Organize Your Makeup Bag (and Some DIY Hacks)
Traveling and Makeup: Everything You Need to Know!
There are some people who travel with a full face of makeup and there are some that prefer to travel fresh-faced. Those who prefer the latter (or attend long-haul flights) know that having your makeup in your makeup bag is a necessity.
However, traveling with makeup can be such a hassle! First off, say you try to bring a tub of expensive face lotion that you think is regulation size. The TSA will throw it out!
Another hazard? What if your compact breaks, spilling powder everywhere in your makeup bag? What if your lotion bottle opens and spills everywhere? Needless to say, there can be complications involved.
There are so many instances in the past where my makeup either had to be tossed, broke or made a mess while I was traveling. If only I had known the below tips — travel would have been a breeze!
Traveling With Makeup Can Now Be a Breeze!
In hopes that I can help someone else avoid similar mishaps, I present 10 tips for traveling with makeup. Did you know that buying all in one makeup product can not only save space but if you use cream you can avoid spillage as well? I like blushes that double as eyeshadow and lipstick and cream highlighter.
Another great tip? Bringing face wipes instead of face wash. One less thing to spill! It’s also handy to know the airline restrictions for liquids and creams! They must be under 3.4 ounces (100ml) and able to fit in a 1-quart plastic bag.
Enjoy using these tips on your trip so that you arrive ready to face the day and tackle any challenge that’s thrown at you!
The infographic to the left gives a nice summary of each hack – Prevent the potential of spills (and don’t get on the bad side of the TSA) with these creative travel hacks!
DIY Lotion Case Using Contact Case
This one is for those of you who wear or used to wear contacts – if you have a spare case these can be great for containing lotions and liquid foundation.
Travel Bottle Tips
This – And I wish I had known this one a long time ago! Don’t fill your bottles all the way to the top – leave about an inch of space , as liquids may expand during movement. Also get yourself some saran wrap and cut into squares and use them to cover the openings of bottles before putting the lid back on, and you’ll have a ready-made barrier against the potential of spills.
Which Travel Bottles Work Best?
Per the article, you need containers that are 3.4 oz or smaller (100 ml). Sometimes you can locate these container sets at places were toiletries are carried, They usually have two or three small bottles and sometimes include a toothbrush holder or soap bar storage holders.
Very handy to have on hand. You can use as many as you can fit inside one of those clear Ziplock bags in the quart size.This set I found to the left has everything you need to keep all your products spill-proof, as well as a zippered case to hold all of them. There’s all different sizes – and it is labeled TSA – approved, too.
Using Your Clothing as Padding
Perform double duty and use some of your articles of clothing to add further protection for some of your items. Things like socks and tops work great wrapped around products to minimize their movement. Smart move!
Dont forget…you don’t really need to bring a ton of makeup…just limit it to what you think you might need. Follow these guidelines, and you should be in good hands😉 Happy vacationing!