Summer time is my favorite season of the year! It’s the season for endless vacations, cookouts, and leisure time spent with friends and family. Before I get on the plane to see all of my loved ones and the sites, I always like to make sure that my bag is packed with the best travel essentials that can take be from drab to fab in no time flat. Here are my 5 makeup items that I keep nearby to keep me glamorous on the go!
Many people do not use sunscreen as a part of their makeup application, but protecting the skin is vital when traveling in warm climates. Protect and perfect your skin with a light, non greasy sunscreen such as the Aveeno Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50, formulated to hide your canvas from high UV rays while leaving you looking youthful and flawless. It can be used as a makeup primer or worn all by itself!
A dark black Mascara is always a staple in my travel bag! My favorite, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara gives me long, flirty, voluminous lashes with just one upward stroke of the wand. Pair it with a neutral eyeshadow and lip balm and you have a natural, yet beautiful look.
Press on Nails
These have come in handy for me on one too many summer vacations. I love these press on nails because I can apply them in less than ten minutes and bypass the long wait at the nail salon! Whether I am going to a casual party with my friends or a fancy dinner in the evening, these nails will add the perfect touch to your overall look. Plus, there are more than 20 styles, colors and shapes to choose from!
Anybody who knows me knows about my deep love for lip balm. I love finding new lip balms that will keep my lips supple and moisturized for hours at a time. My favorite, the Burt’s Bees Wild Cherry Lip Balm provides the perfect balance of soft, kissable lips with a hint of rosy, nude color. It lasts for up to 3 hours and smells sweet, delicious and super fruity!
3-n-1 Ceramic Iron
Usually when I need a hot tool such as a flat iron or a hot comb, I always go for ones with titanium plates. That was until I picked up this AMAZING ceramic iron by the Kardashian sisters. This iron is the triple threat of hair products as it allows you to straighten, curl, and create waves in just minutes! This 1 inch iron is infused with black seed oil for shine, has multiple heating systems for style customization and is suitable for all hair types!
What are some of your favorite beauty travel essentials? Leave a comment below. I would love to know!
Written By: Nicole Jenkins