Travel makeup

How to ... pack your beauty products

If you're headed on a trip, you can't bring every makeup, skin care and hair care product from your bathroom. Plan ahead and pack smart when traveling. Follow these steps for packing your beauty bag.

Step 1: Remember 3-1-1

Airport regulations allow "3-1-1" rule for carry-on bags:  3 ounce bottles or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag to hold the bottles; 1 bag per passenger placed in the security bin. If you have larger bottles of liquid, you must put them in your checked baggage.

Step 2: Consider your destination

Are you headed to a tropical locale? Select products that can withstand the heat and humidity. You can probably do without the heavy foundation and rich creams. If you're attending any parties or formal events on the trip, be sure to bring your evening makeup -- darker eye and lip shades with a bit of shimmer.

Step 3: Use 2-in-1 products

To conserve space, use as many 2-in-1 (or 3-in-1) products as you can. With many mineral powders and other cosmetics, you can use one product for eyes, lips and cheeks. For bath and body, consider a shower gel that also doubles as shampoo. Or just forgo the hair care products and use those supplied by your hotel.

Step 4: Take advantage of samples

The makeup counter at your local department store will readily handout free or very low-cost sample or trial sizes of cosmetics. These are perfect for traveling on short trips. The small containers will take up very little space in your bag.

Step 5: Slip it in your shoes

For breakable bottles of perfume and other makeup, place the containers inside socks and then put the socks inside your shoes in your suitcase. Many people overlook the extra space inside shoes when packing.

Step 6: Consider a traincase

If you have a lot of makeup that you really want to take, buy a cute metal traincase to hold all your essentials. Make a checklist that includes foundation, concealer, powder, eye shadow palette, mascara, eyeliner, blush and two lip colors.

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Comments on "How to pack your beauty bag for traveling"

Nana Kwame December 19, 2011 | 5:39 PM

Hi, I really like this plastic suitcase this lady in the picture above is sitting on, can one please get me the brand name and where I can get one for my wife please. Thanks and I will appreciate the feedback.

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