TRAVEL ESSENTIALS : makeup & skincare

You babes have requested this post for eons now and so I am thrillllllled to present to you the makeup and skincare that comes on the road with me along with tips to get everything where you are going safely!

First things first : THE BAGS! I have used quite a few makeup travel bags in my time and have just recently found the ones that work best for me – you can see what’s inside them (no digging for that lipgloss you need or dumping everything out to get!), the plastic and zippers they are made from are sturdy as hell, they are budget friendly and they fit EVERYTHING. I was so surprised that a full-size bottle of shampoo could come with me, but certainly thrilled that I didn’t have to leave anything behind.

There are more options, but these four have fulfilled my every need! 1 : Basic Clear Train Case ($12) 2 : Basic Clear Pencil Case ($10) 3 : Basics Mesh Boat Clutch ($11) 4 : Basic Clear Clutch ($12)

SKINCARE : I know that this can be tricky for some people to decide what they NEED to take on vacation, but for me I pack a simply as I possibly can. I always bring a CLEANSING BALM, one bomb EYE CREAM, the LIP MASK I cannot survive without and a FACE OIL and then judge what I need to add into that line up by where I am going and what I will be doing. Since we are going to be relaxing by the pool the majority of the time I will be packing a HYDRATING MASK and a few SHEET MASKS to recover from long days in the sun. I never leave the house without ACNE PATCHES because nothing is worse than getting a monster zit on vacation! All of this PLUS my hair care all fits in the TRAIN CASE perfectly 🙌🏼

MAKEUP : Believe you me, this choice is never easy. I have A LOT of makeup to choose from so choosing just a few things to take with me is no simple task, BUT I always bring “pool makeup” and “night out makeup” & I limit myself to ONE BAG for all the things. For those looks I know I need a PRIMER, a FOUNDATION WITH SPF, a FOUNDATION without SPF that will still look like skin, DEWY DROPS to add into my foundation and a couple CONCEALERS {pool preference/night out preference} that will perform.

Then I try to have fun!! I love packing bright colors along with neutrals because I never know what mood I will be in and having options makes me feel more creative. For that reason I always pack one CREAM BRONZER and one TRUE CONTOUR, a favorite blush in ORANGE, PEACH and PINK, a TINTED EYE PRIMER that I can use alone or under shadows, ONE EYESHADOW PALETTE that I know will cover all the bases, a HIGHLIGHTER SET pluuuuuuus a few more of my highlighting favorites.

This go around a didn’t pack any eyeliners, but instead packed a brush that will allow me to use an eyeshadow as a liner along with GLITTER SHADOWS that I can use as a liner or all over the eye! Then I add a BOLD MASCARA that will make a statement while still looking fresh along with a natural looking WATERPROOF MASCARA that will hold up at the pool. I can’t leave without my BROW GEL or the WATERPROOF BROW PEN for both pool and a night out!

Lastly, when in doubt pack 100 lipsticks 😬 I pack as many options as humanly possible because especially on vacation I love rockin’ a bold lip.  I KNOW that all seems like A LOT, but it all fits so compactly in the BASIC CLEAR CLUTCH so I feel zero regrets packing it to the brim!

POOL ESSENTIALS : This bag remains the same, but I thought I would share it here because even after three years the products in it travel everywhere with us and never let me down. First my FAVORITE FACIAL SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN POWDER and a LIP BALM with SPF! Then I add in a pack of TISSUES, a few HAIR HALOS, my favorite HAND SANITIZER and any other lip options I feel I may need 😘

I hope this helps you traveling babes!!

xo, Kayti

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