So how do you pack makeup lightly for Summer Travel? I know I personally want to take everything with me! And I do really mean everything, literally. I’m just not a light packer and it’s impossible for me to settle on a single eyeshadow! I need like 100 choices.
This year, I didn’t really yet take a long vacation. In May I was away for nearly two weeks but for the Summer I decided I’d do a lot of weekend trips and one big getaway in the Fall. During my recent travels I made my head hard to pack super light and that meant I really had to down size on what I packed makeup and beauty wise. Because believe me given the chance I’d just take my entire makeup collection with me.
So I made a promise to myself I’d be ALL about traveling makeup lightly this Summer.
Since a lot of my trips revolved around concerts this year (I’ve had the chance to see some great bands this Summer like Otherwise, In this Moment, etc…) I decided I wanted to go as light as possible with makeup because a lot of the concerts were outside and its been really humid the last few weeks. No one wants to wear a bunch of makeup in the humidity and having it dripping off their face and smearing all over the place. NOT a good look! In This Moment had an early showing at Krockathon on Saturday and people were packed in to see them outside (or maybe just to catch a glimpse of Marie Brink as she screamed her little heart out!). Now, don’t get me wrong, Saturday the weather wasn’t bad! It was actually nice but when you’re standing almost back to back with people in the Summer sun it can get hot fast so you wanna keep it really light with your makeup but not so light that you aren’t looking your very best.
I decided tinted moisturizer, concealer, a really nice blush, a minimal eyeshadow or liner, mascara, and a good set of brushes was all I needed!
Since I can never decide on makeup brushes to pack I decided I’d go with the Ecotools Lovely Looks 5 Piece Set because it contained all the essentials I needed and Ecotools have some great brushes with soft bristles and sturdy handles! This was a good choice as the brushes are the perfect size for travel and the set had all the essentials I needed for my eyes and face. Since I packed a cream eyeshadow, which was completely finger application friendly, I was able to multitask and use the eyeshadow brush in this set to apply my concealer! The set served its purpose well and I had everything I needed including an excellent flat eyeliner brush to apply my gel liner. I love the flat, square head of this brush as I’m so NOT one for getting a straight line down well. I like that I can walk it across my lash line and proceed to go back and smudge it up gently. I’ve been using the Ecotools Flat Eyeliner Brush lately to apply my Milani Fierce Foil Eyeliner in Brown Foil using this method. Seriously, that eyeliner has become liquid gold for creating fast yet super sultry eye looks in a flash and this liner brush makes it a snap to appy!
For my look, I was all about a simple yet stand out eye look so I applied my liner and smudged out, loaded up on mascara, and I was good to go! Simple, easy, and I didn’t have to pack a ton of makeup to get the look! Follow up with a golden peach on my cheeks, a nice simple nude lip look, and I was so done! Plus my makeup wasn’t so heavy that it ended up smeared or faded at the end of the day.
Needless to say packing makeup lightly is a challenge but I think I’m slowly learning to do so!
Where have you visited lately that you had to pack lightly?
What sort of looks did you create using the minimal makeup you packed?