17 Jun 2018

Packing Tips: Travel Make Up & Skincare

I'm off on my travels today (you can follow what I'm up to on my Instagram!) so I thought it would be appropriate to share how I pack my travel beauty bags for make up and skincare. I find that packing for travelling can be difficult - however long you are going for, wherever you are going, even if it is just a weekend away!

Anyway, I thought I'd share my thought process for organising yourself when it comes to packing skincare and make up for holidays.

Carry-on or check-in luggage?

Knowing which of these options you are taking helps manage the rest of the organising for packing. It's quite simple actually, if you are only taking hand luggage you require less make up and beauty wise due to airplane restrictions. If you are allowed check-in luggage, you can take however much you like, really.

The length of your trip

The longer you travel for, you essentially need more products. Shorter periods of time mean that you can get away with not bringing a bits and only having the bare essentials on you. Make sure you prepare for however long you will be travelling for. Bigger luggage, more storage bags, whatever you need to accommodate your beauty bits!

Make lists

I love making lists, especially when it comes to travelling. I'd suggest making a list on a piece of paper or on your phone (the iPhone notes feature is fab). Go through your make up and skincare routine step-by-step, decide what you will be taking and pop it on the list. This will help you not miss anything out.

Travel minis and decanting

If you are travelling for a few days, it's always best to buy minis of the products you will be taking - I prefer this for shampoo and conditioner! Or if a mini is unavailable, and most of the time too expensive, just decant the product into a separate tub. You get travel kits in Primark, Boots and Superdrug so it's easy to pop some skincare into a mini tub or even your foundation and primer.

Live out of your travel bags for a few days

I always worry that I've forgotten something important when it comes to travelling. To avoid this, I think you should pack your skincare or makeup bag a few days before and use it as you would on holiday, but at home. This way when you are going about your daily routine, you can easily pick up on whether you have missed something out.

There you have it - a few tips and tricks for packing make up and skincare for your travel. Are you off anywhere exciting soon?


  1. These are good travel products! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Whenever it comes to travelling I always end up over packing and just my makeup and skincare end up weighing a ton!

    Danielle xx


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