Beauty | Travel Palettes
When you're off somewhere hot and sunny or even just off to your friend's the last thing you want to do is to be carting around several shadows that make up the perfect smokey eye. It's bulky and about ten times more likely to decorate your makeup bag in shattered shadow!
This is one of my most recent addition to my makeup collection. It was unnecessary I know but it will save carting around a separate blush, highlighter and contour colour which not only saves weight, it saves space in your makeup bag too. I've been loving this palette - the blush is I am not mistaken is a dead ringer for the Rose Gold blush and gives the nicest flushed romantique glow to even the palest of skin. I was surprisingly surprised by the contour which blends well and isn't orange-toned.
If you're heading off to a luxury occasion (it is wedding season), I cannot tell you how much you will value this palette. You have shimmery or neutral shades for the day and deeper smokey eyes for the night all rolled up together. You don't even have to take a brush. Admittedly, if you're heading abroad I'd opt for something a little more budget friendly as I dread to think of my favourite little palette being thrown on and of the baggage carousel. MUA's Undress Me Too Eyeshadow Palette is fantastic and for the bargain price of £4 is doesn't really matter if it gets smashed, broken or thrown about on the plane.
I seriously lack in the way of lip palettes (I'm too much of a serious lipstick junkie for that) but, by using a couple of capsule colours you can create the perfect lipstick for any occasion. Take a nude such a Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Tantalizing Taupe for when you want a more natural look or to play up the eyes. Pair this with either a bold red, pink or coral (it's entirely up to you). Your highlight shade in your palette can be used in the centre of the lips to provide a frosted effect, or you could top the brighter colour with a little nude for a more subtle finish.
Add some base products and a mascara and you're ready to go!