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Stowaway Cosmetics is an innovative makeup line that features products that are about half the size of regular makeup. That their products are diminutive in size not only makes them infinitely portable, but also about half the price of normal department store makeup. This indie line offers travel-friendly products that are made small enough to actually finish them up before they expire, and this paradigm shifting thinking is as economical as it is smart. Furthermore, Stowaway Cosmetics is a line free of Parabens and Phthalates, and is also Cruelty-Free and EU compliant.
Stowaway was born over breakfast (and too many cups of coffee), when Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson were comparing makeup bags and venting over never finding the cosmetics they loved in the sizes that better fit their lives. Both were frustrated by the large, heavy items that always expired before they were finished. Julie had what she liked to call a “free gift with purchase problem” and bought sets and subscriptions just so she could get to the sizes she preferred. Knowing they weren’t the only ones fed-up, they decided to create Stowaway.
Luckily, together they had the perfect skillset to create a brand. Chelsa who began her career as a makeup artist, worked in-house at Clinique for many years and more recently worked on editorial and online content for Bobbi Brown. Julie spent her entire e-commerce and entrepreneurial career in digital marketing. They joke that they are the yin to each other's yang and came together to offer smart beauty solutions to women just like them.
Stowaway Radiant Complexion Beauty Balm Cream in Light ($22.00 for .85 oz. from Stowaway Cosmetics): This lightweight and silky-smooth BB Cream not only primes the skin and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines, but it also moisturizes the skin and makes it look and feel so good! While the coverage is buildable, I tend to prefer to apply less in order for my skin to show thorough. It perfects the appearance of the skin– while maintaining a very natural finish.
This multi-tasking BB cream moisturizes, primes, conceals, and visibly reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines. The best news? You don't need much for flawless skin and if you need a little extra help, add more for buildable coverage.
Available in: Fair, Light (Shown), Medium and Tan.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylyl Methicone, Pentylene Glycol C20-40 Pareth-3, Isocetyl Behenate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Silica, Dimethicone, Steareth-21, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Steareth-2, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Polysorbate 60, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Adenosine, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid, Arachidyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Alumina, +/- May Contain Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Top to Bottom: Creaseless Concealer in Light & Radiant Complexion Beauty Balm Cream in Light
Stowaway Creaseless Concealer ($16.00 for .15 oz. from Stowaway Cosmetics): This is an ultra-concentrated concealer that effectively conceals under-eye circles, hyperpigmentation and blemishes without an unnatural appearance. The formula hydrates and conditions the skin, and leaves it soft, smooth and supple.
According to Stowaway Cosmetics,
Our creaseless formula effortlessly camouflages discoloration, blemishes, and under-eye circles. It's highly concentrated formula melts into skin and, seriously, a tiny dab goes a long way! Go ahead stay up all night, no one will know.
Coconut oil improves skin texture overtime and keeps skin conditioned. Glycerin and hyaluronic acid naturally attract water to restore moisture and reduce the appearance of dry, damaged skin. Silica naturally absorbs excess oil and reduces the visibility of pores.
Want the best undereye coverage? Try bumping up your shade rather than going too light. Trust us. Looking for a great lipstick base? Add just a smidge to your lips to create the perfect canvas for your lipstick.
Available in: Fair, Light (Shown), Medium and Tan.
Ingredients: Petrolatum, Mica, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Boron Nitride, Triethylhexanoin, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica Silylate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Lauroyl Lysine, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-6 Octastearate, Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance +/- May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
According to Stowaway,
One-third the size of an average blush, our pot rouge makes touch-ups in tiny spaces a breeze. This smooth formula softens into a cream at body temperature, giving you buildable color with a silky, matte finish.
Cocoa seed butter, shea butter, and apricot kernel oil are natural emollients to keep your skin softly, conditioned and provide the perfect slip in the formula for easy application. Grape seed oil is a natural antioxidant and was added to soothe your skin.
- Heavily pigmented, buildable color
- Cream-to-powder finish
- Doubles as a matte lip stain
Available in seven shades: Champagne, Peony (Reviewed here), Scarlet, Fig. Cranberry and Muted Plum.
Top to Bottom: Champagne and Muted Plum
Our highly pigmented, long-wearing cream lipstick delivers smooth color that works as hard as you do. Full of nourishing ingredients that keep your lips hydrated even on the longest day. Our favorite part? It's small enough to go where you go and one swipe will do with this super opaque color.
Formulated with a high percentage of pigments and polymers for intense color and extended wear. Butter derived from wild mango nourishes and moisturizes lips. Added emollients for glide and lip conditioning.
PRO TIPS: One coat will do with this super rich formula. Before applying, add a smudge of concealer to your lips for the ultimate canvas.
- Highly pigmented
- Buttery cream formula
- Extra hydrating
Stowaway Tinted Lips Gloss in Petal, Rosewood and Honey ($8.00 each for .19 oz. from Stowaway Cosmetics): I have always been a lip gloss girl, but I definitely favor non-sticky glosses that are long-wearing, boast the perfect amount of cushion, and have an enviable glimmering shine. Stowaway Tinted Lip Glosses check all of those boxes, and leaves my lips soft, conditioned and moisturized. The colors are gorgeous alone, or are perfection when paired with a lipstick.
Apply one alone for a wash of wearable every-day color, two coats or more for added color pay-off or over lipstick for added shine.
According to Stowaway Cosmetics,
The size of your ring finger our tinted lip gloss pampers & brightens your smile. Infused with rich oils to keep lips soft, healthy and gorgeous, it is made with safety conscious ingredients like coconut oil, vitamin E, and pomegranate oil to deliver superior moisture and protect your lips against damage caused by free radicals.
