Not having liquid liner sucks if you are the type of person that likes to rock a cat eye every day. It’s one of those of those products who’s absence can make you feel really naked if you are used to wearing it. Like a makeup security blanket.
I wrote a whole post on using eyeliner sealer to make eyeshadows into a liquid liner (go ahead and click that if you want to give that a read) but odds are if you are on a trip, you aren’t carrying a liner sealer.
Luckily you can get decent results by mixing a little bit of eyeshadow with some setting spray. You can use black, brown, navy, purple, whatever shadow you want, load up whatever brush you prefer, dip it in the setting spray and apply.
It wont be waterproof, and it may take a few passes to get it opaque, but it will get the job done.
Being on a trip can be exhausting, and with exhaustion comes pale, colorless skin. You really don’t want to skip out on the blush if that’s the case, but what if you forgot it, or it got crushed in your luggage? A red or pink lipstick can make a beautiful cream blush!
You can apply it straight from the tube and then rub it in with clean fingers to blend, or even rub some onto a stippling brush if that’s how you prefer to apply cream blushes. Just be careful not to apply too much, as lipstick tends to be more pigmented than cream blush.
I say start with a tiny bit, you can always build it up if need be.
I have saved the biggest nightmare for last. You forgot your foundation. What in the name of all that is holy were you thinking?
Ok no biggie heres what you do. Mix a dollop of your concealer into some moisturizer or sunblock (a sunblock that is made for your face of course)
The mixture should create almost a BB cream type of product, and you can control the coverage by adding more concealer or more moisturizer to suit your needs.
This actually makes a really nice, natural finish, but it can tend to wear off so you will probably want to set it with a translucent powder or a setting spray, or BOTH to make it stay nicely on the skin all day.
I hope these come in handy, and let me know if you have any tricks of your own in the comments!