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My Makeup Travel Essentials


Howdy! And I am not quite sure where “howdy” came from either. Sending you all the positive vibes for a fabulous Tuesday! Yes, I hope it includes some yummy tacos as well! 🙂 That reminds me; I need to get back on my recipe game ASAP. It is has felt way too long, yet so incredibly needed. While I could go on my about my lack of recipe inspiration as of late, let’s talk makeup travel essentials instead. With all of us starting to pick up on our travel again, I feel like we need a refresher on how to pack. Maybe it is just me; although I always feel I overpack!

As a quick heads up, if you want to see me talk about these products LIVE, make sure to join me on the Shop Lit Live app this evening at 7:00 pm EST. It’s become a Tuesday night tradition so you should, absolutely, join in on the FUN!

Back to my makeup travel essentials!

I am gearing this piece more towards Summer travel. Yes, you could take these with you WHENEVER but there is something about the warm Summer months that make you want less plus you may be rocking a gorgeous bronzy glow already. I look at it as a “less is more” approach. First, looking super made up is never a fabulous look to begin with; natural beauty will always take the cake! Second, weighing down our suitcase with items that will most likely NEVER GET USED – speaking from experience here peeps – is always a bit irritating when packing to go home. In case you missed some of my recent blog posts about how to stay fabulous this Summer, coupled with sunscreens that will double as tinted moisturizers and/or primer too, make sure to check them out. Just some other beauty hacks for ya!

Here are some of my tried and true favorites to take along with me this Summer, and why I think they are a must for you to try out as well! Oh, and even better; some of these are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that is happening now! If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you have FULL access. If not, no worries; the sale opens next Tuesday, July 27th to the public!


Trish McEvoy Medium Power of Makeup Planner: Who loves order and chaos? I surely don’t, and this is especially true when it comes to my makeup and traveling! This makeup planner by Trish McEvoy is customizable, versatile, and will be a game changer for your makeup travel essentials! Although it is geared towards the Trish McEvoy products – specifically from the “pages” perspective – you can utilize this however FITS your needs best. Although I have a travel case for brushes, there is a sleeve for which you can use for that very purpose, alongside a removable zip pouch that can hold just about anything. Also, while my version is a pink faux leather, the signature black quilted material is chic, elegant, and is a perfect compliment to your luggage! *There is an amazing set on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that gives you some of the brands best products, alongside it’s medium sized planner in a beautiful turquoise color!

Pur Signature Travel Essential Brushes: 12 of your must haves to cover, sculpt, blend, and distribute for a flawless look! Another plus – all the brushes are professional grade & cruelty free.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel: A perfect addition to set, add volume & fullness, and create the absolute perfect WATERPROOF brow.

iT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye: Under eye bags and wrinkles be gone, as well as all over redness, blotchiness, unevenness, and hyperpigmentation. Use this concealer for more than just those late night, could not sleep, eyes. Love the matte finish and how it prevents creasing, cracking, and fading!

Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer SPF 50: Wear this alone or as a primer before concealer, foundation, or tinted moisturizer, this antioxidant rich product will leave your skin feeling and looking smooth and flawless.

Supergoop Glow Screen SPF 40: Weather you are looking to stay protected from the sun – ah hem, as we should – or want a fabulous makeup gripping primer or even some extra “highlights,” this product will leave your skin hydrated, dewy, and left with an overall pearly glow!

Too Faced Cocoa Contour: Yes, it really does smell like cocoa! 3 different highlighters and contour shades allow you to sculpt and build for an effortless, and flawless, look! Suitable for all skin tones!

MAC Powder Blush in Blush Baby: One of the most versatile shades by far, this Vitamin E infused blush applies evenly and gives fantastic, overall color!

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Mist Setting Spray: A great way to finish off your makeup application to prevent creasing, caking, and fading. Enriched with Maracuja and papaya to firm and smooth skin, while rose flower water and cucumber hydrate and soothe, this spray does more than just seal the deal!

Mac Lip Glass Lip Gloss: With so many shades to choose from, this lip gloss is perfect to wear by itself, with a lip liner, or even on top of a matte lipstick. Beyond its look (love the high-gloss finish), the jojoba oil in it is an added bonus.

The Original Makeup Eraser: Are you ready for the best pre-cleansing routine product? Not only does the makeup eraser help to eliminate the need/use of makeup wipes BUT it acts like a suction to lift and remove your makeup effortlessly. The cloth is comprised on tiny hairs 10-50 x thinner than that of human hair. It can be used multiple times over and washed on the delicate cycle!

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