I recently wrote about my beauty travel kit. Of course, this kit did not include the collection of colour cosmetics I travel with. Further to more conversations with Halifax the great Beauty Blogger, here are the colour cosmetics I brought on vacation with me a few weeks back (already!).
The off white bag on the left is from Rudsak. I received it as one of my gifts when I was a bridesmaid for my good friend Glamourous Gen in 2005. It is always in my purse and usually contains the same necessities + varying glosses and lipsticks, according to my mood and clothes. The Air Canada pouch on the right I received when I traveled first class to Brazil in 2007. Good times. I only use it to store my makeup when I travel. And now, the contents!
The necessities (stuff you would always find in this pouch):
-black elastics for my out-of-control hair
-bobby pins again, for the untameable curls
-Bausch & Lomb Advanced Eye Relief Eye Drops (I have dry eyes and sometimes my contact lenses kill me)
-Annabelle SkinTrue Pressed Powder - Translucent. I really preferred the Light shade, but it was discontinued a while ago already :o( This one can be too dark for me on winter days.
-Zantac 75 pills. Heartburn is a way of life for me! My ear-nose-throat specialist tells me my esophagus is scarred from the acid reflux. Oh well.. perhaps I should invest and buy stocks in Rolaids and Zantac!
-Marcelle Waterproof Lip Definition Contour Crayon - Nude. As you can see, this one is OLD. Lol. It features the old Marcelle logo. Shame on me for not restocking with fresh stuff! Lol.
-Marcelle AC-Solution Blemish Control. When my face wants to grow special friends, I use this locally.
-The Body Shop clear Brow & Lash Gel, which is a MUST before I walk out the door. I already confessed my love for it here.
-Marcelle Volume Precision Mascara - Black.
-I have dealt with cold sores all my life (although I haven't had anything recently - knock on wood). I have a special prescription which I keep at home, but always keep the Zilactin Early Relief Cold Sore Gel with me for on-the-spot treatment and relief. This wonderful gel tastes horrible, but it works rapidly and it's truly effective. It creates a very good seal on the area and protects it. It completely stops the usual cold sore stinging sensation and discomfort.
-Marcelle Rouge Vitality Lipstik - Forever Natural (LE)
-Marcelle Lux Gloss Sheer - Angelica (LE), but I always have a Lux Gloss with me. ALWAYS.
-Annabelle volumelip Lip Plumping Gloss - Vivid Volume (I really like that the shine stays on and on and on)
At the Toronto Beauty Blogger Meetup last February, I received goodies from other cosmetics companies; items I usually would not have bought, but which I am extremely glad I discovered!
-FACE atelier lipstick LRO 3 - Revenge. This is THE lipstick that made me go back to dark hues and reds this winter / spring. It is looooooooooong-lasting it goes on super smooth. Although this girl remains faithful to her brands, this was a great discovery!
-Balmshell Lip Gloss - Weekend in the Hamptons (I think! - this travel-size does not say). Sweet aroma and taste, very subtle shine and lots glitter. Wonderful for when I want to go light on the lips!
Most recent addition (and perhaps new love of my body care life):
-the small black jar contains the Lush Coco Lotion. It is a wonderful hand moisturizer that does not leave my hands feeling greasy, but rather silky smooth! I simply adore it.
The Air Canada pouch was filled with the makeup I usually apply at home and don't carry on a day to day basis:
-Marcelle Wet & Dry Eye Shadow Duo - Slate
-Marcelle Star Pigments - 24 Karats (LE) I use it as a flash point on my lids most of the times. It's a secret weapon.
-Marcelle Minerals Eye Shadow - Opal
-Marcelle Minerals Eye Shadow - Terra
-Annabelle Custom Quad Magnetic Compact filled with (clockwise from top left) Purple Reine (LE), Sugar Dust, Metallic Meltdown and Vivid Violet (LE)
-Annabelle Trio Eyeshadow - Crème Caramel
-Annabelle Trio Eyeshadow - Rosewood
-Marcelle Concealer Palette - Universal Beige
-Annabelle mineral Powder Foundation - Natural Ivory
-Annabelle Zebra Bronzing Powder - Bronze Shimmer (LE). However, my first Zebra love, Haute Gold, is coming out later this May as a REGULAR PRODUCT. Woot-woot!!!
-Annabelle Smudgeliner in (top to bottom) Purple Storm, Rich Chocolate, Vortex Violet and Electric Bronze
-Marcelle 2 in 1 Retractable Eyeliner - Carbon
-Annbelle Makeup Pro Eye Brushes A-10 Medium Shader and A-8 Small Shader.
-Annbelle Makeup Pro A-98 Sharpener for waterproof and regular pencils. That's right ladies and gents, the Annabelle Smudgeliner and Smoothliner are traditional pencils which require sharpening!
-Marcelle Lux Gloss Sheer - Sorbet (this is a tester size... not available for those not working for Groupe Marcelle! ;o)
-Annabelle Le Gloss Star - Flash Dance
-Annabelle Rouge Velours Lipstick # 210 - Adrenaline
-Marcelle Rouge Vitality Lipstick - Rose Divine (LE)
-Marcelle Lux Gloss - Whisper
MIA in the pic are my Annabelle Makeup Pro Brushes A-88 (retractable in 2 positions, I use it to apply my Annabelle mineral Foundation) and A-13, a must-have brush for my bronzer! I used them the morning I took the pics and left the brushes in my dressing table. I also left in my beach bag (returning tomorrow with my parents and all my hair products - lol) my precious Marcelle Vita-Lip Plumping Gloss - Mango Splash (LE). I adore the Vita-Lip Plumping Gloss for the beach or by the pool because it keeps my lips moist, well hydrated and perfectly shiny. Plus, the slanted spout is fool-proof for applications.
I'm sure my Beauty Bloggers will agree that I traveled light and only brought what was necessary! What do you think?