This New Year, I am traveling to Austin to see one of my friends, and I am so excited! Since I will be traveling (well, just driving) I don’t want to pack too much. Plus, I will need more room since I’m going for a few days. For New Year’s Eve we will most probably hit up 6th Street, which is Austin’s most famous street for those of you who don’t know. Last time I went I saw Mclovin! Anywho, I want to do a glam makeup look, but nothing too over the top so here is what I picked for the trip!
Eyes| MAC’s Pressed Pigment in Black Grape is a fairly new addition to my collection and it is the perfect shade for New Year’s Eve. It is a silvery lilac glitter eyeshadow that is a bit more unique and fun than just the average silver glittery look. Of course no look is complete without lashes so I will be taking the Benefit They’re Real mascara and Shu Uemura eyelash curler.
Face| For the face I chose my Marc Jacobs Genius Gel foundation since I am trying to finish it up before I purchase another foundation. I like traveling with this over my NARS Sheer Glow foundation because it has a pump so it isn’t messy and travels well. Even though it’s glass, I feel like the packaging is made nicely so if my makeup bag experiences some turbulence, which I doubt it will, it should still be fine.
For concealing and brightening under the eyes I chose my handy dandy twosome: the MAC Prep + Prime highlighter in Light Boost and Bare Minerals Well Rested concealer. I like to apply the highlighter in an upside down triangle under my eyes, blend it out with a BeautyBlender and then set it with the Well Rested loose concealer.
For bronzing up the cheeks I chose my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer since, again, I’m trying to finish it up– sensing a theme here? It isn’t my favorite bronzer, but it is a good one. When I’m traveling I like to choose products that I won’t necessarily cry over if I lose or break them, and this fits into that category for me. For blush, I picked MAC’s Gingerly. This shade is very neutral and goes with so many looks so it’s a good choice when you don’t want your makeup to clash.
I have been loving my Becca highlighters so much lately, but I don’t want to travel with them in case something happens to them. They are quite pricey so I don’t want to risk it. For this reason I chose my Mary Lou-Manizer highlighter from The Balm, which is very glowy and festive for New Year’s Eve. It is very popular and I definitely understand why. It is a slightly golden champagne highlighter, and a little goes a very long way. This shade will be perfect on the face, but also as an inner corner highlight for the eyes.
Lips| Packing lipstick is a bit hard for me because I love lippies so much. However, I was able to narrow it down to a few selections: Sin and Velvet Teddy, which are both lipsticks by MAC, as well as their lip pencil in Beet.
Nails| Lately I have been loving dark nails so I decided to continue on the trend and take Essie’s nail polish in Wicked. It is a dark vampy red nail polish shade that has a creme finish. I purchased this about two weeks ago and it’s one of my favorite shades ever– at least at the moment.
Perfume| Obviously taking a giant bottle of perfume when traveling is not fun, especially if it’s expensive. I got this Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet perfume as a 100 point perk from Sephora and it’s perfect for traveling. The scent is very floral so if you don’t like floral scents you will hate this one.
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