We may be in the dead of winter, but warm weather is right around the corner, and if you’re like many women, you’ve got plenty of travel plans on the books. It can feel stressful sometimes, wondering what to pack on a vacation, especially if you’re carrying on your luggage or trying to travel like a minimalist; however, there are certain beauty products that no woman should leave home without while traveling. Keep reading, and make sure you remember to pack these vacation makeup essentials.
Start With Organization
These days we all spend plenty of time watching other women organize all types of things on TikTok and Instagram, from the contents of their refrigerators to their children’s playrooms; your makeup bag should be no different as you get ready for your trip. If you still need to get a cosmetics bag with compartments inside it, consider this your call to invest in one. Most of these cosmetic bags have a harder shell to protect your beauty essentials that will go inside them, so you don’t have to worry about anything spilling or getting damaged en route to your destination.
When asked what the one beauty item women would need with them if they could only have one on a deserted island, the answer was overwhelming “mascara.” Whether you’re headed to a private island, a crowded resort, or even a secluded forest, an eyelash tint is essential for a hiking trip. These products are tinted serums that give your lashes length and color and work on a deeper level to nourish your lashes and enhance color, volume, and natural length. Consider leaving your mascara at home this trip and bring an eyelash tint along instead.
Sun protection factor is a given no matter where you’re headed on your travels. While it’s a misconception that SPF needs to be applied only when we’re heading outdoors in the sunshine, whether your trip is to the Swiss Alps or England, where you know it’ll be overcast, you still need SPF. Of course, suppose you are headed somewhere tropical and will be spending lots of time by the ocean or a pool working on your tan. In that case, you’ll need an SPF for your body, but no matter where you’re headed, a facial SPF is a gold standard for keeping a youthful appearance and preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and other more insidious skin concerns.
Since most vacations, around 70%, send people to warm weather climates, you’ll want something that will hide any blemishes or skin concerns but won’t feel cakey on your face or irritate your skin. Add to that you’ll likely be exploring your destination and working up a sweat, which can happen even laying in a cabana. A tinted moisturizer provides the perfect coverage without the weight of a full foundation. Lastly, tinted moisturizers are typically smaller in packaging and take up less space, which is valuable when traveling.
Speaking of sweat, a buildup of oil and sebum causes most breakouts, and nothing can ruin a vacation selfie like an unwanted zit or pimple. You’ll also likely feel the heat while you’re on vacation, so refresh yourself by including a refreshing mist spray in your cosmetics bag. These also hydrate your skin, which is essential at home or abroad.
Tinted Lip Balm
Whether you travel like a minimalist or not, keeping things simple on vacation allows you to reduce decision fatigue as you’ve got enough things on your mind, like where you’ll enjoy brunch, which sites you’ll see that day, and how to get to the best shopping districts. A tinted lip balm is all you need to keep your pout beautiful, hydrated, and nourished. Traveling via plane can take a toll on your skin’s moisture levels, and your lips are one of the first places to show dehydration, so a tinted lip balm in your pocket is key.
There are other travel makeup essentials that some women may need to keep in their makeup bag, like brow powders, facial primers, and of course, under-eye concealers for the morning after your long night, but the above items are something that every woman, no matter her typical makeup routine, should include in her carry-on. Happy Trails!