I went on a group road trip recently to Palm Springs and, wanting to take tons of cute pictures, I needed to pack ALL of my makeup essentials! And as a professional MUA... that's kind of a lot 😁
You see... it's not only the makeup that's essential to me but a comfortable workspace, too! No matter where I'm at (airBNB, hotel room, wherever) I like to be comfortable and sitting down like how I do at home... because we all know, getting cute is a process! 💄
Also, I've found that sharing a bathroom with three or four other girls on a trip doesn't give you a lot of time with the bathroom mirror and sink vanity.
And that’s IF the sink has counter space attached to it to begin with.... (If the sink doesn’t have counter space, where do you set your makeup?! I personally do not like placing my items on top of the toilet... that's just me though)
Therefore, I have decided to share my personal must-have travel essentials with all of you. These items make traveling and getting ready so much easier when it comes to makeup!
HERO #1: THE CABOODLE
First thing's first, I have GOT to have my Caboodle!
It's essentially a makeup case with a handle but it makes it much easier to carry as much makeup with me as possible. 💪
I have all my daily makeup essentials (primer, foundation, blush, translucent powder, eyeliner, mascara, etc.) plus more. I can even fit eyeshadow palettes, as well!
My caboodle also has a mirror attached! 🤩
HERO #2: LIGHTED VANITY MIRROR
Next, I always travel with my Impressions Vanity TOUCH 2.0 DIMMABLE LED MAKEUP MIRROR.
I know I said my caboodle has a mirror attached, but I absolutely need to pack this mirror with me, as well. Sometimes my caboodle is not small enough to sit on top of something stable so I can't bring the attached mirror to my eye level. This portable Impressions mirror can be placed practically anywhere.
When I'm looking for a spot to put on my makeup, I like to find an area with natural light, table space, and a chair (this usually ends up being the dining room table). I just sit my mirror right on top of the table and get to work!
It works out because instead of hogging the bathroom mirror, I free up the bathroom area for others to shower and get ready. 🚿
My Tip: If the lights aren’t working or your batteries are dead, it’s very simple to sit your phone on the mirror's ledge and use the flash light from your phone.)
HERO #3: BRUSH CUP
Ok, the third item that is absolutely essential while traveling is my Laruce Rennie Cup brush case.
This cup is handy because it carries all of my brushes and it keeps my brushes as clean as they were when I had placed them in this cup.
It also makes sure the brushes keep their shape and form. How many brushes have you seen thrown into a makeup bag where the powder in a compact breaks, then the brushes get all dirty and even bent out of shape? I've seen plenty... This brush cup prevents all of that from happening.
The cup is a shell for your brushes!
HERO #4: MULTI-TASKING TRAVEL JARS
Last, but certainly not least, the ultimate travel essential that everyone needs to seriously consider having in their travel bags is the Z-Palette Travel Jars.
This will blow your mind if you have never seen them! 🤯
With these travel jars, you can condense all of your liquid, cream, and powder makeup into each of these little jars and carry way less cosmetic containers with you.
Say you are heading out on a weekend getaway like I did: you don’t need to carry every ounce of makeup with you.
With these jars, you can simply pour a few days' worth of product into these travel jars and only take what you need!
✈️ Another example of how these little jars come in handy - if flying somewhere (meaning you can only carry 3 ounces or less) or if I'm going somewhere and don’t want to take my entire caboodle with me, I just pour or place enough moisturizer, primer, liquid foundation, cream concealer, and loose translucent powder in each of their own separate travel jars, and it saves me so much space!
I can leave the original, full-size makeup containers at home!
✨ And it doesn’t end there-you can carry practically anything in these jars, including false lashes, loose glitter, and rhinestones!!!
Check these travel jars out because they are a space-saver and they are SOO worth getting for your travel needs!
Hope you enjoyed my travel must-haves! How do you adjust your collection when you have to do your makeup away from home? Let me know your tips!!