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Cutting down on baggage

Sometimes, I’m a total dimwit when it comes to packing my makeup, which is strange, since I’ve used makeup long enough to figure out what I use regularly and what I don’t.

I brought way more than this when I went to Seoul, and I wish I didn’t, because this is honestly all I needed. I brought things like mascara and an eyelash curler, which I used maybe 2 days out of the 9 I was there.

Cutting down on baggage

My Necessities for a Basic Face

  • K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo 24H Real Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Liner in G101* — This is my absolute staple! When I sleep in accidentally and have no time for makeup, I just draw on my brows!
  • Ellis Faas Concealer in S204* — I love this concealer more than my NARS one, I think. It’s less fussy and it doesn’t cake even after a long day out.
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion — To make my eyeshadow long lasting!
  • NARS And God Created the Woman Palette — I must admit, I brought along another palette and wished I just stuck with this one, because it has everything I need for an everyday eye.
  • K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner* — A forever favorite that I sometimes used instead of just eyeshadow.
  • Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Pressed Powder in Shade 2 — a light powder base that I don’t have to worry about blending.
  • Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Abundance — Still my favorite blush. Still.
  • Dior Addict Lip Glow — a light, hydrating, SPF-laden lip balm for the dry weather and icky airplane rides.
  • NARS Sheer Lipstick in Vendanges — it’s the lipstick I was planning on using up this month, a nice “sheer grape.” I’m making a bit of progress!

As you can see, I only brought one lipstick, but I realized that, on trips, it’s easier to “change up your look” with different lip colors and keeping the rest basic and simple.

I also don’t like bringing along makeup that’s hard to take off at the end of the day (i.e. mascara), because I get too lazy for face-cleaning when I’m pooped from a day of sightseeing and going around.

What are your travel essentials?

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  1. Noodles says

    I was just in Seoul (for a day and a half) too!! How’d you like it there?
    Packing for travel is always a toughie, especially if you’re going to a completely different climate and dont know how your skin will react.

    • I LOVE Seoul! It was my first time 🙂

      Yeah, I was just glad I brought really thick moisturizers. Even straight up oil wasn’t enough hydration!

  2. Oh I just adore your little green pouch! I am usually clueless when it comes to packing makeup, I usually would grab 5 different red gloss/tint and some other random stuff I rarely wear, and totally forget essentials like lip balm…

    • Thank you! I got it in Korea. 🙂 Haha I know what you mean. I used to go for eyeshadows I might “need” for some reason or another.

  3. I can’t imagine traveling for nine days with just one lipstick! It actually makes me anxious to think about. I admire your restraint. I agree that doing complicated eye looks can be tedious when you’re traveling, so I usually stick with a bold lip and a one-color neutral eye.

    Did you stock up on awesome Korean beauty supplies??

    • I WISH this was all I packed, but no. I had 3 other lip options and ended up buying some while there.

      So to answer your question, yaaaaaaaas!

  4. I just went out of town last weekend and brought waaaaaaay too many makeup with me. It was a swimming trip so I seriously had no idea why I brought that much makeup -_- I only used them during the trip back home. And it made no sense to do a full face of makeup when I’m only gonna be removing them by the time I got back to my house. I wish I didn’t bring too much with me 😦

    On another note, that Kjaer Weis cream blush looks amazing!

    • Hahaha yun nga e! I learned my lesson naaaa. I usually don’t bother with mascara na because it is a pain to remove at the end of the day.

      It’s so good, I promise!

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