Beauty Light: Travel Beauty Tips for Light Packers

We’ve all made the mistake of bringing too much when we travel. Packing too much is okay for some trips when you have extra space to spare, but sometimes you have to make the most of your travel space by bringing only the essentials! If you’re used to an extensive daily beauty routine, you might need to make some adjustments. We all want to look our best when we travel, and that means packing some beauty items. It’s important to find the right balance between too much packing and just the right amount. Here are travel beauty tips for light packers to make your trip run smoothly!


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Buy the right makeup organizer.

Cosmetic bags are a great way to travel, but sometimes you need something a bit more compact. If you’re trying to save space, purchasing a small, efficient organizer for your makeup and other beauty essentials is a good way to keep yourself in line. This method is simple: if it fits, you can take it. If it doesn’t fit, you’ll need to make some compromises. Makeup organizers not only keep you from bringing too much, but they also help keep your luggage organized which is especially helpful in busy hotel rooms or if you have a long flight.

Pack neutrals.

If you plan to wear your makeup every day, you need to bring makeup that goes with everything. That means focusing on neutral shades that go with all your outfits. Neutral eyeshadows are easy to wear both day and night. If you plan to go out for a fancy occasion or to explore the local nightlife on your trip, bring one or two things to elevate your makeup look. A simple red lipstick can transform your day look to nighttime without having to bring an elaborate supply of bold makeup.

Purchase beauty supplies in your destination.

Depending on your destination, you might be able to buy a lot of your beauty supplies when you arrive. This saves on space when you’re traveling, and it gives you the opportunity to try new products! If you know you like to use a lot of conditioner, for instance, this is a good thing to buy when you arrive. Do your research about local brands in your destination to see what is and isn’t available.


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Simplify your makeup routine.

One of the best ways to save space when traveling is to simplify. You can simplify both your hair and makeup routine to keep your need for products and supplies down. If you have a favorite hairstyle, don’t be afraid to repeat it throughout your trip. Remember, nobody will notice if you repeat hair or makeup looks! If you can’t travel with a blow dryer, learn a few styles that don’t need a dryer like an updo or braid. You can simplify your makeup look by packing products that have more than one use. Lipstick doubles as blush while eyeliner can also fill in your brows depending on the shade!

Sleep with your hair in a bun.

If you can’t travel with a blow dryer or your accommodation doesn’t have one, you can still manage stylish hair on the go. Sleep with your hair in a bun or in braids while sleeping. When you wake up in the morning let your hair down! You should have effortless waves without any heat!

Prep for beauty before your trip.

You can solve a lot of your beauty headaches by preparing before your trip. If you want your hair to look its best for a few days, get a blowout on the day before your flight! This should give you a few days of effortless style! Opt for a gel manicure with Pink Gellac to make sure your nails look perfect throughout your stay. Nothing is worse than chipped nails during your trip! A little bit of prep goes a long way when it comes to looking and feeling your best!

Packing light doesn’t mean compromising on style!

Just because you can’t bring your full makeup or haircare collection on your trip doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your personal style. A good packing routine can save space in your luggage for more important things. Traveling is the perfect time to get creative with your beauty routine!


4 Comments

  1. tat2gurlzrock
    March 12, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    These are great tips. Actually last summer I bought some beauty items at a drug store when we were in MY because I didn't pack those items.

  2. Amy Drazen
    March 12, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Great tips! I always pack neutral colors and mix and match outfits!

  3. jjmon2012
    March 13, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Great tips and suggestions! I have learned to pack light where ever I go. I decided that I could always buy something if I needed it.

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