Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to Pack the Perfect Beauty Travel Bag

It’s that time of the year when everyone becomes a jet-setter. Destination? Everywhere. In the midst of packing, every woman has a moment where she either wonders, “Do I have everything?” or “I can’t carry all of this!” Well have no fear ladies, I am here to rescue you with a guide to packing the perfect beauty bag for your travels!

Beauty Bag of Tricks

The perfect bag is essential to carrying your precious beauty items. It seems insignificant at first - a bag is a bag, right? Wrong; just ask Mary Poppins. Everyone has their favorite, and if you are one of those looking for a new makeup case, or just haven’t found one that you’ve fallen madly in love with yet, here’s an option: try Pat McGrath’s bag for Le Sportsac, the Pucker Up case. It’s very spacious without taking up much room in your carry-on or suitcase and it has a nifty pocket on the outside for those items you would like to keep separate.

The Basics

There are just a few things that EVERY bag must have: shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, facial cleanser and moisturizer. If you have the patience, grab a few empty bottles in the travel size section of your nearest pharmacy to fill with your own products. But for those of us who lack the time to commit to such things, Malin + Goetz has the perfect pre-packaged Essential Kit for you – carry-on approved and it comes in a sweet clear bag with zip closure. Perfect, right? You’re welcome.

Turn Up the Drama

What is a makeup bag without makeup? Merely a bag of stuff, that’s what. No one wants to travel with enough makeup to supply Pat McGrath for Fashion Week either. The happy medium is found in the Too Faced Glamour 2 Go Pocket Palette. This sweet little pocket palette has a great array of colors for eyes, lips and cheeks that can take you from day to night.

Benefit’s BADgal Lash Mascara is the perfect, compact mascara to carry to your destination.

Brighten Your Smile

Since cameras will be clicking and memories will be captured, make sure your pearly whites are as white as can be. The Supersmile system has received rave reviews and now the Supersmile Quikee system is available in the perfect size for the girl on the go.

Protect Yourself

Vacations are fun. Period. But sunburns and skin cancer are not. Period. Don’t forget to pack the ultimate vacation essential, sunscreen. Australian Gold SPF 30 Invis Dry Sheer Coverage Sunscreen is a great, inexpensive way to protect your skin, without leaving a filmy residue.

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