Today we are talking about beauty travel tips. Traveling itself can be a stressful process, and that stress can start at packing. This is what my beauty bag typically consists of. Packing has become sort of second nature. Today, I’m here to share with you some of my beauty essentials that I like to travel with and some tips and tricks to make things a little bit easier.
Finding a durable, lightweight, toiletry bag is your first step. I’ve had this Louis Vuitton toiletry bag for almost 8 years now. I’ve had other makeup bags that I’ve used, but none have lasted this long, and carried as much as this has (plus it looks pretty!) I’ve found that because the base of this bag isn’t so wide, it allows me to pack my makeup products in a uniform way, where I can stand things up, and stack them so they wont move all over the place during travel. This bag is sturdy enough to protect my goods, but yet flexible enough (and lightweight) to be able to shove into and luggage or bag I have. I highly recommend this bag if you are looking to make an investment in a toiletry bag. I’ve also used it as a clutch and have used it to carry electronics, such as my iPad mini. Very versatile piece!
Lets break down the products. I love palettes for travel! It gives you options with out having to pack all those individual pots. This eye shadow palette by Marc Jacobs is one of my favorites. When I travel I like to keep things simple and neutral. By doing this, it makes it easier and faster to get ready when on vacation. Tip: Don’t pack a palette that you can’t live without. Because it will be traveling and thrown around, its prone to breaking, or cracking (I’ve experienced this first hand! It’s so heartbreaking to see your beloved eye shadows broken when you start unpacking). I’ve wrapped the pallets in tissue paper, or a thin cloth to give it some extra protection. This palette by Nars consists of a Blush, Bronzer, and highlight! It’s perfect for traveling, keeping three products all in one palette! I’ve used this pressed setting powder by Makeup Forever when I travel because of its small size. Finding travel size, sample sized products at the check out line in Sephora is a great stop for grabbing small/travel friendly makeup.
When I travel I usually bring a lightweight foundation. Like I said before, I don’t need to be spending a whole lot of time to be getting ready, so easy, fool proof, not giving myself many options is the key to achieving this. I also get a lot of my travel makeup from samples given out at Sephora, or redeeming them as a gift with purchase, or using my perk points. I’ve tried to pack my normal sized products, and I’ll tell you, having packable, small sized products is a time and space saver! Plus its also a good way to try new products and see if you like them before making the full size purchase. So remember, invest in a durable bag, keep your options simple and easy, don’t pack you most loved or expensive products, and look for travel-sized products! I hope these beauty travel tips will help you on your next travel adventure!