Wouldn't traveling be so much easier if we could just bring our whole makeup collection along without having to try to pack products that are under the 3.4 oz?! Just like overpacking with clothes, I often overpack with beauty products. With my last trip to Los Angeles I condensed down my must have beauty products and essentials because I didn't check a bag, and my husband wasn't with me to fill up the extra room in his bag.
So here is what made the cut:
Moisturizer: My favorite moisturizer is Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture. I love this moisturizer because it is so lightweight but still provides gentle yet effective moisturization for even my sensitive skin.
Cleanser: I love Lush's Dark Angels it has black sugar and charcoal which are great exfoliates and is gentle enough to use every day. I absolutely love the way it leaves my skin feeling! Plus, it's super easy to travel with!!
Makeup Remover: Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes are great on the go makeup removing wipes that use gentle cleansers that remove everything without the irritation!
BB: Instead of wearing a heavier foundation while traveling, sometimes I like to use a BB cream (which also can be used as a Primer for regular foundation). I have been obsessed with Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream it gives great coverage without that heavy foundation feeling.
Foundation: I've been a loyal fan of MAC Studio Fix SPF 15 for years and it is my go to foundation. I love the color and the medium coverage it offers.
Concealer: Keeping it in the family, I love the moisture of the MAC Mineralize Concealer as it applies to the skin with a very creamy texture and offers great coverage!
Blush/Bronzer: When I travel, I love palettes! It's a great way to have a couple products (with dual purpose) without taking up too much space. I love the colors of blushes in the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette.
Eye Shadow: Another palette that is good is the Urban Decay Naked Basics. This palette is compact and the colors are highly pigmented and blend out so easily.
Mascara: Old Faithful is L'Oreal Paris Voluminous. I have tried high end and drug store mascaras and this $6 mascara gets it everytime!
Lip Balm: So, if you have read my previous blogs you will know that I can't live without or go to sleep without my Fresh Sugar Norishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy . A travel must, especially when traveling on dry planes!
Lipstick/Gloss: I love The Balm Stainiac lip stain. It is a light berry stain that works well with all skin tones. I always top mine off with Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Everlasting Honey which is so pretty together and also gives great moisture.
Perfume: Rollerballs are always great for traveling. Right now I'm loving Elizabeth & James Nirvana White. When I am not traveling, I throw the roller ball in my purse and when it runs out I challenge myself not to buy the same one. This is a great way to try new scents, which is great especially when the seasons change!