My Travel Makeup Bag | Hawaii 2018


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Hawaii, here we come! I am so excited to be traveling to Hawaii this week, but since deciding which products to pack has always been a struggle for me, I thought it might be helpful to share the makeup I will be traveling with!



  • Tarte Tarteguard SPF 30: Sunscreen is always a must, especially when in a warmer climate, and this specific one is my favorite; it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and it wears beautifully under makeup!
  • Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment: This primer prevents my t-zone from becoing oily in the hot, humid weather, which extends the wear of my foundation and ultimately prevents me from breaking out.
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation: This is my perfect everyday foundation for Summer because it has sheer, buildable coverage with a more matte finish. It makes me look so much more out together while still looking like skin.
  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream: I bought this versatile base product last year just for wearing on vacations because it has medium to full coverage with SPF 50 and looks flawless all day. I really like that I can make this look very natural or glamorous depending on how much I apply.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: This would not be a Makeup By Makena blog post if I didn’t mention this concealer. I love the way this blends out on bare skin when I don’t want to wear any foundation.
  • Coola Setting Spray SPF 30: This little mist is so convenient to spritz onto the face throughout the day when I am already wearing makeup. Coola creates such incredible sun care!
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed Powder: To prevent my makeup from melting off my face, this lightweight setting powder is essential.







  • Mac ‘Velvet Teddy’ Lipstick: Every beach babe needs the perfect tan matte lippie and this one is mine. It looks lovely when my skin gets a little darker and lasts ages while still feeling comfortable.
  • L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm in ‘Caring Coral’: I wouldn’t dare go a a beach vacation without reaching for my beloved coral lipstick. This looks and feels so creamy and I love mixing it with nodes, as well.
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Stockholm’: This hydrating alternative to liquid lipstick is the most beautiful shade of peachy nude, which makes my tan pop and looks so pretty underneath my ‘vintage’ Bath and Body Works lipgloss.

Please stay tuned for more exciting posts on my blog and leave your favorite travel-friendly products in the comment section!



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  1. I hope to see more posts on your trip when you get back!! Would LOVE to see some pretty photos of Hawaii!

  2. Kamy says:

    When I travel I love bringing my Maybelline BB Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Balm with me for the days I don’t want to wear foundation. Nice post!

  3. Always Cleia says:

    I find it so hard to decide what makeup to pack for vacation! The it cosmetics cc cream is on my list for my next trip!

    • It is honestly the best option for vacation. You can sheer it out for a tinted moisturizer or build it up to full coverage for formal events! Let me know how you like it and thanks so much for reading! xoxo

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