We have all been there – an unexpected phone call invites you on a weekend get-away with all your best girlfriends, you get spirited away on an impromptu road trip, or you suddenly remember that you need to be out of town for a few days attending a cousin’s graduation. Last minute trips and unexpected changes of plan can be very exciting but they can also leave you scrambling to pack all the necessities. All too often it happens that you pack too much of something you do not need and not enough of something you do. No color correcting makeup or moisturizer at all but two sticks of antiperspirant deodorant instead of one? In the rush there are lots of mistakes that can happen. Together we will take a closer look at the essentials that make up a travel-friendly beauty kit. This can be used to develop a checklist that reflects your own must-haves.
Things for Getting Clean
First let us look at the items required to get each part of you clean each day. This is likely to include:
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Makeup remover
- Facial soap or skin cleanser
- Body soap or body wash
Depending on how long you will be gone, small travel size bottles of shampoo and conditioner are likely to be entirely adequate; we like using Keratin Complex Blondeshell Debrass in to-go sizes. Cleansers in general are going to be among the most essential of all travel beauty products, so make sure that you have everything necessary for daily use.
Things for Looking Great
Next we can consider those items needed to help you look your best each day. This is likely to include a pencil like Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil, foundation, and a few key cosmetics. Unless you have a special outfit planned for a wedding or other formal event, you can probably stick with your most neutral or daily look makeup; this might include eyeshadow, eye liner, color correcting makeup, lipstick or lip stain, concealer, and blush. Lots of duplicate items for the sake of selection is probably not necessary but if you have a highlight color that goes with many looks this could be a versatile option to include.
Check to make sure that your travel makeup is not broken or leaking. All that jostling can cause small bottles to crack and small compacts to chip. If this happens, you will need to replace the item to prevent a mess from developing inside your luggage.
Things for Health and Wellness
Finally, make sure to bring all the essential items to keep you looking and feeling great. This will certainly include a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss and possibly mouthwash, too. Antiperspirant deodorant is also necessary; consider purchasing a smaller travel-size version of your favorite brand to avoid losing the one you use at home. Lotion is another important item for travel health; it will keep your skin from cracking and peeling while you are busy having fun.
Travel can be an exciting adventure. Make sure you are prepared with all your beauty necessities.