“If you stay ready, you never have to get ready.”
This Kim Kardashian-mantra sprang to mind as I packed up my makeup bag for a last-minute trip earlier this week.
I’ve been working to streamline my beauty routine to the simplest essentials and have really worked to take care of my skin so packing my makeup bag for a week-long trip was a breeze for a change.
Here’s what I threw in my cheapie little Forever 21 makeup pouch that I bought last week to keep in my purse:
1. Dr. Jart+ Beauty Balm
Still singing this product’s praises. Perfect all-in-one skin-perfecter with a high, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF which I appreciate. I love space-saving, dual-purpose products for travel.
2. Mary Kay Timewise day solution
This is a day-time must for me under makeup because I swear it minimizes pores and smooths my skin like no other, plumping and perfecting. I’ll wear this alone or under my beauty balm daily.
3. Mary Kay Oil-free Hydrating Gel
My skin has been quite dry this winter but it’s still oily in spots, so gel moisturizer is a must for me. This sample is the perfect size for travel.
3. Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Hands down, my favorite bronzer ever. I feel like the box packaging really protects the product during travel too.
4. Benefit Posie Tint
Another multi-use product favorite. It’s a soft pink lip or cheek stain that builds amazingly well and gives a soft, rosy pink look that’s subtle and pretty and stays on all day.
5. Maybelline Colossal Volume in classic black
I’ll never understand paying over $5-6 for a mascara when amazing and affordable ones like this exist! Once in a while a splurge is nice, but I always have a Maybelline mascara.
6. Bobbi Brown lip gloss
This color is perfection for my coloring and the consistency has real staying power for a gloss. Travel can be draining so a little pop of color can really help brighten your whole face.
7. Forecast sunglasses
Sunglasses hide so much so I always have some on me, especially when traveling. In a pinch, I’ll throw them on in-flight to help block light for a quick nap too. I love the round shape of these ones especially.
So those are my current travel beauty essentials. I’ve been experiencing some pretty bad allergies so I’ve been chugging waters, sipping lots of tea and trying to eat lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains to keep my energy up and beautify from the inside out.
Nothing makes me feel worse while traveling then eating a bunch of crap!
What are some of your favorite beauty products for travel? I’d love to hear.