What I brought on a long trip

Here’s what I brought on my trip, as usual!


Lips: Life’s Entropy Matte Theory in Variable, Life’s Entropy Lip Theory in pKa, MUFE Lab Shine Gloss, Guerlain Rouge G I dunno what colour in the pill case.

As you can see, I took the opportunity to use as many darker lip colours as I could. I rarely wear the Guerlain or pKA at home since they’re rather dark, but they’ve been getting lots of love here. In fact, I think pKa is flattering enough to be worn when I’m back. I do want to finish up my sample, but I’m not going to repurchase this shade because I simply don’t wear berries very often.

The gloss is technically finished, there is still maybe 1-2 applications left because I really scraped the tube with it. I will be keeping the tube to contain my own mixes.



Skincare: T-B, L-R: 3W Clinic Intensive UV sunblock cream, Heroine Make mascara remover, deo that refuses to finish, Paula’s Choice Resist moisturizer, travel sized lanolin, Vaseline lip therapy that is super old and also refuses to end, Benzac AC, Innisfree Orchid enriched cream. I also decanted some Neutrogena Ultra Gentle cleanser into a small travel sized bottle.

True to my philosophy of bringing as little skincare on trips as possible, I basically packed deo, sunblock, lipbalm and moisturizer. The PC moisturizer is great as a day moisturizer, while the Innisfree is thick enough for night. When I wear mascara I use the remover to remove it, but the cream cleanser is enough to remove all other make up with some gentle massage.

Lanolin has been an absolute lifesaver. I find the Vaseline just not thick enough, but lanolin stays on my lips forever.


Base and others: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk, Chanel Vitalumiere aqua, Cyber Colours zero pore primer, Nars RCC in Honey, NYX cream blush in Natural, loose powder in The Body Shop powder  container, 2 samples of Life’s Entropy highlighters, Illamasqua cream pigment in Hollow.

Nothing too fancy. I was forced to bring Lasting Silk because I have NO IDEA how many uses there are in the Vitalumiere Aqua. It would be a tragedy to run out of foundation halfway, but I suspect I won’t get there. WHY WON’T MY VITALUMIERE AQUA END?!?! It’s the only foundation I’ve been using for like, MORE THAN A FUCKING YEAR.

NYX Cream blushes are actually REALLY nice. Bonus PAN PORN:


This is my go to blush now, and it’s a really nice and foolproof blush that stays on well and is pigmented.

I’m also trying to finish up one sample of the highlighter.



Eye make up: Chanel Nymphea, the perfect travel quad, plus 2 Blackbird eyeshadows (Modesty for a matte base, Half Full for god knows what I was thinking when packing.) Silky Girl Funky Eyelights in Ever Green, BCL Brow Lash Ex liner in brown, Etude House proof 10 primer, Mascara + liner duo, curler, The Body Shop eyeshadow in some reddish copper colour.

Didn’t bring too fancy make up this time. I’m learning to get by with less!

You may notice the very conspicuous absence of a brow product. I also didn’t bring a brow brush, or a spoolie (which was attached to my brow pencil.)  I have to use the darkest brown shade in the quad to fill in my brows. It’s not very nice, of course, but it’ll do in a pinch for these couple of weeks.

Most of the items are just things I’m trying to use up, like sample baggies, or the Ever Green pencil. The reddish copper eyeshadow is an unorthodox favourite of mine.


Unfortunately due to messed up sleeping schedules I rarely have time to put on a full face in the mornings. I hope I will still get a few uses out of my eye products.


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