Thursday, May 27, 2010

Travel Defualts - Do you have a default travel makeup routine?

While I was packing for my recent trip to Philadelphia I started to think: I always take the same eye shadow palettes with me when I travel. Usually I throw in something a little more fun, just in case, but I still end up defaulting to using the same shadows in some form or another.

My Travel Default Shadows
  • MAC Moth Brown
  • MAC Magic Dust
  • MAC Showstopper
  • MAC Next To Nothing - ok let's face it: This is a default for me anyway.
 I always end up taking the little Barbie Loves MAC quad I made out of Moth Brown, Playful, Magic Dust and Springtime Skipper. I also always take my MAC Smoking Eyes Quad. Every eye I make has at least one of the default shadows mentioned above.

I also have a default liner: MAC Pearlglide in Wolf.

My Default Lipstick
This is trickier because I almost always switch this up somehow (in some shade of nude or pink) but I always have my Chanel Crazed lipstick with me. I don't always use it.

So with my giant collection of shadows, lipsticks, lip glosses do I have default? The answer is simple: I can't look like a drag queen on a business trip, but I want to stay "myself" too. Therefore, MAC Moth Brown is a great shadow for me - neutral, but just a slight hint of purple gray.

Example "Travel Face"


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Magic Dust - All over lid area
  • MAC Eye shadow in Moth Brown - Crease and corner
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Next to Nothing - Brow highlight
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Smoking - on top of liner
  • MAC Pearlglide in Wolf - line upper and lower
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
  • MAC Beauty Paowder in Pearl Blossom
  • MAC Blush in Plum Foolery
  • Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine
  • Fyrinnae Lip Luster in Devil Horns
So do you have a travel beauty arsenal? If so, I'd love to hear about it. Please let me know what your favorite items to take with when you fly below.