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Makeup Travel Tips

Whether you are backpacking or not makeup seems to be the trickiest thing to pack and get right when you travel. About half of the time you’ve either arrived at your holiday destination with a broken eyeshadow pallets. The best tip out there is to go makeup free but with sunblock. However, there are some of us that are not comfortable enough to show our naked faces. If you are one of them here are some tips for you. 

#1 Avoid powdery makeup 

Like most people we also suffer from the grief of a broken pallet and having our clothes stained by our favourie blusher that did not survive the turbulent air plane ride. Hence, having our make up in a semi solid form helps prevent heart break. Plus creamy makeup actually lasts longer than their powder counterparts thanks to their higher concentration in pigment. 

 #2 Always carry a mirror with you

This is especially true if you are staying at a low budget no frills kind of place. You should always bring a compact mirror just in case. This will also come in handy when you do your touch ups. 

#3 Be mindful of the temperature and the altitude 

Always have your destination in mind when you pack your make up. If it’s something that could explode at high altitudes, melt at high temperatures or freeze at low temperatures then you know that you should be leaving it at home.  

#4 Multitasking and double duty products can save lots of luggage space 

Multitasking products like BB or CC creams which provide coverage for those unwanted blemishes and Protection from UV rays help save luggage space. This is because you would need to pack one item instead of two - foundation and sunblock. Hence, saving your liquid allowance for other things. 

Another way to save luggage space is to use your everyday makeup go to’s in an unconventional way such as:

a. Mascara as eyebrow gel 

b. Eyebrow pencil as an eyeliner 

c. Creamy eyeshadow as a blusher or vice versa 

d. Lipstick as a blush and eyeshadow 

Hope you’ve enjoyed some of our makeup travel tips! Do not forget to check out our Vacation Picks Sale!