This upcoming trip to Portland is shaping up to be a challenging one. Why you ask? Well, because we’re only taking carry-ons… that means essentials only! Of course I’m saving most of the bag space for clothing, so I’m only bringing the makeup essentials.
In my mini makeup bag, I’m packing my favorites. As a base, the Bare Minerals Tinted Moisturizing Gel is what I use most days of the year. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you already know that the Benefit Roller Lash is my absolute favorite mascara. If not, well now you know! My NYX Micro Brow pencil is a multitasking tool that I can’t live without. I even smudge it on my lower lash line sometimes for a more natural smokey look! Of course, I can’t go anywhere without the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. It’s the absolute best!
Whether I’m traveling light(ish) or not not, I always prefer taking palettes with me. I love palettes like that combine more than one product in a single pan, like this Urban Decay Naked Flushed. With a bronzer, highlighter and blush in one palette, it’s compact way to carry multiple products.
Same goes for the eyes… This compact Tarte Tartelette Tease palette has great shadows for a natural look during the day or more dramatic one at night. It’s small, versatile and the shadows are top notch!
To save space and take even more products, I always like to get my hands on mini makeup products, like these Kat Von D Lolitta II lipstick & Tattoo Liner and the Hourgless Ambiant Lighting powder. Aren’t they the cutest?! A Beauty Blender is essential. It replaces many brushes and did you know that you can also use it to apply skin care products?… The more you know!
These are the makeup essentials that I’m taking with me on my trip to Portland. I’d love to know your essential short trip make up products.