10 Days of Giveaways: Comment to Win MAC Trip Classic Eye and Cheek Palette

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The giveaway is closed now, and I’m contacting the winners by e-mail. Good luck!


Aloha, girls! Did you know that Hawaii is the only US state in which coffee is grown?


El Hub and I are really looking forward to seeing our family. My in-laws live in a town called Kaneohe on the Eastern side of the island of Oahu. It’s the wetter side of the island than the South side where Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor are, but that makes it lush and fragrant.

Over the next 10 days, we have A LOT of great guest posts lined up, 10 days of giveaways, and I have a few other surprises in store, too. 🙂

Now, for this morning’s giveaway…

The prize


Today’s giveaway takes YOU on a trip — a MAC Trip!

One lucky lady will win the MAC Trip 4 Classic Eye and Cheek Palette ($30). This rare, hard-to-find travel exclusive palette features Sweetness Beauty Powder Blush (a clean pink), Lightfully Eyeshadow (a pale icy pink with silvery pearl), Idol Eyes Eyeshadow (an icy gray violet with golden pearl) and Print Eyeshadow (a muted gray).

How to enter

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the comments section below telling me the name of one MAC product that’s great to have with you on trips.

I always bring my MAC 266 brush, holla!

I’ll pick the winner at random from among the people who enter by 11:59PM PST tonight (Friday).

Maika’i pomaika’i, beauties!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


The giveaway is closed now, and I’m contacting the winners by e-mail. Good luck!


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  1. Ms. B says:

    Waah just one?! Okay if my life and/or the happiness of my travelling partner (my dear isaac) depended on it, I would have to bring Love Connection mineralized duo with me. It’s light and always turns out pretty. Plus I can use my fingers to apply so it’s basically perfect!

    Have fun in Hawaii!

  2. Eva says:

    I always bring my bronze eyeshadow, I can use it with everything!

  3. StolenPJ's says:

    Definitely my studio finish concealer… can’t go without it!

  4. Amy Johnson says:

    I always have to have my Rubenesque paint pot with me on trips. It is so easy to slip on your eyes and go!!

  5. Paulien says:

    I always take my take wing quad with me.. love love love!!

  6. Samantha says:

    Hmm…how to choose, how to choose.I suppose I MUST have my Diorshow mascara and MAC Style blush.

  7. Jaime says:

    I always, always have a Dazzleglass on hand! Have a fun and safe trip to Hawaii!

  8. Rochelle O'Brien says:

    I don’t go anywhere without my Mac pressed blot powder. Gets rid of shine like nothing else.

  9. kaixin says:

    i always have a MAC dazzleglass with me.. it’s so pretty…

  10. Andrea says:

    My pressed blot powder. I just got this a couple of weeks ago and I don’t know how I lived without it.

  11. eunice says:

    I always bring my MAC studio fix powder…it will never go wrong xD and I can use it dry or wet…LOVE!

    eunice´s last blog post..The Last Exam

  12. Connie says:

    I’m on holiday right now and I’ve brought my MAC Lightful Ultracharge Foundation. There just isn’t enough time and room for full liquid foundation + powder.

    Connie´s last blog post..By Clumps of Mascara: Beauty and The Male

  13. Jennilynn says:

    I love to take my penultimate eye liner on trips.

  14. Holly says:

    I recently got married and went on my first international flight for my honeymoon (10 hours in the air total). I forgot to bring any lip moisturizer, and instead the only close alternative I could find in my bag: Mac tinted lipglass in C-thru it worked great on my lips! Love it! 🙂

    (On a side note: I just found your blog and am totally addicted! Reading it every day just makes my day brighter)!!

  15. MAC 187 hands down! I can use it for foundation, powder, blush, you name it! 🙂

  16. Amanda says:

    I always bring my Mac pressed powder compact. Just a few swipes makes me look as fresh and shine-free as I did that morning!

    If you pick me I would be the happiest makeup addict in the world! I want this Palette so badly!! The colors are beautiful but they dont sale it at the airport near me! Bummer!!

  17. Nina says:

    Well I only have one MAC product, Florabundance lipglass! So I’d take that!

  18. Sandy Dibbell says:

    I finally bought a MAC product — Brow Set in Girl Boy — and I will never leave home without it!!! I have red hair but my eyebrows bleach white-blond the minute the sun hits them, and BS makes me look like a human being again.

    But I want to win this to give it to my SO’s DIL. She just moved here from Romania and I’d like to help her start a makeup collection. These colors won’t work on me but would look stunning on her.

  19. Luciana Lima says:

    Studiofix powder foundation! Gives great coverage, nice finish, all in one!

  20. Kristine says:

    Fix + gives me the dewey look and refreshes my face instantly on summer days

  21. Jo Anne says:

    I always bring my MAC 187 with me to apply foundation!

  22. Laura B says:

    My Holiday 2002 palette has all I need for eyes and brows.

  23. pladies says:

    Damn just one to pick up ???

    mmmmmmmmmm…. (thinking hard)

    I’ll take my blacktrack fluidline, love it 😀

    pladies´s last blog post..L’histoire de mon Dermablend

  24. Lo says:

    mac liquidlast! that stuff doesn’t go anywhere! i can go swimming or lay out in the beach in the scorching sun and it’s still as perfect

  25. Janet says:

    One product… that is so difficult. Haha.
    I would say my Select Cover-Up to conceal blemishes!

