Summer '08 My Travel-friendly Beauty Goodies Part 2

To continue my last post on My Travel-friendly Beauty Goodies, I am going to share with you my thoughts on these goodies.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Shiseido UV White Whitening Compact Foundation, Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer & Clarins UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF40

Clarins UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF40
This product has been updated to a new version called Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF40. The one I have is the old version. I bought it at around $39. It is not cheap for a small tube of 1.06 Oz (30ml). Since I only apply a couple drops under my tinted moisturizer or foundation each time, it lasts fairly well for me.

This sunscreen is formulated with 100% micronized mineral filters for protection against sun rays, pollution and free radicals. It has a watery texture that feels lightweight and non-greasy on my face. What I really like about this sunscreen is it provides a high level of sun protection and works great as a makeup primer under other of my tinted moisturizer(s) or foundation(s).

This SPF40 sunscreen is a white color, but it goes on clear. It slightly brightens up my face, and gives my complexion a smooth matte finish. This is my favorite sunscreen in the summer, especially when I go outdoors on vacation.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
My skin dries out or breaks out easily after long hours of compressed air and AC exposure in the flight, and the temperature changes between different locations. I prefer to use a tinted moisturizer in place of foundation for a natural dewy appearance while traveling.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is one of the staple in my vanity box. It is a great year-round tinted moisturizer for me. The texture is lightweight and creamy. It provides a clean matte finish to my face and offers a good lasting power.

Shiseido UV White Whitening Compact Foundation
I often use a powder foundation to finish off my makeup when I am on vacation. It is small and sturdy enough to slip it in my purse to make my touch-ups easy. Shiseido UV White Whitening Compact Foundation (SPF 25) has been updated to a new version called UV White White Skin Compact (SPF25). This powder foundation is not the one that suits me the best because it is on the dry side for me skin. I have to use it with a light hand to prevent the finish gets too powdery or cakey. Overall, I like that it covers my blemishes and undereye dark circles well.

Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer is formulated with micro-minerals. The concealer has a dense creamy consistency. It blends into the skin easily and dries fast. It does a good job covering the blemishes and undereye dark circles with a decent lasting power. But I found it can be a little dry for my undereye areas.

Bobbi Brown Lip Tint SPF 15, MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo, Guerlain KissKiss Maxi Shine lipstick & Kate Designing Eyebrow N

Bobbi Brown Lip Tint SPF 15
Bobbi Brown Lip Tint SPF 15 is definitely one of my favorite lip glosses of all time. The colors I have are Cream (creamy white), Peony (sheer pink) and Punch (cherry red). The one shown in the picture is Peony.

The lip gloss has a creamy texture, but I don't find it sticky. The lip gloss features a peppermint scent. It offers a barely noticeable color on my lips. The lip tint does an excellent job soothing and moisturizing my lips. With the additional bonus of SPF 15, it is the best lip gloss candidate that I would carry in my purse for traveling.

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo came out as part of the Electro Flash Collection in the US in early July. The Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in Polar Opposite features a shimmery silver shade on one side, and a mix of medium silvery gray, pink, deep plum and indigo on the other side of the eye shadow pan. The mix of shades gives a dark blue finish with gray and lilac undertones.

This eye shadow duo is well-pigmented. The eye shadow powder is not so dense, yet not too loose to fall off easily. It works great for me on vacation because I can easily use my fingers to pick up the shades without a brush. The color combination is really sophisticated and pretty. It can go subtly sheer for a daytime look or can go dramatically intense for a nighttime look.

Guerlain KissKiss Maxi Shine lipstick in Strawber
ry Shine
This is the most moisturizing lipstick I have found so far that also provides a good pigmentation. Check out my earlier post for my review on this lipstick. :)

Kate Designing Eyebrow N set
Do check out my post here for my thoughts on this eyebrow set.

Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith's Rosebud Salve
I wasn't impressed with Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith's Rosebud Salve before. At that time, I used it as a lip balm, but it didn't moisturize my lips well enough.

Smith's Rosebud Salve is basically a multi-purpose salve that can be used anywhere on the skin. While I was not fond of it as a lip balm, I was surprised to find that the texture was rich enough to moisturize my chapped skin, rough cuticles, dry hands and even my frizzy hair during the trip. It did leave a sticky and oily feeling. But it soothed the skin, and left my hands soft and smooth over a full night's sleep.

L'Occitane Solid Perfume in Green Tea
I always pack L'Occitane solid perfume(s) in my travel bag. My review on this solid perfume can be found here.

Burt's Bee Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment
I have been a loyal fan of Burt's Bee Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment for nearly six years. It is my natural remedy for mosquito bites and bruises. I get bruises very easily. This ointment heals the bruises fast; bruises usually start to fade after I apply the ointment several times a day.

What are the traveling beauty goodies in your bag? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Related posts:
Summer 2008: My Travel-friendly Beauty Goodies


Erica said...

What do you carry for hair products?

Beauty Anonymous said...

Hello Erica,

Thank you for stopping by!

I used a small container to store Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo for the vacation.

But I forgot to pack my conditioner in my bag. My hair ended up dry after the trip. :(

Thank you for posting your comment!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!



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