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10 Mix-and-Match Products For Traveling: Guest Blogger

We’re devoted fans of all things polish in the Birchbox offices, so of course Gina Galullo’s nail polish blog, Prim and Polished, caught our eye. A lawyer-by-day and a lacquer connoisseur-by-night, Galullo posts thoughtful reviews of new shades along with colorful swatches, so even novice polish-wearers have an insider’s guide to the prettiest hues. This week, she shares the products she can’t live without, plus the work-appropriate shades you can even rock in your cubicle.

Pictured: 1. Skin 79 Hot Pink BB Cream 2. Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel 3. Revlon Color Stay Whipped Cream Foundation 4. NYX Powder Blush in Pinkie 5. Milani Liquif’eye in Black 6. Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara in Black 7. Too Faced Shadow Insurance 8. Wet n’ Wild Vanity Palette 9. Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells 10. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick.

Not only do I love nail polish but I love makeup as well. It can be difficult to decide what to pack sometimes when traveling, so I wanted to show you what I brought on a recent cruise.

I decided not to pack anything really high end in case something got lost or broken. With these ten products I was able to create a variety of looks. The Wet n’ Wild palettes are amazing quality for the price, and between the two I had a supply of both mattes and shimmers. I brought BB cream for the days when I wanted to simply even out my skintone, and Revlon Whipped Crème for days when I needed a more polished look. To round the collection out, I chose a bright pink blush which always brightens my face and a red/coral lipstick for a pop of color.

I brought mostly basics, but when used creatively I had more than enough makeup to create a new look everyday of the week.

What are your travel makeup essentials?

Trying to figure out how to pare down? Check out our survival kits, which are the absolute bare essentials you’d need for any situation.

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