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Stowaway Cosmetics: Just makes Sense

@marylaurenStowaway is my new make-up obsession. I was first drawn to Stowaway because of their sleek branding and marketing style. But there is so much more once you look into it. The photo below shows about HALF of my reject makeup. The stuff I don’t, (and most likely won’t ever), use again. Think of all the money that is wasted there! Jeez!

Stowaway offers sizes smaller than usual that you can carry with you on the go AND you can finish, throwing it away because it is gone! Not to mention, their makeup is pretty great too. I love their concealer because I have some pretty bad melasma from pregnancy on my upper lip that is hard to conceal, but their stuff does the trick easily. And their bb cream is perfect. I’m also obsessed with the scarlet lipstick for a night on the town.

Get an additional FREE lipstick with your kit purchase. Please select your unique shades then add a free lipstick of your choice to your cart. Use code HEADEDSOMEWHERE at checkout. Go give them a peep! It’s something so unique and just makes sense. LOVE YOU STOWAWAY!@marylauren@marylauren @marylauren

Soo a few disclaimers before we begin this video…

  1. I am no make-up expert. But I have been putting make-up on my face every day for abouuuut 14 years, so maybe that gives me SOME credibility? ha!
  2. This is my first make-up tutorial and you guys… it is so awkward filming yourself… talking… to yourself. I don’t know how those youtubers do it.
  3. I have never really used brushes… I just wash my hands thoroughly with soap before and after. I have always thought brushes and sponges suck up my makeup and make me break out. That’s just me.
  4. The contour stick and a dark powder for my eyebrows is the only thing I use that isn’t stowaway.

Shades: fair bb cream, fair concealer, burnt rose creme blush, champagne and scarlet lipsticks.

Let it roll! 🙂

Stowaway Make-Up from Lauren on Vimeo.

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  • Reply Jess Delaney

    first, I love the stowaway kit on the site… you might have given them another fan! second, what is this song? I feel like I’ve heard this before….buuuut I can’t be too sure. PS, I’ve watched far too many make up tutorials on youtube so I am an experienced make up tutorial viewer (lol) I wish I could insert an emjoi here – and I can say your video was pretty good! Also, I bought the same Anastasia brow and its so difficult to use! What do you use for your eye brows? I’ve been using Urban Decay’s brow box and its pretty good, but I only use one color from the two color palette, which in reality is a bit of a waste of money.

    January 13, 2016 at 6:19 pm
    • Reply

      The song is Ohio (files remix) by Damien Jurado.

      Thanks! I dont think I have ever watched a tutorial until trying to do mine. haha!!

      I’m the same with my Benefit brow box. Use one of the colors and thats it! And whats Anastasia brow?

      January 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm
      • Reply

        filous. not files. 🙂 *autocorrect.

        January 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm
      • Reply Jess

        The Anastasia brow gel that you have in your photo..sorry I was half asleep when I wrote that last night. I bought the same one in your pic and I also didn’t find it useful!

        January 14, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Jessica R

    So pretty 🙂 so, curious–what kind of brow powder and contouring did you use? I’m looking for both haha.

    January 13, 2016 at 6:28 pm
    • Reply

      I use the benefit brow kit. It comes with like 5 different shades of eyeshadows and such, but I only use the brow color… so kind of a waste for me. Next time i’ll try something different. The contouring stick is the NYX Wonder stick from the drug store.

      January 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Elena

    I’ve been reading your blog for a few months. I’m 23 and never wear make-up, mostly because I’m too lazy and don’t really know how to apply it. Also I try to be comfortable in my own skin.
    But I loved this video, you made it look so easy and effortless and made me want to buy and try these products! 🙂

    January 14, 2016 at 1:54 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    i love your makeup and this tutorial was great! I’m definitely checking out stowaway, i’m such a makeup hoarder and feel so wasteful with all the products i have that i can’t finish. also im expecting my first in march and dont want to spend so much time doing my makeup haha. one of my resolutions this year is to be more minimalist and declutter my life and i have a feeling that stowaway is the perfect answer to reducing my makeup waste.
    oh and your brows are on point!

    January 14, 2016 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Ashley Woodbeck

    Good tip about using your fingers to apply makeup instead of sponges or brushes! I’ve never really thought of that before. I will definitely have to try it out now!

    January 15, 2016 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Rebekah Stuber

    How long do each of the products from Stoweaway usually last you? I like the idea of smaller portions, but if they run out like every month… girl don’t got that kind of money.

    January 15, 2016 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Shawna

    First of all, you’re absolutely adorable and stunning! I just found your Instagram feed/blog and I love them both! Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts on Stowaway. I have been considering buying myself a kit for a few weeks now and I think you’ve convinced me to take the plunge. Have you tried the Peony lipstick shade yet?

    Shawna ||

    January 19, 2016 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Meg

    I love this post! Thanks for sharing!

    January 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Jess C

    I love your video and that snakeskin pouch! Where is it from?

    July 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply E

    Do you have eyelash extensions? So beautiful!

    September 11, 2016 at 10:31 am
    • Reply Mary Lauren

      I actually didn’t during this post, but coincidentally, just got them done 2 days ago!

      September 11, 2016 at 8:52 pm

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