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Chances are you’ve at some point received a surprise visit from Aunt Flow or have snagged a nail on the go. You may forget to carry around a few essentials with you while you’re away from home so we’re helping you create your own mini emergency beauty kit!
Mini Emergency Beauty Kit
When you’re traveling, the last thing you want to do is lug around a giant makeup bag. However, it’s also good to be prepared for beauty “emergencies.” A few little essentials neatly stored in a makeup bag will keep you cool even in awkward situations.
Put them together and place them in your day bag and use them on the flight, too. This homemade kit is also an inexpensive alternative to pre-packaged kits that don’t include everything you like (or need).
Grab your favorite makeup bag and start packing!
We can’t start a beauty kit without a few of our favorite makeup items. To stay fresh throughout the day, keep a few travel-sized items packed according to your skin type, such as a facial mist for dry skin or blotting paper/powder for oily skin.
A concealer is also a must-have to cover up any dark circles or spots. Pack either a waterproof mascara or eye liner to touch up your eye makeup if it tends to get runny thorough the day.
Don’t forget your lips! A tinted lip balm will keep your pout smooth and hydrated while providing a pop of color.
Pack lighter with a capsule makeup collection!
Makeup removers are a necessity we can’t live without while traveling. Wipes are our favorite for a quick pick-me-up if you want to refresh your skin and get rid of all traces of makeup while you’re out.
La Fresh Travel-Lite Makeup Remover Wipes offers a purse-friendly alternative that includes pre-moistened biodegradable wipes for cleansing the face, eyes, and lips. These convenient wipes remove all types of long-wearing makeup without leaving behind an oily residue.
From insect repellant to sunblock, you can find so many products in wipe form. Check out these six handy travel wipes!
To keep your skin, hair, and nails in pristine condition while you’re headed out, a few travel-sized toiletries will come in handy. There’s nothing better than feeling fresh after a long flight or day of travel.
Mini deodorants, dry shampoo, facial cleanser, lotion, and sanitizer will keep you ready for any situation. While these are already a great option for traveling, taking them with you on a long day out or storing them in your glove compartment is also ideal for keeping them handy at home.
Tip: So many bathrooms never have soap so I like traveling with multi-use, gentle soaps like these minis so I can freshen up wherever I go. (Keep it stored in a snack size Ziploc bag).
Here’s our round up of the best solid toiletries for travel!
Keeping your breath fresh after a meal calls for a travel toothbrush because chewing gum just doesn’t cut it all the time. This is especially handy if you end up spending the night out away from your hotel.
Keep hand sanitizer with you in case you aren’t near soap and water to clean your hands on the go. Panty liners are useful and compact to carry for unexpected periods or to have a quick change on a long flight. To freshen up, a little baby powder can also help soak up any excess sweat on the underarms.
Find out more with these travel hygiene tips!
We love the ultra-cute pre-made kits brands make, but why not customize one and make it your own?
Beyond toiletries and hygiene essentials, there are a few items you shouldn’t forget to include. These are the things that you tend to lose in your handbag, especially if you change up your purse every now and then.
These essentials should be placed in a separate zip lock or tiny pouch so you don’t misplace them.
- Bobby Pins
- Safety Pins
- Needle and Thread
- Super Glue
- Nail File
- Hair Ties
- Cuticle Oil
While this is a long list of items to carry in a makeup pouch, don’t stuff too many things into it.
Each item should be small in size to store without adding too much weight in your handbag. For carryon luggage, keep all liquids sized accordingly to prevent confiscation during security check.
Have you heard of the 3-1-1 liquids rule for carryon luggage? Read these useful tips!
What are your tips when creating your own mini beauty kit? Please comment your ideas below!
For more travel beauty tips, please read:
- Airplane Skin Care Essentials
- 7 Clever Travel Makeup Hacks
- 18 Solid Toiletries for Carryon Travel
- Time Saving Single Use Toiletries
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