Recently I did a post on the Art Deco Beauty Box (customisable palette). I was wondering if I'd really just stick to using this one palette while on holiday, or cave and take a slew of other products. While I was tempted to take some back up, I did my best to keep it as minimal as possible - which is, by the way, SUPER difficult when you're planning a night out and it's imperative to bring in the big guns to make one's fancy face.
It's not what I'd call light packing, but I still think I did ok considering the mission.
Below are photos of the whole arsenal. I lie; there was actually one separate toiletry bag that housed boring essentials such as moisturiser, sunscreen, toothbrush, floss, mouthwash, etc.etc. But I don't need to bore you with that. Let's look at the fun stuff!
|Hard shell to protect the contents|
|Two zippered pockets on the left, brush pockets on the right|
|Flip the brush compartment over, two more zippered pockets on the right|
|The pockets are detachable - they're magnetised|
|Just a capped powder brush, foundation brush and eyeliner here|
This custom portfolio also came with two customisable palettes: one takes 3 pans, the other takes 6. But like I said, it's pretty hard to buy Laura Mercier so I won't be filling those up any time soon...
Price-wise, I'd consider it a bit of a splurge... around 65 pounds I think, so roughly NZD$125 depending on the current conversion rate.
Anyway, here are the contents:
|Trying to keep it minimal|
|Close up - I tried to use as much mini's as possible|
|Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Art Deco Beauty Box, Stila foundation stick (used as contour), Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner and Art Deco Eyeshadow Base|
|Shu Uemura Eyelash curler, travel perfume atomiser, Estee Lauder mini travel kabuki brush|
|Making the face: Body Shop face primer, Missha BB Cream, Rimmel foundation, Stila foundation stick (contour), Stila pressed powder, L'Oreal loose powder, MAC fix spray (in a travel bottle)|
|These items were all I needed in my hand-carry: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita, Maybelline Baby Lips, Stila pressed powder, Anna Sui oil papers|