The Ultimate Travel Palette

OnTheRunPalette1Whether it’s a quick jaunt home for the weekend to visit family or a week-long getaway, packing a travel makeup kit can vary from either a simple sunscreen and lip balm combo to an entire cosmetics counter in a bag. Whatever the occasion, the Urban Decay ‘Naked On The Run’ palette is a pretty efficient and space-saving way to go in terms of your travelling beauty arsenal.  I’ll admit when I first held this palette in my hands it was bigger than what I imagined, but tested it out in my average sized toiletries bag and it fit just fine.  The packaging is quite sturdy, so it wouldn’t be an issue to just toss it in your suitcase/travel bag as is without any worries.

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If you’re already a fan of the Naked series palettes this is a spot-on take on having all of those separate collections rolled into one neat complete set. The palette includes 6 neutral and versatile eye shadow shades including an illuminating all-over colour ‘5050’ along with both matte and metallic shades ‘Dive’ (metallic rose/gold), ‘Fix’ (a matte taupe), ‘Resist’ (metallic taupe), ‘Dare’ (medium brown matte) and ‘Stun’ (metallic bronze/light gold shimmer.)

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Left to right are the shades: Dive, Fix, Resist, Dare, Stun

On top of that, you also have a blusher and bronzer option included, which I think (along with the mascara) are the most handy to have as they can be quickly and easily applied to add just that little something without getting all made up.

The 24/7 Eye Pencil is nice, it glides on pretty smooth and didn’t have any smudging issues which is a plus. Not a massive fan of the lip gloss (mainly due to the shade and shimmer factor and the fact that lip gloss isn’t a go-to for me) but you do get a full-size product and the formula is a winner. The Perversion Mascara is in the shade ‘Blackest Black’ and includes Hairdensyl, which is supposed to support lash growth. 

OnTheRunPalette6When in doubt, it’s always best to go minimal I say, and with this palette you’re pretty much covered whether you’re going for a complete look or just need a product or two.

xo Coco

 

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Let it Snow: Josie Maran Winter Dreams Argan Colour Collection

Josie Maran Winter Collection

The holidays have officially hit the beauty counters and that means limited edition palettes and collections galore. Whether it’s a gift for the beauty maven in your life or a pre-holiday treat for yourself, there’s a collection for everything from skincare to makeup, hair care and fragrance.  One of the standout collections for the holiday season is the Josie Maran Winter Dreams Argan Colour Collection which includes some of the brand’s best products while also giving you the opportunity to try smaller versions of everything from a must-have metallic eye shadow to a festive shimmery illuminzer.

Josie Maran Winter Collection Products

The collection comes with the 100% Pure Argan Oil Light. Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in the shade ‘Limitless Pink,’ the Argan Illuminizer, Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Rio de Rose Gold’ and the Argan Black Oil Mascara. All of the products are infused with 100% pure argan oil and are formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates.

Josie Maran Kit Swatches

Swatches top to bottom: Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in ‘Rio de Rose Gold,’ Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in ‘Limitless Pink,’ Argan Illuminizer

What collections do you have your eye on or want to try?

xo Coco