What’s In My Travel Bag?

I just got back from a weekend at home in St. Louis, Missouri for my grandparent’s 50th anniversary. It was a really special weekend for my family, since we rarely can get all of us together. Congratulations, Grandma and Grandpa! And of course, it was Mother’s Day too. Love ya, Mamma!

When I do weekends away, I usually try to minimize my makeup to the essentials. My makeup had to suit going to church service, family photos, and Sunday brunch. All slightly fancy things.

So here is a peek into my makeup bag from a weekend home.

It may not look like it, but believe me this is minimalist makeup packing for me.

It may not look like it, but believe me this is minimalist makeup packing for me.

There are some good ole’ drugstore basics here like an Oral-B toothbrush in a $1.00 travel case, my travel size Degree Women’s deodorant, my Venus razor, and my Target up & up makeup remover wipes.

Makeup wise there are also some drugstore goodies. All of mine were purchased at my local Walgreens. Two of them, I have already mentioned in previous posts: the Rimmel Scandaleyes Nude Kohl eyeliner and the Wet n’ Wild Eye Shadow Primer in For my Primas.

The other two drugstore goodies are the Revlon Age Defying CC Cream in Light and Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo in Sunwashed Sky. I am obsessed with these two products. The Revlon CC Cream is so light and natural looking, I can even use it without a primer. Plus it has SPF so I can leave the house quickly and feel confident that I look good and am being kind to my skin. The limited edition Color Tattoo is quickly becoming one of my favorite bases. Post-primer, I glide Sunwashed Sky over my lids and it works as a single shadow look or blends beautifully with grays or purples.

I also brought a single shadow stick from City Color’s Bronzy Shadow Pencils Pack. The shade is Charcoal Grey and is super blendable. I love using this creamy pencil along my crease over Sunwashed Sky. Which is why I brought my Bare Minerals Crease Brush with me. Soft, circular motions blend the cream shadows together for an easy, stunning smokey eye.

Urban Decay’s Naked Palette was a valuable addition to my travel bag. I used the shade Buck to fill in my brows. Then I used Half Baked, a shimmery golden shade, on my lid, and Smog, an olive-y brown with shimmer, on the crease. There are endless looks with these Naked palettes, which is what makes them so perfect for traveling. Even though I appreciate that the palette comes with a brush, I like having a variety of choices. So, I also brought a Sephora travel brush set. My Mom got these for me years ago, but there is still a comparable set available. Let me tell you, it got a ton of use this weekend.

Ever since it arrived in last month’s ipsy bag, I’ve been loving my Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide On Eyeliner in Black Velvet. It goes on smooth and makes even a novice beauty lover look like a pro. I’ve written about this product more than once, so I’ll just let it be awesome all on its own.

Then there is the Pond’s Clarant B3 Moisturizer. This little travel size product is packed full of vitamins and helps correct dark spots. My skin feels petal soft when I put this on for the night. At home, I don’t use it every night but it is in my rotation.

Another recent obsession is my Ulta Extreme Wear Mousse Blush in Peach Glow. I had never used a cream or mousse formula blush before. Consider me a convert because this is the best thing ever. It glides on, feels silky smooth, and actually lasts all day. For my fair complexion the peach shade gives a natural-looking healthy glow. Then I would dot my sample size of Benefit’s Highbeam along my cheek bones for extra sheen.

For lips, I brought my go-to basic, Clinque’s Chubby Stick in Curviest Caramel. The perfect warm neutral shade that goes with any look. More lipstick than gloss, but there is a nice buttery texture that leaves your lips happy.

P.S. The bag is from a limited edition Carolina Herrera set that were at Target a few years ago. The set has three different patterns and three different sizes, all reminiscent of 1920’s art deco. The set was a gift, but you could probably still find it on eBay.

That may sound like a long list, but I promise this is me packing light.

If you’re interested in me doing a full product review of any of the makeup I took on my trip, please let me know in the comments.

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