The holiday weekend is fast approaching, and those of you headed out of town will most likely bring makeup cases along for the ride. Skip the “grab-and-stuff” packing approach this year (do you really need five purple eye-shadow palettes, “just in case”?) and travel light with advice from Pat McGrath. The makeup guru creates runway-ready looks for the likes of Balenciaga, Miu Miu, and Comme des Garçons, and also serves as global creative director for Procter & Gamble, where her latest project involved teaming up with CoverGirl and LeSportSac on a line of makeup cases inspired by Steven Meisel’s ad for LashBlast mascara. So what’s in McGrath’s makeup case? Click through to read about the nine travel essentials she absolutely won’t leave home without.
SKII Signs Eye Mask: I carry these to pop on during long-haul flights. They plump the skin around the eye and get rid of dark circles and simply feel refreshing when in the drying environment of the plane.
Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion: A nice, rich moisturizer with the anti-aging benefits of the Regenerist line.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer: I brush this onto my cheeks and brow bone to warm up my complexion. The formulation has a subtle highlighting sheen which will give the face a radiant look.
Eyelash curler: I always curl my lashes before adding mascara. It makes my eyes really stand out and look naturally gorgeous.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm: This lip balm appears to be colorless, but when applied gives the lips a healthy color and slight sheen. It works on all skin tones.
Emergen-C Packets: To keep colds at bay. They also provide a nice natural source of energy.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Concealer: Perfectly camouflages imperfections for a smooth finish. The coverage is natural and blends with your skin tone.
Espa Soothing Body Oil: Helps me relax and overcome jet lag when flying to Europe.
Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Color Quad in Champagne: I love [using] the smoky-brown shade to create a tone on the lid and add depth to my eyes.