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Travel BEAUTY Essentials

While my normal makeup routine isn’t very extensive (I truly don’t have the time or patience, but man I wish I did) it still requires too much “stuff” to lug around. So for short trips especially, I have consolidated my beauty routine into 6 simple items that are perfect for an everyday look and easy to carry around!

No.1 Playsticks by Benefit Cosmetics 

I’ve recently discovered this foundation, and let me tell you, it is a dream. It provides the right amount of coverage and is applied like a stick/clay but transforms into a powdery finish. Honestly perfect for traveling, I apply it with my fingers or a wet makeup sponge. Oh and it smells like tea tree oil which is definitely a plus!

No.2  Amazonian 12hr Clay Blush in Natural Beauty by Tarte Cosmetics

I really love a lot of Tarte products, and while I’ve tried various “travel” blushes like tints or cremes, I can’t seem to part from this blush. This color is my favorite and provides the perfect pink glow that lasts all day.

No.3 They’re Real Push-Up Liner by Benefit Cosmetics

This liner helps me achieve the perfect cat eye and truly lasts. Unlike other liners that I’ve tried, it is pretty water resistant and doesn’t smudge. Also it has a pretty interesting applicator and is more of a creme/gel, definitely not a felt tip.

Available in a travel mini!

No.4 Chinese New Year Couture Pallete by Yves Saint Laurent

I love to splurge on Yves Saint Laurent goodies, it’s my weakness. But regardless this palette really offers a great set of colors that can take you from day to night. I’ve even used some colors as liners! (I really can’t resist a black, bold wing tip though!)

No.5 Roller Lash by Benefit Cosmetics

I am a huge fan of mascara. Honestly if I could only choose one type of eye makeup, that would be it. And since I am such a huge fan, I have quite a few favorites; however, I recently tried this one and it is great. Roller Lash really does give my lashes a lot of lift with no clumps whatsoever.

Available in a travel mini!

No.6 Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer is 100% my go-to lip product for travel. Traveling takes a lot out of you, and I often find that I don’t stay as hydrated as I should and in turn my lips get chapped. This product is a life saver because it soothes my chapped lips while adding tint and shine! I own it in various colors because it really is the best.