Vacation Makeup Essentials

      Makeup Artist and Beauty Blogger Kendra Stanton joined us today with her travel beauty essentials.

      For more great makeup tips from Kendra, check out her blog, Citizens of Beauty.

      Going on vacation forces me to choose favorites -- my beauty favorites. With so many flying fees, a carry-on is definitely the way to goso paring down is essential. That doesn't mean I can't bring my favorite products. It just means I need to consolidate and find products that are under the 3 oz limit and all fit into ONE cosmetic bag.
      Here are my picks!

      Stila Travel Palettes--
      These palettes are extremely compact, have 4--5 eye shadows and a blush/lipstick. They range in price from $10 to $16. I found mine for $10. This palette is perfect when you need a makeup with big impact but you don't have a lot of space in your bag.

      The Balm Betty Luminizer Bronzer--
      Bronzer is a must-have for travel because it really does pull together a look - especially if you are staying out of the sun but still want a summer glow. I use the Balm Betty Luminizer, but any bronzer you already own will do the trick!

      Face Stockhom Black Eyeliner--
      I always carry eyeliner with me on vacation. It's small and can take a daytime look into nighttime in seconds.

      For traveling, I take along travel-size mascara. Too Faced makes some of my favorites. Their Lash Injection mascara is great and comes in a small travel size. Just make sure that you choose waterproof if you're going somewhere warm and humid.

      Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation ($62.00) -
      This is one of my favorite foundations. It offers flawless coverage, a little goes a long way, and it's under the 3oz limit! Plus, it's more than just a foundation; it's a skin care product too. And most importantly, it's SPF 15!

      Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer--
      Even the best of us have dark under-eye circles or get a blemish on vacation. This concealer offers great coverage and a little goes a long way.

      Even though the Stila palette does have a product for lips, I always bring a chap stick and at least two other color options. Wet & Wild has nice inexpensive lipsticks for only $2.99.

      ELF blotting tissues--
      For $1.00 these blotting tissues are a great addition to anyone's travel bag - even men!

      Since I am a skincare junkie, my skincare products take up the most room in my cosmetics bag. I always bring along makeup remover/cleanser wipes, a good moisturizer, eye cream and sunscreen. Find them all in travel sizes if you want to save even more space.