Once you’ve perfected the art of carefully selecting ‘on-the-go’ beauty products, you’ll feel more confident shooting wherever you go. Traveling is truly one of the most exciting and life-changing experiences where who knows, you might meet your Prince Charming as you travel through the country’s hottest destinations.
But before you get too caught up in all these thoughts, you’ll need to figure out one important thing: how to fit all your beauty essentials into your not-so-large travel bag. Obviously, you can’t take all your vanity because it will be, well, expensive! Plus, there’s a new TSA regulation that limits the beauty products you carry in your carry-on.
We know this can be a real struggle for you, so we’ve rounded up all the essential travel makeup bag essentials (that are also TSA-friendly, so don’t worry) that you should pack to get a selfie-ready face. all the time when you travel.
1. Match the TOP essentials
The number one rule when packing beauty items in your travel bag is “less is more”. Do you really need 4 lipsticks for a two day trip? Will you actually use that cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer? Chances are slim (unless you follow your beauty regimen religiously).
So instead of covering a makeup bag full of beauty products that will stay untouched, stick to the real necessities. We recommend one strong moisturizer at night and a BB cream with SPF during the day. If you like to wear lip colors that match your dress, choose lipsticks with a different, versatile color at each end – two shades in one. Buy a blush that can also be used as an eyeshadow. So now you have an idea, pair 2 in 1 product that is essential, would serve a purpose, and also save space to carry other things.
2. Eyeliner and mascara
While eyeliner is designed to make our eyes look bigger, there are other uses if you’re in an experimental mood. When the situation calls for it, use eyeliner as a brow pencil to define the brow (if it’s a darker shade). If your eyeliner is a lighter shade, use it as a lip liner and give your lips the attention they deserve.
Mascara will help your eyes pop even without eyeshadow. So before you go on vacation, pick up a travel size tube of mascara at your local beauty stores!
3. Lip balm
Your lip balm must have SPF so your lips are not only hydrated but also protected from the sun. This is recommended for all skin types, oily, combination or dry.
Plus, there are lip balms that are tinted so your lips will look fuller and more radiant even when you’re not wearing lipstick. They save you space in your cosmetic bag and at the same time provide what your lips need.
4. Facial cleanser and dry shampoo
Your essential beauty kit will never be complete without a facial cleanser. Why? Because you can’t jump into makeup if you don’t have a clean face. Also, at the end of the day, you need to clean your makeup thoroughly with a cleanser and make sure there is no residue left. If your trip will be longer than a week or two, be sure to bring an exfoliator or cleanser to wash away the dead cells you’ve accumulated.
Dry shampoo can refresh and revive dull hair by absorbing the oil, sweat and dirt that accumulates throughout the day. In addition to wearing, you can also keep this dry shampoo in your gym bag or weekend bag to keep your hair fresh and clean.
5. Roll-on fragrance
When asked what kinds of beauty products women should avoid traveling with, many experts would say perfume should be checked off the beauty list first. On the other hand, they recommend going for a roll-on scent. And after all, who wants to risk being forced to surrender their favorite (and expensive) bottle of perfume to security? To avoid going over your liquid limit, travel fragrances will keep you smelling great throughout your trip. Plus, if you’re feeling a bit tired after a long flight, apply the roll-on perfume to the front of your arms, the back of your ears and your collarbone – it instantly wakes you up with its amazing freshness. .
If you’re feeling a bit more festive and think a few extra items wouldn’t hurt your suitcase, then be more sporty and carry the items. You’ll look polished every time you step out of your hotel room.