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Packing is always difficult, especially when trying to decide what to bring in your makeup bag. You argue with yourself on what lipstick is more important and if you need all your nightly ritual items or just a few. If you are like me, you always end up packing your makeup bag to the brim and maybe it doesn’t even close at all. Well have no fear we have consolidated all your travel do’s that should be able to fit in all your necessary items without leaving you with FOMO (fear of missing out.)

Remember that unless your trip is longer than 2 weeks, you should always just strip it down to bare minimum, especially since we always end up shopping a bit on vacation. Travel sizes are the way to go, whether it’s sunblock or mascara keep it mini to make sure it’s not taking too much space.




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Benefit Travel Size “they’re real” Mascara

A mini version of their most popular mascara. Having this on handy will enhance your daytime look but most importantly will make your lashes look lovely all night long.


NYX Blemish Control Blotting Paper

Skin goes crazy when on vacation. Remember that you are taking your skin away from it’s usual climate. Avoid the shine AND help control blemishes with these blotting papers. Small enough to put in your bag and thin enough that no one will know.


Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Gel Eyeshadow

This is the holy grail of gel eye shadows; keep them around in a neutral color to use as a base or by itself. These glide on so easy and with a little eyeliner can really glam up your look.


Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner

We all need a black eyeliner especially one that is smudge proof. Feel free to cat eye or water line your eyes with this bad boy, it wont come off. Perfect in case you are in a climate with radical weather changes.


Josie Maran Argan Oil

The all purpose oil, this is a great one to have on hand. You can use it on your face, hair, even cuticles. If you face is looking a little dry before bed, rub some on and it will add to your nighttime routine. If you hair is not liking the humidity you can also dab a little on the ends to add some shine.


Clinique Broad Spectrum 30 Spf Sunscreen

We don’t need to tell you how important sunscreen is. Clinique offers a water proof body sunscreen that not only protects from the sun but also from aging effects the sun can cause.


Nirvana Perfume Roller Ball

You can’t lug around your usual perfume bottle through security anymore, nor would you want to. Roller balls are a great answer to this, small enough to keep in your purse and offers the right amount of scent that keeps you feeling fresh.


Neutrogena Travel Size Makeup Remover Wipes

No matter where you are we understand that taking off your makeup is important. You won’t have to bring your makeup remover or cleanser with these. Just a small wipe and voila! 


Travel Size Sexy Hair Smooth Hair Trio

Humidity is a huge part of traveling during the summer, it seems we cannot escape it. No matter where you travel to this “Smooth Hair” Trio will help the cause. Comes with a Shampoo, Conditioner, and a Blow Dry Extender Creme. This will be your secret weapon against humidity.


Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Who doesn’t love a good textured spray. This will help give you beach waves even if you are traveling to the South of France.


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15

A perfect lip balm that gives you just the right amount of tint. This will not only enhance your day time look it will also help protect your lips from the sun with SPF 15.


Maybelline Pore Eraser Primer

A good primer, this product helps reduce the look of pores, blurring them out helping you go without foundation or powder for a few days.


Goody Bobby Pins 60 Count

This one goes without saying, a women should probably always have a few bobby pins in her purse for the “just in case” moments. Not only do they help you achieve the messy bun look they also help curl your hair at night with no need to pack your curling iron.


Hope in a Jar Cream Travel Size

One of the best night creams comes in a travel size. This will not only help hydrate your skin before bed but will also help with wrinkles and blemishes.


Flower Beauty “Kiss Me Twice” Lip and Cheek Stain Chubby

When traveling there is nothing better than a “2 in 1” product. This chubby is not only a great build able blush  it also acts as a lip stain. The blush goes on creamy but dries as a matte. On your lips you might want to put a pit of gloss or balm before applying.


Sharkk Travel Hair Brush

A brush is always needed, this is a necessity in life no need for explanation.


Nivea Creme Travel Tin

Good as a face cream to wear to bed or to apply to dry patchy areas on skin. The small tin container is what makes it ideal for traveling.


Batiste Dry Shampoo Travel Size

Depending on where you are going you might not know when your next shower is. Assuming you are backpacking through Europe of course. This is great to have on hand if you want to give your hair a rest or just can’t get to a shower that day.


Revlon “Just Bitten” Kissable Balm 

These are the best! They come in a variety of bright colors and are hydrating and very pigmented. I like to throw some of these in my bag when traveling one for day time and one for night.


Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream with SPF 15

Sometimes you just have to ditch the foundation and what better time then the summer. No worries this BB Cream is light to medium coverage that you could build on.Not only does it help cover blemishes or imperfections it also helps with anti aging and has SPF 15 allowing you to enjoy your vacation and not worry too much about your makeup.


Pamela Barsky Makeup Pouch

Last but not least you need somewhere to put all your items. This bag is a cute take on travel and makeup, who doesn’t like a funny makeup pun and did we forget to mention how cute it is?