Minimal Travel Makeup

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Here is what I took: 

  1. ABH Fawn Powder
  2. ABH Sand Powder
  3. MUFE Artist Shadow in I804 Golden Pink 
  4. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
  5. MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
  6. MAC Prep and Prime Sample
  7. NARS Lipstick in Afghan Red
  8. MUFE Aqua Eyes in #13
  9. Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara 
  10. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  11. ABH Brow Wiz
  12. Vaseline Lip Therapy 
  13. NYX Butter Gloss in Raseberry Tarte
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For my face, I need foundation, concealer and a primer. Traveling is the time for utilizing those samples you get with purchases, when you spend points at Sephora, etc. For my primer, I brought the MAC Prep + Prime Base sample I received with my purchase. It is very tiny so it didn't take up much room. I needed a concealer so I brought my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I like this concealer because I can use it under my eyes and to cover any blemishes, plus it lasts all day. Then, here is my trick: I squeezed my foundation into a little sample jar I got from Nordstrom. Doing this helped save tons of space and I even had products left over. The sample jars are completely free. 

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For cheeks, which is also an essential, I took out my Makeup Forever Trio palette. Tip #2: the Anastasia Beverly Hills powders fit right into the wells of this palette. For just $1, you can transfer your contour shade and highlight into this neat, compact palette. I added in the Makeup Forever blush shade, and I had my cheek essentials. This is tons easier to carry instead of bringing the entire Contour Kit. In reality, you are probably only using a few shades from the Contour Kit anyway. 

When you're traveling, the last thing you want is to be lugging around your whole makeup collection. I hope this helped as a little guideline for when you are packing and I hope you found my two tips helpful!