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Travel Essentials | Makeup

In efforts not to overpack, I've attempted to put only makeup essentials into one small bag. You should have already read the skincare version to this post. Here's what I took on my recent trip to New York:

Makeup Travel Essentials -
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Yup, that's it. I fully intended to purchase makeup remover wipes and a mascara from a drugstore so I didn't bother to walk with those. I took a sample of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter 'Radiant Finish' and I really liked it; though my Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster doubles as a primer. If you're shocked that no liquid foundation is there please remember that I am a) lazy and b) am big fan of spot concealing and then finishing with a powder.

The funniest part is, I wore a full face of makeup one single day. I kept my base products relatively simple: a colour corrector to camouflage dark spots/areas of hyperpigmentation, two different shades of concealer (a half shade lighter than my complexion - the Estee Lauder - to brighten my under eyes and one that matches my skintone - the M.A.C one) and finally one powder to set everything. Since New York is mostly chilly and windy in April/May I took my most lightweight powder.
The most striking products were the Becca Spotlight 'Opal' all over the lid with 'Junkie' stealing the show smudged into the lashline - even the Manager at Make Up For Ever noticed it. 'Party Pop' was stellar on my lips and fit right in with the Spring that New York was supposed to be having.

Sharalee and I heading out to The Beauty Tour -
Sharalee and I heading out to The Beauty Tour

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils 'Junkie' and 'Rockstar' -

The combo below works amazing to define full(er) brows. It's so low maintenance; you gotta try it.

L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper 'Medium/Dark' and NYX Wonder Pencil 'Dark' -

Let us know your travel must-haves in the comments. 

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