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I'm going to Rome this week and for the past week I have been wracking my brain trying to decide what makeup to bring. If I were a normal girl, I'd just pack a foundation, concealer, and mascara. But no, since I'm a makeup junkie I'm bringing EVERYTHING. Vanity got the best of me.

I'm planning on bringing my makeup in my checked luggage as I have too much makeup and it'll pass the TSA limits. I purchased my valet makeup bag from Ulta- isn't it so adorable? It's very spacious and has a lot of compartments for organization.
wnw comfort zone nars sheer glow demi wispies mascara mac concealer blush travel makeup bag

For the face, I chose my indispensable products. I have a love and hate relationship with primers right now- I have textured skin and I haven't found a good primer that I love. Benefit Porefessional helps fill in my pores and hide a little bit of discoloration so I packed a sample of it. I'm taking my HG foundation of all time, NARS Sheer Glow. It's a beautiful long-wearing medium coverage foundation with a lovely satin finish. Of course, I packed my HG concealer, MAC prolongwear concealer. I have an obsession with baking- no, not baking as in food but rather "baking" my under-eyes. You basically apply a loose powder on your undereyes after you apply your concealer and let it set for about 10 minutes. This will set your concealer perfectly- I notice that when I bake it helps hide my undereye creases so for this reason I'm totally bringing my Sacha Cosmetics Buttercup powder. By the way, Buttercup is very flattering for women of color and an fantastic alternative to Ben Nye Banana Powder if its way too light for you. I made sure to bring my favorite e.l.f blush palette in dark as it brings four shades. My Becca highlighter in Opal is my favorite highlighter-its so beautiful and it goes with any look.

I brought way too many products for my eyes but I intend to use them all. I packed my Wet n Wild eyeshadow primer. For eyeshadow, I decided to bring my oldie but goodie eyeshadow palette, Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette in "Comfort Zone" and Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in "Florence". These are mostly neutral colors so I'm sure I will put them to good use. I know I'm probably doing too much at this point but I rarely wear falsies. To glue my lashes I'm using my Kiss Latex-free eyelash glue. So I'm bringing Ardell Demi Wispies which are my favorites and some more natural looking ones which are the Andrea lashes in 21. I packed my HG mascara, Maybelline The Falsies and my favorite  NYX matte liquid eyeliner. I really like this eyeliner as its very dark, matte, and long-wearing. I have full eyebrows but to darken them up and shape them, I use NYX eyebrow gel. It's an amazing brow product- its very dark, you only need a small amount for both brows, and its practically waterproof. Just in case I want to vamp up an eyelook I packed my e.l.f gold glitter eyeliner.

wnw comfort zone nars sheer glow demi wispies mascara mac concealer blush

I kept it rather simple with my lip options. I definitely made sure to pack the essentials such as my MAC Prep + Prime lip, a lip exfoliator, and a lipstick remover as my Colourpop ultra matte lip is hard to remove. I packed a few pink and nude lip options: Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice, Colourpop lippie stix in Tootsi (greige), Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in StingRaye (Mauve), and Wet n Wild lipstick in Cherry Bomb. I packed a nude NYX lipliner just in case.

How do you pack your makeup when traveling?
Do you overpack or keep it simple?

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