Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Travel: What's In My Make Up Bag

Hello Everyone! 

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

Other Shadows: 

Jumbo Sticks:
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 608 Cottage Cheese
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in 004 Guilty Grey

Cream Shadows: 
Maybelline  24 HR Color Tattoo in 30 Pomegranate Punk 
Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo in 25 Bad to the Bronze

 Powder Shadows: 
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. 


Liquid Liners: 
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black 
L'oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black 

Pencil Liners: 
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

Lip Stains: 
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in 10 Beso 
Hourglass Stain in Rose 

Lip Gloss: 
Benefit Lip Gloss in Inferno
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Pink 

Lip Liner: 
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?

Lots of Love,


  1. You are so ready for travel! Thank you for the great tips:)

  2. benefit's they're real is also my fave mascara! ur right, they are so amazing!
    love your make up choices!

    xoxo, Eliza
    Bread and Butter

  3. Great stash! I love NYX blushes and Hourglass lip colours :)




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