My gravestone will say " I Do Not Travel Light". But you already know that. Packing tends to send me over the edge, and this current trip is no different. Primers, foundation, eye shadow palettes... and how many lip products does one need for a week?
(and I'm not even talking about shoes)
You can see that several of my most beloved and reliable products found their way into my (old, battered) train case. There shouldn't be any surprises here- LMdB Peau Vierge is a basic, and in case I need some extra coverage I also took Chanel foundation in a compact. Edward Bess stick concealer travels exceptionally well, as do pencil eyeliners (I also took one in cream form). My primers are Shu Uemura Stage Performer because it also perks up the skin and Paula Dorf eye primer because it's the best thing ever.
I packed my two LMdB face duos because they give several blush/bronzer blending options and they contain the classic Echo blush that goes with everything and never fails to look good. Powder is Guerlain Meteorites Voyage because it's a) excellent, and b) the sturdiest . I once experienced a powder explosion in my bag and this Guerlain compact guarantees it will never happen.
I took three eye shadow palettes, mostly neutrals (Edward Bess Island Escape and Chanel Prelude) with a touch of color in the form of a LMdB eye kaleidoscope. Most of the lipsticks I packed are on the neutral side, but you can't go to Paris without a good red. My Edward Bess Midnight Bloom has already seen the world a bit and has been traveling with me a lot.
There are also mascara (Hourglass Film Noir), a highlighter (YSL), a pencil sharpener (Dior) and Edward Bess lip liner. It's probably more than I really need, so why do I feel like I've forgotten something essential?
Stay tuned for a "What's In My Brush Roll?" on Friday.
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