  26. YadiQ says:

    Gotta always have mac clear lipglass on my bag when travelling !!

  27. Lisa says:

    My MAC 239 brush and MAC Springsheen blush, the two are a must!!!!

  28. Karen B says:

    My Just A Pinch blush. This way I always look fresh and perky 🙂

  29. Denisa says:

    FIX+ I can use that even when I’m not wearing makeup! I love it!

  30. NINA says:

    I am mostly a drugstore cosmetic girl but I did cave in and got 2 MAC products – I have one tube of the new Viva Glam I V which is a dusky pink that I feel is perfect for my skin tone. I also have the MAC Just a Pinch Gel Blush – which I love. Between these two, I would take my Viva Glam I V if I could only take one of them on vacation (id love to take both, mind you!) — I feel like a good lipcolor pulls the sunkissed, healthy look that a vacation gives. I wont need cheek color – my cheeks will be kissed by the sun! The pinkish lipstick will just pull that look together and im pretty confident I will glow!

  31. RuBie says:

    My MAC charged water to refresh my skin!

  32. Bobbie Sue says:

    Morning Karen,
    You must be UBER excited about going to Hawaii!! I would be, my fiance and I want to go soon. Where do you think would be some good places to start??
    My one most needed thing from MAC for a trip would have to be… my Fix +!! Wow I hate to sound like a broken record, but that is one thing I can not live without anymore!!
    Good Luck and be safe.

    Bobbie Sue

    Bobbie Sue´s last blog post..Back in town- NIN Concert!!

  33. imergo says:

    Studio Finish Concealer – reduces photo retouching when you get back!

  34. Dramah says:

    HI!!!! I’d love to win this but I dont have any MAC to comment on =(…but MAC is awesome and I’d love to win some!!

    Dramah´s last blog post..BTW….

  35. Rose says:

    One product I always have to bring with me is my MAC Studio Fix.

    Rose´s last blog post..All About Primers

  36. Kelly G says:

    So jealous, Karen!! I’m sure it’s beautiful there. You will have to post some pictures.
    I love my Studio fix. It is my go to quick-fix when I am in a hurry.

    Have fun!

  37. Tove says:

    My Tendertone in Tender Baby! Can’t live without it, truly. <3

    Tove´s last blog post..null

  38. Ann Marie says:

    On trips, I bring my MAC Studio Fix compact as my sole foundation. It’s fast and east and keeps the man from holla-ing “hurry up, woman!” hahahaha


  39. wendy says:

    I always bring a MSF with me, to look bright and sunny. The one that I will take this year is the redheas MSF.

    What an amazing give away gift!!!

  40. Dila says:

    Hello 🙂

    I always bring my soft ochre paint pot it helps me to look less tired..

  41. Debbie says:

    I always bring Brule eye shadow, it’s the perfect neutral!

  42. ines says:

    blot powder in light, select cover up NC15

  43. isela says:

    my studio fix powder, no vivo sin el

  44. Sara says:

    Just a Pinch blush because it is small and can be used as a lipstain and a blush! Hope you have a great trip!

  45. Anne says:

    Oyster Girl lipglass! 🙂

  46. Beatriz says:

    I always carry bare canvas.

  47. Brittany says:

    I love my 168 Contour Brush and I don’t think I could live without my Paint Pots either 🙂

  48. victoria says:

    my smokey eyes palette from the holiday 2008 set. love the colors, you can do a brown smokey or dark grety smokey eyes. i just love it to death, every single one is pigmented and the compact is light.

  49. CG says:

    MAC Studio Fix is great on its own or on top of a liquid foundation for more coverage.

  50. Jenna says:

    My 187 brush!! I shall never apply foundation with my fingers again.

  51. Anina says:

    I’d bring my MAC mineralized skinfinish/natural!

  52. courtnie says:

    any lipglass for sure

  53. Sandy says:

    I will always love the Mac Studio Finish Concealer, no more dark circles! (nw45). 🙂

  54. Ali says:

    Just one?! My studio sculpt foundation – perfect skin in a bottle 🙂

  55. KyaLyn says:

    My Smoking Eyes Quad.

  56. Yolanda says:

    I really like to bring Goldmine eyeshadow. It really brings out my blue-green eyes.

  57. Ada says:

    I always bring a Paint Pot for when I’m too lazy to do a lot of m/u.

  58. Shana T says:

    Wow I wish I was in Hawaii right now! I always bring my MAC Lady Bug Lustre Lipstick and Chocolate Brown pigment with me when I travel!

  59. joanne says:

    Easy. Fluidline. Fluidline. Fluidline. I can’t leave home without it!

  60. Mira says:

    MSF natural! No mess at all and buildable coverage.

    Mira´s last blog post..Rexall drugstore

  61. KC says:

    Viva galm V lipglass and pro long lash mascara.

  62. japneet says:

    Powerpoint eyeliner in engraved..its the best

  63. Sarah says:

    I don’t leave home without my mac wipes! they take away waterproof liners and mascara with ease!!!

  64. Pia says:

    I’d bring my red lipstick, either russian red, ruby woo or so scarlet. Instant glam, anytime.
    Have a perfect holiday, Karen.

