My Traveling FOTD

Last week we took a road trip down to Calgary for the day, which is about a 3 hour drive. My daughter will be taking a figure drawing class at the Alberta College of Art and Design once a week, so we’ll be making the trip down every Wednesday night for a couple of months.

Because we were going to be gone all day, I busted out my traveling makeup to use for the day. These are the products I know will last all day on me without having to touch up, and I thought I’d share them with you!

Products Used:


early morning tired smile-see the teeth clench?

I know I should have taken a picture of my own bottle, but I am lazy today so forgive me. Just click on the link and you’ll see what it looks like. This is a long-wearing formula, that was developed to withstand intense on-set conditions. It is water, sweat, humidity and transfer resistant. It’s oil free and helps control oil. Truthfully, it is a little drying for me, but not until the 15 hour mark do I notice some cracking happening. The colour matches me perfectly, and my skin looks flawless and matte all day. It’s a medium coverage foundation and a really good choice for the summer if you have combination or oily skin, and as a holiday foundation when you will be out all day and don’t want to touch up.

Stila Smudge Crayon in Kitten I used as my base, and then Stila Kitten powder eyeshadow over top of that. I used a soft brown eyeshadow in the crease for some definition. No eyeliner at all. This combo stayed put from 8:00 am until midnight with no creasing or fading at all! 

I used Bourjois Volumizer Mascara just on my top lashes. I’ve learned from mistakes in the past, that when travelling and out all day, putting mascara on my bottom lashes just leads to flakes and smudges- so I no longer do that. 

I am wearing just a hint of blush, but one that lasts all day and it’s Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush-For Love Of Roses- in Starina reviewed here.  No bronzer, so I look like my real, pale, old self! 

And on my lips, a sparkly good feeling lip balm from Clarins. I haven’t reviewed it yet, but it’s awesome. Any lip balm would do, as when I’m travelling my lips need hydration. Lip gloss is also another option too. 

And that’s it!! Minimal makeup when travelling is the key to looking fresh all day I say. I also carry a small bottle of Caudalie Beauty Elixir in my purse to freshen up my makeup and give it a boost of hydration. 

What are your traveling beauty/makeup tips?