I just got back on a short trip to go to a family member's graduation, and when I go on short excursions, is can be difficult for me to decide on a practical amount of beauty products. As a notorious over-packer, I think I did a decent job of lowering my beauty bag to the essentials.
Here are all my Weekend Trip Essentials, and keep reading to find out how to get free samples of one of these products!
Since I had to be outside for long periods of time, I kept the foundation light with the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick in 355. To set my face I brought my favorite powder, the Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder in 95 Coconut, which has great coverage and controls shine. To cover a few problem areas I used the LA Girl Pro Conceal in Fawn. For blush I went with the 2nd Love Cosmetics Quick Stick Cream Blush in Lavish, and for a highlight, I used the Maybelline Master Hi-Light in 40 Mauve. And to set my face and take away the powdery look, I used the Mary Kay Setting Spray.
I think this is the least amount of eye products I've ever brought with me on a trip! I brought the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze to use as a base for my eyeshadows. The eyeshadow palette I bought was the Paula Dorf Aztec City Eyeshadow Palette, which has a nice mix of neutral shades. For eyeliner I took the Maybelline Master Graphic Liquid Eyeliner and the Mary Kay Black Pencil Liner. The mascara I chose was the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, which has recently become a favorite of mine. Finally, for brows, I brought the 2nd Love Eyebrow Compact to try, since I hadn't used it before. So far it's been working well for me.
Since I kept the eye products pretty neutral, I went with some fun, bold lip colors. The first is the 2nd Love Cosmetics Lipstick in Royalty, which is a bright orange, and the other is the Maybelline Vivid Lipstick in Brazen Berry, which is a bright purple color. I also brought the Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Berry Bomb, which is a lightly tinted berry shade.
You can check out my the skincare products I took by checking out my last post, but these are a few more products that I had to mention. I brought some tropical body care products from Bath and Body Works: the Maui Body Lotion, and the Carried Away Body Spray. And finally, the most important product here would have to be the U by Kotex Clean Wear Pads with 3d Capture Core. I mentioned these pads in a post about a year ago, and yes, they are still the only kind of pad I use! The 3d Capture Core technology keeps wetness locked away from your body, so it will keep you feeling fresh for longer. For free samples of tampons, pads, or liners, visit this site.
I hope you all enjoyed reading about my essentials for short trips! Let me know what your essentials are, and don't miss out on the free samples I talked about above!
Today’s post is sponsored by U by Kotex, but my love for their pads and tampons are all my own!