Stowaway Cosmetics Giveaway

How often do you actually finish a makeup product? Based on the many tubes of old mascara and half-used lipsticks in my bathroom, I never actually use up my makeup. Fortunately, Stowaway Cosmetics has a solution for women like me who like good quality makeup but can never seem to use it up before it goes bad.

Stowaway Cosmetics Review & Giveaway

Stowaway Cosmetics brings a fresh approach to makeup with this concept: “Makeup you love in sizes you can carry. Designed to be finished before they expire.” I’ve been loving my new Stowaway kit the last couple of weeks, and here’s why:

The makeup works really well. For example, I have a hard time finding good eyeliner, but Stowaway’s liner goes on perfectly and stays on much longer than others I’ve used.

Stowaway Cosmetics Review & Giveaway

A little bit goes a long way–a drop of the Creaseless Concealer, for example, provides long lasting yet natural looking coverage.

The products are simple yet refined; the colors are fresh and worked perfectly with my skin, but they’re available in shades to match a variety of skin tones.

Stowaway Cosmetics Review & Giveaway

And something important to me…they’re always paraben, phthalate, and cruelty-free!

Stowaway designed their products “right sized” so that they will be used before they go bad (and are the perfect size for travel!). Did you know that makeup has expiration dates? Mascara can go bad and cause an eye infection in just three months!

But the size of the products also means that they’re convenient for women like me who are going from here to there during the day and love to travel. The fact that the whole kit can fit in the palm of my hand means that it’s just right for makeup use both at home and on the move–for touch-ups during the day or adding makeup for dinner out after work.

Stowaway Cosmetics Review & Giveaway

The makeup kit is, as co-founder Julie says, like a “little black dress of beauty” because it feels special and yet is so right for a working mom like me. All kits come with Radiant Complexion BB Cream, Creaseless Concealer, Cheek & Lip Rouge, Creme Lipstick, Effortless Eyeliner, and Defined Lash Mascara, but you can also purchase items separately.

Stowaway Cosmetics Review & Giveaway

Great news! Stowaway Cosmetics is giving away makeup kits to THREE lucky readers! Visit Stowaway and enter your email to be entered to win. (U.S. addresses only. Winners will be notified by e-mail in the next two weeks.) Update: This giveaway is over and three winners are being notified by email. Thank you for entering!

And if you’d like to create your own makeup kit, I have special discount code for you: get a free mascara, pot rouge, and lipstick (valued at $42!) with the purchase of a kit. Enter the code MYHAPPINESS at checkout, or simply use this link (no need to enter the code again).

What about you? What types of makeup do you prefer for travel or days on the go? Any tips for making that eyeliner stay on all day?

Thank you to Stowaway Cosmetics for sponsoring this giveaway!

23 Comments

  • Andi says:

    Fun giveaway!

  • This is such a great idea. I’m off to NYC next weekend, and again am frustrated by the lack of a good travel make-up option. I have one large bag that carries shampoo/scrubs/contact lens stuff etc. I have another, bag that carries a duplicate set of all my cosmetics, (except for mascara, because I change it every 3 months). But I don’t like is having to carry separate bags. The other thing I dislike, is having to worry if my containers have too much volume. This would solve so many problems!
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    • Jenna says:

      I also wish I had more travel-friendly cosmetics. Stowaway definitely fits the bill, although I also love taking them with me when I go to work for occasional touch-ups.

  • Andi says:

    I love right-sized for travel, it is a total pain to find containers that don’t leak! And all natural ingredients are definitely something I look for.

  • I’ve been on a hunt for natural cosmetics and haven’t been happy with what I’ve found. This looks great and wonderful packaging to boot. Will definitely look them up. Thanks for the info!
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  • Jane Ritz says:

    This is great. I love natural ingredients because it keeps my skin healthier. I love the size of the makeup.

  • Alison Gibb says:

    Thank you so much!!

  • MargaretAnn Rice says:

    I adore the idea of having an entire travel kit to “grab and go”. I have tried to put a kit together, but as the article says – the makeup expires before it can be used.
    My tip for eyeliner to stay, I have a very light, almost impossible to notice, powder and I brush my eye brows, eyelids, under eyes lightly – I think it helps my eye liner and mascara to have staying power. (I rarely use mascara to not certain if it helps with that).

  • Oh, 🙁 US only.
    These products look so great though, and they would be perfect for traveling!!!
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  • Lisa Brown says:

    I like to travel with small palettes of any kind and lipstick. Use a makeup sealer for eyeliner if it smudges. Thanks for the chance 🙂 Subscribed via: jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  • Dallas Parks says:

    This is a really cool idea, I seriously have so much unfinished makeup. Also, I’m in desperate need of tips to keep eyeliner on the waterline from disappearing. If anyone has a trick that works I would love to know it.

    • Jenna says:

      This morning I followed the advice of another comment on here and used a concealer cream on my lids, which I found provided a more stable base than just powder. The eyeliner stayed on better than usual (and Stowaway’s liner stays on better than others anyway, I think!).

  • Dallas Parks says:

    I have seen that, but instead of a concealer cream I use an eyelid primer. Would the concealer help with the waterline and smudging maybe? I’ll have to look them up! The best staying eyeliner I’ve found I got in an Ipsy bag last year. It’s a pen by Jessie’s Girl (I think) and I’ve never had any problems with it. It’s like someone knew I wanted to try the winged look and sent it to me 🙂

    • Jenna says:

      I’m not sure if the concealer would work better than the eyelid primer. I haven’t tried the latter before.

  • Murissa says:

    I’ve never tried this brand. Located in Canada but making a trip to the USA in December. Will keep my eye out while shopping!
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    • Jenna says:

      I’m curious what part of the U.S. you’ll be in in December! And I’m not sure if Stowaway sells their products in stores, too, or if they’re exclusively online.

  • jenny stratton says:

    I have sensitive skin and I love natural beauty protects.

  • jenny stratton says:

    I love natural beauty products and would love to try this. iheartjoe0712@gmail.com

  • Looks like a great company!

  • Sweta Sonulkar says:

    i would love to follow all your tips by winning this kit to fit in my diaper bag go away

  • laurie murley says:

    I always have the same trouble as you, I don’t know how to make it stay maybe some powder lightly

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