Put Your Best Face Forward
A good foundation in any beauty regime is key. I tend to gravitate towards Neutrogena and L’Oreal in a drugstore. These brands have the best “clean” options that don’t have tons of terrible ingredients in them. Also, at the risk of sounding like my mother, please always apply sunscreen on your face daily to prevent wrinkles later in life. Aveeno has a fabulous range of sunscreens that don’t feel greasy, all at awesome prices. While there are stellar expensive face SPF’s on the market (hello Murad!), there is a great chance you’ll always be able to find Aveeno, even in a hotel gift shop.
The Packing List: Face
The Eyes Have It
True story: Every time I walk into a convenient store to find mascara, I stand there like a deer in headlights. Have you seen all the options lately? Talk about overwhelming. Fortunately, I’ve tried many of them and narrowed it down to two options below. Neither clump and both give a perfect dramatic eye. To help with all that drama, drugstore eye shadow palettes are LIT these days, including a fab drugstore dupe of Urban Decay’s Naked palette: Score! The Maybelline palette has a pretty range of nude shadows that will easily take your beauty look from day to night, but please also note: Don’t be afraid of color, y’all.
The Packing List: Eyes
A Kiss Says A Thousand Words
No one ever said that. But nothing says “HI! LOOK AT ME!” more than a bright red lip. Okay, a neutral lip also pulls at my heart strings. Personally, I love a hued lip stain moment since stains don’t smudge and last all day long, AKA the best thing since sliced bread. Air travel can cause a lot of dehydration so I carry the oh-so-amazing Burt’s Bees lip crayons and tinted balms because scary chemicals are a thing of the past, or at least they should be.
The Packing List: Lips ::MUAH!::
“Wash your face.” – Every mom ever
More important than good makeup is good face wash, moisturizer, toner, and everything else skincare related. Makeup application is so much easier if you have bright and shiny clean face as a base. I’ve recently been educated on the importance of toner, so now I make sure I have one on me for all of my trips. Who knew such a light little liquid could make such an impact on your skin’s even tone? Also, I’ve become addicted to sheet masks lately and they work WONDERS. Any brightening or detox face mask should do the trick. They literally strip “airplane” off my face. AND GOOD NEWS: Since they aren’t a liquid, sheet masks are completely TSA friendly, folks!
The Packing List: Skincare Basics
I am always on the look out for new beauty cult favorites, so let me know your’s in the comments!