Wanderlust & Your Travel Makeup Carry On
It’s that time of year when many of us are jetting off on exciting adventures, exotic destinations or possibly just a weekend getaway. We all know how airline travel can be a hassle for many of us between security, carry on and checked luggage. Although checking our luggage makes packing more convenient, it often comes at a price.
Carry on items, including makeup, are subject to TSA regulations, so pack smart and light for a more stress free trip.
Pack as You Put On Your Makeup
Save packing your makeup for the morning of your flight. Go through your standard makeup routine and pack the must-haves as you go. At every step, ask yourself what is critical and what can stay at home. When it comes to lipstick, it’s tempting to pack a wide range of shade options, but realistically you’ll only wear one or two colors on any given trip. Pack an everyday neutral and one bold option. Minimalism may not be in the nature of a beauty junky, but look at it as a challenge you’ll be happy in the end.
Keep Liquids to a Minimum
There’s no getting around the liquid rules even where cosmetics are concerned. At a certain point, you may have to make some cuts. Makeup is an easy way to cut corners. Instead of your usual liquid base or tinted moisturizer, pack your favourite Glo mineral powder foundation. If you can’t live without that favourite liquid foundation be sure to secure your liquid gold by sealing every lid and pop it in a ziplock bag. This goes for both checked luggage and carry on. When the air pressure changes in flight, your liquids may pop open and pour out. Nobody wants to open up their luggage to that mess.
Go for Multi-Purpose Makeup
Products with multiple uses can effectively slim down your travel makeup pile. A Glo tinted primer serves as a great option, allowing you to skip foundation. Finish off with a light dusting of Glo finishing powder or bronzer for a healthy glow. Lipstick makes a great substitute for beautiful cream blush. Dab it lightly from the tube onto the apples of your cheeks and tap it in with your fingers. Sheer rose, mauve and berry shades work best.
Shadow palettes are a fabulous and convenient way to travel without bulking up your cosmetics bag. Select a neutral shade palette to create a variety of looks. It’s a good idea pack your palettes in your carry on so you don’t end up with shattered shadows. We’ve all seen how luggage gets tossed on and off conveyor belts and carousels, so play it safe carry on those treasured colours.