30 Oct Traveling with K-Palette 1 Day Magic 3D Face Palette
Hello! I haven’t been able to update my blog for health reasons as I’m on a bit of a house arrest/bed rest but now that I feel like my head has been screwed on a bit better than last week, I thought of writing a post I’ve been thinking of.
A little over a month ago my family and I flew out to Zamboanga for the weekend to celebrate my husband’s grandmother’s 80th birthday. It was quite a special time to see the whole family (some flew in from the States) to celebrate her life. And I really loved that Vera was able to visit her great grandmother! Vera is her first. 🙂
On Saturday evening there was a big party for Lola Eng and my family and I went straight from the airport. Every time I pack for a trip, I have to admit that it takes me a bit of time to pack my cosmetics. Whatever that last sentence makes me seem like, I am choosing not to care, hehe! Because this is the space to be honest. ;P So for this particular overnighter, I didn’t want to lug around the usual weight of a cosmetic kit, partly as a challenge and partly because it was impractical. I was literally going to be out of Manila for only 26 hours. How much makeup could I possibly need?
But because we were attending a celebration, I wanted a bit more definition than my usual everyday face. I don’t usually like to add shadows or contours for every day, it feels like it’s too much. I do prefer to apply some highlight if I want to add dimension to my face. I recently was gifted the K-Palette 1 Day Magic 3D Face Palette (if that doesn’t sound like that will give your face dimension, I don’t know what will!) and tried it once before but it didn’t make much of an impact on me. But I decided to take it to this trip because it had four parts in one little package: a pink blush, a peach blush, highlighter and contour powder. Absolutely nifty for travel, especially when you like to play around with lippies (peach or pink tones) like I do.
Here’s where the palette rocked my socks: It was really all I needed and more!
- Two blushes = versatility with lipsticks + more natural flush. As I mentioned, for someone who switches up her lipsticks (yes even within a 26-hour span, hehe!) I end up needing corresponding blush. I know life would be simpler if I just stuck to one (peach or pink, Capili. It’s not so hard.), but I often don’t. Maybe next time I will. Nahiya naman ako while typing this kaartehan. Haha, but really, it was handy to have both shades for that reason. I also sometimes like to mix a bit of the other to make it look more natural, often I add a bit of peach to pink blushes. So again, having both, superb.
- Contour and highlight powders worked for my cheeks and eyes. The contour powder seemed too light at first, but after layering it on lightly and then seeing just the right amount of shadow on my face in photos, I was impressed. I guess I was accustomed to really dark contours for a while but lately I have become more averse to shadows really looking like “hello, this is where I added contour. Yalikeit?” The highlighter looks a bit sparkly on the pan, but as you can see in the photo above, I don’t look like Edward from Twilight (yay!). But what made this palette an A+ for me was that I was able to use both powders on my eyes! I packed a small eyeshadow palette so I could do more than one eyeshadow for the party but when I was doing my face, it dawned on me that these two powders might look more natural on the eyes, and my hunch was right! I could’ve saved even more space on my kit had I known earlier and just packed one basic eyeshadow. 🙂
- The brush it comes with actually works. I don’t usually use the brushes that come with the makeup, no matter how high end the brand is because of mistrust, but during this trip I realized that brushes actually are what make my cosmetic kit bulky. I was able to get a better application, particularly of the contour and highlighting powder with the brush it came with! I brought a cheek brush (as you can see in the lead photo), but I ended up just using it for blush. The head was too big anyway just to pick up the specific powders I wanted so when I tried the brush it came with, it of course was the right size for the pan and it blended the makeup really well. Again, had I known, it could have saved me space by not bringing a cheek brush.
Overall I am quite impressed with the palette and it will definitely be my new go-to when traveling, but I also have to say that it’s a great pick for anyone who wants to try putting dimension on their cheek makeup without having to buy so many different products. That can be 6 products in 1–two blushes, sculpting powder, highlighter, blush brush, contour brush!
Here’s my last tip for packing a makeup/cosmetic kit when you travel: Go for products that do more than one thing to save space! You’ll see in the photo above some of the actual stuff I brought which I carefully picked to save space. It was my lightest kit yet! Hehe!
To end, here are some of my favorite photos of V from the trip taken by my sister in law, Faye 🙂