Ever since I turned into a beauty junkie, travelling hasn’t been the same for me! Gone are the days when I would pack my backpack with just clothes, shoes and tooth brush and off!
Now I travel with a big suitcase which is half full with all my “beauty things”which i can’t seem to live without even on a vacation! Gawd whatever happened to good’ol careless-sun-food-sleep holidays??
Nostalgia apart, this post is not about my pre-makeup days, its about two amazing makeup heroes which make my suitcase lighter and my clothes safer from spills when I am traveling!
Everybody who is anybody in the beauty world has raved about this beauty gem which goes by the name Hourglass Ambient lighting powder! I managed to score this limited edition palette (now permanent yay!) from Sephora last year in their annual Friends & Family sale. I had been itching to try these powders ever since they launched and the moment the palette was released I couldnt wait to get my hands on it!
This palette houses 2 of the permanent shades Dim light and Radiant light and one of the new shades exclusive to this palette, Incandescent light. while Dim light doesn’t do much for me and Incandescent light is a nice subtle highlighter, Radiant light is the one I love the most! Its a beautiful golden-brown powder which adds subtle definition with a beautiful glow! I wouldn’t call it a full-on bronzer, its just a powder with an extra oomph. This palette itself is quite sturdy and served me well through the 12 days in Europe (probably thanks to my makeup bag.. Travel beauty packing post anyone?)
Next up is this foundation stick from Bobbi Brown which is absolutely God sent! I have it in two colors, 4 Natural shown above and 5 Honey (not in the picture). while Honey is couple of shades darker for my complexion, Natural is a very spot on match!
Its a thick classic foundation stick with nearly full coverage. It might be too much in summers but for winter-dry skin its amazing to use. I use Natural more as a concealer in areas which need a bit of cover and blend away with fingers, while Honey has more use as a contour or during summer when I am much more tanned. One needs a tiny amount to cover most of the face and this makes the actual stick last a very long time.
This combo was pretty much what I carried to Europe this year (of course lipsticks and blushes and etc etc), both of these kept me covered in the foundation and glow department!
Have you tried either of these products? How do you find them? Let me know!
P.S: before I give into my heart’s wish my head would like to know of a more affordable dupe of the Radiant Light powder! Anybody?