June 20, 2013

Travel Makeup Bag: Road Trip

My family and I decided to take a road trip up to Oregon this week, so I attend my graduation ceremony. 


For a 6 day trip, I obviously overpacked. To defend myself, I lug this bad boy every weekend because I move back and forth between apartments. I can't wait till I settle into a real place. 

If you're wondering, I got this travel makeup bag at Sephora. It can stuff practically everything you want. It has 3 little makeup bags that have velcro, which you can rip off or put it back on as you please.  I organized each as these bags for my base, eyes and lips. On top has another zipper where I stuff all my makeup brushes and tools.

Chanel Powder Universal Compact- I carry this everywhere. It takes any shine away without being cakey. 
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage- Awesome summer concealer! You have to get use to the dry consistency. 
Skin Food Salmon Concealer- For those pesky dark eye circles. 
Nars Bronzer in Laguna- Of course. 

**Not pictured Covergirl Outlast Fabulous Foundation 

Eyes: Anastasia Eye Powder in Espresso - starting to really love this stuff
Bobbi Brown in Peach-just for a wash of color
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP
Kiss Me Heroine Voluminous Mascara
Kiss Me Heroine Mascara Remover: HG! 
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara: For the brows to stay in place. (Damn you ruly brows!)
L'oreal Telescopic Mascara in Black

Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Color: A very underrated product. I use this everyday. 
Sue Devit Eyeliner in Chiang Mai
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude
Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Bourbon
Anastasia Brow-Fix
Lip: Lush Mint Julip Sugar Scrub
Too Faced Lip Insurance
Rimmel (Apocalips) Show Off in Stellar and Celestial
No. 7 Lip Pencil in Nude

Makeup Brushes: Real Techniques Powder Brush
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Real Techniques Setting Brush - Love this under the eyes
Real Techniques Foundation Brush
Ecotools Stippling Brush
Ecotools Blush Brush

Tools: Eyebrow Scissors and Large Tweezers- I got these at a nearby Japanese Market
Anastasia Duo Eyebrow brush/ Spoolie
Betsey Johnson Tweezerman Tweezers 

Misc: Clean Shower Fresh Perfume Roller Ball
Urban Decay All Nighter XL Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

WHEW All done! 

I really need to learn how to pack less. 

Any suggestions? 

June 11, 2013

I'm Returning This: Real Techniques Limited Edition Brushes

Real Techniques has new brushes? 

Oh Yeah! Sign me up! 

Real Techniques Limited Edition brushes are all about duo fiber. It comes with a face, contour and a eye brush. Because Real Techniques already has brushes similar to these, I thought I was going to purchase brushes I already have and love. I made the purchase anyways because they were duofiber. (Man, the things I convince myself with. -_-)
But I was right. Compared to their other brushes, they are shaped a bit differently. Compared to their original brushes, they are much more fluffy and less compacted. 
Real Techniques Powder Brush (Left) vs. Real Techniques Face Brush (Right)

Why I am returning them: They are PRICKLY! When I first opened the package and tested on my hand, I thought they were so soft. It was just what I expected from Real Techniques. Then... I brushed them on my face...it was not worth the $20 I paid for. 

I am disappointed. 

Did you have good luck with these? 
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