Packing your makeup bag before you travel can be a tedious thing to do, especially if you’re a makeup junkie like me. I’m always on a constant battle between bringing my favourite makeup products and simply just bringing what I really need for a short trip. You know you want to look good yet still pack light so that you don’t max out your luggage space. Well, here are my 5 makeup items I never fail to bring with me when I travel!
1. Too Faced Hangover Primer
You know how travelling makes your skin really dry, especially the air in the aircraft? Dry skin can give you really flaky and cakey makeup so beat all of that with the Too Faced Hangover Primer! I swear by this primer whenever I travel because this is such an instant cure. Hangover is a superb makeup primer infused with coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers that work together to help hydrate the skin while locking down makeup for fresher and more flawless wear.
2. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
A beauty miracle, you’ll be thrilled to have this in your travel makeup pouch! Feeling like you don’t want to spend too much time on your makeup but still want to look good in photos? The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is your best travel bud! The full coverage colour correcting cream is an anti-aging serum, a broad spectrum physical only sunscreen plus an excellent CC cream that works to give you beautiful skin within minutes. I love buffing this all over my skin after my primer for a radiant, flawless complexion. You can even skip the concealer!
3. Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Edit - Surreal Light
Complete your face makeup with an all-in palette, the Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Edit - Surreal Light. Travelling light can be easy when you have this limited-edition palette of universally-flattering powder, bronzer, blushes, and a covetable highlighter. With one palette, you’re covered for your face makeup, so what’s there to worry? What’s more, the powders are formulated with Photoluminescent Technology, which flatters the look of skin by refracting favourable light for healthy-looking skin with a lit-from-within glow, perfect for selfies and photos!
4. Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-gel Color
I can’t leave my house without having my eyebrows on, can you? Brows frame your eyes and your entire look, so brush on some brow gel before you step out of your hotel room to see the world. With rich, buildable colour, the all-in-one Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-gel Color easily fills, sculpts and defines brows. When you’re on the go, this is super handy for it has a built-in hard-angled brush that converts to a full-size brush for precise control and effortless application. Not to forget, if you’re going swimming, you’re going to thank the 24-hour waterproof formula.
5. Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette
Whether you’re headed to explore the city or walking the red carpet for an event, this palette, as its name suggests, is going to make you the showstopper. With warm, flattering eye and cheek shades, this palette literally has everything you need to complete your makeup. With a relatively decent-sized mirror, you can even apply makeup while on a roadtrip. How handy is that? I particularly love bringing this palette around because it’s really all you need for a put-together look. The brown shades can even double up as brow powders!
The next time you’re travelling, don’t forget to check out these makeup items. They are going to save your lives and make your days much enjoyable while you’re on your travels.