I was all set to do my makeup and look natural yet stunning (haha), when I realized that I had forgotten to pack my makeup bag! I could tell you exactly where it was, sitting uselessly in the apartment,a beautiful water color patterned kit full of all my favorites!! I won’t lie- I did panic for a minute while searching through my suitcase one last time until I got to the very bottom and didn’t see my pretty little bag which I had packed with such care the night before. So what did I do you ask?? I asked my husband to take us to the nearest drugstore and here is what I came out with! It turns out that all I needed was some power cover up in the right shade, some type of blush/highlighter, and some mascara. I was good to go and I have to say I am extremely pleased with my buys.
I cannot be without mascara and had heard good things about this one. I honestly wasn’t expecting much from a drugstore mascara, but boy was I wrong. This is such a wonderful mascara for every day use that I might need to get another one so I don’t have to take this one out of my travel kit! It does all the things you want your mascara to do( lengthen, add volume) and is easy to remove. I also love the flexible applicator that reaches all those baby lashes you want to lengthen!
I wanted my face to have a subtle glow to it and a bit of color, and since I didn’t have my blush or eye shadows with me, I though this could serve as a blush, highlighter and eye shadow. It actually worked so well that I might start using this for when I go back to work! I am so so happy I bought this:) It also comes with a small brush and mirror, which was very helpful since my makeup brushes were in my kit too. My favorite part was that I didn’t have to be too careful with it, even when I reapplied this in the evenings, I was left with a natural glow which looked so pretty. I used my fingertip to apply some to my lids and I had the perfect eye shadow:)
This powder foundation was just the right shade for me, which wasn’t too hard to choose. All I had to was look at the L’oreal display photos and saw that Freida Pinto was wearing this shade so I went with it! We have very similar Indian skin tones, especially now since I have a bit of a tan:) This cover up came with an easy to use sponge applicator, went on smooth and I was able to use more or less depending on where I needed more coverage. The best part? It did not make my skin oily nor did it break me out! I will forever keep this in my travel kit! I’m intrigued to try other products from the true match line.
Lesson learned- I will listen to my husband and add “makeup” to my travel list. I just didn’t think I needed to add it. I figured it was a given. I was wrong though and from now I hope to never be without my makeup. In case you are though, I hope you are close to a drugstore so you can pick up similar items to get you through your vacation. Also don’t be like me and just relax! It’s not the end of the world to be without makeup right??