Ciao bELLa: What’s In My Makeup Bag (Kauai Edition)

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Tomorrow, my boyfriend Ranelle and I will be boarding a plane to go to Kauai! We’ll be there for a week and here’s a little peek into what I will be bringing with me. We are going to this lovely island for a wedding, which will be on Saturday, but of course we extended our trip so we can relax, explore, and eat. I am very excited for this destination wedding and all the other activities we have planned. Since I will be attending a wedding, I wanted to have options for a more glamorous look, but let’s start with my everyday look. Whether the day consists of exploring the island or ziplining, I plan on throwing some makeup on.

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This quick look will consist of a generous layer of Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB cream which contains SPF 30. Sunscreen is a must and this BB cream gives a little color and coverage. For my straight lashes, I’m bring my trusty Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and Urban Decay Cannonball, my go-to waterproof mascara. For my cheeks, I’ll have my pick of blush from the NARS Splendor in the Grass Cheek palette (Christmas gift! Thank You!).  Lastly, I’ll dust a layer of MAC Blot Powder in medium dark. I have very oily skin and this blot powder is a must for the tropical weather.

For the fancier events, I’ll have Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation in the shade golden tan (857) for more coverage. I’ll be doing a brown smokey eye with Maybelline color tattoo in matte brown and two eyeshadows from Inglot in the colors P423 and P402. In my makeup planner page, I also have a small-sized Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer for contouring. Here’s a closer look at the other products.

From top to bottom, I have Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner in spark of envy. This is a gorgeous green color that can bring a pop of color to all the brown eyeshadows I’m bringing. Next is my go-to brow product, Anastasia Brow Wiz in ebony. To brighten up my under eyes, I’m bringing Maybelline Fit Me concealer in medium. A must have for my oily lids is Nars Smudge Proof Shadow Base. Last, but not least is Physicians Formula Eye Booster in ultra black. This pen is great for an easy cat eye and it doesn’t budge on my lids.

A few of my other essentials include Jack Black’s lip balm, Maybelline Elixir lip gloss in captivating carnation, travel sized Urban Decay All Nighter spray, Travalo perfume atomizer, and Clarins sunscreen. Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen!

All of these plus my brushes will come with me in my beloved Makeup Planner.

I may throw more stuff in last minute. I’ve been on a blush kick so I might throw in a few more. A girl wants options! As long as I can zip it up, why not? Ok, I need to finish up packing and then we’re off!

Ciao L


  • Joslyn

    I love that the makeup you use ranges from drug store to designer. If it works, it works! I need that atomizer and maybe I’ll try that waterproof mascara. I stopped wearing waterproof because most of them flake into my eyes and with contacts… No bueno. Thanks for sharing!

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