Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Ultimate Travel Makeup Guide.

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Traveling with makeup hasn't been a huge concern of mine for years. Not because I don't wear a lot of makeup (duh) but mostly because I just didn't travel all that much. The occasional weekend trip to a friend's house excluded there were not that many occasions where I had to think about what makeup to pack. And let me tell you there is a huge difference between packing for a summer holiday that includes a flight or just staying at your best friends house for a night. To be honest,  I would probably not even pack any makeup for the last one.. so there is that. But especially this year I have been on loads of trips in and outside of Germany. So travel makeup has been something I had to look into.

If you actually have been on holidays that include flying you know how stressful the thought of your favorite (and most possible expensive) highlighter breaking can be. The space issue is also something to consider. You feel like you need to be prepared for a natural glowy and heatproof look for strolling through the city. But what if you decide to have a night out? What if you spontaneously get invited to a red carpet event? Some events might be more realistic than others but a girl likes to be prepared, right? So I have written down my top tips for packing your travel makeup bag. 

1. Cream is key. 
I never thought I would say that, but cream products are the way to go. I started using cream products on trips simply out of the fear of my powder products breaking in my luggage. I wasn't too sure if this would be a good idea, especially in a hot climate. I don't know why but I thought it would just melt off my face. Well, let me tell you.. I am so glad I discovered the world of the glorious cream products. It all started with the Charlotte Tilbury Contour and Highlight wands.. I packed these for my trip to Montenegro in April. I was just too scared to take my beloved Rodial powders and have them smashed. I loved the creamy formula from the second I first tried them. They blended like a dream, stayed on like nothing else and the best: they looked so much more natural than any powder ever has. So try to experiment with more creamy textures wherever you can. I would definitely recommend cream eyeshadows, blushes, contour products and of course highlighter. 



2. Go for minis. 
A very obvious but useful one are minis. I know that most makeup products don't come in a mini version but skincare very often does. I actually take around travel-sized Charlotte Tilbury skincare bits with me. It saves so much space and weight. YAY! You can also buy some small plastic container and fill them up with some of your foundation or shampoo. I love to do this especially with products that come in a glass bottle. Nobody got time for glass packaging when traveling. 



3. Choose wisely. 
Versatile products are your best friend when traveling. It's maybe not the best time to pack your blue eyeshadow palette that you meant to try out for ages. You probably won't use it at all, and if you do, it will be for one night only. So stick with neutrals, with things you know you will wear daily and not get bored of. A neutral eyeshadow palette can be a godsend. The lighter shades for the day and if you really want to dress up for the night just deepen the look with a darker shade. Another thing is to only take one thing of each category. I am someone who is obsessed with pinky nude lipsticks. I would guess I have around 30 of them. And I adore every single one. But does that mean I need all of them on my trip? Nope. So I try to take one matte and one glossy nude version. And just to be safe I take one red lipstick if I feel fancy (never happens though). 




x Lisa

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  1. Great tips!
    Cream products are so great for summer trips.
    I also love bringing a palette that has everything, it's SO much easier.

    xx

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  2. In all honesty, I pretty much always use minis, even when I'm not traveling, because they are so dang cute I can't get enough of them! Cream products are also great because they create such a flawless and natural finish! I've heard really wonderful things about the cream contour and blush sticks from Charlotte Tilbury. This is a great reminder for me to check them out! Question, how much makeup do you usually take with you when you travel? And do you where makeup on the plane? (Btw these questions are simply out of curiosity lol)

    www.beingisabella.com

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    1. This is so cute! Minis are just adorable, aren't they?

      x Lisa

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  3. Ah I love this post and the pictures you took. Thanks for sharing your tips lovely xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  4. Hey girl!
    I stumbled upon your blog from a comment you left on one of my posts and I just wanted to stop by and say that I am blown away by your blog layout, it is super pretty!
    Found yourself a new follower right here, can't wait to dive into some of your posts! :)
    xx Janine
    https://walkinmysneaks.blogspot.com/?m=1

