No matter where you’re going on vacation, you want to look your best. Even if you’ll be doing a lot of walking and participating in various activities, you can achieve a polished and fashion-forward look with the right makeup products. Of course, you would also have to practice applying makeup in a hurry. Your friends and tour guide won’t wait for you to finish your makeup in the mornings, so you’ll have to work on your speed.
Here are some tips to help you look great while on vacation:
Packing your Travel Makeup Bag
When packing your travel makeup bag, it’s important to think about what items you’ll need while on the go. You’ll have to consider the climate you’ll be visiting, your skin type, and your beauty routine. You should also plan your look ahead to know what you need. This would help you save time and space when packing. However, you should remember not to go overboard with your makeup look, especially if you’re traveling in a hot country. Or else, your sweat will end up melting your makeup, making it feel sticky and uncomfortable.
Here are some must-haves in your travel makeup bag:
For Your Skin
If you’re going on vacation, it’s important to pack the essentials – including your favorite facial makeup products. A good sunscreen is a must to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, and a foundation or concealer can help you improve your skin tone. Don’t forget to pack a makeup remover to help you clean your face before bed. Having a makeup remover will help you take off your makeup faster and easier, making it ideal for when you’re already tired at the end of the day.
For Your Eye Area
When it comes to vacation makeup, less is definitely more. You don’t want to be weighed down by many products you won’t even use. This is why you can cut down what to bring into just a few but impactful products. You can bring brow pomade that will help define and shape your eyebrows. You should also bring a small eyeshadow palette with a few neutral shades to create a natural look for day tours or smoky eyeshadow for nightlife activities. Also, don’t forget a lash curler and mascara to make your eyes pop!
For Your Lips
Your makeup look wouldn’t be complete without lipstick. This will help you feel confident and beautiful while you’re on the go, and they’re easy to reapply if you need a touch-up. When choosing what shade to bring, you should choose a color that will complement your skin tone and add a pop of color to your look. But if you don’t want to wear just one color for the whole trip, you can get a travel-size nude lip trio that would give you lipstick and gloss choices for shades during your trip. You would only bring one product, helping you save space in your bag.
Of course, you can always add more items to your travel makeup bag depending on your needs and preferences. However, you should keep in mind that you are traveling and if you smudge your makeup while on the go, you might have no means to fix it, making it visible in photos.
Choose the Right Clothes
When packing for your vacation, make sure to bring clothes that will be comfortable and versatile. A pair of jeans is always a good option, as well as a maxi skirt or dress. You’ll also want to bring a few T-shirts, tank tops, and a light jacket or sweater. If you’re going on a beach vacation, you’ll want to pack a bathing suit and cover-up. And if you’re visiting a more formal destination, don’t forget to bring a dress or nice pants and shirt for evening occasions.
Wardrobe Malfunction on the Go
If you experience a wardrobe malfunction while you’re on vacation, don’t panic! You can bring a mini sewing kit to care for any clothing tears. If you don’t have one, most hotel accommodations offer them for guests to use in their rooms. But while you’re outside, any small wardrobe issue can be resolved with a safety pin. However, for example, if it’s a big tear on your pants, you can use temporary measures. You can pull down your shirt or use your bag to cover it as you walk.
When you’re getting ready for vacation, your appearance is the last thing you want to worry about. But with the right preparation, you can make sure that you look great all the time – even when you’re on vacation.