Hello beauties! Travelling is a lot of fun, but packing a suitcase is a whole other story. Packing can be a frustrating thing, but I’m here to make it easier for you… and your makeup bag. I’ve come up with a list of 5 beauty/makeup must-haves for any glamorous traveller! Plus, I added pictures of products I recommend! 🙂
1. BB cream/Tinted Moisturizer
You can apply it with your fingers making it easy and convenient for you to do while on-the-go! Provides you a good coverage without all the hassle of a foundation.
2. 2-in-1 Blush & Bronzer
Don’t ever skip out on the blush/bronzer because every girl needs a little colour on her face! 2-in-1 products are a lifesaver for anyone that’s constantly travelling because it’s one less product to carry around in your makeup bag.
Quick tip: Get the most bang for your buck by using bronzer as an eye-shadow! You can sweep some of the bronzer in the crease of your eyes, for some added depth and natural looking eye makeup.
3. Mascara (preferably waterproof)
Mascara does wonders for your eyes because it: a) defines your lashes b) makes your eyes pop and c) helps you look more awake. I suggest using waterproof mascara if you are going to spend time at the pool/beach and because while travelling you have to be prepared for any type of weather, and you don’t want panda eyes due to an unexpected rain shower (we’ve all been there).
Quick tip: when applying mascara focus on the outer lashes to create the illusion of bigger eyes.
4. Lipstick/ Lipgloss/ Lip-balm
We can’t forget about the lips! Choose your favourite shade of lipstick/lipgloss to complete your look. For the days you want to rock your natural lip colour, (you go girl) I’d suggest using a moisturising lip-balm. Always carry a lip product in your purse because you never know when you may need a retouch.
5. Neutral Eyeshadow Pallette (travel size)
Try to find a palette with matte shades because they are easier and faster to apply and look more natural. If your palette includes a black shade, you can use it as eye-liner. I strongly recommend the naked basics palette. If that’s too expensive then try the NYX drug store alternative. I found out about this alternative thanks to this blog post: http://blushandlace.com/2012/12/20/urbandecaydupes/
Hope you enjoyed! Let me know in the comments what your makeup must-haves are when travelling!
* All opinions are my own and I am in no way affiliated with any of the products/brands mentioned in this post.