While this is the travel makeup I used, to be honest, it came in handy only once this weekend. That’s right this was church makeup this weekend. On Friday I drove down wearing a night mask for extra skin hydration and once I arrived, Friday and Saturday were filled with errands. I didn’t slow down to put makeup on. I think I used the pressed powder to dust away the shine, I brought pink toned powder to it had the benefit of some skin brightening.
No when this makeup came into it’s own was when I found myself in charge of the church bound carpool. Yup, me and three older ladies who would gasp theatrically, but sincerely at the thought of going to church without makeup. Since I knew this was when i would be wearing the makeup the most, i did choose not only for ease of travel, but for location of wearing so, what did I pack?
Under eye concealer: Beauty Pie Superluminous Under Eye Genius
Primer: Beauty Bakerie: The Butter Primer
Foundation: Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick
Bronzer: Trestique Bronzing stick
Blush/lips: Axiology Color Cream (currently they have a 20% off sale going on if you are interested, just click the link)
Highlighter: Wander Beauty Wanderess Glow
Setting Powder: Beseme Cosmetics Pressed Powder compact in Aurora
Eyeshadow: Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter Diva Lights
Mascara: Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
The more I use this Beauty Pie dark circle corrector the more I love it. It takes so very little to make a big difference. I also used it as a spot concealer over some red spots and it worked beautifully. I used it under the primer and it worked like a dream.
I like this primer for travel because it is a stick, and therefore won’t spill (a common theme with the items I chose) and because it is a really good primer. It really locks everything into place.
The foundation again, stick formula so no potential spillage and this formula works kust so beautifully. Ulta (at least the one near me) no longer carries it but it is on the Revolution Website. I hope it never leaves as it has been my go to travel foundation for about five years now. I think this may be my fifth or even sixth tube of it. Once I found a shade that worked, i kept repurchasing it. On me it does need a setting powder though.
I love the Trestique and will happily travel with it. I am actually really liking cream products more and more actually. And this one comes with a built in brush so I didn’t need to add a brush for it to the bag. It is just an over all good product.
The Axiology was my cream blush and my lip product this weekend. I added a brush for the lips and went in lightly just to give a light tint. The product feels like a lip balm on the lips and brought a nice flush. It isn’t terribly long lasting on the lips, but I didn’t need it to be. It lasts well on the cheeks though and it blends like a dream. It gives a nice light flush to the cheeks. It is buildable, but light was kind of where I was going and this worked.
I am still using the Wander Beauty highlighter. It is a sample size so it fit well in the bag. I think the brand may have cut it from their line up though as i couldn’t find it on the website and when I could find it the product was always out of stock. I was hoping to use up the sample and then purchase the full size but I might need some investigation followed by a potential new plan. (and product trial)
While I do prefer loose powder for setting, this slim compact worked better with my travel plans. Plus on the days I didn’t wear makeup a dusting of pink powder over my skin kept me from looking washed out (hello, five second fix).
I like this Charlotte Tilbury Quad because it is quick and easy and soft and subtle. And as it was a church look I didn’t need something too out there. I really only did a dusting of the lighter brown on the lids and a little of the shimmer on the inner corners and called it a day. I did use the Stila mascara which did go a bit more dramatic, but no one noticed. Or at least they didn’t comment.
They did comment on my reading glasses though and one little only lady tried to steal them. Well maybe steal is a bit harsh of a term. Apparently she “forgets that other people’s things aren’t hers” at least according to my mother. Frankly that sounds like stealing since it is not a medical pasted “forgetting” and she had been doing it for at least thirty years. She wasn’t in the carpool but sits in the same pew. The reading glassess are the Thin Optics ones so I understand why she wanted them, because they are fabulous. But I have my eye on you, Ms. Betty. My reading glasses will not be left unattended.
Other than the reading glasses, it was a drama less event. At least on my part. When Ms. Betty tried to walk off with someone else’s bible i was another story. The bible had one of those elaborate zippered book covers that Ms. Betty apparently couldn’t resist. Although it did have a pocket with reading glasses in the front as well so maybe that was the draw.
But the makeup went well the trip. I chose it for it’s ease of use and smaller packaging. All of the products worked well and I was very happy. I just need to keep a closer watch on my reading glasses.