes but I love doing darker smokey looks so I use them all.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder in 320 Natural Beige
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Medium ( On spots)
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in Glow (Under eyes)
Make Up Forever HD Powder
Bourjois Bronzing Powder
NYX Blush in Mocha
Stila Convertible Color in Peony
Benefit High Beam
ELF Shimmering Face Whip in Lilac Petal
I've actually just got the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. It was so hard to find but I finally got my hands on it at CVS. It is apparently a dupe for Smashbox Photo Ready Primer. I am really excited to see how it compares.
MAC and Sleek
MAC Quad In Naked Lunch, Woodwinked, Coppering and Club
Sleek I Divine Palette in Storm
I actually did reviews on both of these in the past. You can find the Sleek one HERE and the Mac one HERE.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 608 Cottage Cheese
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in 004 Guilty Grey
Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo in 30 Pomegranate Punk
Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo in 25 Bad to the Bronze
Sephora Shadow in Black Flame
Sephora Shadow in Marie
I love using Cottage Cheese as a brow highlight ( although I think Cottage Cheese is a horrible name). Also the 24 HR Color Tattoo shadows look great on their own and they are amazing bases.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black
L'oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Aubergine
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Navy
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray
I am a huge fan of Stila eye liners. They are actually amazing and last all day long. I got the Smudge Sticks in a lovely little set. I did a post about them HERE.
Benefit They're Real!
Benefit Bad Gal Lash
Maybelline Define a Lash in Very Black
Benefit's They're Real! is my all time favorite mascara. It is absolutely amazing. It lasts all day, gives amazing length and I always get compliments when I wear it.
Eyebrows and Another Lash Things:
ELF Eyebrow Kit in Medium
MAC Eyebrows in Spiked
Anastasia Eyebrow Gel in Clear
LISI Brow Perfector ( I only use the Spoolie)
Other Lash Things:
Revlon Eye Lash Curler
Adrell False Lashes in 125 Black
I am going to use the fake lashes for Christmas Day dinner. I think Adrell makes really good lashes for a drugstore brand.
Rimmel Moisture Renew in 642 in Nude Delight
Too Faced La Creme in Cinnamon Kiss
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in 10 Beso
Hourglass Stain in Rose
Benefit Lip Gloss in Inferno
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Pink
Rimmel Exaggerate Full Color Liner in 032 Innocent
Nude Delight and NYX gloss in nude pink look amazing together! It is my "go to" everyday lip look.
I hope you guys have an amazing Christmas and a great New Years! What are you most excited for this holiday season?