I am the girl who’s makeup bag is half the size of her purse. So, when I heard about Stowaway Cosmetics I was pretty stoked to learn more.
Launched earlier this week, Stowaway’s concept is first of it’s kind. Think: quality, premium makeup, in mini sample/travel size packaging. It’s an easier and lighter way to take your entire makeup regiment on the road. The brainchild of makeup artist, Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson; an ecommerce & digital marketing entrepreneur, Stowaway was created to minimize the everyday woman’s makeup bag.
Size Does Matters
Ok, so Stowaway is small. Dare I even say tiny? The lipsticks are about the same length as a regular size bobby pin. The lip and cheek rouge is the size of an eyeshadow pot and the bb cream is a little bigger than a travel-size tube of hand lotion. The entire collection conveniently fits inside a small makeup bag, that reminds me of a pencil case I had in elementary school.
I emptied my oversize makeup bag and added the Stowaway products. Along, with my sample size perfume (that I always carry), wipes, a mirror, my favorite gloss and travel toothbrush, I still had plenty of room for other products. I can probably downsize my makeup case to about half of it’s size, which would leave more room in my purse.
Not a Cheap Chick
Even though Stowaway may look like toy makeup my six year old niece would play with, it’s not. The lipstick is creamy, fairly long lasting and the color is very complimentary to my complexion. For a brown girl, the bb cream is a great match to my skin and very smooth when applied. Even if it’s downsized, the company did not downsize on quality. It’s also EU compliant, and contains no parabens or phthalates, and is cruelty-free.
Stowaway has made me a believer. I will be adding their products to my daily makeup routine. The size of this new cosmetic line is great for traveling, the gym, those tiny clutches you bring with you when you go dancing or just for everyday.
It takes me forever to use up a most full size concealer and lipstick, but with Stowaway, I doubt that will ever be a problem.
In the future maybe all eyeliners should be in mini form like Stowaway because the size of their pencil has made it easier for me to achieve the perfect cat eye. Another bonus: Stowaway is actually affordable. With the majority of the collection retailing for under $20, it’s definitely for the girl who loves great makeup, without breaking the bank.
To learn more about Stowaway click here.