Natalie Rohman

A Chicago Girl Paving Inspiration

My Current Mini Must-Haves


If you're a beauty and makeup lover like me, then you probably collect dozens of minis and samples of products you want to try out or maybe just ended up getting when you bought a full-size product or gift box. Minis and travel size products are my favorite because you get to try out the product without committing to the full-size, they're usually a lot cheaper than the full product, they're easy to travel with, and no product is wasted. 

A lot of my makeup collection consists of minis, as shown above, and to be honest I wouldn't be mad if all makeup was sold in smaller sizes. It just makes sense for me since I don't wear a full face of makeup every single day. I do understand that a lot of people need more than .5 oz of something like an eyebrow pencil or foundation, but these little guys get the job done. 

Face
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer- I have had to make sure that I take this tinted moisturizer wherever I go. This is probably one of my favorite, all-time tinted moisturizers and leaves a very natural glow without sinking into lines or feeling incredibly dewy.

Milk Blur Stick- This was a new discovery and probably one of the best lifesavers when it comes to covering up a zit or uneven pigmentation. It smells so good, too.

Nars Concealer- I've also loved Nars's concealer and a lot of their face products. This mini concealer is also another lifesaver when I'm traveling or at school.

Nars Pore & Shine Primer- I'm gonna have to buy the full-size of this primer because it does an amazing job leaving my skin matte and smooth with my foundation on.

Bare Minerals i.d. Powder- I also have been a big fan of Bare Minerals and their powder does wonders, especially around the t-zone and areas that produce the most oil on my face during the warmer months.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer- This mini bronzer is so cute and all of you know how much I love this as it's the only one I use and like to use doing my makeup. It's the child of my full-size one!


Eyes
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara- This Tarte mascara is one of my favorite curling and lengthening mascaras. It's the perfect touch up in times of need.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz- Another classic is this brow pencil that I always use even when I have the minimal amount of makeup on. Finishing and touching up sparse areas on my eyebrows makes me feel very put together.

Lips
Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel- This is a given, but the lip caramel by Fresh is by far the best tasting lip balm I've ever tried. So smooth, too!

Makeup Forever Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink- I have had my doubts and dislikes over this lip gloss, but I've started to like the simple shine and sheer color on my lips. It's nice to have as an option when you forget to bring your other favorite gloss on a trip.

Fragrance
Chloe Perfume- This scent has also been a favorite. It's super floral and summery. It adds a bit of flirtation and can save you in desperate times. These mini sample perfumes are literally found in every bag I own.

I thrive off of mini samples of products because they're the best option for trying out new products and not having to commit to spending so much money on a large product you may not like. In the future, I will continue to try and find new products that work for me and going small. I would like to know if any of you try to buy the travel size or get samples a lot before you go out and buy the full product! Or do you stick to samples? I am finishing up my last couple of weeks of school, so there will only be one post for this week! Hope you guys understand!

Comments

  1. I love a good mini and they make for great travel options too x

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  2. Benefit minis are getting better and better, such a good way to try it out or be able to afford their products!

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