If you’re planning your honeymoon or preparing to visit relatives for the holidays, you might be thinking about what makeup you want to pack for your trip. Particularly if you want to bring just a carry-on bag, it’s important to think strategically when you’re choosing which of your favourite products to bring. Here are some great tips we love for making the packing process a breeze.
- Dare to go bare. Depending on the location you’re going, especially if it’s hot/humid and you expect to get sweaty or you’re visiting a location where the locals don’t have much access to cosmetics, you might want to simplify your routine and just bring a cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF.
- If you do choose to bring makeup, keep it simple and stick to your everyday products and a single versatile palette and a fun lip colour to switch things up.
- If you’re going somewhere hot and humid, you can approach your makeup routine two different ways – fight the heat and wear long wearing, sweat/humidity resisting formulas or embrace it and opt for creamy formulas that will melt into your skin for a dewy look.
- Cream blushes are a smart choice for travel! They blend into the skin beautifully with your fingers and they won’t shatter during travel, many even look great dabbed on the lips for a light wash of colour. If colour blush isn’t something you like to use, consider blush papers; they look and feel similar to blotting papers but they leave a wash of colour on your skin when rubbed against your cheeks.
- Opt for solid products when you can! It’s a lot lighter, so you’ll avoid extra baggage charges, and you won’t have to worry about spill. Many essential products are available as solids, including toothpaste, shampoo, soap and more! Not convinced? Squeeze the squeezing the bottle before screwing the cap on to provides room for air to expand inside when the pressure changes or unscrew the bottle cap, cover the open bottle with Saran wrap and screw the cap back on for a leak proof seal.
- When you’re picking a makeup bag, look for something smaller than you think you’ll need to prevent over-packing (it’s also easier to stuff a couple small bags into a full suitcase than one big one), transparent to make searching for products easier and make security checks faster, and made from a material that can easily be washed with soap and water. Another easy option is to sort your products into ziploc bags.
- If you’re bringing powder compacts, place it in a bag with some extra makeup sponges for padding and keep the puff that came in your pressed powder compact, it will help absorb impacts.
- Put your products into a ziploc bag and sandwich it between soft items in your bag, it will help protect your products and the bag will ensure they don’t leak over your clothing.