When it comes to travelling or going out, I have a set list of on-the-go/travel makeup essentials that I take with me everywhere. Like everywhere! Sometimes when I am travelling afar and spend the entire day out, I tend to find myself in the Ladies’ room, fixing myself while transitioning my makeup from a day to night look with just these products- Yes, it is possible! No matter where I may be, these products have been my on-the-go makeup essentials from the moment I was introduced to the world of makeup.
When I am either travelling afar or venturing out close to home, I normally take these products in travel size just because I do not want to take up too much room in my handbag or luggage. Before I travel anywhere far, I make sure that I take a quick trip to Sephora to purchase them in travel size. Having them in travel size helps me out a lot because not only are they easy to pack and carry, it is so much easier to pull them out if you need fixing in the Ladies’ room or on the plane without taking up too much space.
Without further ado, here is the list of my on-the-go/travel makeup essentials.
1. BENEFIT COSMETICS: THE POREfessional FACE PRIMER
The POREfessional face primer by Benefit Cosmetics is seriously the best face primer out there! Not only is it made to quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, it helps my makeup stay put during the day. With its silky, translucent, and light formula, once I apply it on my face, it creates this smooth canvas that allows my makeup to be applied on easier! With a mattifying touch, this primer never ceases to amaze me! While on-the-go, this primer helps me touch up on areas without doing as much as dabbing the product with my ring finger.
2. SEPHORA COLLECTION: BRIGHT FUTURE GEL SERUM CONCEALER
The Sephora Collection: Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer was a concealer I was introduced to when I did not want to spend so much money on the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealers. However, this highly pigmented concealer does not disappoint me one bit as it provides me with buildable coverage and colour that does not set into my fine lines or add more texture to my skin. Since I am prone to have visible dark circles under my eyes, this concealer is a life saver for me as it is infused with pineapple ceramides to improve skin texture while covering the skin! When I am out and about, all day and night, this concealer is my go-to touch up when my foundation begins to wear off.
3. URBAN DECAY: EYESHADOW PRIMER POTION- ORIGINAL
Okay, seriously though the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is literally the best makeup product that has ever been created! Lasting almost 24-hours, you could see why this product has become one of my essentials. When I’m travelling afar, I normally stay out late at night, so having this eyeshadow primer on hand makes life so much easier! When you apply it on, it’s like this smooth nude formula that glides beautifully across your eyelids and becomes invisible once it dries. Now, I don’t know if it’s just me, but whenever I don’t feel like wearing eyeshadow at all, I just wear the primer alone. Since it is a nude shadow crease-free primer, I cannot see why it cannot be worn on its own. Not only is it nude, it perfectly blends in with all skin complexions and fills in almost all the imperfections on the skin’s surface.
4. BENEFIT COSMETICS: THEY’RE REAL! PUSH-UP LINER
So I must admit, I had some yays and nays when trying to find the perfect eyeliner best for on-the-go or travelling. During the summer time, I skip eyeliner unless it’s a special occasion, but it’s good to have eyeliner on hand. The Benefit Cosmetics: They’re Real! Push-Up Liner is LIFE! Like seriously! The 24-hour eyeliner is waterproof, vegan-friendly, and parabens free, so what is there not to love about it! With an innovative design, when you first apply it, the flat and wide tip allows you draw a smooth line while pushing your lashes so that the liner hugs the lash line (It is super easy to apply!). I love everything about this eyeliner and I highly recommend it if you are on-the-go, travelling, or even on a tight schedule!
5. TOO FACED: BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA
BY FAR THE BEST MASCARA OUT THERE! I don’t know what it is but this mascara beats every mascara out there. With an hourglass-shaped brush and an intense black colour, Too Faced: Better than Sex mascara does everything from separating, coating, and curling until each lash is voluptuous. With only just one coat of mascara, my lashes are looking fuller than ever! If I wanted my lashes to become even more dramatic, two or three coats does the trick for me! The mascara really intensifies your lashes, so wearing fake lashes is not quite necessary, especially on-the-go!
Anyway, this concludes the list of my on-the-go/travel makeup essentials. I’m still venturing out and trying new products so I can only imagine the list getting bigger. In the meantime, I am open to recommendations!
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