Fashion Magazine: Polished Road Trip Beauty

Whenever I am bound for a weekend away, there are a few items I always pack. My go-to look is minimal eye makeup, glowing skin, lip gloss and a side braid. Here are a few essentials that help me achieve this look.

Skin basics

I like to even out my skin with a tinted moisturizer then give myself a healthy glow with bronzer and blush.

Eye makeup

I usually bring a shadow palette with only a few shades so that I don’t have a ton of loose shadows in my bag. To step up my eye look, I always pack a kohl eyeliner pencil because I can easily smudge it at my lash line for a more glam look.

Dry shampoo

Since I try to avoid packing too many hair tools, a side braid is easy to manage, while still looking cute. Dry shampoo guarantees I will have fresh looking hair. It will also give your hair a bit of texture to make styling easier.

Products used: Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in “Nude,” Urban Decay Naked Flushed, Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette, Smashbox Eyeliner in “Java,” Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair.

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Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.