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Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I certainly did!
My mom flew in from Miami and spent a few days with Bryan and I before we started a road-trip to LA. We took the scenic route by the coast and spread the 1,200-mile trip over the course of 4 days. We then spent about 7 days with Bryan’s family and pretty much just relaxed and did absolutely nothing other than stuffing our faces with yums (we went to In-n-Out an embarrassing number of times)… I feel so grateful to be able to spend some much-needed time with my loved ones.
Since I couldn’t pack my entire makeup stash with me for the road trip and to the in-laws (pretty sure they’ll have a heart attack and shun me for being a hoarder), I really had to be selective with what I bring.
|BAM! Jam-packed with stuff!|
Here are the criteria for the products:
- Sleek packaging—For obvious reason, to save space
- Longevity—Ain’t nobody got time to retouch throughout the day
- Wearability—We are going to see the in-laws (who are more conservative) and I wouldn’t want to look too cray
- Yet still allow for creativity—Just in case we are need to go out (As IF!)
- Versatile—Since I do my mom’s makeup, the products would need to work well for both of us.
-UD Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray—Act as a semi-primer and also as a finishing spray. I still love MAC Fix + more, but this is a mini…
-IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination in Light—This worked really well! It provided medium coverage and a satin finish. I loved how it looked on my mom and me after a couple hours. Instead of looking powdery, it provides the look of a glow from within. I was gonna take my trusty Physician’s Formula Mineral Talc-Free foundation, but I wasn’t sure if I had enough to last me almost 2 weeks.
-Maybelline Age Rewind concealer in Light—For discoloration that needs more skin-toned coverage, such as areas around my nose and cheeks. It acts for a full coverage foundation in a pinch as well.
-LA Girl Pro-Conceal in Classic Ivory—Color corrector of under my eyes since it’s HEAVILY salmon-toned.
--NYX HD Concealer in Fair—An ultra-light concealer to use on top of LA girl pro concealer to further brighten up my undereye area.
-Sleek Face Form Palette in Light—Contains a matte contour, a shimmery champagne highlight, and a universally flattery goldeny peachy-pink. BAM. Done.
-Lorac Skinny Palette in Plum and Nude—LOOOOOVE! They totally saved the day by being super versatile, blendable, and wearable. I got them for $15 and it was one of the best purchases ever!
-Physician’s Formula gel liner—I think these are discontinued, which sucks a lot because they’re my favorite gel liners ever.
-Jordana 12 HR Made to Wear in Brown/Milani Liquid Eye liner in Black—These two are essentially the same thing. They are very soft, pigmented, and long lasting to wear on the waterline.
-Stila eyeshadow in Espresso—A matte dark brown for my brows.
-Revlon lash glue—My ride and die lash glue. LOVE it way more than Duo.
-Kiss Lashes in #3—LOVE this! It adds some drama for an everyday subtle glam look. Most importantly, its invisi-band makes wearing it soo comfortable. My mom has VERY sensitive eyes and even she can’t feel them.
(forgot to photograph)
-Shiseido Nourishing Mascara base--A must-have for length, volumn, and curl when you don't have/want to use multiple mascaras to achieve the desired look.
-Maybelline Volumn Express The Rocket mascara in Waterproof--My love for Maybelline waterproof mascaras are undying.
|NYX Angel Food cake swatched on left, IT Cosmetics Pretty Woman swatched on right|
-It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush in Pretty Woman—A very wearable warm berry shade. I packed this for my mom as she doesn’t like to retouch her lipstick but likes having some color to brighten up her complexion. Very moisturizing and actually stains!
-NYX Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake—My go-t0 lip product. Smells edible, feels moisturizing, and looks amazing on! It’s a parent-approved color as well.
I forgot to pack a lip balm… No one told me LA was so dry!! My poor lips were so chapped when I wake up in the morning. L
That’s it for this post! Please stay tuned for my 2014 wrap up and 2015 goals coming up.
Again, thanks for stopping by! Have a happy and safe New Year!!