Travel is my love language. I love throwing my stuff in a bag and setting off for an adventure in a new locale. No matter where I go, it seems like there’s always one person who looks like they just shrugged their shoulders and decided to go to Paris for the weekend. While I, on the other hand, often look as if I wrestled a gator in Terminal D.
Upon arriving at my destination — my flight often arrives at 8 a.m., but check in at the hotel isn’t until 4 p.m. — I’ll need to drop off my gear at the hotel and then explore the area a bit before I can get into my bags. And I certainly don’t want to be exploring a new city with bags under my eyes and less-than-my-best skin. Luckily, I’ve streamlined my travel makeup look so that I look put together without any effort. Here’s all the travel makeup picks I use when I need to look fresh and ready after a long red eye!
Brow Sculpt Shape and Hold Gel
Swiping on a bit of brow gel can make you look more rested and put together.
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint
The niacinamide and hyaluronic acid formula moisturizes and smoothes your skin, while offering sheer coverage.
Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
Don’t want to wear foundation but want a subtle glow? Pat a bit of these dew drops to your cheeks and forehead for a refreshed look.
Mini Vitamin Enriched Face Based Primer
If the idea of putting on a face of makeup seems too much, consider applying primer. You’ll have a fresh canvas during your journey, and you can swipe on a bit of lipstick or mascara once you land.
Benetint Rose Lip Blush & Cheek Tint
I keep a bottle of Benetint in my travel bag at all times. The sheer-but-buildable formula applies as easily as if you were brushing your lips with watercolor paint. Once you apply, the tint stays put for hours. Hint: let each layer dry for about 15 seconds before adding another for a truly bulletproof finish.
Jones Road Miracle Balm
This little baby is my secret weapon. Wear the miracle balm alone or over makeup for a subtle glow. You can also use it as a highlighter.
Violette_FR Petal Bouche Matte Rose Petal Lips
To level-up your look, go for a matte red lip. I wear this version from Violette_FR when I know I’ll be going straight from the airport to lunch. It has an easy application and lasts forever.
Wonderskin Wonder Blading Peel and Reveal Lip Stain Long Lasting Lip Tint
Sure, this lip stain takes a few minutes to apply. But the payoff is HUGE. First, you swipe the dark blue pigment on your lips, then you spritz the setting spray. After a moment, you peel back the mask, and boom, the perfect color. I wear this on days when I know I’ll be traveling from sunup to sundown.
What are your favorite beauty products and makeup to take when you travel? Tell us below!
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