- Whether you’re headed beach side for the holidays or to a getaway in the middle of nowhere, when it comes to travel makeup, only carry the essentials.
- What are the essentials? Here's what made my cut:
If you are looking forward to a couple of weeks of bare face, unstyled hair and total relaxation, then skip everything except sun protection.
A compact mirror
Compact mirrors are perfect. They easily fit in your purse without taking up too much space and are great if you need to touch up your makeup on the go.
When luggage space is tight and you can’t be bothered to slap on a full face of makeup, no product will transform your holiday look from lazy day to evening out better than a bold lipstick.
For an on-the-go makeup bag, you'll want to go with pressed powder instead of loose powder. It's less likely to leak out all over the bag, and it typically comes with a built-in applicator so you don't have to carry a separate brush.
Luckily, eye shadow often comes in handy "expert coordinated" palettes, in which you'll find three or more colors in one little case. It's a space saver, and is ideal for scaling down your makeup bag for holiday.
Water proof mascara
I recommend water proof mascara that works best for humid climate and will not smudge on your travel.
On flights, camping holidays or long car journeys, facial wipes are helpful. Get facial wipes that are gentle on the skin and that will make a decent job of makeup removal without stripping or stinging the skin.
Ruthie Kinuthia is an award winning professional makeup artist and founder of Makeup by Ruthie. You can reach her on [email protected]