  65. Elle says:

    Truthfully, I don’t own any MAC products because I just recently had an interest in cosmetics. Surely, MAC has a lot of products and they are quite pricey too. I’m trying to look into it more to see which would match me and suit me more before I order (since the only way for me to order is thru the MAC website).

    It would be nice to have some suggestion for a MAC newb like me x]

  66. Michelin says:

    What a beautiful palette! I have to take my MAC angled eyeliner brush with me everywhere I go. It’s just so much easier than applying eyeliner from a crayon.

  67. Marissa says:

    I bring my Studio Finish Concealer – I love going on trips, but unfortunately my skin does not.

  68. Steph says:

    it has to be my MAC pressed blot powder. gets rid of shine fast@ 😀

    Steph´s last blog post..Update and Contest!

  69. TaLaisa says:

    The only MAC item I had the last time I traveled was my Media l/s. It came with me too. I love how it can be sheered out on the lips and used as a cheek stain too.

    The next time we travel (to DH’s home, Fiji) my niece has requested that I leave none of my mac home. She wants to play in auntie’s make up case.

    TaLaisa´s last blog post..Happy Valentines

  70. bluematilda says:

    must have dazzleglass…must have dazzleglass…at all times! when i first saw this palette i knew i had to have it! my sister passed through new york on her way to greece but didn’t see it 🙁 maybe i still have a chance!

  71. Zara says:

    my mac lipstick in Dubonnet. 🙂 Can’t say no to a perfect red lip.

  72. Kristen says:

    my mac hello kitty blush. i love it

  73. carrie says:

    viva glam V lipglass. always.

  74. rex says:

    Just one product? That’s tough! I always bring my MAC paint in bare canvas. It keeps my eye makeup from budging in any weather!

  75. Krystle says:

    Woodwinked e/s. I use it almost everyday and it’s foolproof.
    awww I’m soo jealous ur gonna be in Kaneohe (my hometown!). I’m here in the Bay Area, but I do miss how the beach (esp Lanikai & Kailua) is so close!

  76. Jane says:

    I always bring my anastasia duo powder – in a hurry, i can also use it as a light liner or smokey shadow! Talk about versatility 🙂

  77. Brianna says:

    My fix + keeps my hydrated without being oily! Great for after a stuffy plane ride.

  78. Megan says:

    I’m so not a MACaholic…anyway you know I really tend to take a lot of makeup with me on trips…If I had to pick one thignsd from my MAC stash that I would be most likely to take along though…probably plushlash or blushbaby. I’ll go with bushbaby..because of the whole vacay/swimming thing…and bring some other mascara that won’t leave me with racoon eyes.

  79. nina says:

    fluidline for perfect eyes.

  80. Tamara says:

    I always bring my 168 brush, it’s superb for contourning! And even for applying the bronzer.

    Tamara´s last blog post..Fav Items: May 09

  81. Deanna says:

    I don’t really have any MAC stuff and I rarely go on trips, I don’t really know how to answer 🙁 Please enter me though 🙂

  82. lesley says:

    I always bring my MAC MSF Natural, it’s the best wearing and natural finish powder I’ve found that beats the hot and cold weather! 🙂

  83. Valerie says:

    I always take like half of my MAC stash!! lol I can never decide…and you never know what you are doing to do, but if I had to choose a few, it would be 187 brush and 239 and 217 and my 2008 smokey holiday palette you can do lots with it!! ; )

    Valerie´s last blog post..Let’s all……

  84. Rachel says:

    The Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Plum Perfect 🙂

  85. Jeanne says:

    Oh, definitely my eye brushes — the angled eyeliner brush (required!) and the regular eyeshadow brush. I can’t do a thing without those brushes!

    Jeanne´s last blog post..The Portrait of Jeanne Gray

  86. Magi says:

    MAC’s limited “Ether” Mineralize Eyeshadow. With it´s beautyful veining it´s possible to create several different looks with one eyeshadow only. It has black, grey, silvery and white veins besides different teal and light blue shades. GORGEOUS!

    Magi´s last blog post..BENEFIT auf deutsch

  87. Melia says:

    I always have Da Bling with me. I wear it almost every day and I couldn’t live without it.

  88. Maricel says:

    I always have Blacktrack Fluidline & MAC’s 2008 Holiday palette (smokey eyes) with me. 🙂

  89. Marta says:

    My MAC 187 you can use it in so many ways.

  90. Erin says:

    I love to bring an MSF with me, especially on trips with long overseas flights or long drives. An MSF really perks up my skin and helps me look more awake!

  91. Laura says:

    I haven’t tried MAC yet. Is that horrible? It is only because they don’t sell it at Sephora, and I hate the department store makeup counters.

  92. I always have my MAC shadow Omega with me on trips so I can do my brows. I have never even tried it as an eye shadow haha!

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..Zoya Exchange – Part II

  93. Glosslizard says:

    I love to bring one of the bright shades from last year’s Cool Heat collection! It satisfies my urges for bright, tropical-looking vacation eyes!

  94. Nikki says:

    i always always always always take my mac viva la glam lipstick in lustre

  95. Sarah says:

    I always have a MAC fix spray with me. It gives me that extra glow that often gets depleted when I’m traveling.

