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Essential Travel Makeup to Pack on Your Next Trip

Posted by Missy L. on 5th Jan 2021

Essential Travel Makeup to Pack on Your Next Trip

COVID-19 likely canceled your travel plans in 2020. This means you’re probably more excited than ever to hop on a plane and catch a flight to another part of the world as soon as possible.

We’ve compiled a shortlist of makeup essentials you can take on any trip to look fabulous for yourself as well as your Instagram feed, regardless of where you are or what you’re doing.

Essential Makeup for Travel

Looking fresh and put-together at all times is a must. Here are six makeup pieces for every minimalist to take while backpacking, flying, or road-tripping:

1. Cream or Pencil Eyeshadow

You can pack a small eyeshadow palette with a few different colors when you travel, but it could shatter into a thousand crumbly pieces if you drop your bag. Consider opting for one or two shades of cream or pencil eyeshadow. It’s easy to apply, stays in place throughout the day, and takes up less space than a large, bulky palette.

Here are a couple of gorgeous options that shouldn’t budge or crease on your eyelids throughout the day: Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint and NUDESTIX Magnetic Luminous Eye Color.

2. Tinted Moisturizer with SPF

Moisturizing your skin while simultaneously protecting it from the sun and creating an even complexion can be accomplished all at once with a tinted moisturizer. Lightweight tinted moisturizers keep you looking great while carrying less. Try a product like CC+ Cream with SPF 50+.

3. Setting Spray

The right finishing spray can set any look for an entire day, protecting your skin against heat and moisture that would otherwise cause your makeup to run. Skindinavia’s finishing sprays absorb moisture, minimize shine, and can hold makeup firmly in place for 16 hours—even in the rain!

4. Liquid Lip Stain

A weightless lip stain can stay in place better than lip glosses and most other lipsticks. Grab a color or two, based on your planned activities, and apply just once for all-day use. You may want a more neutral tone during the day and something more vibrant or alluring for a night on the town.

Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain is a highly-pigmented, lightweight formula that will give your lips a smooth, matte finish that lasts throughout the day.

5. Waterproof Mascara

Mascara is transformative to any look and absolutely essential for travel. Choose a mascara that adds volume and length without smudging or flaking in the heat or cold. A long-wearing waterproof mascara will stay in place best on your wildest adventures.

A couple of our favorites are L’Oréal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara and Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara.

6. Waterproof Eye Pencil

Eyeliner is another essential product that can create a defining look for any occasion. Waterproof eyeliner can withstand tears (hey, you never know!), excessive sweating, and extreme weather. Choose a color that works well with various looks, like a neutral brown or black. Another space-saving option to consider is picking a color that can double as an eyebrow pencil.

Try Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, available in dozens of shades.

Take the World’s Best Setting Spray on Your Travels

Skindinavia offers several types of setting spray to control shine and keep you camera-ready for 16 hours or more. Our unique oil-control formula will absorb excess moisture on your face and minimize shine, so you look marvelous all day long.

Order your finishing spray today.