Jet-Set and Go: Your Ultimate Guide On How to Travel With Makeup

May 19, 2023 5 min read

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Jet-Set and Go: The Ultimate Guide On How to Travel With Makeup

As a wanderlust beauty addict, you’re likely familiar with the struggle of trying to keep your makeup looking fresh and flawless during a long flight or a day spent in the summer sun. While dealing with travel makeup can be a real headache, looking your best while traveling is still a priority. But the last thing you want is to waste your vacation stressing about makeup. If you relate, you’re not alone (after all, this is precisely why Subtl Beauty was created!).

To solve this dilemma, we’ve created a guide on how to travel with makeup that’ll make your next trek around the globe easier and more seamless than ever. Here’s a look:

How to Travel With Makeup Tip Number One: Invest in a Travel Makeup Bag

Portable Makeup Bag

As a wanderlust beauty addict, you’re likely familiar with the struggle of trying to keep your makeup looking fresh and flawless during a long flight or a day spent in the summer sun. While dealing with travel makeup can be a real headache, looking your best while traveling is still a priority. But the last thing you want is to waste your vacation stressing about makeup. If you relate, you’re not alone (after all, this is precisely why Subtl Beauty was created!).

To solve this dilemma, we’ve created a guide on how to travel with makeup that’ll make your next trek around the globe easier and more seamless than ever. Here’s a look:

How to Travel With Makeup Tip Number Two: Multi-Purpose Products Are the Way to Go

Woman smiling with a lip and cheek product

When it comes to traveling with makeup, multi-use products are the way to go. And since blush and bold lips are shaping up to be two of the biggest makeup trends of 2023, you can stay up-to-date while traveling with a multi-use lip and cheek rouge. Not only are cream rouges stunning, but they can be applied using just your fingers, which means you don’t have to worry about cleaning those travel makeup brushes you’ve been meaning to get to. 

SUBTL BEAUTY PROTIP: The Subtl Beauty Lip & Cheek Rouge is perfectly formulated to give both your lips and cheeks a healthy glow with just a few finger taps. It’s blendable for a subtle tint or buildable for a bold look. Plus, it’s formulated with jojoba seed oil, which is a good-for-you ingredient that’s a very potent moisturizer. To learn more about applying the Subtl Beauty Lip & Cheek Rouge, click here

How to Travel With Makeup Tip Number Three: Try Pre-Planning Your Makeup Looks

Woman using makeup brush

Listen, we totally get it: Traveling already includes so much planning, so why add more to your plate with makeup? But while strategizing what makeup looks you’re going to wear may burn some time before your trip, it’ll ultimately save you more precious minutes during it as you’ll have a clear makeup vision in mind. If you’re not sure what’s trending in 2023 or which Tik Tok hacks you should incorporate into your makeup arsenal to save time while traveling, try honing in on tutorials to learn more about applying and using makeup. 

SUBTL BEAUTY PROTIP: The Subtl Bite-Sized Beauty Blog is constantly being updated with a steady stream of some of the best makeup tutorials and helpful articles out there. Whether you’re trying to zero in on your ideal zodiac makeup look, attempting to master an Era Tour-esque lavender shadow, or wanting to take a few makeup tips from the past, our Bite-Sized Beauty Blog has you covered!

How to Travel With Makeup Tip Number Four: Pack Your Own Travel-Sized Mirror

Compact Travel Makeup Mirror

Have you ever left your house on an adventure to find that your hotel or hostel doesn’t have a mirror? Left wondering how in the world you’re going to apply your makeup since you didn’t pack a mirror, you probably vowed to never make the same mistake twice. By packing a travel-sized mirror, it’s a safe bet that you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of yourself every now and then. Plus, you’ll probably need it for retouching after hitting the trails and/or beach.

SUBTL BEAUTY PROTIP: The Subtl Beauty Travel Makeup Mirror is the perfect palm-sized mirror to take on any trip. It’s even cleverly designed to include two mirrors: One is regular, while the other is magnifying for close-up applications. It’s honestly a traveling life savior. 

How to Travel With Makeup Tip Number Five: Consider Your Travel Destination and Grab a Translucent Powder

Powder Makeup Products at the beach

Are you visiting a beachy destination or a colder, tourist-loving locale? Either way – different travel spots present unique makeup needs. For example, your makeup needs on a hot day at Disney World will likely be different than if you’re scuttling around Iceland barhopping for a warm beverage. By using a program like More Cast, you can track the weather for the entirety of your trip (even the cities you drive and/or fly through!) to help you choose what makeup to pack.

However, no matter the weather, there is one traveling essential every makeup-lover needs in their carry-on: translucent powder. “Translucent powders are colorless and used to brighten, reduce shine, absorb oil, and extend the time of your makeup,” says celebrity makeup artist Robert Sesnek. “The best areas to apply a translucent powder are underneath the eyes, around the nose, and center of the chin.“

SUBTL BEAUTY PROTIP: Need a lightweight translucent powder to help tackle your upcoming vacation? The Subtl Beauty Translucent Pressed Powder helps protect your skin from the harmful effects of blue light, eliminates shine, and locks your makeup in place. It contains squalane, which is an excellent hydrating ingredient, along with Ectoin for pollution protection. Cheers to good ingredients and good travels!

Don’t Forget to Pack Your Travel-Friendly Subtl Beauty Stack

Makeup stack and a dual ended brush

Whether you're running to a meeting or just want to step off the plane in style, learning how to travel with makeup is a game-changer. Thankfully, Subtl Beauty has you covered with the perfect travel beauty kit! Simply pack a Subtl Beauty Stack and you’re good for all of your traveling adventures, even those nights when you want to look extra glam.

Our Subtl Beauty Stacks can replace your entire travel beauty case carry-on, making traveling in style easier than ever. The small but mighty Subtl Beauty Stack comes with 3.5g of formula in each layer (enough for three months of daily use!), along with a lid and makeup applicator. Each Subtle Beauty Stack is fully customizable and features only high-quality ingredients. 

Want to build a stack and enjoy the portability of Subtl Beauty? Take the quiz here to find the products perfect for you and your skin. Need a quick beauty fix before traveling? You can grab one of these premade stacks. Either way, happy traveling, and remember: the Subtl Beauty Stack always has your back. 

References:

  1. https://tayloronatrip.com/traveling-with-makeup-tips
  2. https://www.byrdie.com/makeup-for-traveling 
  3. https://www.youcouldtravel.com/travel-blog/the-best-travel-makeup-tips-and-items 


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