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My Top Travel Beauty Essentials

My Top Travel Beauty Essentials

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am SO excited, tomorrow I am hitting the road to meet up with a few of my best girl friends from college! Like I mentioned in my first post, I graduated from The University of Tennessee and during my college years I joined Sigma Kappa, where I met these amazing girls. 

This trip is long overdue, and I already know I am going to over pack. So this time I am going to work on bringing just the beauty essentials to keep my suitcase on the lighter side… that means more room for clothes and shoes, of course 😉 

My travel beauty essentials :

1: MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

This foundation is truly Re(marc)able!! It is a little pricey but the coverage is amazing and it is absolutely worth every penny. Though it is more expensive than the typical foundation, when using it you don't need to apply very much, just a few dots and it will last you ALL DAY.


2: KAT VON D - Shade + Light Face Contour Refillable Palette

If you are a contour-er, this stuff does the best job. I have tried numerous options, such as the cream contour pallets but after many trial and errors I quickly found that the Kat Von D gives the best natural contour. I choose not to use the cream contour as I find it looks pasty on my skin… (I'm probably using the wrong brush), but the Kat Von D pallet is just so easy to apply quickly and leave for the day!

3. BENEFIT COSMETICS - Brow Zings Tame & Shape Kit

If I had to pick 1 item from my mess of a makeup bag and only use that item for the rest of my life… it would hands down be the Benefit Brow Zings. Holy moly, it has done wonders for me. I love the contrast of dark brown eye brows with my white-blonde hair, but when I used my pomade or brow pencil they just looked silly and over done. Well, I finally found this magical brow kit! I can once again quickly brush on some powder and the wax, and TA-DA !

4: MAC - False Lashes Maximizer

Y’ALL. It does not matter what mascara you are using, as long as you are using this Mac Mascara Primer! Simply use the primer as if it is your normal mascara and then immediately use your favorite normal mascara. This will make your lashes look longer and fuller than ever! The amount of times people ask what mascara I am using (I use Maybelline Lash Sensation) or if I am using fake eyelashes is unreal. I swear by it!!

5: TARTE - Tartelette™ In Bloom Clay Eye shadow Palette

This pallet is the only eye shadow pallet you will ever need! I use this pallet for every day shenanigans, work, and even a fun night out! It is so versatile which is why I love it! It also has two shimmery shades – “funny girl” & “firecracker” – simply OBSESSED


6: ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS - Amrezy Highlighter

Last but most certainly not least- the perfect GLOW! Adding a little highlight is the perfect finish to complete your look no matter what your plans are. A simple swipe above the cheek bones and that’s it! Be careful not to add too much - a little goes a long way!


Much Love, xx

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