We were first introduced to Stowaway Cosmetics a few months ago and instantly fell in love with their mission, packaging, and products. Upon reaching out to Stowaway to find out more about the brand, they were kind enough to send over a few products for us to try out in the second installment of our “Behind the Brand” series. Find a brief history of the brand, our favorite products, and more after the jump!
You’re a gal on the go. No one understands that more than the ladies behind Stowaway Cosmetics, Julie and Chelsa. In their “about us” video, Julie and Chelsa talk about the story behind the line, acknowledging the main problem that many women face – we no longer (and possibly never have!) get ready just in the morning at home. As working women with full, productive lives in our “off hours,” we often find ourselves touching up in the car, applying makeup in the gym’s locker room, and walking/popping on a bold lip at the same time. So, Julie and Chelsa asked themselves, “if there was a little black dress of beauty, what do those products look like,” and Stowaway was born.
Stowaway Cosmetics offers “right-sized products,” pursuing the idea that no one actually finishes their full tub of makeup before it hits its expiration date. Thus, Stowaway products are a bit larger than your traditional trial-sized item and packaged in a minimal way so that they seamlessly blend in with your life on the go, rather than you having to make room. You can purchase the products separately, ranging from $10 to $22 (a steal in the beauty industry!), or in their six-piece kit for $75 (which is what we’ve been lucky enough to sample). Beyond the right-sized products, Stowaway promises to ensure quality above all, meaning that all Stowaway products will be formulated without chemicals like parabens and will be compliant with EU consumer safety standards (something that Beautycounter holds their products to, as well).
Overall, you’re looking at beautiful products that are life-friendly and compact, while being healthy and sustainable. That checks off a lot of boxes for us.
*We were lucky enough to get to sample The Stowaway Kit, Stowaway’s $75, 6-piece starter set. Below, you’ll find our reviews of the products & what we most recommend trying from the brand!