When it comes to packing for a trip, it can be really easy to get carried away and overpack your suitcase. This is especially true when packing your makeup - sometimes it feels like I need all the makeup I own...for a weekend getaway.
Your cosmetics and skincare actually take up a lot of unnecessary space because of bulky packaging (20% of the space in your bag, to be exact). That space could be used for shoes, accessories, extra outfits, and more.
At Subtl Beauty, we are no strangers to frequent traveling, and along the way we have picked up some of the best makeup packing tips for traveling with a carry-on - here are a few of our favorites!
Yep, you read that correctly. Makeup brushes take up SO MUCH space in your travel makeup bag. You don’t need to pack a different brush for each step of your routine, you just need to find a good compact brush that can be used with multiple products.
Bonus: The Stack Brush BFF comes with a lid, so you can throw it in your travel (or work!) bag without worrying about it collecting nasty bacteria!
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Did you know the average woman uses 16 beauty products in her morning routine alone? Cut down on both effort and time in your morning by adding some multi-use makeup products to your routine.
We’ve put together a whole tutorial for you to see this makeup hack in action!
Not sure how to apply your new Lip Cheek? We show you two techniques in this video:
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There are so many reasons to love travel size beauty products. In addition to the cheaper price tag, buying a “mini” size gives you a chance to test new products without committing to the size and price of the full-sized version. Plus, a more compact product makes traveling with it much easier. In fact, that was part of the reason Subtl Beauty was founded!
Bonus Tip: Try filling up a trial size foundation tube instead of bringing the whole bottle!
Part of the struggle of packing your makeup for travel is trying to fit large palettes and products into a tiny little makeup bag.
Look for sets you can customize, so you don’t risk purchasing products and shades that don’t work for you.
The Subtl Beauty Makeup stack is our go-to makeup kit for carry-on travel. It has all of the full-size makeup basics you need for an everyday look, yet it's small enough to fit pretty much anywhere - including your carry-on. Plus, it’s completely customizable, which allows you to build your stack with whatever products and shades you use the most.
If you’re wondering how to figure out what your concealer shade is when you can’t test out products in-store, here are some awesome resources to make sure you get your perfect match!
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After many years of traveling and overpacking our makeup bags, these tips have helped us downsize our luggage and save space - and money - while packing. We hope that sharing them will do the same for you! If we’ve missed any crucial packing tips, make sure to let us know over on our Instagram or Facebook page.
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