The holidays are here and that means traveling to see friends and family. Traveling can be a hassle during this busy time and it can be easy to over pack. While checking your luggage may be more convenient, it often comes at an expense. Carry on items, including makeup, are subject to TSA regulations. So pack the right products to travel light and stress free. Here are some tips for our traveling make up lovers!
Our Travel Secret? Multi-Purpose Makeup.
Products with multiple uses will slim down your cosmetic bag. Less product will allow you to stay organized and look beautiful at the same time. Skip the foundation and apply a tinted primer serveing as a primer/color duo.
Use Lipstick for as a beautiful cream blush. Lightly dab it from the tube onto the apples of your cheeks and tap it in with your fingers. Berry, mauve and soft rose shades work well. Add a bit of eyes hadow for some shimmer in place of highlighter too!
Palettes are a convenient way to travel because they contain several eye shadows at a time without bulking up your bags. Select a neutral eye shadow palette to create a variety of looks. Mix and match depending on your day. And create day to night looks by using darker, bolder colors for more formal events or gatherings.
Even if you’re checking the rest of your luggage, it’s a good idea to carry on your palettes so you don’t end up with shattered shadows. We’ve all seen luggage tossed on and off conveyor belts and carousels. Better safe than sorry! When carrying on shadows, be sure they are stored in a side pocket and if possible in between two harder objects that will offer shatter protection.
Limit your Liquids
TSA liquid rules are strict, even where cosmetics are concerned. It’s difficult to cram all of the liquid products you need, into a single quart-sized bag. At a certain point, you may have to make some cuts on the every day products you use.
Makeup is an easy way to minimize the liquids you pack. Instead of your usual liquid base or tinted moisturizer, pack your favorite mineral powder foundation. Mascara and lip gloss don’t have to be placed inside your quart-size baggie, so just throw them in your purse or carry on.
Keep the liquids you do pack secure by sealing every lid with tape or a rubber band. This goes for checked luggage and carry on items. When the air pressure changes in flight, your liquids may pop open and pour out. And that equals a messy hassle. Be prepared and arrive organized and in style.
Pack your Makeup LAST.
Save packing your makeup until the last minute. Apply make up right before you need to leave for the airport. Carefully go about your regular makeup routine and pack the essentials as you go. Ask yourself what is crucial and what can stay behind. Lighter bag = happier travel!
Let the professionals at Fringe help you choose the best Glo Mineral products to ensure you feel beautiful this holiday season. Happy holidays and safe travels!
Brought to you by the professional stylists at Fringe Salon & Spa in St. Louis, Missouri.