It is no less important to look good on a vacation than when you are back at home. On the contrary, you might find that the need for makeup is even more when you are on a vacation considering you are on a trip that involves official parties, family (or friends) gatherings or just letting you hair down at lounges or discs.
Thus, it is very important to carry your complete makeup kit with you when you are travelling, though this shouldn’t mean carrying your whole dressing table for a vacation. Here is a guide to help you choose the necessary makeup items for a vacation and leave the frills back at home. Obviously you must look to add or subtract your own choice of cosmetics depending on the cultural and weather aspects of the place you are visiting.
Most women commit the cardinal sin of carrying their makeup in their main luggage. In case you are looking to carry an assortment of cosmetic products for your trip, it is best to carry a dedicated makeup kit or bag with you. They are not very heavy or large and won’t add significantly to your luggage. They are better equipped at taking care of delicate cosmetic products. In case you are travelling by air, these makeup bags are small enough to qualify as hand luggage!
2. Hair Care Products
If you are being advised to avoid carrying your shampoo and conditioner while going for a vacation, you should turn a deaf ear towards it. Travelling involves accumulation of dirt in your hair and carrying the hair care product of your choice is of supreme importance. Most hotels provide you with complimentary shampoos and conditioners, but in all probability they will not be of your choicest brand or fragrance. It is safe to carry your own hair care products.
You might look into the prospect of carrying a dry shampoo in case you are travelling with a large group and won’t have the luxury of long bathroom time. They also save you from the accidental spill of liquid during air travel and confiscation at security checks.
3. Essential Styling Products
Remember to carefully research about the culture, climate conditions and other factors of the place where you are going to spend your vacation. This will majorly affect your choice of makeup items. In case you are going for a vacation on the beach, you might want to carry your tan lotion with you. It is also advised to carry gels and mousse for tackling your hair in places known for high humidity. In case you are going to the mountains, don’t forget to carry your moisturizing cream. These are essential for a satisfying vacation experience.
Always carry enough bobby pins and hair elastics.
4. Body Care Products
The body care items are as important as your hair care products. Don’t forget to carry your body lotions and body soaps while travelling. Avoid using the ones provided by hotels as they might not be suitable for you or not match your liking. It is recommended that you purchase small travel packs of these products. This way you will ensure that you are taking up minimum space in your luggage for carrying all the cosmetic products.
5. Skin Care Products
Whether you are at home or travelling, it is extremely necessary to take care of your skin. The biblical process of cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing is something that you shouldn’t miss on doing even while you are on a vacation. Thus, it is recommended that you carry your cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing products while travelling. You can use skin creams or skin serums in case you want to avoid carrying such a wide array of products. Carrying these items becomes all the more important if you plan to apply makeup while on vacation. Don’t forget to carry pumps (compatible with the containers) in order to make the process hassle free.
6. Sun Guards
In case you are going to a place which is known for being sunny, carry your sun screen lotion along with you. The harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun can harm your skin immensely causing problems like freckles and even cancer. Protecting yourself against it is of utmost importance. As a rule of thumb, it is advised to carry a sun guard lotion irrespective of the weather of the place you are travelling to. There is a wide variety of waterproof and matte based sunscreens to choose from.
7. Cleansing Products
It is hygienic to carry these around with you on a trip. The last thing you want is to fall sick while on vacation or have a huge mess. Cleansing products like baby wipes, cleansing wipes, and small cotton towels should be kept in your hand luggage at all times. Also don’t forget to carry your hand sanitizer for quickly cleaning your hands before eating. These can be used for personal usage as well as for situations in case you drop something on your clothes.
It is important to look good on your vacation, especially if you plan to go to parties and lounges. The trick is to carry the necessities and determining the choices. Find out what your favourite colours are and carry only those colours of eye shadows and eyeliners. Try to match them with the dress that you are carrying. Don’t forget to carry your concealer and foundation primer. These are the basics of any makeup routine and forgetting them can have disastrous effects on your makeup.
Also carry your lip gloss and lip balms in order to take care of your lips on the trip. When it comes to lipsticks, choose a few colours that you are fond of and you think will be apt with the dresses you are carrying. Avoid carrying too many cosmetic products while on a trip.
9. Nail Polish
In case you are going for a short trip of a couple of days, you can go apply a new shade of nail polish before leaving and avoid carrying one completely. In case you will be gone for a considerable period of time, you should carry a few of your favourite colours of nail polish. This will allow you to mix and match during the holidays. Also remember to carry the nail polish remover along with you.
Looking good is feeling good. And feeling good is the purpose of going on a vacation. That should be your justification in case anyone tries to advise you against carrying your cosmetic products for a holiday. Carry the necessary products in ample amounts so that you don’t run out of them in the middle of the vacation. Now that you are ready for the trip, go ahead and dazzle the vacation destination!