Travel Makeup Packing List & Tips for your Trip
Everything I know about makeup, I’ve learned from my best friends who have been trying to teach me since high school…but alas I am no expert and still ask them to do my makeup for weddings and special events, 😂. Soooo…I’ve asked one of my best friends, Justine (who has her own makeup blog: http://www.justinecudi.com), to write a post on what makeup to bring when you travel.
A little about Justine before she gets started:
- Born, raised, and currently working in Chicago, Illinois
- Traveled to 17 countries and 4 continents
- We’ve been best friends since high school!
Now here we go!
Makeup to go…..
- Makeup remover wipes
- They are just easy to travel with and one less liquid item to worry about
- Facial cleanser
- Under eye cream
- Serum & Moisturizer Combo
- I’m currently using the NIA: Full Charged Serum x Moisturizer
- SPF for the face
- I love Tatcha’s SPF. It’s pricey but it’s a pore refiner so on no makeup days it’s great and with makeup it can be used as a primer
- Sheet Masks
- Great when you’ve been on long flights. The planes dry air can have your skin feeling dehydrated. My personal favorite is the : Dr. Jart: Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask.
- Sample size Makeup Primer
- Foundation stick
- No liquid and great coverage. I recommend the Hourglass Vanish Stick.
- Tarte Shape Tape – great coverage can use to spot conceal on the days you don’t want to or need to wear a full face of foundation. Can also use to prime eyes if you’re using eyeshadow.
- Eyebrow Pencil
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof. Long lasting and great for beach vacations
- Matte bronzer
- Contour, bronzer, and use as eyeshadow. I recommend the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil
- Translucent Pressed powder
- I recommend the Bite Multistick for blush and lip. You can apply with your fingers so you don’t have to bring an additional brush.
- Highlight stick
- Another item easy to apply with your fingers so you don’t need a brush to pack.
- Pencil Eyeliner
- You don’t need an additional brush and can build if you just need a simple makeup look or a heavier night time makeup look.
- The Marc Jacobs fineliner is great for tightening and doesn’t smudge.
- Eyelash curler
- I recommend the Shu uemura eyelash curler
- Waterproof mascara
- I typically go for whatever the last sample mascara I was given, but if you don’t have one I recommend the Maybelline Big Shot Colossal
- A bold Red
- You can take a minimal makeup look (some concealer and mascara) and add some red lips to dress it up.
- Dose of Color: Kiss of Fire. No fuss, no liner needed, and its long lasting
- Lip moisturizer & balm for dry skin patches
- I don’t think an eyeshadow palette is necessary, but for those looking for a compact eyeshadow palette, I have a few recommendations for different budgets. I typically look at packaging to make sure it’s not bulky and that the palette has a base color, a crease color, and a lid color. Here are my top picks:
- Duel ended brushes are great for traveling
- Foundation Buffer Brush
- Setting brush (set under eye and face) & Angled brush ( easy to use for bronzing/contouring)
- The following you don’t need if you aren’t bringing an eyeshadow palette
And that’s it!
Thanks Justine for writing this! Depending on where you are heading and the climate, you can adjust the list above accordingly. For example, in Southeast Asia…it was super hot everyday, so I barely wore any makeup except for eyeliner, mascara, and chapstick. So modify the list depending on how dressed up you want your face to be.
For more reviews and info on makeup, make sure to check out her blog: www.justinecudi.com
Thanks for reading!
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