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I knew I wasn’t going to wear a lot of make-up in Colombia, but I enjoy putting make-up on in the morning so I wanted to have some with me. I also wanted it all to fit into one make-up bag. This array of products allowed me to vary my make-up look throughout the week and I still had room to spare in my bag.
I brought my all-time favorite foundation, the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation. It’s the foundation that I think looks and feels the best on my skin and I knew I’d want my tried and true foundation while running around a foreign city. To top it off I use the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, which ensures that my foundation stays in place. I’ve been really happy with this product and would definitely buy it again when I run out, although I’d also be open to trying something new. I opted to skip concealer for the trip… I wasn’t looking for flawless coverage and, to be honest, I kind of like it when some of my “flaws” peak through. I feel more human without a flawless base.
I had originally planned to take a different eyeshadow palette alongside my make-up bag, but I really wanted it all to fit in the bag and I knew I wouldn’t need a bigger palette. I didn’t use every shade in the Too Faced Natural Eye palette as it was. I kept eyeshadow pretty simple while I was gone and mostly used Silk Teddy on the lid with Velvet Revolver in the crease, but I did swap out Silk Teddy for Honey Pot one day. I love this palette because I can create all of my favorite neutral looks with it and it’s nice and compact. For blush I took along Benefit’s Rockateur which has been my go-to blush lately. I’m usually not the biggest fan of blush, but this one has been a fave ever since it first came out. It adds a nice flush to my cheeks without being too much.
Mascara and eyeliner are two products that I reach for even when I decide not to wear most others. I brought this nice travel-sized version of the Benefit Roller Lash mascara, which is one of my favorites. For eyeliner I brought a couple of options, all from Urban Decay: Perversion, Tornado and Roach. Tornado is my favorite of the bunch, but I forgot to sharpen it before I left and I forgot to bring my sharpener with me, so I stuck with Perversion most days and threw Roach into the mix when I didn’t want as bold of an eye liner look.
For the lips, I brought two of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in Lolita 2, a shade that I always receive compliments when wearing, and Berlin, for a pop of color. These are so comfortable, they don’t transfer and they stick around for quite a while.
HAVE YOU TRIED ANY OF THESE? WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS?