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How To Pack Makeup For Vacation

As a makeup lover (and lets be honest, maybe a hoarder), I have a hard time trying to decide what makeup to pack for vacations and trips. I have to have everything very organized and have options as well. When flying it can be even more difficult especially for me because I like to keep it to one checked bag and only having my purse as my carryon. I don’t like having to worried or haul a bunch of bags through an entire airport or to a hotel. I think it leaves room to forget things on vacation and if I give myself too many options on vacation I can get overwhelmed. I learned pretty quick if I bring too many options chances are I won’t use about half of it and I risk breaking and ruining my makeup. R.I.P. to my champagne pop highlighter from BECCA :(. I travel more than I feel the average person does and I wanted to share some tips and products that I like to bring with me on vacation to maximize space.

Here is an overall look of the makeup I am bringing with me to Florida tomorrow morning. Keep in mind the brush cups behind are not coming with me. lol.

To some people this may be A LOT. To me its actually less than what I used to bring with  me before. I know a bunch of people who pack even more than this and I used to be one of them. Since I am going somewhere sunny and warm, I know my skin tone will change. When I know this, I bring two foundations, contours, and bronzers. I also bring two highlighters. One is travel sized from BECCA so if it were to break I won’t feel as bad about it. First and foremost, if you can afford to or have travel sized makeup, TAKE IT. I am a girl who can’t bring myself to spend even more money just to have travel sized makeup. If I traveled once a month I would consider it. However, four to five times a year isn’t enough in my book to me.

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I love to bring palettes. I think you can get a lot and it saves space in my suitcase. I am bringing these two blush trios from Morphe. One is called the blush colored trio and the other is pink, in case you are wondering. I love having blush options especially since I like changing up my eye makeup. I can’t commit to just warm or cool tones especially since we are trying to take photos for our save the date’s while we are down there.

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One of the hardest things for me to narrow down is hands down eyeshadows. I actually was only going to bring the born to run palette and the natural eyes palette until I did a look with this pumpkin spice palette from Makeup Geek the other day. I loved the look and it blended so well. I knew I had to use that palette for pictures. The natural eyes palette is my go to palette. The Born To Run palette has sooo many colors in it. I even did a three looks one palette video on it. (check it out!) I love how many looks I can create with it. It’s important to select one or two palettes that you know you can create a ton of looks with. Another go to palette for vacation is the original Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette. I know I will want an everyday look palette and I want something I know I can create a good color look from. Honestly, I could get away with just the UD palette, but I packed pretty light on clothes so I have the extra space.

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Lastly, Brushes! Brushes are very important as well! I recently bought the new Jaclyn Hill  brush collection since I had to replace quite a few brushes in my collection. Luckily it also came with a beautiful, sturdy case. I always bring three extra eye brushes, an eyebrow brush, and a brush to do cut creases, you just never know! Other than that I just stick with the basics and bring one brush for each thing. I have my go-to blush brush, bronzer, etc. Overall, I think it’s important to just remember to only bring the necessities for you.

1 thought on “How To Pack Makeup For Vacation”

  1. I totally agree on the travel-sized makeup! I always save up my Sephora points for times when they’re offering extra minis and more free samples, then I take all of those on my travels!

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