While most people love to travel, whether the trip is work-related, a weekend getaway or a longer journey, there are approximately ten people in the world who would say they love packing. Packing can be a real hassle, regardless of the length of time you are going to be away. You want to have options when it comes to your outfit combinations, as well as your makeup, but also want to avoid over packing at the same time. The advice when it comes to clothing is to pre-plan your outfits and only pack the items that will go into creating them. As for makeup and other cosmetics products, there are a few hacks that will make your life and your suitcase a whole lot easier.
Itsy-Bitsy Products Came up to My Bag
First up are your essentials – shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion, moisturizer, face cleanser, the entire gang is welcome on board. However, they will have to shrink significantly if they all wish to come along. This is where travel packages come in really handy. Not only are they super-cute but they are also quite plentiful. A travel-sized product can last you up to two weeks, even though they do not look it. Another plus is that they do not overcrowd your makeup case, and are hand-luggage friendly, as you are allowed to bring products smaller than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) into the cabin. If you have any product you love, but it does not come in a small package, you can extract a sufficient amount and place it in a smaller container. Bonus tips: be sure to put your essentials into a Ziploc. You do not wish to open your makeup bag and experience the horror of seeing your shampoo all over your makeup and brushes. Also, keep a toothbrush container in your travel makeup bag as it will remind you to pack that gosh darn toothbrush you always seem to forget.
Makeup for the Go Go
Sadly, makeup does not come in travel-size packages, but, there is a way to work around this and make your makeup travel-friendly. You do not need every shade of lipstick you own. Once you have created your outfits, pick a few lipsticks that are a) coordinated with your outfits and b) your go-to shades. Your primer and foundation fall under the must-have category, and eyeliner and mascara are welcome as well. If you are the girl who cannot be separated from her highlighting and eyebrow crew, a great solution for them not to be left out is to get an all-encompassing kit, something along the lines of great kits Youngblood Cosmetics carries. This way you do not have to make compromises and sacrifice your beloved brow and glow.
The Goldilocks of Makeup Cases
Whether you are a frequent traveler or not, you should own a travel makeup case that is juuuust right. When shopping for one, have the perfect size that will accommodate all the things you wish to bring along in mind, and then go for a size smaller. This little hack ensures that you make smart choices due to limited space, and keeps your makeup snug and safe from damage caused by bouncing around.
Ideally, brushes should be excluded. However, if you feel you truly need them, opt for travel essential kits. These types of kits are not overbearing yet contain everything you need. Finally, as we are tempted to do a lot of shopping on our trips, keep in mind that you will probably buy more makeup so make sure you leave a little extra room in your bag for it.