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    1. Oh you are so sweet Janine! THANK YOU!

      x Lisa

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  5. Minis are the way to go Agree with you completely with everything else too xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2018/07/broadwater-parkland.html

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  6. Lovely post Lisa! I've really missed reading your blog posts, it's my fault for disappearing from the blogging world for a while though so now that I'm back I feel super inspired and motivated. When it comes to travelling with makeup I never really had an issue with the makeup itself, for me it's more a problem with tools like brushes and sponges! I just don't seem to have a good method of storing them that's compact and hygienic. With makeup, I pretty much wear the same products each time unless I change up my lip colour.

    Still adore your blog and image aesthetic!

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume 

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    1. Ahhh Sophie I am so glad you are back!

      x Lisa

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  7. Hi Lisa, the packaging of these products are so pretty. I've not used Charlotte Tilbury before but love the look of the eye shadow sticks! I agree it's hard to know what to pack when travellling but mini verstatile products is key, this is not the time to bring 3 eyeshadow pallets!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

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  8. Yes!! These are fantastic tips. As someone who travels frequently, I absolutely agree that putting your powders in your checked luggage will end in disaster. Go for creams. :)

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  9. Seriously babe!! I love love this! your make up bag looks amazing! how good is charlotte tilbury products!

    xxx

    Ashley

    www.missgunner.com

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    1. They are the best, aren't they? So glad you loved it Ashley!

      x Lisa

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  10. Great tips. Minis are my favorites.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  11. Wow these are such good tips! I'm always looking for new makeup to try out!

    -Emily | www.TheEmilyEdition.com

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  12. Lovely post! I agree about the creams - it's a heatwave in Helsinki and I thought creams would melt right off my face, but totally the opposite. I've been loving light makeup, creams and using them during the Summer. Have you tried the Armani eye tints? They don't budge and look and feel incredibly light on the skin! x

    Laura / Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

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    1. It's such a game changer, isn't it? Oh I will look into the Armani eye tints.. thanks girl!

      x Lisa

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  13. These are all great makeup travel tips! Cream products have been my go-to recently when traveling since I've had a bit too many powders and eyeshadow palettes break. Choosing wisely is something I still need to work on, as I'll bring 5 lip products that are all almost identical in color. But you're right, you never know when you might get invited to a red carpet event (a girl can dream) (; x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

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  14. Yes! yes! yes! Lovely tips!
    I've been into doing this for a while whenever I travel. I like to pack light but to also bring true essentials with me!

    Thank you for the lovely post!

    Randomlydi

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  15. yes to cream
    Thanks for this lovely post
    NEW POST
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2018/07/simply-be-swimdresses.html

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    1. I am obsessed with cream products now!

      x Lisa

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  16. Great tips, xo M
    http://savvynista.com/

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  17. Great advice! I also always take a mini version of cosmetic products on trips
    www.recklessdiary.ru

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  18. These tips are so helpful! I always get so overwhelmed just at the thought of having to pack makeup for travel and deciding what to bring, I wouldn't even know where to begin.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  19. Love your selections Lisa! I'm obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury makeup.

    Katie
    www.lavieencolor.com

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  20. Love these beauty products!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  21. Oh how amazing! I love Charlotte T she has such great travel sized beauty products!

    Love from London,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

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  22. This post is amazing and I love all of these makeup products! Charlotte Tilbury has to be one of my favourite makeup brands, their lipsticks are sooooo gorgeous! Lovely post Hun :)

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Girl they are by far the best! And you are right.. their lipsticks are dreamy!

      x Lisa

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  23. Oh, so many prettiness! I tend to be pretty simple when traveling because I only use carry-ons, and I love the idea of small travel-size items.

    http://www.rosegoldrhyme.com

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  24. Great tips, thanks for sharing! I fly very often and now have my own routine what I pick with me, but at beginning it was so messy because I think that I need all of my skin care and make up products with me.

    http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com

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    1. Totally agree.. you definitely figure out your own routine after some time!

      x Lisa

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  25. Thanks for the inspo, I need these tips as I love travelling. I like all your high end make-up products here.

    www.busyandfab.com

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  26. Wonderful Products! I´m totally in love ♥ Fantastic!

