Traveling Makeup & Skincare Essentials

Over the past few years, I have struggled with overpacking for trips.  This was going to be “the year” I was going to conquer the overpacking challenge.  I was going to be strict on myself and only pack exactly what I need.  Key word being “need”.  As a clear understanding, I would not pack three lipsticks, or try and squeeze in four bottles of different types of foundations.  I know…I know… I can be a little excessive at times, why?  Did something happen in my life that I developed some kind of disorder?  Maybe it was a subconscious thing where I wanted to love all products equally.  I sure hope that’s not the case.  That’s just weird.

gerund or present participle: overpacking.  1. pack too many items into (a container).

Just with anything else, I knew I had to start with baby steps.  Our Houston trip was the perfect time to rise to this challenge.  It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.  I actually found the whole thing to be quite rewarding.  Didn’t pack too much, I had achieved what I wanted to, and I had all the essentials morning & night.  I do admit I did go on two shopping trips to Sephora.  It wasn’t because I was feeling needy it was because I was feeling spendy.  That topic is going to have to wait for a whole new post in itself.

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Products mentioned:

Makeup Brushes & Tools:

It Cosmetics Airbrush Foundation Brush #110

Mac #134

Sigma Concealer Blend Kabuki #F79

Sigma Tapered Highlighter #F35

Sephora Pro Feather Weight Powder #91

Real Techniques Buffing Brush

Morphie G4

Bobbi Brown Eye Blender

It Cosmetics Airbrush All Over Shadow Brush #119



GM Collin Hydramucine Optimal Serum

Bio Oil

Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacing Eye Serum

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm – Natural Mint

Crabtree & Evelyn Pear & Pink Magnolia Ultra Moisturizing Hand Therapy

I AM JUICY COUTURE Roller Ball Fragrance

3D White Crest Teeth Whitening Strips

Leaders Insolution Korean Facial Mask – Aloe Soothing Renewal & Aquaringer Treatment

Revlon Tweezers

Sephora eyelash curler


Benefit The Porefessional Primer

The Porefessional Primer

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

NYX Total Control Foundation #10 Buff

Estēe Lauder Double Wear Foundation 3W1 Tawny

Urban Decay Naked Corrector – Deep Peach

Urban Decay Naked Concealer – Neutral Light – Medium

Lancer Lip Treatment

La Prairie Cellular Treatment Loose Powder #2

Urban Decay DeSlick Makeup Setting Spray – Oil Control

Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette

Mac Blush – Melba

Mac Blush – Peaches

Mac Cream Highlighter – Hush

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for under the eyes #1

Maybelline The Falsies Volume Mascara – Very Black

Rimmel Natural Bronzer – Sun Light

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium – Deep Bronzer

Chanel Multi Effect Quad Eyeshadow Palette – 204 Tissé Vendôme

Ardell Duo Eyelash Adhesive – Dark Tone

NYX Micro Brow Pencil – Ash Brown

Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer – Soft Brown

Mac Plushglass – Ample Pink

Nars Lip Glide – Playpen

Laura Mercier Lipgloss – Bellini


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