Travel Essentials For The Beauty-Obsessed

Packing can be such a daunting task, especially for the ladies. There are the clothes, shoes, toiletries and ‘hardware’ – you know, the straighteners, curling tongs and facial electronics. Ultimately, the art of packing comes down to simplification and of course, multi-functional items.

Image source: glasgowliving.today
Image source: glasgowliving.today

In this article, we’ve taken the time to highlight 10 smart beauty essentials every girl should possess in her travel bag. We’re not just talking about products that can get you through a weekend gateaway- we mean business. These heavy-duty gems go the long way so think an entire month’s vacation.

• Fresh-faced beauty

If there’s one beauty product every girl cannot live without, it’s foundation. Why? Travelling means Instagram and Instagram means you need to nail that ‘no makeup look’ pronto. Opt for a foundation, BB cream or CC cream that’s not only moisturising but also contains your required SPF level.

Budget: Innisfree Smart Water Balancing, RM25.80
Budget: Innisfree Smart Water Balancing, RM25.80
Splurge: 3CE Glossing Waterful Foundation, RM117
Splurge: 3CE Glossing Waterful Foundation, RM117

• The invincible duo

Unless you’ve been blessed with eyebrows like Cara Delevingne’s, we highly recommend packing your eyebrow pencil along. Go for a subtle shade of brown which can double up as eyeliner as well.

Budget: Wet N Wild Color Icon Brow & Eyeliner Pencil, RM10
Budget: Wet N Wild Color Icon Brow & Eyeliner Pencil, RM10
Splurge: Visee Eyebrow Pencil & Powder, RM47.90
Splurge: Visee Eyebrow Pencil & Powder, RM47.90

• The perfect palette

Everybody needs a bit of eyeshadow and blusher even if you’re going to be on the road 24/7. Choose a multifunctional palette that includes matte and shimmery shades and also a blusher, if possible. Popular palette shades include neutrals and soft pinks.

Budget: The Balm & Jovi Rockstar Face Palette, RM103
Budget: The Balm & Jovi Rockstar Face Palette, RM103
Splurge: Lancome Paris Day-to-Night Makeup Palette, RM205.60
Splurge: Lancome Paris Day-to-Night Makeup Palette, RM205.60

• Tools of the trade

When it comes down to brushes, what you essentially need is a good foundation brush, eyeshadow brush and a powder or blush brush. Remember, the key is to pack light and unless you’re a make-up artist on duty, leave the rest of the crew at home.

Budget: Ecotools Makeup Brush Set, RM35
Budget: Ecotools Makeup Brush Set, RM35
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Splurge: Cathy Doll Ready to Go Travel Brush, RM49

• Lip Service

Whether you’re travelling to colder or warmer pastures, your lips still need protection either way. We’re tempted to say the almighty Vaseline but why not go for a lip treatment balm with sheer colour to give your lips the TLC they need, and own a kissable pout at the same time?

Budget: SILKYGIRL Moisture Boost Lipcolor Balm, RM20.90
Budget: SILKYGIRL Moisture Boost Lipcolor Balm, RM20.90
Splurge: Makeup Store Lip Care Mix, RM101.50
Splurge: Makeup Store Lip Care Mix, RM101.50

• A perfect blowout

Not every one of us is born with salon perfect hair and if you’re looking for a tool to tame those tresses, why not go for a 2 in 1 hair styler? Go straight or curly according to your hearts desire, your call.

Budget: Babyliss 2 in 1 Pocket-sized Straightener, RM74.72
Budget: Babyliss 2 in 1 Pocket-sized Straightener, RM74.72
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Splurge: Vidal Sassoon 2 in 1 Tourmaline Ceramic Iron, RM163.71

• Skin-loving essentials

Don’t forget to pack your body lotion with SPF! There’s nothing worse than returning from your vacation with dry and sunburnt skin that hurts and itches.

Budget:  Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF50, RM35.50
Budget: Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF50, RM35.50
Splurge: Great Barrier Island Bee Co. Pohutukawa & Paw Paw Hand & Body Lotion, RM70
Splurge: Great Barrier Island Bee Co. Pohutukawa & Paw Paw Hand & Body Lotion, RM70

 

• Dry shampoo to the rescue

Another extremely popular travel must-have is dry shampoo. Not only does it help absorb excess oil and impurities, it also adds volume and prolongs your blowout. Say hello to fresh hair without using water.

Budget: Batiste Dry Shampoo Pack of 3 Travel Kit, RM45
Budget: Batiste Dry Shampoo Pack of 3 Travel Kit, RM45

 

Splurge: Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, RM69.99
Splurge: Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, RM69.99

• The sweet affair

There’s no need to lug around your 100ml bottle of Eau de Parfum when you travel. Avoid the hassle and go for a bottle of body mist instead. They’re lighter on the nose and not to mention, your travel bag.

Budget:Etude House Minime Perfumed Mist, RM55.99
Budget:Etude House Minime Perfumed Mist, RM55.99

 

Splurge: Innisfree Daphne Blossom Perfumed Body Oil Mist, RM68.30
Splurge: Innisfree Daphne Blossom Perfumed Body Oil Mist, RM68.30

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