10 Quick travel beauty tips

Whether you are travelling by train, car, or airplane, it’s quite a challenge to arrive at your destination looking as good as you set out. Quite apart from the fact that you will probably feel and look tired, you won’t have been able to take all your favourite beauty products with you, and you won’t have had the time, or the space, to get your makeup the way you’d really like it. So, if you are planning a trip any time soon, check out these ten quick travel beauty tips that will help you look your best when you arrive.

1. Carry a face mist with you

A simple face mist is the easiest way to keep your face hydrated, especially when you are flying on a long haul flight. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy, just a small spray bottle of rose water will do the trick. It’s a great way to freshen up and it will make you look more awake when you arrive too.

2. Use cream makeup when you travel

Cream makeup is much easier to apply in the confined space of an airplane or train bathroom and, if you don’t make a mistake it is much more forgiving than powder makeup is. If you overdo powder makeup because you can’t see very well, it will be very obvious, but cream makeup is much easier to blend in if you do make a mistake.

3. Ziplock bags are a lifesaver

Clear bags to hold your beauty products are a must if you are flying these days, but they are very useful for when you travel by car or train as well. They protect the rest of your luggage from any spills and they keep everything organised and together. Put everything you will need in a clear Ziplock bag, including bobby pins, and hair accessories, and then you will be able to find them easily and they won’t get lost at the bottom of your handbag.

4. Pack multitasking products 

One thing that you don’t want to do when you are travelling is to carry more products around with you than you really need. One way to cut down on the number of products is to use things that can do double duty, or more. A good lipstick, for example, can be used as blusher and eyeshadow.

5. Move around whenever you get the chance to

Another big problem with travel is that you end up sitting in the same position for too long. When you do that, it restricts the circulation and it will make you feel stiff when you do eventually get up. If you can, get up and walk around every couple of hours, or so, and that will get the blood circulating around your body again. If you can’t get up, then try pointing your feet backwards and forwards and that will help stop your legs going to sleep.

6. Downsize everything

During the times of year that you are not travelling, grab every free sample of makeup and beauty products you can, because they are the prefect size to take with you when you are travelling. Failing that, buy some small plastic bottles and decant products into those so that you don’t have to carry big and heavy bottles around with you.

7. Don’t use hotel soaps

While you don’t want to pack every single beauty item you possess when you travel, the one thing that you don’t want to forget is a good cleanser. The soaps that they provide in hotel rooms are usually the cheapest they can lay hands on and that means it will dry out your skin very quickly. Take a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you as well. You never know what state the bathrooms will be in when you travel!

8. Use dry shampoo to freshen up your hair

Travelling can also leave your hair looking a little worse for wear, so carry some dry shampoo with you to freshen it up when you arrive at your destination. You can dab a small amount of dry shampoo on your roots or any patches that look a bit oily and that will soak up any excess oil and it will put a bit of volume back into your hair.

9. Take a good moisturiser with you

Another must for your travel beauty kit is a good moisturiser. Whatever mode of transport you use, you probably won’t drink as much water, as you usually would, and that will dehydrate you and your skin. It’s even worse if you travel by air, because the air in the cabin will be very dry too, so moisturise before you set off, during the journey, and when you arrive.

10. Travel bare faced

This is a tip that won’t be popular with everyone, but you could always travel with no makeup on at all. At least, that way you’ll have no smudges to deal with and all the dirt and grime that will invariably accumulate on your skin while travelling will be easy to wash off with cleanser. If you want some light coverage, try just using a tinted a moisturiser and a sweep of lipstick.

Stay beautiful!

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