Being high maintenance is tough. In French we have this harsh expression to describe people like me we call them poule de luxe. I am very comfortable with what other people think of this side of me, in fact, I don’t give a ***.
The question I get ask the most when people get to know me is: « how long does it take you to apply your makeup in the morning »
ok guys, let me put this straight, unless you suddenly have the title of: Schedule Manager, this is none of your business, but since you asked and I am always super happy to talk about makeup, let say 30 minutes. Now, this 30 minutes is when I am home preparing for work. On weekend it can go from 0 minutes to a full hour depending on the activity and how much I want to have fun with my stuff. On business trips typically I will go for my regular 30 minutes, but what we are interested in right now are vacations trips!
Hold you breath, I rarely bring makeup on leisure trips. There it is, I said it. However, our last trip to Disney World (Orlando, FL) (WDW) which was our honeymoon, I don’t like any pictures taken. I must add at this point that most of them were taken by professional photographers, and still, I don’t like any of them. I look to pale, sick, tired, fat… oh yeah true, makeup can’t do anything about latest, nevermind!
Anyway, we are going to WDW again this year and I made the vow to look somewhat cute on the pictures this time. So here we come, what should we bring. If you are reading this because you want inspiration I will state my constraints right now:
- I will likely travel carry-on only (liquid + space = major issue)
- My husband : « Are you *** kidding me? You won’t apply makeup? Are you ready now? Oh Come ON! » (he can go on and on and on…)
Therefore, I need something quick (still glam) that takes little space with as less liquids as possible.
Here is what I plan to bring, as you can see, the pouch is narrow enough to fit at the bottom of the suitcase, between the rails.
On the picture, we can see some pencils (gray, brown and black) I might end up bringing only the black since I don’t really use eye pencil except to line my waterline from time to time, I also bring the brow wiz pen from ABH, at home I like to use the pommade, but on the go this genius saves space and has the brush integrated. Also, we can see the 24/7 Urban Decay eye liner that I might leave behind as well, because a wing line might be too much time consuming when hubby will be ready…
I bring sample size that I got from previous purchases or those Sephora gifts. The sample sizes I bring are the Bare Minerals Bronzer (I love it so much and it’s such a surprise!) my favorite lid primer from UD and a sample size of mascara, I think this one is the Clinique. I also have a tiny Nars concealer in my perfect match, custard.
When doing my makeup at home, I like to use cream contour, so I have these sample size of the Tarte pencil (not super fan of the color, but I am so accomodating and I compromise) and the Buxom highlighter.
As for the most important part of the make up, I plan to bring my Soft Glam ABH palette (this might change last minute for the Sultry though) which gives me plenty of possibility for natural and glam look. I bring the discontinued marble palette from Hourglasse because I have an ambient light powder that I will use to set my foundation, 2 blush (hello Rose Gold) and a higlighter. This is very frugal make up, I typically want to have at least 2 choices of blushes, highlighters and complementing eye palette, BUT, this time, I try to be less high maintenance than I usually am, will see how this turns out!
Finally, we can notice on the right hand corner, a pile of sample enveloppe. This trip, I want to downsize so much (no *** way I use the bar soap at the hotel to wash my face) I plan to bring those useless enveloppes Sephora gives us when purchasing online, I think I have enough of them to cover the entire trip. My routine will be crazy that week, but, I will save space, I am so much into compromise, no wonder why my husband chose me…