ANGIE MURRAY HELPS US PACK OUR BEAUTY ESSTENTIALS
Going on a weekend getaway and only taking a carry on? Going to be staying in multiple locations and only want to take the basics? When traveling it’s always best to not overpack, especially when it comes to beauty products, which can tend to add a lot of weight. Here is a list of my top styling essentials for hair and makeup to get the most out of the products you choose to bring and can easily fit into your beach bag.
If you plan to be on the beach or at the pool during your stay, waterproof is the way to go. This will allow you to enjoy your cocktail poolside without the worry of your makeup running. If you can find options that are both waterproof and contain an SPF that is always a plus. These are a few of my go-to's:
When it comes to your skin the most important is sun protection and hydration. These are some of my favorites:
I recommend getting a blowout or blow drying your hair yourself the night before you travel. It’s recommended to shampoo every 2-3 days depending on your hair type, texture and the activities you are planning on doing. A dry shampoo can be used on day two and three to keep your blow out longer and add volume. This will come in handy especially if you plan on doing a lot of walking.
HAIR TIP: IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE IN THE WATER AND HAVE HIGHLIGHTS OR COLOR TREATED HAIR, TRY TO AVOID GETTING IT WET AS THE CHLORINE AND SALT WATER CAN FADE COLOR AND BE ESPECIALLY DRYING. IF YOU MUST, TRY WETTING YOUR HAIR BEFOREHAND WITH FRESH WATER AND APPLYING CONDITIONER, LEAVE IT IN SO THAT WHEN YOU DO GO IN THE WATER IT WON’T ABSORB ANY SALT/CHLORINE.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, is a liquid eyeliner with a slim felt tip for precise application. Achieve the perfect winged look with this waterproof and fade resistant eyeliner. This is a great choice if you plan on doing any watersports, just skip the mascara and wear eyeliner.$20, Sephora
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour FullCoverage Foundation, SPF 15, Gives you all day full coverage, is oil-free and vegan while also containing UVA and UVB SPF 15 protection. This foundation will have you looking good even after an afternoon of snorkeling.$39, Tarte Cosmetics
E.L.F Contouring Blush & BronzingPowder. This duo is a great save on space. It’s a matte finishing powder and blush all-in-one so you have less to pack.$4, ELF Cosmetics
Benefit cosmetics Ka-BROW cream eyebrow color and brush. The 24-hour smudge-proof, waterproof color creates a natural look and includes a brush as well. Also comes in a travel size!$24, Macy’s
Coola Liplux SPF30 organic lip sunscreen. It can last in water for up to 8 hours. This lip balm, which is is organic and cruelty-free, contains carnauba wax (rehydrates to prevents chapping) and raspberry butter (helps improve skins elasticity) to deliver amazing moisture.$12, Coola
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes-Hydrating.Wash the day away. These are great for removing all of your waterproof makeup in the evening but also super refreshing when used in the morning.$8, Neutrogena Aveda control force hairspray. This is my hairspray of choice. The aerosol spray has a stronghold and is great for flyaways. This comes in travel size, and know that a little goes a long way.$10, Aveda Not your mothers Clean Freak dry shampoo.Great for freshening up your locks between shampoos, smells great and adds tons of volume. Also available in travel size.$7, Not your mothers
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer.This is a great body lotion that creates a gradual natural looking tan while moisturizing with vitamin E and has an SPF of20. It comes in a 2oz travel size which makes it great to throw in your makeup or beach bag.$8, 7.5 oz, Target
Most hotels provide shampoo and conditioner but they are not always the best quality, I suggest bringing the shampoo you are currently using and placing in a travel container. If you are taking a carry on you will need to use 3.4oz containers and have them all fit into a quart sized bag. A great alternative to liquid shampoo is a shampoo bar. These concentrated shampoo bars are great for the environment and great for traveling. You can find many online, I happen to like Seanik fromlush. This bar gives you great volume.$12, Lush
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen, Face, SPF 30.Aweightless oil-free sun screen specifically designed for your face. You always want to use a sunscreen specifically designed for the face as these contain less harsh chemicals than other sunscreens. Comes in 1.7 fl oz$7.50, Amazon