  96. wreena says:

    I bring my MAC holiday pallet with me everytime I travel. The brown is great for day looks and the gray side works for night. I love my browns esp since it’s not too dramatic for touristy things like hiking and walking around a bunch.
    It’ll be with me when I go to Puerto Rico soon, hayyy!

  97. Ri says:

    I always bring my Love Lorn lustre LIpstick with me, it’s amazing

  98. Kypris says:

    Ooh, tough choice, just one? I’d pick Fluidline then… and then because I can’t just pick one… my mac satin taupe eyeshadow. Always need a good brown.

  99. katy says:

    Painterly Paint Pot! In fact, I never leave home without it.

  100. Laura says:

    My MSF in Soft and Gentle!

  101. V says:

    Graphblack technokohl- I am an eyeliner addict, and this requires no sharpening!

  102. e-rock says:

    These colors would be perfect for my skin tone and I would love to stash this in my diaper bag for when I am out with the little one and need a touch-up.

  103. Nicole! says:

    Mac Cork or Espresso for brows. On vacation I usually go light on the makeup, but brows are always a must to have done! =D

    Nicole!´s last blog post..Now… we breathe.

  104. sloan says:

    Just one?? LOL. I’d bring my MAC e/s in Naked Lunch – shimmery, blendable, and easy to use on it’s own as a wash or combined with a multitude of colours 🙂

    Have a great time, and give some <3 to your mom-in law!

  105. Vanessa H says:

    Ohhh pretty blush!

    I bring my MAC Studio Fix powder in C3 with me everywhere I go because it acts like a foundation and covers everything!

  106. Steph E. says:

    Cantaloupe Blush (Pro)–> You can use it for blush but you can also use it as a light, natural bronzer!

  107. Tania says:

    I also gotta have my Studio Fix in C4, several MAC lipsticks, and several MAC blushes. I’m going to order a blush palette online so I can travel with my blushes this summer.

  108. Klara says:

    I always bring my Viva Glam V lipglass

  109. Alexandria says:

    So Ceylon Mineralize Skinfinish!

  110. anna says:

    i bring a pain Stilife- it is great as a base for my eyeshadow, or alone.

  111. veedee says:

    Mac Fluidline!!!!!

  112. Jesa says:

    well, even though it’s still a relatively new product, i’d bring my MAC fix+rose, and technically i wouldn’t even have to pack it – it’s always in my handbag!!!

  113. Allie says:

    I plan on taking my Studio Fix compact with me to NOLA next week. So ready to get gambling!

  114. Cindyrella says:

    I have a compact of MAC Blot Powder in my purse & in my travel makeup bag at all times!!!

  115. Nicole15 says:

    I must always have with me on a trip my MAC 182 buffer brush. This bad boy does so much for me, you have no idea!!!

  116. pinknblackII says:

    I wanna win!

  117. Luv J says:

    It has to be the MSF Natural.. no cakiness.. gives natural coverage. Great for blotting and setting makeup 🙂

  118. Fifikins says:

    It has to be ze russian red lipstick..it lightens up my mood and unbelievably good for me dark skin

  119. Tuhina says:

    MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack goes with me everywhere!!!! It makes my eyes look instantly awake and stays put through pretty much everything.

  120. Amber says:

    I don’t go anywhere without my studiofix powder!

  121. RB says:

    Always bring my Waterproof MAC mascara! I never have to worry about under-eye black smudges.

  122. Gail says:

    I always bring my 187 brush. I cannot tell you how many times that brush has saved me. It can do foundation, blush, correct mistakes. It’s a life saver!

  123. Fiona says:

    I always bring the MAC 187 brush. I can use it for foundation, blush, and finishing powder. It’s such a multifaceted brush!

  124. Regina S says:

    My MAC lipstick in Myth. Can you fit me in your suitcase for the trip to Hawaii?

  125. Randelle says:

    I always bring my Fix+ Spray. It instanly wakes me up and leaves me feeling refreshed if I am jet lag. On hot days it is a must as well!

  126. Karen too says:

    My 217 brush! It is so versatile.

  127. Jamila says:

    I always bring my expensive pink eye shawdow I always get compliments. 🙂

  128. I always bring my MAC eyelash curler. I love it!

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  129. Cindy says:

    I just packed my suitcase for a holiday trip tomorrow 🙂
    The first thing i packed was Show Orchid L/s, a great colour, especially when i am getting a nice tan.

  130. Lou says:

    It would have to be Shroom eyeshadow, not very adventurous I know, but…it’s very pretty on its own, makes a great base for other shadows or liners, I’m quite pale so I use it as a highlighter on my cheekbones and even mix it in with my pink lipgloss to make a sparklier evening lip.

  131. Austrian_Babe says:

    I always bring the MAC #187 brush. Nothing applies liquid foundation as well as this baby

  132. Vanessa S says:

    My Stripdown lipliner. It matches my lips perfectly.

  133. Estefania says:

    i just started getting into mac makeup and i just can stop using summer rose beauty powder! i always bring it with me, everywhere!

  134. G says:

    Always take some of MAC brushes from various Limited Gift Sets instead of hauling full size ones.

  135. Briana says:

    I so far don’t have any mac, but I would most likely take atleast one really versatile makeup brush that I could use for multiple products!

