Starting with a take-it-all off cleanser: Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser. This one's especially nice because it heats up when it comes into contact with water! I think I'll get the full size after I'm through this sample. If you have crazy makeup for the night, bring a tiny decant of Bioderma. Since my skin's acting up, I still need to bring a treatment -- one night without Murad Acne Clearing Solution and my skin will flip. I finish with a face oil applied right up to my lower lash line. I got this mini Josie Maran Argan Oil years ago and I've been refilling it ever since.
In the morning I'll apply a light moisturizer, either Caudalie Beauty Fluid or Hydrating Sorbet. Instead of bothering with both foundation and concealer (weight is the enemy), a lightweight, high pigment concealer like Fusion Illumicover provides enough coverage to even out my skin tone, brighten dark circles and cover any scarring -- it's a miracle in a click pen. Next is a lip/cheek product -- usually BECCA Beach Tint. I'll occasionally bring Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil -- it's not a mini but since it comes with a spoolie, we'll call it travel-friendly. I also occasionally use it as an
really expensive eyeliner. My biggest waking up trick? A little dark eye shadow right at the lash line to help define the eye. Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bronze Have More Fun is a great warm-toned brown.
Bonus product: This is typically rolling around in my purse anyway, but I'll bring a scented oil to act as a fragrance. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is my favourite beachy floral and gives a beautiful glow to the limbs.