Happy Friday and Makeup For Travel

Hi Bellas,

Last night I had another photoshoot. The model was an up and coming recording artist whose style is like Jon B meets Babyface. He was having a photoshoot done for his new album. I did the basic male makeup routine...conceal blemishes, fill in hair line and beard, chapstick...takes under 10 minutes to do. Easy breezy! Too bad the shoot ran overtime...now i'm paying for it!

So I don't think I've mentioned it, but i'll be going out of town starting on Thursday. Me and the Get it Girls (my lil girl clique) will be taking our yearly vacation. We're going to Costa Rica! I'm trying to film some videos and get some posts done in between...that way I can give yall something to look at while I'm gone, lol. I think the next videos will be a spiced chocolate quad tutorial and then a review on Pur Minerals Makeup.

Meanwhile, my over organized OCD self is going into packing mode! Just ask all my friends...I'm the kind of person that makes typed up packing lists weeks in advance. I already have our day by day itinerary on Excel. Pretty much, I like to be super duper prepared but pack light at the same time. I'm the kind of person that will not remember the little things so I need lists to keep me in track.

One thing that i've been trying to narrow down is packing makeup for the trip. I feel as if I can tone down the makeup since it's mainly beaches and rainforests I'll be visiting, lol. Therefore, I'm looking into minimal makeup that won't crack or be damaged in transport, as well as multifunctional beauty products. On top of it all, I have to resist my urge to buy new makeup products (ahemm...Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer I've been lemming) just for this trip, because the budget for the trip is already at maximum capacity.

So far this is what I'm packing:

-NARS multiple in palm beach (a pretty bronzey color good for the cheeks, eyes, and lips)

-NARS lipgloss duo in sunset beach/orgasm (two very wearable colors in one)

-select moisture concealer

-mascara (no falsies on this trip!)

-eyelash curler

-warm eyes MAC eyeshadow palette from the 2007 holiday collection

-cream blush in sweet william (that way I can wear blush without worrying about the powder cracking)

-sample size 5 gram jar of loose setting powder from Silk Minerals (to set the concealer and cream cheek products)

-revlon colorstay liquid liner in blackest black - gotta have this!

-rimmel professional eyebrow pencil

-a few brushes in a travel brush sest

-i'm debating on what kind of foundation to bring...pressed mineral, tinted moisturizer (which I would have to go and buy), cream compact...but it's hard to decide especially since i know i'll be getting tanner...and I don't want to wear anything too heavy.

Do you guys have any tricks for packing light for travel?

Any great and reasonably priced makeup products to recommend? lol

It's amazing how NOT helpful google is being on my search for travel makeup...lol

After I get all the suggestions and get my final list together...i'll do a picture post to show you the final results.

Till next time, ciao bellas!