Saturday, April 3, 2010

My colour cosmetic travel kit

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.
What varies:
-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?


  1. What a fun post! I love seeing how other people pack for trips...makes me realize that I ALWAYS end up pack WAY too much :P Must. Cut. Down...

    I love the smudgeliners and I love the zebra bronzing powders. I still u se both of mine regularly and I'm so glad to hear that one of them is coming out as a permanent product! And the hot pink volume lip looks amaaaazing.

  2. What a treat to the eyes seeing all the colourful beauties in the bags :-) Thanks, Isabel. Now this reminds me of the wave collection I missed. You have so many LE products in there :-(

  3. omg!! you did travel very light, I'd probably take that for a one or two days trip, lol

  4. @Makeup Mama: YES, Zebra Haute Gold will be a regular! I can't wait. I've never loved a bronzer this much. Lol. The 50 lbs limit for suitcases is such a strict limit...

    @Halifax: you want to hear the worse side of the story? I get my LE items at our warehouse sales, a few months AFTER the collection was in stores! We can't get our hands on LE before stores.

    @Mariana: and to think I didn't even have a black eye pencil! Thank you for making me feel very reasonable!

  5. I agree with Mariana you pack light but at least you have all your essentials!

    Great post.

  6. oo.. very simple and easy to wear colours. I love it!

    I think everyone would be scared to see what I travel with on a daily basis.

  7. @Theresa: you SHOULD share what you travel with on a daily basis. I should throw this idea at all my beauty bloggers! I'm curious to see how much they carry...

  8. I technically got my idea from your tweet convo with halifax :)

    Figured, hey, why not expose my 'little' kit to the world XD lol

    So in a way, it really was a reply to yours :)

  9. @Rasilla : I think it's great to inspire each other like this. Your "little" kit? I would like you to get a dictionnary and look up "little", please! Lol. Now I'm really curious to know what Halifax has in HER cosmetic bag that she always carries....