July 4, 2011
Dawn Poh

A continuation from the previous post: These are the make up products I bring along for an overnight stay or a short trip, sans skincare stuff. I have so much make up (I seriously need to stop buying them), but these are my favourite products and the ones I find myself using the most often :)

Base products: Bioré SPF 50 UV protection. This goes on after moisturiser and before any foundation. Sun protection is vital in this climate! Maybelline Mineral mousse BB cream. I love how light this feels on my skin – none of that goopy oily and cakey nonsense which I absolutely cannot stand. It has a medium coverage, which is all I need for light makeup days. SK-II cellumination essence-in-foundation. Hands down the best foundation I’ve ever used. It just feels amazing on the skin and provides perfect coverage. It stays put for hours and doesn’t ‘melt’ off like some foundation would, and does not look cakey at all. I don’t think I can praise this foundation enough. 😀 ZA 2 way cake. It isn’t bad, nor is it mindblowingly great. The only huge plus about this is probably the fact that it’s dirt cheap, and does the job well enough.

Moving on to eye makeup. My favourite brands are NARS and MAC, hands down. I really love NARS!! They have an amazing range of colours and their eyeshadows are soo smooth and pigmented. I have Codura, which is the brown duo, and Alahambra, the gold/peach duo. Both are by NARS. I use Alahambra all over the lids, and Cordura near the lashline. Tempting by MAC has been with me for years and years… it is definitely a staple. I am not adventurous with eyeshadow shades. I only have neutrals – I don’t think there will ever be a day where I’d wear blue or pink. Magnum Volume Express by Maybelline is my favourite mascara as of late. I like how it elongates but doesn’t clump! It kind of smudges on me though at the end of the day. I use Heavy Rotation liquid eyeliner – it has been my favourite for years! For my brows, I use ZA brow pencil in grey, and KATE liquid eyebrow pen in a light brown shade.

I am not a huge blush person. These are the two blushes I use regularly –  NARS Orgasm and an orange shade by Majolica Majorca. I’d love to have Springsheen by MAC! I have been obsessed with orange blush lately.

I have been buying so many tubes of lipstick. I was never a huge fan of lipsticks, but now I’m a convert. I love bold lips – my favourites right now is either MAC Dubonnet or a matte red shade by Revlon. Liberty of London x MAC is probably my favourite collaboration ever! Look at how cute the packaging is 😀 I love MAC’s Vegas Volt, but it is so bright in real life that I only ever wear it out at night.

Lastly, my favourite all-purpose product – Rose salve. I use it as a lip balm mostly, sometimes for dry cuticles. I love the smell!

What are some of your makeup staples this summer?
 

Lastly, happy July 4th to all our American readers! :)

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10 Responses to “What’s in my overnight / travel makeup bag”

  1. Cat says:

    What a wonderful post! I really enjoyed reading it :)
    Would love to see an eye look using Tempting – I think I may have bought that very same eyeshadow because of you ladies :):)

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    Dawn replied on

    Hi Cat!!

    Tempting is a really great shade, I hope you like it! 😀

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  2. m says:

    irrelevant but is that a garbage bag! haha innovative 😀
    loved this post!

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    Dawn replied on

    It’s black tissue paper, those they used to wrap clothes when you purchase them – but yes, they look so much like garbage bags, I hadn’t even realized!

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  3. Brittanny says:

    I bought some C.O. Bigelow rose slave and now my lips and insanely dry. It’s driving me crazy!

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    Dawn replied on

    Oh dear, maybe it’s an allergic reaction! :(

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  4. Sam says:

    Heavy Rotation liquid eyeliner –> where can i get this? is it waterproof?

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    Dawn replied on

    Hi Sam, I am not sure where you live, but you can get them at Watson’s in Singapore. It’s pretty waterproof, but I wouldn’t swim in it or anything :)

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  5. Vanessa says:

    Hi! This is slightly irrelevant but whenever I curl my lashes (no mascara or anything) it’ll end up being very rigid. Not the type that curls upwards gently (which I want) but the type that just point to the sky all of a sudden. :/ Do you have any idea why…?

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    Dawn replied on

    Hi Vanessa, I think the key is to crimp your lashes in stages from roots to tips, instead of just one hard crimp. Search youtube for how to curl lashes and you’ll probably find great tutorials!

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