Planning A Trip? The Best Things For Your Travel Makeup Bag

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Mar 23,2022

Getting yourself prepared for travel and packing your bags is not exactly an easy process. It is a nightmare when makeup and skincare products are involved. With TSA regulations and all kinds of people handling our baggage, our most precious belongings are actually landing straight into the hands of people who are just doing their jobs. 


So, God bless that super-expensive eyeshadow palette lying there in your suitcase, above all of your white clothes! The entire experience is harrowing. And it might sound crazy to some, but some people know the struggles we are talking about. 


Packing Your Travel Makeup Bag


Packing your travel makeup bag is a rather tricky process. When you travel with a vanity kit, you are highly likely to face some space issues. It is a huge struggle to just travel with limited products and regret it later to narrow down your possessions while traveling. This is especially true when you are going to be traveling for a longer duration and would have to compromise on a few things here and there. 


But, this does not mean that you have to sacrifice the things you love the most. Leisure has you covered! Less is more when it comes to the ultimate makeup bag for traveling. 


Here are a few makeup essentials that should be a part of your luggage, so you look amazing all the time! 


Travel Makeup And Skincare Essentials 



1. Sunscreen 


Though not a makeup product, sunscreen forms an integral part of every travel bag packed, almost anywhere worldwide! It is important to bring one sunblock wherever you go. But, the kind you bring will vary, depending on your plan. 


If you are going to be spending a lot of time on the beach, you would require a water-resistant sunscreen lotion with high SPF like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch. But, if you are going to be traveling with the majority of your plans to stay indoors, a simple moisturizer with SPF 30, like the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer, will work wonders. 


2. Tinted Moisturizer 



Tinted moisturizers are amazing while traveling. Just a small amount and that sheer layer are perfect for all kinds of travel plans. Tinted moisturizers don’t feel extremely heavy on your skin either. In fact, tinted moisturizers can be easily applied with just your hands, which also means that you don’t really have to carry a lot of brushes too. 


Our favorite is Shiseido’s tinted UV protector moisturizer. The formulation is light and easily blendable and comes with an added SPF 43. This tinted moisturizer can also be layered up to get more coverage. 


3. Face Powder 


Face powders are another essential to bring with you for your travel plans, especially when traveling to a warm, humid location. Most people just love and cannot stop raving about the BareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder. Just a light dusting, and you are good to go the entire day, without worrying about overdrying your skin or getting it oily during the day. 


4. Brow Mascara



While traveling, you want to ensure you are not actually taking a lot of time to get your brows ready. We know it takes a lot of time to get those perfect brows, which is why you need a compact and super-easy brow mascara. You can use brow mascara to quickly add dimension and pigment to your brows. The formula, especially for Nyx’s brow mascara, is long-lasting and convenient, so you don’t have to worry about your brows going all over the place! It is a must-have during long flights and hectic travel schedules. 


5. One Eyeshadow Palette 


Are you someone who does like to wear eyeshadow? Even the simple, nude shades count. You would be tempted to bring along multiple eyeshadow shades to go along with your entire wardrobe for that vacation. But, do you know how much space 10 different eyeshadow palettes are going to take up? 


This is exactly why you only need one simple and convenient eyeshadow palette to carry around. Get a smaller palette with all the essential shades you need to create different looks. 


We love the Sephora Eye Love Eyeshadow Palette when we are traveling. It is amazing for our vacation plans with 7 different neutral colors, which come in handy for multiple purposes. The palette is sleek and super easy to carry around. 


6. Mascara 



Mascaras can easily transform all of your makeup looks. So, while traveling, mascara, especially waterproof mascara, is a must-have in your travel makeup bag. 


The L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara is that classic black tube you need to add volume and length to your lashes while traveling. 


7. Rosewater 


And lastly, carry a rosewater spray with you every time you are traveling. Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray is an amazing product to carry during travel plans. There are multiple ways you can use it at all times, whether at night or in the morning. You can even use this as a setting spray. Buy a rosewater spray that comes in a travel-sized bottle; it will be just perfect for throwing it in your bag and going about your daily travel plans! 


Travel Makeup Bags - Tips 


What kind of travel makeup bag should I buy? 


Try to invest in a padded makeup bag. A padded makeup bag will keep all your precious makeup products totally safe. When packing your carry-on luggage, put your travel makeup bag right in the middle, and surround it entirely with softer items like clothes or towels. This ensures that the bag is even further padded, and you do not arrive at your vacation resort with eyeshadow broken down and exploded on your clothes! 


Where should I pack my makeup? 



Always make sure that you are packing your makeup and skincare products in your carry-on luggage bag. Use your carry-on luggage to keep your skincare and makeup products in it. It is even better to pack travel-sized products in one place for use on your vacation. You can easily retouch when boarding or deboarding your flight. 


And, in the worst-case scenario? If you lose your luggage, you can still wash your face and slap some makeup on to feel better. 


Should I use refillable travel containers? 


Using refillable containers is an important aspect of traveling. This is especially true when traveling with many beauty products; you just can’t help but stay loyal to them. There could be a shampoo that helps you not get your hair frizzy or a facial cleanser that helps take care of your skin. 


You don’t want any new or unknown products near your hair or skin. This is why you need leak-proof travel-friendly containers. You can fill it up with your favorite products to use anywhere worldwide. 


What is a must-have makeup product I should carry? 


A must-have product you should be carrying in your travel makeup bag is a makeup refresher spray. We absolutely recommend the Too Faced Travel Size Hangover Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray. 


Your travel schedules can be hectic and busy, so getting something on your hands to refresh your face and makeup is necessary. Makeup refreshing sprays can help brighten and hydrate your skin, whether bare or with foundation. No matter your itinerary, this kind of spray is a must-have!


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