Tuesday, March 1, 2016

What's In My Travel Makeup Palette?

Recently, I've been doing a lot of travelling, meaning I've been having to narrow down what make-up I travel with quite dramatically! 
I'm the kind of girl who will travel with six different palettes, purely because I like one shade in each. I finally came to terms with the fact that that's completely unreasonable.. thank God for Makeup Geek! 
I decided to custom create my own little palette, using their Travel Vault Palette, which is basically Makeup Geeks own 'Z Palette'. It's slightly larger than a regular 'small' Z palette, and way more attractive. With a gunmetal finish, and a huge mirror on the inside, this is a dream to travel with. 

Okay! So what's on the inside? Everything in this palette is by Makeup Geek, besides my Benefit Hoola bronzer. I do own a few of the Makeup Geek contour shades, but Hoola is my perfect contour and bronzer combined. If you're wondering how I de-potted this, it was actually part of the 'Real Cheeky Party' palette from their Christmas range, but I'm sure there's ways of de-potting this powder from the regular box! 
For blusher, I popped in Makeup Geeks 'Spellbound', which is the perfect, universal shade. It's not too warm, not too cool, and not too pink.
As I mentioned before, I use Hoola as my contour and bronzer, and for highlighter, the eyeshadow 'Shimma Shimma' by Makeup Geek works perfectly. (Isn't it great when you find multi-use products?!). 

(From L to R) -  Spellbound (Makeup Geek), Hoola (Benefit), & Shimma Shimma (Makeup Geek).

As for eyeshadows, this was not a decision I enjoyed making. As a self-confessed eyeshadow junkie, it was like choosing between children. In the end, I followed my heart and went with warm/orange tones. These are shades I generally lean more towards, and I find them to be flattering on my skin tone. 

(From L to R) - Mirage (matte), Chickadee (matte), Morocco (matte), Cocoa Bear (matte), I'm Peachless (duochrome) & Shimma Shimma (shimmer). 

I use Mirage to set my eyeshadow primer down, and also to highlight the brow bone.
Chickadee is the perfect light orange transition shade, and Morocco is great to intensify the crease, and add a little more definition. 
To deepen the outer corner, I use Cocoa Bear, and for lid shades I have the options of I'm Peachless, for something a little more dramatic, or Shimma Shimma as a nice wash of colour, (and as an inner corner highlight!).

So that's what's in my travel makeup palette! You can purchase the Makeup Geek products here, and Benefit's Hoola bronzer here!

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  1. This palette literally shouts you Nicole. If these were the eye shadows that could describe you the most, these would definitely be the ones! <3

    Isobel x

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