Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MAKEUP TO-GO: Chicago 3-Day Weekend

Writing it all out it seems completely ridiculous that I brought this much for a 3-day weekend trip. To justify it, I will tell you that I was in a variety of situations - everything from plane rides, coffee with esteemed professors, power shopping, and art museum jaunts, to fancy dinners out and wild nights on the town! I needed versatility, baby! What I brought ended up working quite well. Many of the things I took with me were either small or mini-sized, and my "stuff" ended up not taking up too much space - just my eyeshadow palette and a little makeup bag. The only bulky thing was really my brush roll, and I've learned over the years that having a brush roll makes doing makeup in a hotel so much easier, so it had to come. I got a chance to try out my new Laura Mercier Artist's Palette For Eyes on this trip - more detailed swatches and reviews of that coming up! Here is what I brought...

Hourglass Mineral Veil primer mini
Lancome Teint Miracle foundation (Buff 2W & Buff 6W mixed in a little pot)
Estee Lauder DoubleWear concealer
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot
Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray mini
NARS Joie de Vivre Cheek Palette
NYX Taupe blush

Laura Mercier Artist's Palette For Eyes
Revlon PhotoReady 3D Waterproof mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash mascara
Sephora lash curlers
NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Primer
Maybelline Define-a-brow pencil (in Dark Blonde and Medium Brown)
Maybelline Great Lash in Clear
Lancome Waterproof Artliner in Gold Passion
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eyeliner Pencil in Whiskey/Zero

Dior Addict Lipstick in 222 Beige Casual
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment mini

Sigma brush roll (brushes inside!)

And some gratuitous pictures of Evanston and Chicago...

Where I used to live, once upon a time...

My alma mater...

My brother's favourite thing in the world - THE BEAN...

My beloved Art Institute - I spent all of Sunday there...

Thanks for looking! I'd be curious to hear what your travel essentials are...

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