Tips for Packing Travel Makeup

Tips for Packing Travel Makeup
December 09 06:45 2019 Print This Article

Tips for Packing the Right Travel Makeup 

When packing for a trip, there is a tendency for people to carelessly toss all makeup into a bag. But on arrival, what remains is an exploded facial cleanser, shattered eyeshadow and lidless lipstick. And, on top of that, they invariably forget to pack their favorite foundation. There is a better way to pack your makeup when traveling, and it doesn’t take long. 

Use these tips to pack the perfect amount of makeup for your next trip so you look and feel beautiful when you’re walking the streets of Rome, Tokyo or Lima. 

Tips for Packing Makeup

Use Travel Sizes

One of the first rules of traveling is to pack small. Choose a compact makeup bag that physically limits how much makeup you can bring. Select mini or travel-sized products, or purchase small containers to transfer makeup into. If you have any makeup samples lying around, now is a great time to use them.  

If you fill your own travel-sized containers, only fill them to 75% capacity. If they are too full, the changes in air pressure on the plane can cause the container to leak or burst. One popular trick is to purchase contact lens cases and store liquid foundation, primer, loose eyeshadow, and any other makeup inside. Just make sure that if your makeup and hygiene products are in your carry-on bag, all of your liquids are below 3.4 ounces. 

Prepare Your Makeup For the Journey

There’s a way to pack your makeup so it survives any number of flights. If you are transporting a hard-packed powder, such as blush, bronzer or eyeshadow, place a piece of a cotton pad on top of the powder. Trim it so the cotton pad fits snugly when you close the lid. The cotton prevents the powder from breaking and spilling throughout your toiletries bag. 

Packing liquids used to be tricky. Air pressure changes on flights can put pressure on bottles and cause them to explode. The best way to avoid having primer or shampoo all over your suitcase is to wrap the opening of the container with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap, which should go under the cap, helps seal the bottle and prevent leaks. If you don’t have plastic wrap, use tape. 

The last step to take when protecting your makeup is to pad your makeup bag with makeup sponges or cotton balls. This padding will protect fragile cosmetics, including brushes, mirrors, and makeup containers. 

Be Selective About Your Makeup Bag

As you travel with your makeup, spills might happen. You want to be able to quickly clean it up. Choose a makeup bag that can easily be wiped off. You can use cotton pads and micellar water to wash your bag on the go. Or, use soap and water to clean it and hang it in your room to dry.  

Pack Only the Essentials

Keep your bags light by packing only the products you need. Essentials vary from person to person, so decide what makeup you simply cannot live without. Then, leave the rest. Some products that pack a big punch are eyeliner, mascara, foundation, highlighter and lip color. 

When choosing which products to bring, consider which ones can be used for multiple purposes. Perhaps one of your lip stains can double as blush, or maybe you have an eyeliner/eyebrow liner in one. Some moisturizers also have a tint in them to give you color. 

Choose Makeup That is Easy to Apply 

When you’re traveling, you’re usually bouncing between activities. Sometimes, you’ll be out all day and you won’t have time to freshen up in the hotel room. Choose makeup that is easy to apply while on the go. This type of makeup usually requires less brushes or sponges, which saves space in your makeup bag. 

Choose makeup that will last throughout the day. Select long-lasting makeup that you don’t have to worry about touching up. Apply it in the morning and don’t think about it again. 

Product Recommendations

 

Surratt Beauty Custom Palette Case

Surratt Beauty Custom Palette Case

Surratt Beauty Custom Palette Case

Customize your palette with eyeshadow shades and blushes that you love. Using the Surratt Beauty Custom Palette Case makes it so you have all of the shades that you want and nothing you don’t. 

 

e.l.f. BB Cream SPF 20

e.l.f. BB Cream SPF 20

e.l.f. BB Cream SPF 20 

BB creams are the ultimate multi-purpose product. Known as blemish balms or beauty balms, BB creams prime and moisturize your skin, and the e.l.f. BB cream is no exception. It has a natural tint of color and built-in sun protection, too. 

Nu Skin Singapore ageLOC LumiSpa

Nu Skin Singapore ageLOC LumiSpa

Nu Skin Singapore ageLOC LumiSpa 

Nu Skin Singapore has many amazing two-in-one products that reviews say leave your skin looking radiant. But, the ageLOC LumiSpa is one of a kind. This compact device cleanses gently to remove any dirt, makeup or toxins, while also shrinking the appearance of pores. Your skin will be smooth and clean, and you get to treat yourself with a little massage, too.  

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Lip & Cheek Stick

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Lip & Cheek Stick

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Lip & Cheek Stick

Use this color stick to brighten up your lips or to add some color to your cheeks. It has a creamy texture and a gorgeous glow — perfect to liven up your look while you’re out touring the world. It blends perfectly into any skin type or lip color. 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Apply this lipstick at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day, it will still look perfect. This liquid lipstick is truly long-lasting. Its creamy texture feels smooth on your lips, and it is so lightweight that you’ll forget you have it on. 

Milani Travel Size Make it Last Natural Finish Setting Spray

Milani Travel Size Make it Last Natural Finish Setting Spray

Milani Travel Size Make it Last Natural Finish Setting Spray

One of the best ways to ensure that your makeup will last long, hot days is to spritz some setting spray. This product works as a primer and setting spray, and it reduces the appearance of imperfections. Its small size makes it perfect to tuck into your purse wherever you go.

You’ll be ready for any trip with these makeup packing tips. Pack your favorite products and keep them protected no matter what. Bon voyage! 

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