Hey! It’s about that time to go on weekend trips during the Summer months. Even though I love makeup I really hate carrying it around when I travel. So, what do I take in my makeup bag you ask? Here’s my essential travel makeup list.

1. Sunscreen!

This is an essential for any day and occasion. Most likely you’re at a church retreat you’re going to be doing outside activities. So protect your skin UVA and UVB rays by applying sunscreen 20 mins before you head out.

2. MAC Global Glow Mineralize Skinfinish


Love this stuff. You can use this as a bronzer, highlighter, or a blush. It’s a great color on any skin tone and it just makes your skin look radiant and glowy. It’s a perfect tan color with a silver sheen so you’re not going to look orange. I usually brush it high on my cheeks up to the temples and with any remaining powder on the brush I dust it on the bridge of my nose, forehead and chin.

3. Stila Kitten Smudge Crayon


Stila Kitten eye shadow is a cult classic and it also comes in a smudge crayon form. It’s a shimmery pink nude and it’s flattering on anyone. Its great because I don’t need to carry an eye shadow brush and I can line my water line, brighten the inner corners of my eyes and accent my brown bone all with this one crayon. Just pop some color around your eye lids and with your finger blend and smudge to give your eyes a brighter look.

4. Benefit Roller Lash


I won’t need to fuss around with an eyelash curler with this mascara! A few swipes and lifted and lengthened lashes! No clumps either. You can read a detailed review here.

5. Clio Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow


Keep your #browsonfleek the whole weekend with this double ended brow pen. One side is a brow tint pen then the other side is a brow mascara to keep your brows stay in place and coat them in a natural brow color. The tint lasts about three days as long as you touch it up the next day.

6. Dior Addict Lip Glow 


Moisturizing and it gives your lips a nice pinky glow. The color adjusts to the chemical of your lips, thus enhancing your natural lip color. Easy to wear and the color is flattering on everyone.

7. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer


The best concealer ever! It has great coverage but it doesn’t feel thick or sticky. So you can cover spots and dark circles on the go! The wand makes it easy to cover specific areas you want.

All of this will fit in a compact makeup bag. Get packing and have a great weekend!