As a constant traveller it may seem like I’ve got it all together when it comes to packing. But I find the unpack, wash, re-pack routine and short stops at home have actually made it easier to forget something. It’s always the little things; the small items I take out to use quickly at home. It’s always my intention to put them right back in the bag….But it’s no longer a big disappointment when I open my makeup bag to find something missing. I’ve become quite the improvisor.
I recently had such an occasion where I opened my makeup bag to discover a severe lack of eyeliner. Some may think this is a great opportunity for some eyeliner-less days, but for me thats not an option. It’s a ‘must have’ on a daily basis. So I improvised. I took out my MAC angled eyebrow brush and my mascara. I used the excess of mascara that always builds on the tip of the wand, and with the angled brush I created myself eyeliner. Just along the waterline with a steady hand was enough for a mid-thickness line, since the brush was a little thicker than a normal eyeliner applicator. After a little bit of makeup remover on a tissue to fix up the smudges I had eyeliner! Simple, everyday, no-fuss, gel liner. Ssshhh….no one needs to know it’s actually mascara.
Try it out! It’s easy to forget something, so just improvise! There are some great tricks like these. Have you ever tried the mascara liner trick?