It's my fourth day here in sunny St. Lucia and it will be spent studying by the pool (I have an exam next tuesday). Since I want to procrastinate as much as possible, I will do a blog post before I open my exciting textbook ;)
I am an embarrassing make-up overpacker. I used to overpack with clothes as well, but I have dramatically improved on that front in the past year. Cosmetics is another story. I thought I did good this time around, I took pictures of what I packed prior to my departure, and here we go:
NARS Sheer Glow foundation
MAC Lustre Drops in Bronze Hero (to darken my foundation)
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer & Colour Corrector
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Hot Stone
Benefit Hoola bronzer
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
MAC Refined Zone pore minimizer
Urban Decay primer potion in Sin (a mini version)
Estee Lauder quad in Spiced Peach
MAC eyeshadows (All That Glitters, Blanc Type, Carbon, Charcoal Brown, Style Snob)
MAC Dollymix and Earth to Earth blushes
way too many lip products,
Maybelline mascara (Full 'n' Soft - that I actually used up, making project 10 pan 3/10... woohoo),
Stila convertible eyeliner in Teak
Stile eye kajal in Topaz
a mini roll-on perfume
a sample of NARS foundation primer
some MAC brushes (109, 217, 224, 239, 219, 187)
and my Quo bronzer brush
The verdict? I still brought too many things! I haven't touched most of the eyeshadows I brought. Perhaps I should restrict myself to only one quad next time...
As for lip products - the only lip products I've been using have been my Dior Lip Glow and the MAC lip conditioner in Pink Fish since they have SPF and the sun here is very strong. I was hoping to make some more progress with project 10 pan but I just haven't been reaching for too much.
I will, however, say that I am very impressed at how the NARS Sheer Glow has been holding up in the heat. It may be due to the pairing with NARS foundation primer, I am not sure... but I am happy with the results. I will try out the primer at home with my regular routine as well before I make the decision to purchase the full sized version.
I've been packing less than usual, but I still have some things to work on. Lesson learned for now is that on tropical vacations, eye makeup is really not a priority.
Are you a cosmetics overpacker just like me?