Just thought I would share what I will be bringing along with me for my short short Hong Kong trip next week.
Yup, I am not bringing ANYTHING.
That's because I intend to BUY everything in Hong Kong. All the makeup! There are so many MU brands in stand alone stores, Shu Uemura, Estee Lauder, NARS, multi-brand stores like Faceessss, SASA and Bourjour at every street corner, I need an EMPTY luggage just to lug home what I will buy there.
Usually what I bring depends on the trip in mind. I prolly bring more makeup if I am going for a longer period, and if I know the destination place does not sell much makeup (for eg when I go on beach vacay in Ko Samui or smth)... or if I know the destination place will sell expensive stuff due to exchange rate etc etc... but when you go to Hong Kong, you just buy buy buy!
Ok, seriously...I do need to bring some stuff. I am only including the MU items (no toiletries, skincare, clothes, perfume, watever...) and I think I can narrow down to this much. I do intend to dress up everyday when I am there, cos we are going to take lotsa random pics, and well, who wants to look bad on a holiday, right, even though this is technically a shopping trip and not so much a touristy sight seeing trip. One of my travel peeves is to see people who place 'comfort over style' and use that as an excuse to wear nothing but the same fluro windbreaker & sneakers the whole duration of the trip. By the end of everything, they look the same in every picture and smell like it too. Geesh. I mean, that's doing no justice to the nice scenery and you have the photographs to show for it.
Let me go through the items and maybe 'explain'? See, it's all sooooo deeply superficial.
Primer - SANA Pore Putty (not pictured, it decided to MIA).
Foundation - Maquillage Long Lasting Stick (easy to carry, not a liquid, no spillage)
Power - MAC Sculpt & Shape, Cheeky Bronze msf (cos I intend to haul NARS blushers there)
No setting powder cos intend to buy there or borrow my gf's La Mer.
Mascara - UD sample
One pair of falsies & Adhesive. They can last the whole trip.
One eyeshadow quad. (again, sure to buy eyeshadows there..so I am not bringing my larger palettes)
Eyeshadow primer - TFSI, and MUFE Aqua Cream
Liners - MAC pencils, Loreal superliner
Assorted Lipsticks - Reds, Brights, Nudes
Many of the items above my sister also can share, such as the brow stuff, concealer, eyeshadow primers, liners, and brushes.
They all fit nicely into one bag. And all the assorted brushes fit into the container which came with a Uniqlo tee I bought in Tokyo.
I intend to hand carry both (or maybe check in the brushes container). But it is such an early morning flight, I will do my MU before landing.... so I might lug the brushes along with me on the flight.
I will also be packing empty containers (like tupperwares) to store all the new MU I bought, so I can check them all in the luggage and won't be damaged.
Do you have any travel tips to share, when it comes to MU?
Thanks for looking!