My makeup bag has a ton of makeup, some of which I only reach for once in three months. However, there is a handful of products that I use on a daily basis, which are also the ones that I take with me on every trip. With a semester-long university exchange coming up, I am slowly starting to write my packing list.
On a ‘good skin’ day, I try to wear something light to let my skin breath. The L’Oreal Visible Lift CC cream (light/medium) does a great job in correcting redness and giving me a natural and radiant glow. Most of the time I need a little extra coverage under my eyes and some very red spots, which is when I go for my Physician’s Formula concealer (light). The green cream works well for softening the redness and the concealer itself has great coverage. I also really like the Pixi Correction Concentrate – it’s perfect for covering up under eye circles. And of course, to finish off with a glow, I use Benefit’s High Beam Highlighter on my nose and cheekbones.
On the days when I need more coverage or maybe when I am at school or work for too long, I make sure to put on some primer. The Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer Light works super well for oil control. I recently bought the second pack from Ulta. With the primer set first, my favorite Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation (20 Beige) stays on my skin flawlessly.
Lastly, a little bonus – Clinique’s All About Lips has been a life savior for me this winter. It dries super quickly on the lips and creates a smooth, non-sticky, natural matte finish.
I tend to grab these items with me on every trip, this 6-month long exchange being no exception. Hopefully these will last me the whole time and I won’t need to bother with looking for new packs!
What products do you always bring with you on trips?