Thursday, June 26, 2008

Adventures of a Makeup Junkie: When Packing Your Entire Stash isn't an Option (Part Two)

In my last post, I detailed how hard it can be for a makeup junkie to pack for a long trip away from her stash. My goal was to pick what I consider to be absolute necessities for a five week trip and have them all fit in a medium sized makeup bag. I already shared my picks for eye makeup, now on to the lips!

3 Lipglosses:
Sheer, Nude and Tangerine
Mascaraholic picks: MAC Pink Grapefruit (Limited Edition!, $16.50 CAD), MAC Tendertone in Tread Gently (Limited Edition!, $17.50 CAD) and Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls ($28 CAD)
Orange lips are one of the hottest trends for this summer. Full on orange may not be for everyone, but have no fear! MAC's gorgeous Pink Grapefruit Lipglass from the Neo Sci-Fi collection is a shimmery sheer tangerine that is perfect day or night. It may be hard to track down but it's definitely worth the hunt (note to Canadian readers: Pink Grapefruit is still available at MAC's Tendertones are love. They're glossy, make your lips feel soft and luscious and have an SPF of 12! Tread Gently is a bright, shimmery light lime in the pot but on lips it's sheer with golden shimmers. It looks great alone or on top of another colour. I keep it on me with a retractable lip brush so I can reapply throughout the day. Chelsea Girls is a nude beige gloss that can be layered for intensity. It's one of those products that I frequently fall in love with all over again every time I use it. Pat on a light layer to wear during the day or layer on for a pretty nude lip!

4 Lipsticks:
Pinks, Rose and Nude
Mascaraholic picks:
MAC Slimshine in Gentle Simmer ($17.50 CAD), MAC Lipstick in Jubilee ($16.50 CAD), MAC Lipstick in Party Mate ($16.50 CAD) and Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita ($30 CAD).
Gentle Simmer is a perfect everyday sheer pink and I love Jubilee as a nude that's not too beige and not too pink. It looks great with a smokey eye. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are my latest obsession, I love a matte lip but I hate how drying most matte formulas can be. Not the Nars Velvet Mattes! Dolce Vita is a lovely dusty rose that seems to flatter everyone who tries it! Finally, Party Mate, from MAC's Naughty Nauticals collection is a fun, bright shimmery pink that I'll be saving for nights out.

1 Lipliner:
Mascaraholic picks:
DuWop Reverse Lipliner ($21 CAD)
I'm not a big fan of coloured lipliner, but I love clear lipliner, especially when wearing gloss. I find that it helps the gloss stay on much longer and of course, keeps it from migrating outside the lip line, all without having to worry if the colour matches or not.

What are your vacation necessities? Which products would you bring along? What would you leave at home?

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