A gorgeous gloss is a must have for any purse Its ring finger size means you can carry it in the tiniest of clutches or even carry all three colors with you for when your mood requires a change of color! Plus, nothing is worse than the stink of a gloss gone off. With our right-sized tube you will get exactly the amount you need to finish it before it expires! Subscribe so you will always have one on hand. It's never been easier to feel.
- Coconut oil delivers moisture to your lips
- Honey pairs well with our Champagne Lipstick, Petal is a terrific accompaniment to Raspberry or Peony while Rosewood is gorgeous on it's own or even over our Burnt Rose Pot Rouge
- Coconut oil and vitamin E were added to keep your lips hydrated
Left to Right: Tinted Lips Gloss in Petal, Rosewood and HoneyStowaway Effortless Eyeliner in Spice ($10.00 for .005 from Stowaway Cosmetics): This tiny eyeliner is absolutely the perfect size for carrying in a makeup bag, and it is such a joy to use. Not only does its diminutive size allow for greater control, and a more precise application, but applies effortlessly without any tugging. It glides across the skin with great ease, it deposits color evenly without skipping, and it sets in about 30 seconds– which gives you ample time to work before it sets. I don't have oily eyelids, but once it set it neither migrated, nor did it smudge. Spice is a wonderful brown shade that isn't too red, as are many brown liners, but if you prefer a black liner it is also available in Jet.
Enhance your eyes with our ever-sharp liner that's the size of a q-tip. Our effortless formula glides on smooth and sets in 30 seconds for all-day wear.
Silica provides smooth, tug-free application and smudgeable before it sets. Pigments added for intense color, all-day color.
- Highly pigmented
- Smooth, tug-free application
- Sets in 30 seconds
According to Stowaway Cosmetics,
The Extreme Lash Mascara is formulated without thickening fibers so the focus is on length. The aqueous consistency pairs perfectly with the silicone brush and together they hug each lash for extreme definition—no lash left behind!
Excellent building ability, from subtle to dramatic lashes, this formula coats each lash with precision and is resist smearing. The deep glossy black color will stay put, even on oily-skin types.
PRO TIPS: Start from the base of your lash line and shimmy the brush back and forth along your lashes. Try waiting 15 seconds before applying a second coat for more impact.
- Silicone brush hugs each lash for extreme coating power
- Lengthening, defining, and long-lasting
- Added film formers make formula resistant to smearing and smudging
- Paraben, Phthalate, and Gluten-Free
- Always EU compliant and Cruelty-Free
Have you tried Stowaway Cosmetics yet? If so, do you love it? What are your favorite products?
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What a fabulous line for travelers and makeup minimalists.ReplyDelete
It definitely is, but I also like carrying them in my handbag as well!Delete
I received some of the Stowaway products a year ago, and I love them. They are so handy to take when traveling or when I go to Sassoon to get my hair colored so I can put on makeup afterwards. Wish I got that Muted Plum lipstick, it's so pretty and Champagne or the one I got that's a similar shade is too light for me. I love these little cutiesReplyDelete
I remember your fantastic review a year ago! This is just such a phenomenal line! Muted Plum would be absolutely stunning on you, Allison!Delete
I have a lipstick trio from Stowaway and it's the cutest ever! I love their packaging.ReplyDelete
Hi Chelsea! Aren't their lipsticks fantastic?!!! I agree with you about their packaging!Delete
I just got some Stowaway in the mail and am anxious to try the brand out. I love that I might actually use something up. That would be so unusual for me. The cream blush looks right up my alley.ReplyDelete
I cannot wait to hear your thoughts, Marcia! This cream blush is JUST UP YOUR ALLEY! I know that you will love it!Delete
The idea of smaller sizes is ingenious! I have so much stuff, I'm wishing everything was a bit smaller.ReplyDelete
I completely agree with you, Bailey! Frankly, I am so overwhelmed by the size of my makeup stash, and the are a refreshing change of pace!Delete
This is a new to me brand. I have a tiny eyeshadow palette that needs exploration ;-) I have to try more of their products!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to hear your thoughts about the palette! I want that palette! You definitely ned to try more of their products!Delete
I haven't heard of this brand before. Sounds like a lovely range. Those lippies, especially Muted Plum, are pretty!ReplyDelete
It is a lovely range, and I definitely think the you would really like their products, Renu!Delete
This is going to sound super weird - but I'm kind og enamored by the packaging haha! I love smooth, matte stuffs.ReplyDelete
It doesn't sound weird at all! I feel the same way about their packaging!Delete
New name for me. Those lip products look divine.ReplyDelete
I thin that you would really love their products, Norah! The lip products are divine!Delete
I am about to write about these in the next week... I've really been enjoying them and think they are so much fun. I love that they are the perfect travel companion and allows me to finish somethingup for once.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to read your review! I agree with you completely! They are so portable, and it's refreshing to use products that I actually have a chance of finishing up!Delete
I haven't heard of this brand before but I love that Muted Plum lippie and the cheek tint!ReplyDelete
It's such a wonderful brand, and Muted Plum is definitely a wonderful lippie, and the Cheek and Lip Tint is absolutely stunning!Delete
I've been meaning to try these products! They are adorable and the colors are amazing! <3ReplyDelete
They are really worth trying, and I really think that you would love their products!Delete
I just realized I got a set of these lipsticks in my PSMH box a while ago. Must try the shades (one of which is your reviewed plum). The lip and cheek tint looks great. Wish I had that one too.ReplyDelete
I am so excited that you can test these out! I think that you will find the plum lipstick infinitely wearable. The lip and cheek tint is definitely one of my favorite products from the line– it works so well, and the color is just gorgeous!Delete
Everything looks wonderful and pigmented. I need to try this brand. I hadn't heard of it before now.ReplyDelete
Hi Laura, This brand is definitely worthy of your attention, and I think that you would really enjoy their products!Delete