I am constantly on the move from one end of the city to another, whether it’s a girls night in with Courtney or a night at my boyfriend’s house. I always find myself scrambling last minute to pack my makeup and toiletries for overnight stays. Recently, I decided to split my products into two separate makeup bags, one for mostly hygienic/toiletry products (which I now leave packed at all times) and the second strictly for cosmetics.
I like to pack light and stick to the bare essentials when it comes to my makeup.
My Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude is always a must in my everyday beauty routine, there is no way I’m leaving without it! For any dark circles after a long night, I pack my Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation in Classic Ivory….call me crazy but I love using it as a concealer. To set the concealer, I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Creamy Natural. As for cheeks, I am totally in love with this Bourjois blush in Rose de Jaspe...seriously, if I could only use one blush for the rest of my life it would be this one! It’s compact size and packaging is definitely a bonus when packing.
For my eyebrows, I just use a basic Sephora eyebrow pencil in Midnight Brown. I tight line my eyes with my Tarte EmphasEYES waterproof clay liner in black, applying it with a basic black eyeliner pencil. To finish off this “morning after” look literally, I use the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.
For my toiletries, I tend to keep them fully stocked!
A girl cannot forget the basics like a toothbrush, razor, hair ties, lip balm, etc. I also picked up some travel size necessities like shampoo, conditioner and body wash. I used sample size containers to pack my everyday face and eye cream and a ziplock bag to store a few makeup wipes. I also packed my handy dandy Pop-Up Travel Brush from Sephora and my Cake Dry Shampoo for Darker Hues. I picked up this Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette to keep in my toiletry kit, because I almost always forget to pack eyeshadow. It’s also great to keep on hand just in case there is a change in plans and you need to apply a bit more makeup. I love this palette since it has a wide variety of colours and they are super pigmented.
What are your overnight essentials?
– Monique x