Alright, so there isn’t any real “reason” to post this right now — but I keep getting asked the same question, and I’m tired of having to retype an answer each time!
I’m not claiming to be god or anything
(just kidding, I totally am,) but here are my basics for traveling with makeup and skincare. The list can be altered as much as you please, but I hope it’ll serve as a good starting point for you ladies!
For an overnighter: plan out the next day’s look before going, and keep it as simple as possible!
- Travel or sample sizes of your day moisturizer and cleanser, and (optionally,) your toner, serum, and night cream. (Don’t have samples? Try this neat trick!)
- One blush, preferably cream (so you don’t have to bring a brush,)
- One or two eyeshadows for a quick neutral eye, plus one all-over eye brush if you can’t live without one,
- A tube of tinted lip balm,
- Tinted moisturizer and/or concealer, plus powder and brushes if needed,
- Mascara, liner, and a lash curler!
For a week-long trip: try to bring versatile products to lessen the load.
- Travel sizes of your day and night moisturizers, cleanser, toner, and serum.
- A sample packet or trial size of your exfoliator, or a cleansing pad/washcloth to use in conjunction with your regular cleanser to exfoliate.
- Two eyeshadow duos/trios/quads : one neutral, and one colour.
- Two lip colours — one gloss and one lipstick or stain
- And a tube of lip balm, or tinted lip balm!
- Two or three different blushes/face colours, plus appropriate brushes (tip: pick two mattes and one sheer shimmer, which can be layered with the others!)
- Foundation, concealer, and/or powder, plus brushes if needed,
- Primers (again, if needed,)
- Mascara, liner (black, grey, or brown — take your pick!) and a lash curler.
For a month or more: keep the lip and cheek colours pretty versatile, then bring a set of shadows for a dependable neutral eye, plus some colour and fun stuff!
- Your day and night moisturizers, cleanser, toner, serum, and exfoliator,
- Two eyeshadow palettes — a small quad of neturals, plus a couple trios or a larger palette of brights/colours.
- Two all-over eye brushes, two blending brushes, and a liner brush,
- Three or four lip colours; I’d go with a my-lips-but-better pink-plum, a red, a peachy pink, and a nude… plus a handful of glosses, of course!
- Lip balm! I’d take one with SPF, one tinted, and a tube of Vaseline.
- Three or four blushers. (I’d take a matte pink, a matte plum, and a sheer shimmery peach, with two blush brushes.)
- Foundation, concealer, and/or powder, plus brushes,
- Eye and face primers,
- Two or three liners — I’d take one black, one brown or grey, and one peach (if you tend to use a lighter colour on your waterline.)
- A tube or two of mascara, and a lash curler,
- And some maybes: glitter liner, false lashes — y’know, the fun stuff!
Things you might be forgetting:
- Blotting tissue
- Band-aids and Polysporin
- Tweezers, nail clippers and files, little scissors, and q-tips
- Blemish treatments and masques
- The kitchen sink
- Wax strips/razors/etc
- Shampoo, conditioner, soap, and shaving cream
I can’t say this any better than the National Council on Skin Cancer can, so…
In an effort to raise awareness about a health issue that is largely preventable: skin cancer, the Council is naming the Friday before Memorial Day Don’t Fry Day.
“Any change in your skin, whether burned or slightly tanned, is a sign of UV damage,” says Drusilla Hufford, Council co‐chair. “The good news is: you can protect yourself and your family members from skin cancer’s main cause: too much sun. In the same way we teach kids to wear bike helmets, we can also teach them to wear wide‐brimmed hats.”
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the United States. More people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. Whether from the sun or an artificial light source, ultraviolet radiation is a carcinogen. According to a recent study, in 2006, in the 116 largest (most populous) U.S. cities, there were, on average, more tanning salons than there were Starbucks® coffee shops.
For more information, including additional statistics and other resources, visit the Council’s site:
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I threw some glitter on after finishing the Pinked look, which went up Monday morning. It’s basically just a generic turquoise (though, technically, it’s “Ocean Blue,”) but I wanted to see how the particle size would photograph with different angles and so fourth before using it in a real FOTD.
The results were kinda cool, and I thought I’d share them! I just dusted a little on my lid and swiped some on my cheek to get a “feel” for it, because I wanted to feature a similar violet glitter in another look quite soon. (I actually did that one this morning… loved it. I really hope you ladies will, too! You’ll see it soon enough.)
Here are some similar photographs, taken at different angles. How fun is that glitter?