make-up favourites – travel edition ✈️✨👛

Sunday, May 26, 2019

A few weeks ago, over on instagram, I got asked about my favorite make-up products. And since I was in the midst of packing for a short trip recently, I thought why not combine the two and talk about the make-up products I take with me when traveling – … because you usually only take favourites away with you anyway, right?

I used to own a lot of make-up and absolutely loved the variety and possibilities that came with a big collection. I still enjoy wearing make-up, but I’ve taken a (less creative?) and more practical approach since then. (Then being ~ 7-10 years ago.) I’ve downsized my collection to very few things that I use whenever I’m wearing make-up. I still do have more than anyone with only one face probably needs … but that’s because I still enjoy having choices. That being said: Every make-up product I own, is a favourite product – I got rid of everything else. 🤷🏻‍♀️ The things I take on holiday with me are still a bit different. I usually try to pack as little as possible and therefore opt for practical all-in-one palettes and really versatile products that go with everything and are multi-purpose. This used to be different as well: The above mentioned variety had to come on holiday with me and so I oftentimes ended up packing more lipstick shades than there were days in my holiday. No “ragrets“ though – make-up always brought and still brings me joy. ✨

Anyways, let’s get to business: I asked for this Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette … palette a few years ago for Christmas, because I wanted the aforementioned all-in-one product. And it’s actually perfect: Three eyeshadows, a bronzer (which I sometimes also use as an eyeshadow), two blushes (I’ve used these as eyeshadows in the past as well) and a highlighter. Add some mascara and lipstick and you can basically travel with only three products.
I absolutely love the palette and the quality of the products. I think it depends on the colour of your skin though, if (especially) the bronzer does anything for you. On people with olive or darker skin tones, it’s probably invisible. But since I look like a ghost, it works for me.
As I already said, I usually do some experimenting and use the cheek products on my eyelids or the shimmery eyeshadow as a highlighter … that way I get even more use out of the palette and feel like I still have a bigger selection of products although it’s actually just a single one.

What I call the boring but necessary stuff: Eyebrow gel, mascara, eyeshadow primer. In this category, I usually don’t try out a lot of different products, but stick to something when I find it works for me. That’s why I’ve been re-purchasing essence mascaras for the last ~ 8 years. The packaging is quite trashy and a bit of an eyesore, but I can live with that as long as the product works and is cruelty-free. On top of that, essence products are affordable and easily available. Win-win-win.
Same goes for the alverde brow gel. When I’m at home and I have the time and energy, I use more than just gel on my eyebrows, but when I’m traveling, I don’t bother and only bring the gel. It’s organic, cruelty-free and works perfectly.
Something I’ve actually researched and really looked into before buying, was the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I used to use MAC paint pots as eyeshadow primers and thought they were so good. When I switched to cruelty-free products, I expected it to be very difficult to find something as good, but it turned out it wasn’t. Too Faced is cruelty free and the eyeshadow primer is so, so good and actually much better than the paint pots. Again, win-win.

More boring stuff, in my opinion: Face products. I don’t wear foundation because my skin is usually quite good, apart from a bit of redness here and there. So when I’m going “all out” so to speak, I apply concealer with my beauty blender and set everything with powder, but when I can’t be bothered, I just use powder or nothing at all.
The Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer is really good, but not cruelty-free unfortunately. I still have a stash of these in my drawer – when I’ve used them all up, I’ll have to do some research on cruelty-free concealers, but I guess Catrice will become my supplier of choice. ✌️

FUN THINGS: Lipsticks! I’ve always loved lipsticks and I still own quite a few. But I don’t feel overwhelmed by their number anymore. Instead, I have a small selection of favourite ones that I use regularly. Also: I used to always go for similar shades anyway, so I probably only owned four or five different colours but by ten brands and in numerous shapes and forms. Anyway.
I think I’ve had the Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose lipstick for a few years now. It’s a brown-ish shade with a bit of orange in it which I absolutely love. I mostly wear brown-ish/warm eyeshadow colours and this lipstick shade always goes with my favourite look. It’s very creamy and easy to apply – no mirror needed – but the colour is still opaque and visible.
The other lipstick by Dr. Hauschka (was a PR sample and) is rather new in my collection. The colour isn’t as deep as it looks in the tube, but still a dark berry tone. The best thing about this though: Depending on how you apply it, you can vary between a slight wash of colour and an opaque-full-on dark berry lip. But even if you go for the latter, you don’t necessarily need a mirror or lipliner to make it look good. I also sometimes use a bit of this lipstick as a cream blush – one of the oldest tricks in the book, but so perfect when you’re traveling and don’t want to bring a ton of things.

And that’s it. These are (some of) my favourite make-up products – especially when I’m going away on holiday. Do you also have go-to-products that you always bring when traveling? And do you have a huge make-up collection or just a few things you use daily? I’d love to know. 👀

Thank you for joining me today and see you again next time, take care!

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