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A Full Face With Pencils And Sticks

Woman applying while sitting on her suitcase

I have several trips coming up this fall and I have been trying to build a travel-friendly makeup kit that works for most scenarios – a wedding in Minnesota, a family holiday in Seattle, and a Mexican cruise. All of these have very different makeup needs, and I would love to build a kit that works for everything!

What is easier than pencils and sticks? I love the fact that they don’t take up valuable space in the accursed 3-1-1 bag, not to mention most of them practically apply themselves.

  • I always start my routine with moisture, for my lips and for any flaky spots I find.
  • My next step would be the Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick. It evens out my eyelids and preps them for other makeup.
  • There are many foundation/concealer options; choose one that fits your skin type and what level of coverage you prefer.
  • In a package on its way to me as we speak, there is a Bite Beauty Multistick (I chose Mascarpone). These beautiful creamy sticks can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks.
  • To define my eyes, I could pack any number of eyeliners; I might include two for variety.
  • I think the Nudestix Skin Glossing Pencil would be a great way to add a little glow to my face.
  • For my lips, I have the Multistick mentioned above. If I want a sheerer look, I can always mix the Multistick with the Glossing Pencil or the moisture balm.
  • As far as tools go, pack at least a latex sponge for blending.

This list only works for me if I have my lashes tinted. If I don’t, I have to add mascara and a lash comb.

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