“I used all the makeup products I took on my vacation,” said no girl ever.

How many more times are you going to return from a trip and during the painful unpacking process notice yet again, that you only used 10% of the makeup you took with you.

A makeup kit is a woman’s most prized possession, but it’s time to say goodbye to over packing and learn how to pack your travel makeup kit like a pro!

Follow these tips for makeup packing success.

Buy a cosmetic traveling bag that is smaller than you think you need. This will make sure that your products are packed tightly inside and won’t break from bouncing around. Plus, it will force you to choose only what you NEED.

Look for a bag that is transparent and has a lot of inner compartments to help you find exactly what you need when you’re in a hurry. If you want to go the extra mile, you can separate your products by type or color and keep them in smaller plastic bags inside the pouch to for maximum time saving!

Finally, find a bag that can be washed with soap and water, because spills and smudges will happen, but permanent stains don’t have to!

To save space, take as many multi-purpose beauty products as you can and don’t be afraid to step out of the box.

Remember, a shimmery shadow can double as a highlighter, and a cream blush can work as lip or eye color!

Pack a versatile eyeshadow compact with variety of shades that can easily take your look from day to night.

Take extra lipsticks in bold shades. If you keep your makeup natural, you can always make your lips the focal point of your look.

Traveling with brushes can take up a lot of room, and they can get damaged easily. Instead, use your fingers, q tips, or sponges as much as you can.

Finally, tailor your makeup routine towards the activities of your day. If you’ll be doing a lot of sightseeing, you want to stick with the basics for a minimal look-foundation, mascara, bronzer, and a sheer lip color. However, if you have special events planned, bold lippies and eyeshadows are a must!

For a minimal look:

Moral of the story: Stick with what you know. Traveling is not the time to experiment with new products. Take what you know works, and leave the rest!

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