petek, 05. december 2014

What's inside my travel make-up bag (Holiday Party edition)

Last weekend I attended a Holiday Party and today I wanted to share some products that I took with me. The look I was going for was very glam, since it was a dressy black-tie event, so I mainly took with me products that I've tested out before and knew they would last on my skin well for an entire evening. 
Mixa Balancing Cream - my go to moisturizer 
Nuxe Micelle solution - I had this in travel sized packaging so I decided to bring it with me and try it out for the first time and so far I really liked it
Loccitane Almond Hand Cream - I love the scent of it and the way it leaves my hands soft and moisturized
Caudalie Beauty Elixir - I don't use this as a toner, but usually during the day (or when travelling) to freshen up the skin a bit. I love the herbal minty scent.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil - I used this on my hair ends and all over the body. It smells divine and leaves the skin feeling soft without an oily residue
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater - I'm using this spray as a toner for my face at the moment and it feels so hydrating! The scent is subtle and doesn't linger on the skin.
Nuxe Fondant Fondant Shower Gel - I fell in love with the scent (sweet and almond-y) and it left the whole bathroom smelling divine
Now let's continue with the best part - make up. For creating a flawless base I used:
Nars Radiant Creamy concealer - This is hands down the best concealer I've used so far. I'm so happy I finally have a concealer that doesn't look too yellow or too dark on my skin. The formula is thicker than I was usually used to, but this just makes covering blemishes and other irregularities on the skin easier.
Bourjois CC Cream - I used this the next morning instead of a foundation, so I didn't look like a complete zombie.
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet - I love this foundation because it feels like silk when I apply it to my skin. It helps to make it look more matte and has a buildable medium coverage.
Benefit The Porefessional - I used it before applying make up to minimise the appearance of my pores and make the base stay on a little longer.
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark circle eraser - my go to under eye concealer. It helps to brighten the area and makes the under eye darkness disappear.
Urban Decay Primer Potion - My favourite eye shadow primer. I usually use this everyday so Saturday night was no exception. It helps the eye shadows stay on a lot longer and they don't crease or loose their intensity.
Manhattan Compact Powder - I used this translucent setting powder to keep my foundation and concealer in place and keep it from looking too oily. It's not truly translucent because it can look a bit white if I apply it too much so this is probably not the best product for someone with a darker complexion.
Dior 796 Cuir Cannage & Urban Decay Naked palettes: I used the bottom three shades in the Dior palette to create a classy smokey eye and then added some Half Baked eyeshadow from the Naked palette on top, for more sparkle.
Chanel Le Volume Mascara - lovely mascara with a nice brush that defines the lashes and adds volume.
Essence Clear Lash and Brow mascara - I used it on my eyebrows to keep them in place after I used the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil to define them.
Max Factor 2000 Calorie - this is my favourite mascara that is like magic in a little tube. It adds volume, length and layers well without making the lashes look clumpy.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Khol Liner & Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on pencils, Stila Liquid Eye liner - I used these on the waterline, to tightline and to draw a thin line for more definition.
I also used the Individual False Eyelashes from Tanya Burr, but I forgot to add them in the photo.
I was a bit unsure about what I was going to wear on my lips, so I packed more products, but I decided on wearing the Essence Lip Liner and the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy.
On my cheeks I used the Lancome Blush Subtil (with the Real Techniques Blush Brush) and the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette to add more definition and light to my face.
Some finishing touches: 
Urban Decay All-nighter setting spray - great at keeping the make up in place. Just be careful to not overuse it.
Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum - an elegant and sophisticated scent I chose for the night.
Essence All about matt blotting papers - not the best out there, but they do the job fine.
Dior 803 Metal Montagne Nail polish - a beautiful metallic silver with blue undertones. This was my first Dior polish and the application is very simple, because it comes with a pretty big brush. But I'm unsure about the formula, because it chipped on the second day already.
Shiseido Eyelash Curler -  a must have
Brushes: Sephora 18 Pro Shader, Eco Tools Eyeliner Brush, Jessup 217 blending brush & the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I just started using it, but so far I really like the natural finish it leaves on the skin.

What are some of your make up essentials for the upcoming party season?

2 komentarja:

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