Who doesn't love going on vacation? As the weather warms up and we start thinking about spring and summer travel, it's also a good time to think about the most efficient ways to pack, especially for your beauty products. There are so many different products available, but you can't take it all with you. Let's take a look at some ways to pack efficiently and get your makeup to your destination in one piece!
First, you want to avoid bulky and glass items that take up room in your bags and can break and ruin your clothes. You can pick up plastic travel size bottles and containers at your local drugstore, Target or Walmart. Also check out Container Store, Amazon and other online retailers. Ulta.com even has travel-size makeup products.
Another way to save space is by buying makeup that has multiple uses, like bronzer that works as eyeshadow and lipstick that does double duty as a blush. And palettes are a fantastic way to put all of your makeup in one place. Revlon Colors in Bloom Makeup Palette for lips, face and eyes is available on Amazon. Try stowaway cosmetics.com as well for travel options. You can also buy empty palettes that are magnetic to put your own favorite pots of eyeshadow, blush or lip color.
Makeup wipes are essential for space-saving, but if you must take along your facial cleanser, try our organic and vegan facial cleanser and antioxidant face cream are great items for your travel bag. The cleanser is infused with green tea leaf extract and minimizes the appearance of pores and neutralizes without irritating your skin. Lexi Noel Beauty Natural and Organic Makeup Remover can be added to a smaller, travel size bottle and is great for removing eye makeup, too.
For your haircare needs, try Lexi Noel Beauty Travel Size Shampoo and Conditioner is a moisturizing, vegan and organic formula that leaves hair clean without stripping. Comes in 2 oz. travel size plastic bottles.
More tips: Use your clothes as padding for your makeup and/or makeup bag to prevent breakage. Look for a makeup bag with a plastic interior for easy cleanup and think about traveling with two small bags: one for liquids and one that opens flat so you can see everything at once. Lay-n-Go is a great option and can be found on Amazon or Bed Bath & Beyond.
Other must haves for your travel makeup bag include:
And basic makeup essentials like mascara, eyeliner, blush and lip color.
A good rule of thumb is to make a list of everything you use on a daily basis and then try to pare it down to the bare minimum you could get away with leaving at home. If you struggle with this, remember, you can always buy some things like lotion and shampoo when you arrive, so your favorite cosmetics make the cut.
Happy packing and bon voyage!