Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What's in My Las Vegas Makeup Bag - Carry On Friendly

I'm the type of person that packs pretty lightly on trips and whenever possible, I limit myself to only carry on luggage. In fact, for my recent trip to Las Vegas, I honestly think that my duffle bag (which counted as the carry on) was smaller than my tote bag (my personal item).

So with all the things I wanted to pack, I definitely didn't want my makeup items to take up a bunch of space when I had other essentials that I wanted to take with me. Plus, since I was doing the whole carry on only route, I was also limited to the 3 oz. liquids in a quart sized zip closing bag. I dislike waiting for my luggage at the carousel, but I'm not so sure my logic is sound considering the limitations I encounter with only bringing carry on luggage.

In the photograph above, are all the products I took with me for my makeup routine, while in Vegas.

1. Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
2. Olay Complete 30 SPF
3. TopCare Facial Cleansing Cloths (generic brand from Lucky grocery)
4. Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer
5. Benefit Erase Paste
6. NYX HD Eye Shadow Base
7. NYX "Stay Matte But Not Flat" Powder Foundation
8. Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
9. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Liners in Nude and Black
10. Urban Decay Naked palette
11. e.l.f. Blush Palette in Light
12. L'oreal Miss Manga Rock mascara
13. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Tulip
14. Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched
15. Lancome Le Crayon Poudre in Sable

My skin routine for the couple days I stayed in Vegas was basically the face oil and Olay for SPF. The cleansing cloths were used to remove my makeup and because they come dry and folded neatly, traveling with them was super convenient. I just had to pack a few in a small sandwich bag and it fit nicely in my makeup bag.

As for my makeup, I opted for powders when I could to avoid more liquids and gave myself options with the palettes. I definitely wanted lip products with SPF so I was super happy with my Fresh tinted lip balm, but it did melt a bit with all the heat. The Baby Lips held up pretty well though. My Miss Manga Rock mascara does very little smudging on me even though it's not waterproof, so I took it along and also for the fact that I really love dramatic lashes anyways. The one item I was really glad I took with me was my Rimmel eye pencil in Nude. Whenever I travel, I notice my eyes get a little red and tired. The nude pencil really helped in brightening up my eyes.

Las Vegas has very dry desert heat and coming from a much more mild and humid climate, my skin didn't get oily so much as it began to dry out. I guess all the indoor air conditioning didn't help my skin either. This may be different for everyone, but I didn't really worry about my makeup sliding off my face. Plus, if you're going to experience the strip, most of your time will be spent indoors anyways. Most of the hotels are connected to each other or are short walks outside before you end up indoors again. The temperature reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit while I was there so I happily stayed inside wandering around the casinos and shops until evening came.

I guess the bottom line is that Las Vegas stays active for so much of the day that rather than be bogged down my a full makeup routine, I'd rather be out and enjoying the sights, eats, and activities as soon as I can. 

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