Good Morning friends… I know a lot of you have vacations and trips coming up so I thought it would be helpful to share my travel make up routine! My hubby and I are heading to Cabo with some friends later this week! Since I am going to be on a plane, getting some sun, eating and drinking maybe not the healthiest…. I wanted to take a little extra time packing my favorite products that keep my skin hydrated. Taking care of our skin is so important and the products we choose to put on our face make such a big difference. I’m always on the search for the next best thing and Nordstrom never disappoints. But you really can’t beat your tried and true products that have worked for you forever. One of my favorites is the Clinique foundation “Even Better Glow”. It’s a foundation that is very fresh looking that you can wear every day. The coverage is buildable.
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First, You should always start with a fresh clean face. I love to use the “Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask” by Estee Lauder. I’ve been using this face wash for years. I love how it doubles as a mask. After I wash my face, I pat it dry and then apply the Estee Lauder advanced night repair. I love to use this product in the morning on days I am traveling because it really helps to seal in the moisture. With that being said make sure you don’t wait too long after you wash your face to apply the serum because it works best if you have a little more moisture on your face so it helps really lock it in.
Ok, now that our skin is clean, fresh and full of moisture I apply Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer by Charlotte Tilbury. I use this as a base or primer for my foundation. It helps give a really beautiful natural glow and helps even out your skin tone. The great thing about this is that Men can use it too! If you want a very very minimal make up look you can even use this product alone and skip your foundation. Just don’t forget to add an SPF moisturizer since this product is SPF free.
With my primer in place its time to apply foundation. I make my own mixture and combine Clinique “Even Better Glow” foundation and Bobby Brown “Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm with SPF” and the result is basically a really fantastic tinted moisturizer. You can adjust how sheer you want the coverage by adding more or less foundation. I use a damp Beauty Blender however, you can use any tool you want to. FYI… this moisturizer gives your skin a very youthful dewy moisturized look and I just love that!
Next step is to pamper and brighten our under eyes! I’ve been using Bobby Brown “Extra Repair Under Eye Cream” for years. It is pure magic! It is so moisturizing and I also love to use it on my lips which is a great bonus. Then I apply YSL Touche Éclat All-Over Brightening Pen and you guys, this product is amazing. You will not regret this purchase… I promise! It’s never cakey and makes your eyes feel and look more refreshed and awake and it helps conceal dark circles. I always take this with me on the plane to reapply once we land.
Next up I use Clinique “Lash Building Primer” to make my lashes look thicker. I’ve also been using this product for many many years. I apply 1 to 3 coats of it before I apply my mascara on top and it works like a charm! Then just add your favorite mascara on top and you have gorgeous lashes!
The bronze step! For my normal make up routine I always finish off with a finishing powder. However, when traveling I skip that step because it tends to dry out my skin. Instead I do a light sweep of my favorite bronzer from Nars and top that off with this face illuminator by Laura Mercier to give your skin an extra youthful glow.
Note Worthy Shout-Outs
On the flight I like to put on a lip mask (Kiehl’s Buttermask is a good one) as a base and then Kopari lip gloss on top. I also love Anastasia Beverly Hills “BrowPowder Duo”. It makes it so easy to match your brow color since it comes with two shades. It has serious staying power too!
Sunscreen all day! It is so important to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. There are so many products that contain sunscreen so take advantage. I’ve linked a few that I really like. Give them a try…your older self will thank you!
I hope that you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite products. I always love to share skincare products that have made a difference in my skin. Us girls have to stick together and share the good stuff! Remember Moisture is our secret weapon but don’t forget to hydrate your body and drink lots of water too!
P.s. A big thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post! Everything I share, as always, are my own thoughts and opinions.