    Briana´s last blog post..Rainy Pansies

  136. Amy says:

    I have to have sheer pressed powder when I’m traveling to stay unshiny. Love this stuff.

  137. amber says:

    Have fun in Hawaii Karen! Sounds so fun! Thanks for the lovely giveaways lined up for us readers also.

    I need my MAC Blacktrack liner with me at all times. Oh, and my Port Red lipstick, I take it everywhere with me, I just wish MAC would re-lease it so I can get another tube…mine is running dangerously low!! *gasp*

    Thanks!! 🙂

  138. hina says:

    i just love taking MAC liquid eyeliner with me wherever i go. it’s one of my favorites MAC products along with their brushes and primers.

  139. April M. says:

    oh that’s easy…my mac smile blush. Absolute must-have for me:]

  140. Daya says:

    My favorite MAC shadow…Satin Taupe e/s! I try to make it go with just about everything! 🙂

    Have a great time in Hawaii!

  141. Kate & Zena says:

    I’ve never tried MAC so I can’t tell you which MAC product I can’t go on vacation without! I can tell you I never leave home without my Almay Triple Effect Mascara though!

  142. JULIE says:

    I think its the 06 holiday palette with the smokey eyes colors, ABSOLUTE MUST

  143. Rachael says:

    Since trips usually mean fighting jet lag or late nights and early mornings, I always bring my select moisturecover concealer in NW20 to cover up the dark circles under my eyes! Have a safe trip to Hawaii Karen and I hope you enjoy your time there!

  144. Nazia says:

    No matter what, MAC Underage lipglass must be carried at all times, just like my cell!

  145. jeng says:

    my fix+!

  146. Joyce says:

    Smurfbunny lipglass is always in my purse–makes every lipstick I’ve tried look better!

  147. lipglossme says:

    I love my MAC Pleasantry blush!

  148. A-diddy says:

    I always have my Mac Eye Kohl pencil in Tarnish!

  149. Alexis says:

    I have to say Pink Fish Tinted Lip Conditioner from the Hello Kitty collection. Whenever I put that on, my whole mood perks up… it’s the perfect pink color :).

  150. fauxflush says:

    Studio Finish Concealer. Mixed with eye cream I can use it on dark circles, and the texture is perfect for blemishes. Plus the package is really tiny.

  151. Brittany says:

    Always have strobe cream, duh!

  152. Winnie says:

    I love MAC tendertones. SPF 12 protection and hydration for my lips.

  153. ariana martuscello says:

    I would take my hello kitty mac doll to hug!

  154. Kimberly says:

    I always bring my Diorshow mascara, my Nars blush in Orgasm, & My Too Faced eye primer, & one of Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush lip glosses, that’s my arsenal.

  155. Stephie says:

    I would say Fabulush CCB. It’s easy to apply with your fingers, warms your face, and has a light gold sheen that makes you look glowy 🙂

  156. Smruti says:

    my MAC sunbasque blush and MSF in deep dark…makes me look good!

  157. DoDe says:

    I brought the perfect style brush kit so I def travel with that. it comes with 222,263,187,168. Love the cute bag it comes in too

  158. Im gonna say mac studio fix powder! its amazing and if you use it wet, it can be used as a conceler tooo 😀 love it<33
    i hope i win!!!!!!!

  159. erica says:

    I ALWAYS have my MAC StudioFix compact with me! It is a daily staple of mine 🙂
    thanks for the giveaway!

  160. H. says:

    as of right now, im loving my MAC prep+prime spf50. this would definitely be a must-have for a trip, as majority of the trips i take are to warmer areas (hello oily skin and lots of sun! ugh)

    enjoy your trip!


  161. Mary says:

    Studio Fix! Can’t live without it.

    And I haven’t found a product that can top it…

    Been using it FOREVER and still love it.

  162. Lauren says:

    My MAC Studio Finish Concealer with SPF 35 is a definite for me! I carry it everywhere!!

    Have a great time on your trip!

  163. H. says:

    on second thought, i can’t go without my MAC select cover-up concealer these days!

  164. Misti says:

    When I go on vacation, I simply must, MUST have at least one tube of mascara. Be it colored, drugstore, etc. If I bring nothing else (not likely to happen) I have to have a good mascara I can ‘trust’.

  165. Jessica says:

    let’s see. travelling wouldn’t be possible without my revlon colorstay foundation.

  166. Maria says:

    I can never leave my house without my MAC’S FIX +!!!! 🙂

  167. Jen says:

    Hi, need need to have my SPF 30 moisturizer….

  168. T says:

    Studio Fix powder plus foundation. Love it!

  169. Kerri says:

    It’s hard to pick JUST one…but I always bring my 219 MAC brush with me 🙂

  170. angela says:

    i would bring my fluidline…amazing eyeliner! 🙂

  171. Kacie says:

    my favorite MAC item to take with me on trips is my Cream Eyeshadow Base in Pearl. I take that with me on every trip i go on as a base to my eyeshadows because it is very compact and doesnt take up much room in my makeup bag like my UDPP will.

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  172. gio says:

    I always bring MAC Viva Glam VI SE.

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  173. Brenda says:

    I always take with me the Moistureblend SPF 15 compact foundation. It offers great coverage, you can have it on your carry-on luggage and it has SPF protection..I love it!