    Love BB Foxy
    www.bbfoxy.de

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  27. Nice tips! Thanks for sharing babe!
    xx

    La ilusión de Nina - http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com/

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  28. Taking cream products is such a good idea! The last thing you want is for your favourite highlighter to break!
    Aleeha xXx
    https://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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  29. I agree with "cream is key". If nothing else, I always choose the cream and it definitely makes a difference comparing to not using it.

    xo Corina
    http://www.unbouquetdamour.com/24-things-i-learned-by-24/

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  30. Great makeup product with lovely post.
    http://www.thestylegalaxy.com

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  31. This is such a great guide! I definitely agree that using mini products is the way to go...much easier to pack! :)

    http://roadesque.com

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  32. I also think neutrals is the way to go as I barely even apply eye-shadows when on vacay. I mostly go for mascara, for a natural and easy look.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  33. I absolutely love your tips dear. And yes, cream products are definitely a must, especially when traveling for summer!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  34. I am going to NY in a few weeks so this post comes very handy!

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    1. Ahhh perfect! Hope you'll have the best time!

      x Lisa

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  35. Love your travel make-up selection. Everything looks so glamourous!

    ANOUK

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  36. I def needed this! I always end up overpacking and then using like 10% of everything I packed.... xd

    Sabrina || www.thedutchbloggergirl.com

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  37. Thanks for the tips babe. I always struggle with my make up when travelling, especially long haul flights are a challenge. I stick to minis too. xx

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx
    https://www.elegantduchess.com/

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  38. Minis are my fave ! I absolutely love your blogpost dear, Thanks for sharing such helpful tips !

    Much love!
    Nina
    xox
    www.thecrispylipstick.com

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  39. I always try to pack as little makeup as possible, because I know I'm going to overpack on clothes! Gorgeous photos! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  40. Love your blog girlfriend!! This is such a fun post!!
    XO, Katie | http://www.meshkomoments.com

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  41. your blog design is beautiful and I throughly enjoyed this post. Amazing work!
    Lulu Xxx | https://lululostinthought.blogspot.com

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  42. I always love reading fellow bloggers "travel essentials", gives me ideas for when I'm traveling! P.S. love your blog setup. Your entire website is gorgeous!

    xxF

    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

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  43. Thanks for your advice!! It's so great

    Tam
    www.classictam.com

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  44. OMG so much makeup... That's definitely for me.. Great post.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  45. cream and minis are my go-to when it comes to traveling and i always have to remind myself that its better to just take favourites and not something new i want to try.
    ❤︎

    www.elenaisabelle.com

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  46. This round up is bloomin' fab - So jealous of your makeup collection! X

    Hollie | ItsHollieAnn.com

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  47. Cream products are amazing on the road! Lately I try traveling more with a hand luggage and it´s amazing to have minimum of make up with you and still be able to go out and look great!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Anna
    http://atlifestylecrossroads.com

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  48. Great blog post, thoroughly enjoyed it - minis are a life saver!!

    Rebecca | www.peppermintdolly.com

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  49. I really enjoy posts like these. I have been a big fan of cream products this past year which was a big surprise since I'm oily, I would typically avoid those products. I have been loving the way the look on my skin. Btw, I'm totally jealous of your CT makeup collection. I still need to get my hands on her makeup and try some stuff out.

    xo
    www.ohhjuliana.com

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  50. Great travel, I tend to overpack all my makeup so this is great! https://mariannyc.com/2018/08/13/make-up-look-featuring-almay-cosmic-collection/

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  51. For me, when it comes to travelling, I make sure I avoid taking products I know are prone to smash or break!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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Thank you! xx