This post is sponsored by Stowaway; makeup essentials in sizes you can carry.
My great great Aunt Ruth was a woman with a proper dressing table. You might be familiar with the sort of table she had: There were tubes of, I’m hazarding a guess here, decades-old lipstick in gold colored cases, a smattering of assorted perfumes, compacts with fuzzy poofs, a general smell of powder and fragrance oils mixed in with must. By the time I was on the scene and old enough to prowl around, I’d say it’s safe to say the majority of items on the dressing table had gone considerable time without being touched but there was a time when I’m sure the table saw more frequent visits. My aunt wasn’t a woman of leisure—she ran her own pediatric practice from an office attached to her house—but when it came to getting herself ready for an evening on the town, she’d had a devoted space to help her along and organize her reserve of supplies.
Needless to say, times have changed. Though perhaps not extinct, dressing tables of the sort that took up residence in my aunt’s bedroom are rare. But that doesn’t mean that modern folk need to go without a cache of makeup should the desire strike for a little bit of dressing up. Happily, whether you’re leisurely preening in front of a dressing table, or sitting in the back of cab en route to a holiday gathering and in need of a little freshening up, the cosmetics brand Stowaway offers modern solutions for the makeup inclined. (And unlike traditional cosmetics brands still stuck in the past, their makeup comes in sensible sizes that don’t require a dedicated piece of furniture to house them.)
As many of you might recall, I’ve partnered with Stowaway before. Their commitment to creating a safe and superior product in sizes that make sense remains the same. Instead of selling cosmetics so large and heavy that they’re virtually impossible to finish before their expiration date, Stowaway has sized their makeup to correspond with the needs of the people who use them, and they’re always EU-compliant, paraben-, phlalate-, and cruelty-free. So even if you do have a dressing table, with Stowaway there’s no reason it’ll be filled with fusty makeup you haven’t been able to finish. (Bonus: Stowaway also offers a recycling program for their containers! Once you’ve used something up you can pop it in the mail back to Stowaway and for every three products that you return, you’ll earn a $5 shopping credit! Details here.)
Stowaway’s latest additions include a Dawn-to-Dusk Eyeshadow Palette (the size of a credit card!) that includes the very prettiest navy blue and a Powder Blush that’s just 1/3 the size of a traditional blush and comes in three perfect shades: Fawn, Peach, and Rose. Plus, they’ve got you covered in terms of anything else you might need for a little holiday party primping: creme lipsticks in festive hues, a creme illuminator for the perfect party glow, and the unsung heroes of a night out, their creaseless concealer and radiant complexion beauty balm.