  174. Cigdem says:

    I always bring my MAC mineralize skinfinish natural in medium.

  175. Jian says:

    I always take MAC Paintpot in Rubenesque. It’s such a pretty gold colour!

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  176. Jessica N says:

    Well the one product that I cannot live without is Mascara! And the Zoom Lash is my absolute favorite! Love your website 🙂

  177. Amanda says:

    MAC VIVA GLAM V lipstick

  178. katelyn says:

    tinted lip conditioner. my favorite is the new hello kitty popster one 🙂

  179. Wendy says:

    I always carry my MAC bronzer. Need to be glowing 😉

  180. gale says:

    I always take my 217 brush…I can’t leave home without it 🙂

  181. toni says:

    I never forget my studio fix powder, its my on the go.

  182. misha says:

    I must have my mineralized blush in Love Thing! It just gives me a glow on my cheeks and makes me look alive even if its the only makeup I have on. I love it!!! Have a great vacation, lucky girl!!

  183. Keala says:

    Hi Karen! I’d have to agree with angela, fluidline is a MUST! Don’t mean to be a stickler, but being Hawaiian, I think you were trying to say “good luck” at the end of the post…it’s actually laki maika’i in Hawaiian. I love that you tried! 🙂

  184. Gina G says:

    I always like to bring Girl about town lipstick with me; it always cheers me up and looks fresh.

  185. Christina says:

    i ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have my eye kohl in smolder – its my ABSOLUTE makeup essential!

  186. sian says:

    The MAC 219 brush is a must have all the time!!

  187. maryjoyce says:

    i would bring mac blot! this is hard!

  188. Mel says:

    The MAC 187 brush as it can be a multi-tasker.

  189. raha says:

    Can’t leave without my MAC Prep+Prime Face Protect SPF50

  190. Amy says:

    Blacktrack fluidline! Have a great trip, Karen!

  191. Erin says:

    I’d go crazy without my Love Nectar, it’s my faaavorite! Have a safe trip!

  192. Sarah says:

    I always have to have my MAC Bronzer – Refined Golden 🙂

    have a blast in hawaii, its my turn to be jealous!!!! and what color did u end up painting ur nails and toesies!??

  193. ann says:

    i have never tried any mac before… crazy, i know!

  194. Amy Rosen says:

    I like bringing my Fix+ spray, great in hot humid climates.
    amy r.

  195. Jenn says:

    I can’t go without my 224 blending brush. It’s a must! Thanks for all the giveaways!

  196. Demi says:

    Viva Glam V Lipglass

  197. Jessica says:

    Shroom eyeshadow. It’s a basic, but it brightens my eyes and even highlights my cheeks in a subtle way. Everyone needs to look well rested on vacations!

  198. Mary says:

    I never leave without my MAC Pro Longwear Lustre LipColour in “Alta Moda”. Its great to bring with you because you wont have to keep reapplying your lipstick.

  199. Gina Rodriguez says:

    MAC Fix+ for sure. It NEVER leaves my purse. When I feel my make up needs a touch up I just spray this on my face and it gives me a nice dewey look! I LOVE this product!!!

  200. Janeve Yeh says:

    to tell you the honest truth? I haven’t been able to really afford the luxury of MAC…thats why I’m hoping that this little “MAC trip” may introduce me to the wonderful world of MAC products!

  201. beej says:

    ’08 smokey eyes holiday palette! it’s so versatile for me!

  202. Alexis says:

    Mac blush Tippy!!!!

  203. Dana says:

    I always bring my MAC 187 brush with me on trips!

  204. Nat says:

    One staple on sunny vacations is my TLC in Petting Pink, gots to have some SPF glamour!

  205. Liliana says:

    I always bring my MAC 187 with me!

  206. Cielo says:

    i always bring my MAC Studio fix powder and MAC MSF powder with me…. so handy….

  207. Hayley says:

    I always bring my Sunbasque blush.

  208. sarahPUFFY! says:

    Normally I would say my Studio Fix Powder Foundation, but I take MAC’s Flammable Paint everywhere I go. It works as my blush and lip colour; and, when my eyes are looking tired, I add a very tiny amount to the center of my lids (too much and they’ll look red and haggard). Its the perfect brown girl multitasker.

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  209. Alex says:

    MAC Bronzer to give me that glow!

  210. Christina says:

    I think I would say my Studio Fix Powder. =)

    I love Hawaii! Have a great time!!!

  211. Hyzenthlay says:

    I’ve JUST gotten into MAC stuff . . . I’d probably take my Face and Body Foundation because I love the coverage and how it’s buildable. The MAC stuff I have now is professional, which is not a required look for vacation 🙂

    Hm . . . or I might follow Vampy Varnish’s lead and take my Omega shadow for my eyebrows, and use a tinted moisturizer 🙂

  212. CeeLo says:


  213. Mariza says:

    I love my Pink Fish TLC to bring on trils!!

  214. Gail says:

    Pearl Creme Color base – can use on eyelids/hi lite cheeks & tons of more things plus its small & not liquid so its not a problem – Multiple uses.

  215. MelCH says:

    i always need my 187 brush w/ me….for my foundation and blush!

  216. Kanita says:

    I have to have the mineralize skinfinish duo. Powder and highlight all in one, it’s perfect for touch ups. I just wish they’d put a mirror in it.

