Micro packing for ladylike business travel....The Makeup Bag
I have been working on downsizing many things, including my make up bag that goes on the road. In fact, this is also what I use at home. Though, I have some extra makeup items to choose from there. But between trips for the past months, I have been trialling the items I use and seeing if I can filter it all down to a small number of standard items that work, without lots of extra stuff to have around. Or to have to pack.
So here it is, all sitting on the hotel bath vanity counter. Inventory as follows
Concealer, foundation stick, eye shadow stick, creme blush, eye pencil, mascara, eye shadow compact (also has a powder blush in it and an eyeliner), eye lightener (highlighter), lip pencil. Also a small compact with brushes. Lip gloss and lipstick are in my purse, but round out this selection. Twelve items, not counting the brushes. Seems pretty good. And I know this selection of colours works, having now used it as my base for nearly a year, for both home and travel.
I have been experimenting with foundation and tinted moisturizers. I like them at home, with all the things listed above. Especially helpful as the tinted moisturizer has a sunscreen SPF in it. But the foundation stick seems a good compromise for travel. Not a liquid, so does not have to fit into the dreaded ziplock bag for liquids that meets airport security screening. Which means the ziplock can have the hairspray, contact lens solution, face cream, and one small bottle of cologne.
I can't seem to manage for a trip or home with too much less, these are my essential make up go-to's ! Fits in a small mesh zip pouch, plus the eyeshadow/blush compact, and the small set of brushes.
Now if I can put the same spirit to work on my suitcase !
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