Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Makeup for the girl on the go....Travel tips and tricks

I (luckily) don't have to travel too often for work. Though I enjoy flying to new, exciting (and not so exciting) destinations, I am a self confessed homebody. It's easy to see why I want to stay home when you lay your eyes on my sweet, sweet baby love Ellie.
See...it's pretty hard to leave that loveliness for too long. When on the road, I like my makeup bag to be super streamlined, stocked with the absolute basics so it's really easy to put together a day time look at my 6 am wakeup call and to freshen up for a dinner out. The key to ease is thoughtfully chosen pieces that work well together and of course do double duty. Here's whats in my makeup bag on my way back from Minnesota...

I love a medium coverage foundation, one that is light enough and professional for the day but has enough coverage for night. My favorite right now is Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. The coverage is buildable and can be applied with your fingertips...no brush, no sponge...great! Don't skimp on bringing along your concealer..it's necessary. 

Eyes, Cheeks and Lips:
Pallets and more pallets! I love travelling with set that have everything in one. Though I have plenty of custom MAC pallets and individual shadows to choose from, when I travel, I want things to be easy and simple. I also pack one light and one medium/darker gloss with a liner. I can achieve three different looks from those three lip products. For pallets, try these:

Urban Decay - Shadows and liners...day to night perfection! 

Chanel - Eyes, Cheeks and Lips...everything in one! 

Brush Set:
A travel brush set is a must. Brushes are so bulky, they really do take up a lot of room so invest in a nice travel set. It's perfect for the gym too! 

Sigma - Affordable quality.

Bobbi Brown -  The mother of all brush sets ;) Impeccable quality! 
Basic Brush Collection
Violet will be posting this week with tip on Hair for the girl on the go so stay tuned! We would love to hear your favorite "to go" products...leave us a comment and tell us your favorites! 


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