  217. Shiny says:

    I have two viva glam palettes, they are great for trips because they are much smaller than carrying lippies, but contain three shades that go with everything. Love it!

  218. Victoria says:

    Studio Fix Powder! Can’t go without

  219. Susan says:

    Karen….I think that you should take every product that you own, in Mac, because you are bound to need them while on vacation. You never know what you will be wearing and what you feel like on any given day or evening so I say take it all, you cannot go wrong.

    My son and soon to be daughter-in law will be going to Hawaii next week and I am so jealous. Have a safe and wonderful time.

    I also want to tell you how very much I enjoy your makeup blogs. I am 49 years old and still love makeup and really look forward to hearing everything that you have to say. Thanks again and have a beautiful vacation.

  220. Mary says:

    I’d have to say my MAC travel brushes (holiday collection); they’re compact and so easy to take with me everywhere.

  221. Jamie says:

    i alwaaays bring my lip conditionerrrr <3

  222. Bj says:

    Probably MAC Strobe, after i get a tan it really adds that gorgeous glow. I use it on my face and decolletage and it looks fab

  223. Marmar says:

    I ALWAYS bring my Hello Kitty strawberry gloss. LOVE IT.

  224. Mary-Frances says:

    My MAC Heirloom eyeliner. Goes with everything. I LOVE it.

  225. Airess says:

    One MAC product that is pretty great to have with you anywhere is the Love Nectar Lustreglass it is the perfect peachy shade that’s great with any look and it’s the perfect consistency it’s not to thick and it’s not runny either!!!


  226. anu says:

    my 266 and fluid track!

  227. Lin says:

    My MAC l/g in strawberry blonde.

  228. shi says:

    I love MAC lipgloss. Goes with me everywhere

  229. Amy says:

    When I travel, I always bring my MAC medium-dark blot powder. You never know when you need to touch up on the plane, or while touring the city.

  230. thea says:

    MAC cosmo lipstick!

  231. Fay.H. says:

    MAC MUST-HAVE are:
    – MAC 187
    – Fluidline/Liquid eye liner
    – eyeshadow “Digit”

  232. Anastasia says:

    I never ever go anywhere without MAC Viva Glam II. Love that lippy!

    Have a great trip Karen!


  233. Gracie says:

    i would take foundation! i have pretty dark lashes and i don’t really need makeup on them (although i wear it anyways!) but my skin is my week spot. mac studio fix fluid in NW15 all the way! (omg i need to get tanner!)

  234. Indi says:

    Now this is tough because my two make-up necessities are both MAC. The Lustreglass in Sinnamon is gorgeous and absolutely stunning. I however I would have to pick the MAC Kohl Liner in Smolder for those amazing smokey eyes and winged eye. 🙂

  235. Strobe cream for ever !the best way to erase tired skin and always look freshy 🙂

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  236. Basak says:

    Hmmmm, how do I pick one 🙂
    217 it is then.

  237. Mashal Anjum says:

    I can’t live without my MAC concealer. Seriously, I don’t step outside my house without it.

  238. Nicole says:

    I <3 my Mineralize Skinfinish and never go on vacay without it

  239. Camellia says:

    i like my MAC sculpt and shape powder a lot (:

  240. Danielle says:

    MAC Blacktrack Fluid Line! 🙂

  241. DanielleO says:

    I never leave home without my MAC flat angled brush for my eyebrows. It’s so old I think it’s like #26 or something like that. But it’s still going strong!

    Have a wonderful trip Karen!

  242. Linda says:

    Mac 188 =D

  243. June says:

    I just got tinted lip conditioner in pink fish
    its my frist TLC but im deff in love with it, it
    smells and feels so amazing on the lips.So it would
    be the perfect thing to keep lips soft and kissable;)
    on trips ur lips can get dry from the weather change.

  244. Laddie says:

    I never leave home without a Dazzleglass with me. It just makes my lips all glammed up 🙂

  245. JillyB says:

    I always take my tube of Select Cover-up. I can use it as concealer or in a pinch as a foundation.

  246. Laura says:

    Graphic brown. Word.

  247. Jayme says:

    All That Glitters shadow, of course!

  248. L says:

    I always bring my mac mineralized skinfinish in medium, however, it never travels well :S It’s going to have a rough trip to san fran next 😛

  249. cutie_pie says:

    belightful highlighting powder is great for trips. on the face, its obviously a beautiful highlighter, but it makes a cool eyeshadow too, and you can use it on your cupids bow for a lip-plumping effect. it’s a great multi-tasking product 🙂 thanks karen! i hope you have an amazing trip <3

  250. Lisa says:

    I’m a “more is better” kind of girl, but you said one product,,,,,so, I can’t go out with only half a brow, therefore I would have to take my MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering. This slim, but mighty pencil gives me the perfect brow in the perfect color, and it’s my secret that there’s only half an overtweezed brow on each side.

    Bon Voyage!

  251. NadiaG says:

    Can you believe that I have never EVER tried MAC? It’s a shame. And I LOVE makeup. That’s why I have to win this 😛

  252. Ash Bell says:

    Studio concealer! Omg what an Awesome palatte!

  253. mishel says:

    any gold mac shadow. for sure!

