When packing beauty essentials, everyone has different preferences. For ease, speed and accessibility, you must have these beauty essentials in your travel bag.
  • 08 Apr - 14 Apr, 2023
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

When travelling in any capacity, it's convenient to have a "go" bag packed with your favourite beauty essentials. It takes the guesswork out of packing and ensures you are stocked up before boarding your next flight. Here are 7 must-have beauty items to keep you looking polished and professional wherever you are.

1. Face cleansing wipes

A pack of travel-sized face cleansing wipes can easily be tucked into a carry-on and used in a pinch. Get rid of dirt, grime and old makeup easily when a full facial cleanse isn't an option. Find wipes with soothing ingredients like aloe or eucalyptus to perk up the senses and calm the skin.

2. Lipstick

It's amazing what a swipe of lipstick or tinted lip balm can do to make you feel immediately put together. A bold colour can feel empowering, while a neutral tone can add just enough of a hue to feel poised and ready to go. Remember to keep lips moisturised by sloughing away dry, cracked skin and applying a lip treatment at night. Then, tuck a favourite shade into your "go" bag and keep a reserve. Get the pigmentation you desire with the hydration you need to keep lips flake-free.

3. Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo buys time between washings to keep hair looking and smelling fresh. Adding dry shampoo gives a boost to limp locks and helps out with oily strands. Spray directly at the root and allow the product to absorb before styling. It's a simple solution to give life back to your hair when stretched for time. Plus, it keeps hair from drying out from washing it too much.

4. Face moisturiser

Climate changes can quickly dry out the skin leaving behind a tired appearance. A lightweight moisturiser keeps skin healthy, supple, and bright. Choose one with SPF for sun protection and a formula designed for your skin type. Also, if you want to limit the use of a heavy foundation, a tinted moisturiser works as a good substitute, such as EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectum SPF 40. It provides light coverage without the caked-on finish.

5. Mascara

Mascara is one of the top beauty essentials many refuse to leave home without. It's another product to pack to make the eyes pop. Opt for a smudge-proof formula like CoverGirl Smudge Proof Mascara that'll stick with you during a day of travel without smearing. Add a few coats but avoid layering it on too thick to keep the look natural and business-appropriate.

6. Concealer

A hydrating under-eye concealer helps to camouflage dark circles and instantly brighten up the face. The trick is to tap the product into place rather than rubbing it back and forth with a brush or beauty sponge. CoverGirl Turblend Undercover Concealer is ideal for all-day wear, providing a matte finish. Use finger to dab it under the eye and smooth it out gently. A concealer stick is important when travelling to keep the face looking fresh.

7. Blush stick

A blush stick provides a two-in-one advantage when used as a blush and eye shadow and doesn't require a brush to apply. Stick to a neutral shade like the Charlotte Tilbury Moon Beach blush stick, a peachy, rose gold hue, and use clean fingertips to blend into the cheekbones for a natural-looking flush. You don't necessarily require a full face of makeup; sticking with a few beauty essentials can keep you looking polished.