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5 Minute Brush Free Makeup for Travelers

December 21, 2016

brush free makeup for travel

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We are heading back to Minnesota tomorrow and I will be off from work until after the New Years. Many are traveling over the holidays so I was inspired to do a post about how to create an easy makeup look that will only take 5 minutes and does not require makeup brushes. You can quickly create this look in the airport, airplane or car. This is perfect for travel because it will give you that natural and radiant look while also using products that will help stressed skin. Here are the products I used to create this look.

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask – I always put on this mask before traveling. The hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, which keeps the skin well moisturized and plump on the airplane. The lactobacillus peptide is antibacterial and creates an extra barrier to protect the skin. This is also a great leave-on mask to apply before bed during the dry winter.

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter – I normally go for primers that will mattify my face since I have oily skin, but I love using this primer when traveling because it eliminates dullness. This primer creates a radiant glow and the vitamin E-enriched formula minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can be applied by itself first or can be mixed in with foundation.

MILK Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30 – My favorite foundation of 2016! I purchased this during the Sephora sale last month and have been using it nonstop. The packaging is innovative–you push the top for the foundation to appear on the glass rollerball applicator. The anti-microbial packaging contains silver which allows for a preservative-free foundation. The formula is infused with a blend of avocado, mandarin, grapeseed, and olive oils, which nourishes and hydrates the skin. This is best applied with fingers because the formula is very sticky. I have noticed that this looks amazing on good skin days because it is light coverage and looks very natural on the skin. I would not recommend this to people who have breakouts or acne to cover up and who don’t want to use too much concealer.

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer – This is a great under eye concealer, especially if you have dark circles from waking up super early to catch a morning flight. It is moisture rich and easy to apply by dabbing lightly with your ring finger.

NARS The Multiple Stick – This is a multipurpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body. The shade I have is Maui, which is beautiful on cheeks and lips. I apply this directly on my face and spread it with my fingers. The formula is a cream-to-powder formula that is easy to blend and is infused with vitamin E and açai oil for antioxidant benefits.

tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara – I’ve said this many times on here, but this is the only non-drugstore mascara I will purchase because it’s amazing. It lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions the eyelashes, stays on all day and is smudge proof.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – This is super easy to use and I love that is has a brush on one end so I don’t need to pack one. This is available in many colors and I would suggest picking a shade lighter than your hair color for a more natural look.

Glossier Balm Dotcom – My lips get very dry and chapped when traveling so I always need to pack an extra moisturizing lip balm. I am loving this balm from Glossier, which is packed with antioxidants and natural emollients. The castor seed oil locks in moisture and the beewax protects the lips. These are also available in various flavors. I am wearing the shade cherry, which is slightly tinted.

Applying all of these will take less than 5 minutes! It is easy, brush free and mess free.

I wish you a safe and happy holiday!

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  • Amanda Maxwell

    Such a great list! Super helpful- with all the travel over the holidays this is awesome information to have. Thanks for sharing.