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You have your makeup routine down pat—but that’s when you’re at home. Once you walk out the door and embark on a trip of any kind, everything changes. You have to contend with the possibility of broken bottles and messy makeup bags, all while on the go. Traveling can be stressful enough, but there’s no reason your makeup needs to be added to that. With a couple (okay, seven) helpful tips, you can master traveling with makeup. No more leaky liquid foundations or crushed compacts full of face powder!
There’s one thing all makeup lovers have in common: A stash of product samples that they never use. You know it’s true—you likely hold onto those minis and travel sizes like they’re gold, but they end up relegated to a corner of your makeup collection. Well, here’s your chance to put them to use. Instead of bringing along all your full-size products for short trips, break out your samples. Give them a try while you’re traveling, and at the end of the trip you can toss all the tiny tubes and packets for a lighter load on your way home. Win, win!
Chances are you won’t have a sample to fill in for every single one of your go-to products. If that’s the case, try putting some of your must-haves, like makeup setting spray and primer, into travel-friendly containers. You can purchase small jars and bottles or reuse ones from travel-sized products you’ve already emptied out, putting in just enough product to get you through the trip.
Editor’s tip: You don’t always need containers meant for cosmetics. A clean contact lens case is just right for storing the perfect amount of product to last a few days!
There’s (almost) nothing worse than arriving to your destination, only to find that all of your beauty products were broken in the process of getting there. Bye, bye powder highlighter and blush. To avoid spending your vacay cleaning up shattered eye shadows, all you have to do is place a piece of a cotton pad (cut it up to fit just right) over top of the powder. Shut the compact or palette with the cotton pad inside and you should be good to. Use this tip with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow.
As much as we know you love liquid makeup, traveling can turn these products into the bane of your existence. Nothing brings out the worst in your makeup than a quick flight. We’ve all experienced it—you open up a makeup bag after disembarking from an airplane and are greeted with a major leak. Thankfully, there’s a way to help prevent it. When you’re packing up your makeup, sit all the liquids aside. Open then up, and place small pieces of plastic wrap under the caps for an extra layer of protection. Give this travel makeup tip a whirl with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup.
As tempting as it can be, there’s no need to bring every makeup item that resides on your vanity with you. Keep your luggage light by bringing only the essentials and utilizing products that serve more than one purpose.
To conceal and contour…bring the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit.
To highlight and add color…bring the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Radiance Cheek Duo.
To hydrate and brighten…bring the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer.
It may seem like an easy solution to toss all of your makeup blenders and brushes into the same bag with your makeup, but you’d better think again. Not only can you end up with a real mess if your tools aren’t totally clean, but the bristles on your brushes can be crushed. No thanks! Pack your brushes in a separate makeup bag where they won’t be bumping into anything else or stow them away in a brush roll. (In need of some new makeup blenders? Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender, and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender.)
By the end of your travels, chances are your makeup bag won’t be a pretty sight. Even if you stop spills and keep everything that should be separate, separate, a bit of a mess could still happen. That’s why you’ll want to come prepared. Rather than carry a makeup bag made of an absorbent fabric, which won’t be easy to clean, use ones that can be wiped off. That way, anytime you notice a mess, you can saturate a cotton pad with the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types and give it a quick clean. Problem solved.
Don’t forget to pack your skin care products, too! Head on over to our article, Travel Light: 5 Skin Care Products to Pack.