If you are like me, and a fan of makeup, then I am sure we share the same struggle. Every time it is time to go on vacation, it turns into a process of elimination while I try and be selective about which makeup components I will choose to travel with.
Your objective is to look effortless flawless while on vacation, which results in packing so many "just in case items". The sad part is that most of the time and depending on the type of vacation, you will be perfectly fine with just the basics, one or 2 lipsticks and a few glosses.
Besides the fact that you also have to worry about the overweight, because in your mind you "NEED" everything that you have packed, you also have to find a way to be selective about your makeup...I think that is stressful enough already.
For me what works best is to pack my basic cleansing regime products (vacation in no excuse not to stick to your morning and evening skin cleansing rituals!!). After that I make sure to pack:
Once I have gone through this list I pack their respective brushes and all my eye brushes (including blending & eye shadow).
The next task is the most difficult one for me: the eyes! I prefer color popping eyes so I have tons of eye shadows and brands that I like to experiment and play around with. My first strategy is to grab a day look and a night look.
After this I would choose the top 10 eye shadow colors based on vacation outfits and special places (dinner, parties or anything formal that may be part of this vacation trip). This way I can give my eyes some extra attention during those "special vacation moments".
I then choose 2 blushes options and my favorite lips which are usually nude, red, hot pink and gold. In addition to this a throw in a few lip glosses, just to keep it simple, classy and clean.
Of course you cannot forget a good mascara: Hypnose or Inglot's False Lash Mascara usually does the trick for me.
Sample of a Vacation Day Look: (poolside)
Sample of a Vacation Evening looks:
Last but not least, is how will you pack all of these items in the most effective way, without leaving too much room for damage, spills or unnecessary mess?
I try looking for a bag that was compact, sturdy and also that would be able to accommodate all my stuff without having to worry about issues while traveling and I must admit that I have been able to find some very cute, durable and functional ones on:
I believe the key to organized chaos is to find tools and ways that will assist you to optimize your traveling experience. Therefore make sure to make some conscious purchases in makeup travel bags. Try to calculate an average length of most of your vacations, and this way you can have an inclination of how much makeup you would need to travel with and which bags would be more functional for you.