A true minimalist makeup bag | Stowaway Cosmetics

LexusTripI don’t think I’ve told you guys this yet, but I’m heading out on a trip to Oregon with Lexus in, well, less than a few weeks really! That’s all I’m going to be telling you about that (for now). I’ll get into details later on! I’m a super organized packer and I never want to forget anything, so I tend to make a list of what I’m going to need a week or two in advance.

Stowaway-HeaderI’ll be travelling for a few days so a ton of makeup isn’t that necessary, and since I’ve claimed my love for miniature makeup/travel sized items, I thought it’d be neat to bring your attention to Stowaway Cosmetics whose brand solely focuses on petite-sized makeup.

Stowaway-in-my-handLook at the slew of products in this bag! Your entire face is covered from BB cream, to mascara. Ultimately, I think I’ll be packing a full-coverage makeup that will last me all day long (I’ll be bringing of course a travel-friendly sized foundation), along with some bronzer.

I’m sure you’re all wondering how it performs on the skin, and how it applies. One of the two creators of Stowaway Cosmetics has a makeup artistry background, and worked with makeup on clients for years (you can watch the short video about them here).

Now, let’s get down to the fun before/after pictures:Stowaway-Before-AfterI used everything provided in the Essentials Kit (you can select your own colours/shades). If there’s a few additions I’d suggest to the kit, it would be an eyebrow pencil and some bronzer. I had to use my Burberry Eyebrow Definer in Sepia, to polish off the entire look. But could easily skip on the bronzer if I ‘had’ to. Though, I did apply a different brand (not shown in the video below, oops).

My thoughts:

  • The BB cream went on with more coverage than expected (which is fantastic considering you don’t need much at all).
  • Concealer did an amazing job at brightening my under eyes, a thicker formula but not sticky.
  • Eyeshadows did have a bit of fall-out, but were really pigmented and easy to blend.
  • Wish the cream blush had a bit more pigment.
  • Wasn’t a huge fan of the lipstick colour (more like a ‘concealer’ nude shade on my lips).
  • Mascara provided a nice bit of volume and length, but still super-natural looking.
  • The gloss evened it out, so that saved the day.

And a quick YouTube tutorial to see how it all goes on!

Stowaway Cosmetics is USA based company who started a few years ago. Their products are paraben free products, gluten, and cruelty-free formulas. But, why the idea of small-sized products that can fit into the palm of your hand? The brand wanted to sell products that you actually will be able to finish, before the product itself expires. It also of course, makes it incredibly easy to bring when travelling considering the size of the makeup bag.

While the products are mini, they aren’t too small to use.Stowaway-in-hand

Stowaway-eyelinerTheir packaging is total goals. I love how everything is streamlined, and clean. If I was their Graphic Designer (side note; hey I’m a graphic designer if you didn’t know! Lol), I would totally something similar when designing a makeup product/logo. I love clean lines. I love grey, and white together.

Stow-in-bagYou can buy the products individually, or in a set. Like I said above I received the Essentials Kit, but they also sent a lipgloss over too (thank you!).

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