I, for one has been taking pride in travelling with everything full size. People say I’m crazy but I just like how all the full size beauty products lining up at the hotel bathroom against the huge mirror 😀 . Well, that was until the recent Singapore trip with Olay where I find myself having trouble stuffing all my beauty products into my luggage. I was only going for a few days so I do not plan to bring a bigger luggage. The issue occurs because I brought my running gear with me. So that took hella lots of space hence lesser space for my beauty products 🙁 . I have come to realisation that I need makeup kit that has everything I need, minus the bulkiness and luggage space. Hence I went online to Sephora.my and found these two Travel-Friendly Makeup Kit that covers everything that you need.
When it comes to travelling, I do not put on a lot of makeup. The most important is the base makeup aka face, eye makeup, cheeks and lip. Sometimes I even skip eye makeup what more eyeliner. No cat-eyed eyeliner for me. The makeup kit that covers EVERYTHING for the face that I have personally tried and was surprised with it is the Benefit How To Look The Best At Everything in Light.
Benefit How To Look The Best At Everything in Light (RM155)
When it comes to base makeup, I always go for the lightest shade. Benefit offers How To Look The Best At Everything kit in a few shades such as Fair, Light, Medium and Deep. As this is my first time trying out Benefit base makeup, I have no idea what is my shade. So I went on to Benefit.com to look at the shade chart. It is pretty easy and handy looking at the shade chart as they also provide shade preference on real human.
What I like about this this kit is that it has everything from primer to foundation to concealer, powder and even a miniature brush. With only this kit, I do not have to bring anything else. Just this will do.
The foundation turns out to be exactly my shade. It has a light to medium buildable coverage. The photo below is just one light layer. It does not covers all the flaw but it evens out my skin tone pretty well.
Something I did not expect from the kit is that they have two Boi-ing industrial-strength concealer in shade 01 and 02. How thoughtful it is to include not one but two concealer shades in the kit! I used the lightest shade to highlight and cover the dark circles on the under eyes and the darker shade for acne spot concealing.
I was pretty happy that Light is still available so I quickly put that into my cart to check out. What I forget was I am darker now due to excessive running under the sun. So the Light kit turns out to be too light for my skin tone lol. If I am not mistaken, the shade Medium will suits me better. So please forgive the white face turnout. The powder – Hello Flawless is a powder foundation, which can be used alone minus the use of foundation. Therefore if you are using the powder to set your foundation like I did, please do note that it can get a little bit too heavy and thick on the face. It will be thicker on the places you had the concealer on. On my face it is my under eyes hence you are looking at a fairer under eyes 😀 .
Tarte Energy Noir Clay Palette (RM155)
Tarte on Sephora online has the most travel kit of all. There was once I looked at my shopping cart and it was full with Tarte! But the one palette that is versatile enough for travel is the Energy Noir Clay Palette.
While everyone went crazy with other Tarte palette such as Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette or even the Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette, I had my eyes on the Energy Noir simply because the shades are wearable and it comes with a blush in it.
Personally, I am more drawn to purple or mauve shade so this palette is just perfect for me. I also like that there is a bone shade (hallelujah!) a brown and also two deeper shade as liner. I know many people like to see a black shadow in their palette but not me. However, when I travel I do not draw on my usual winged eyeliner so this time the black as liner works well for me.
I starred at the palette for a while trying to figure out what look I can create with this palette because I am used to using a warm light brown as my transition shade but this palette does not have one. Then I figure I could get away with the dull light purple as transition shade and I was right. My favourite has got to be the deep purple shadow, which I used on the outer V. There are two shimmery shadow in the palette that are perfect to pop onto the center of my lid. As for the inner corner highlight, there is a strip of highlighter in the palette which doubles up as upper cheek highlighter as well. If you want deeper outer V, just dip a little bit of the dark brown and deepen the shades of your outer V will do 😉
For this look, I skipped mascara altogether. The dark eyeliner I had on using the black from the Tarte Energy Noir Clay Palette managed to give my eyes the deep and dark look that I wanted. Anyway who have the time to sit down and remove mascara at the end of a long day when they travel, eh? 😛 . I would not want to seriously.
The palette surprised me just as much as the Benefit kit as this palette literally have zero fallout. The quality of the shadows are as good as the rumours I heard. These shadows are quite pigmented and easy to blend away except for two lighter shades which I used as transition shade. That two takes a little bit more building to get the colour payoff that I like.
There you have it! My travel-friendly makeup kit that I think everyone should have when they are travelling. Now, if you still have yet to check out Sephora, you got to because Sephora is like a makeup heaven for all of us beauty enthusiast. You can now shop at Sephora online for your favourite make up products here! Sometimes you may even spot some online special deal that physical store do not have.