Hey guys! Today's post will be my first installment of a three part series called 'The Bare Essentials', my thoughts and tips for when you're travelling light!
Whether you're only bringing a carry on bag with you or just prefer not to be faffing too much with the clear plastic bags at the airport, this is the post(s) for you!
Part 1 of this mini series is make-up, and if you're anything like me, trying not to bring a train case of make-up is the hardest part of travelling!
#1 . Find the multitaskers of your kit. Bronzer can double up as eyeshadow, a brow pencil can act as eye liner, you just have use your imagination! Admittedly, the effect mightn't be as easily created or of a high standard, but on holidays, are we really shooting for the stars of high quality make-up artistry??
#2. Only bring your 'can't live without's'. Items that you couldn't even begin to imagine daily life without! For me, I couldn't go without a powder or eye brow gel (here's to oily skin and unruly brows!).
#3. Make use of free samples! Most make-up counters gladly give out samples of foundation, all you have to do is ask! (Maybe not so gladly, once you've started asking for them during every shopping trip!) The sample pots should have more than enough to last you the length of your journey, and they save so much on space and aren't half the weight or their full-sized counterparts! (Plus you get high-end foundation without the price tag! Win-win situation here!)
#4 The less you bring the less you lose! For some of us, only bringing a handful of make-up may cause stress induced fits of tears, but if you think of the aforementioned phrase, then maybe it's best if you don't bring your new Chanel foundation which the price tag made your eyes water, for fear it may be lost or stolen (the horror!)!
What I'm Bringing
In keeping with the aforementioned tips, I've compiled a (scarily small) bundle of make-up which I'll be bringing with me on an upcoming getaway!
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Real Techniques Contouring Brush
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
Real Techniques Accent Brush (looking a bit battered from the time I sat on it!)
Sample of Mac Prolong Wear (AW20)
NYC Smooth Skin Powder (translucent)
Essence Blush (Natural Glow)
Essence Lash & Brow Gel
Essence Brow pencil (brown)
Essence Shadow (Summer Love)
Seventeen Stay Pout (Kiss Me Quick)