  254. MissBlingBling says:

    My Dazzleglass, of course! 😀

  255. Madeleine says:

    MAC’s – Studio Sculpt Foundation

  256. Sherri says:

    Always keep a travel size lotion in your purse, their is nothing worse than being ashy and not having any lotion.

  257. Amy says:

    I just got into MAC since my last trip, but on my next one I will be sure to take my bare canvas paint so that my eyeshadow stays on all day.

  258. Rachel says:

    Fix +.

    It’s the only MAC I own and I love the stuff!

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  259. Patrice Mantovani says:

    MAC 266 Small Angled Brush: I use it to apply powder eye liner for a daytime work look and I double its use as an eyebrow powder applicator. Great giveaway, Karen!

  260. CecilyT says:

    I haven’t ever had any MAC either! We aren’t close to anyplace (yeah, we live in a somewhat rural area) that carries it, and I don’t want to buy online w/ out seeing the colors. From the comments though, it sounds like the Studio Sculpt Foundation is a winner!

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  261. Jenny says:

    Hi Karen! I was just in Kaneohe yesterday! You’re right.. it always rains there, but it’s the most green part of the island. I love driving on the H3 just to take in the scenery! And, I always take my MAC 188 brush with me!

  262. Jasmine says:

    OMG I’d bring Fix + Rose!

  263. Audrey says:

    MAC Viva Glam V lipstick! Goes with pretty much anything 🙂

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  264. Michaela says:

    I’d definitely bring MAC Microfine Refinisher…traveling on planes takes the moisture right out of my skin.

  265. notsocrafty says:

    I always have a tinted lip conditioner (lately in Pink Fish), and select moisturecover concealer!

  266. lauren says:

    Any fluidline, and shroom e/s!

  267. Amber says:

    Best MAC product to have with you is lipglass, you always want to have a pretty pout while on vacation!

  268. Holly says:

    “retrospek” eyeshadow!! just enough shimmer to make my eyes look not-dead lol!

  269. Michelle says:

    Gah! So difficult.
    Ok. One product. While I want to say lipglass (hello pouty, glossy, shimmery lips!) I’m going to go with my Shape & Sculpt powder… perfect for contouring & highlighting and, if you’re in a pinch, they can double as eyeshadows!

  270. Andrea says:

    MSF natural, followed closely by 208 brush (good for both brows and liner!!)

  271. Shivotra says:

    star nova lipglass <3

  272. Brendaq says:

    Whaa?! I hope I’m not too late!

    Mmm I always have to have a multi-use creme product (Eyes, lips and cheeks) and mascara.

  273. Heather says:

    MAC MSF in redhead!
    loves you karen!

  274. Kami says:

    i always have my blacktrack fluidliner…depending on how its applied, it can create a lot of different looks instantly:)

  275. ricecupcake says:

    My So Ceylon MSF<3

  276. Evian says:

    Def the blot powder so I’m not reflective.

  277. Sandy says:

    My MSFN in medium plus is my go to face product when I travel. I can apply it lightly as a finishing powder or buff it in if I need heavier coverage.

  278. Emma says:

    Fluidline in blacktrack!

  279. Candace says:

    I could never take just one lol!! But I never leave home without my Blot Powder Compact and a dazzleglass! Extra Amps is my fav right now!

  280. Linda Long says:

    my mineralized skin finish

  281. LayLa says:

    a nice coral-shimery
    blush, there’s nothing
    like a bit of color
    afther 6 hrs of flight!!!

    Good Luck everyone !!!

  282. A. Ozair says:

    i alwaaays bring my MSF in Glissade or Light Flush

  283. Joni says:

    I always bring my MAC penultimate liner with me, everywhere :D! Bare face + lined eyes in most of my holiday shots 🙂

    And yeah what an awesome giveaway, karen~ v v generous of you I must say.

    Good luck to everyone!

  284. Natalia says:

    tinted lip conditioner in “Pink Fish” =)

  285. Catherine says:

    I never leave home without one mac lipliner and lipgloss…it’s quick simple, natural makeup.

  286. Alyssa says:

    MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (in Medium) is great for quick touch ups.

  287. Michelle says:

    My MSF Natural definitely. It evens out skin tone, absorbs oil, and is easy to apply! It’s great to have if you just want one face product.

  288. McKenzie says:

    Definitely MAC pro longlash mascara. Even if I’ve got no other make up on, a little mascara really does the trick.

  289. Robyn says:

    I alwaysalwaysalways have MAC’s woodwinked eyeshadow on me. It’s such a gorgeous colour, and just a swipe of it with some mascara looks great and is easy for vacation!

  290. Cody says:

    Mascara and tinted lip conditioner!

  291. Daniele says:

    MAC’s blot powder compact comes everywhere with me. 🙂

  292. Cherie Mok says:

    I can’t live without my MAC – Select cover-up (nc30) concealer.

  293. Anisha says:

    fluidline in blacktrack :DDD

  294. Nadrah says:

    soft ochre paint pot!

  295. Crystal says:

    I always bring my StudioFix with me on a trip.

  296. Kasi says:

    I always bring my NC20 select cover-up with me on trips.

  297. Chelsea says:

    I would definitely have to say my MAC mineralize blush in intenso. It can give me color and a sort of bronzer so I at least have color on my face no matter what.

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