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Summer vacation is calling! Raise your hand if you’re ready. Yep, us too! But there’s one thing we’re not so excited about. Packing! Seriously, why is getting ready for a trip so much work?
Luckily, we’ve just made getting out the door a little bit easier with our Katherine Natural Cosmetics guide on how to pack and travel with makeup. Check out all our tips below. And happy travels!
If you’re like us, there’s no way your going to pack your beauty essentials in your checked luggage. What if you need to freshen up while traveling or if your bags get delayed or lost?
Luckily, you can bring all your must-have products on board with you including lipsticks, powders, shadows, and liners without any restrictions. Just remember that all fluids, including foundation and gel lip balms, need to be under 3.5 ounces and packed in a clear plastic bag.
Are your products bigger than 3.5 ounces? Think about transferring them to a TSA-sized container. Check out these favorite adorable, leak-proof plastic bottles and handy clear jars. They make it so easy to travel with makeup!
But just because you can pack it, doesn’t mean you should! Here at Katherine Natural Cosmetics, we suggest paring down what you bring, and whenever possible, bringing versatile, long-lasting products. Check out some of our favorites.
Our bestselling moisturizing foundation stick provides sheer coverage that gives you a radiant, glowing complexion. It also contains sunscreen (SPF 20) to keep your skin safe while you are busying adventuring. And it can do double duty as a primer, as well.
Katherine Natural Cosmetics award-winning eyeliner is a cult favorite! It’s waterproof, sweat proof and smudge-proof. Whether your sightseeing or lounging at the beach, it will stay put all day (or night) long. And it comes with it’s own built-in brush so you don’t need to pack another one!
Our thin, easy-to-pack Giving Back Palettes have everything you need to stay Insta-ready while you travel. Each one includes four eye shadows (from matte to shimmer), two shades of blush, a glowing highlighter, and a flawless finishing powder to set your makeup for a smooth, photo-friendly look.
Katherine Cosmetics synthetic brushes are super soft and cruelty free. And they come in their own adorable, pink faux-leather makeup case making packing your makeup brushes a snap! This set of 8 makeup brushes includes: blush brush, contouring brush, stippling brush, foundation brush, large eye shadow brush, small eye shadow brush, blending brush, and angled eyeliner brush.
Once you’ve decided what to bring, it’s time to look at how to pack your makeup to avoid leaks and spills in both your carry on and your checked luggage.
Start off by investing in spill-proof makeup bags like our adorable, water-resistant Katherine Cosmetics makeup bags. They are big enough to hold all of your favorites. Plus … we’re slightly obsessed with the gold heart zipper accent on each bag!
Also, make sure to check the seal on all your products. This includes both liquids and solids. If there’s a chance they could leak mid-trip, consider putting them in their own Ziploc bag. And if the product is also breakable – like perfume bottles – try a padded, zip up plastic bag.
And when it’s time to put your products in your bag, surround your cosmetics with items that provide some cushion like t-shirts or socks. Also, never put your makeup bag next to items you’d be devastated to see stained or ruined.
One more way to cut down the clutter when you travel is to buy kits that bundle your favorite skincare in travel-friendly sizes. We’re fans of Caudalie’s Favorites Set, which comes in it’s own TSA-approved makeup bag. And Tatcha’s Bestsellers Set, which includes its Water Cream. And like all of our Katherine Natural Cosmetics, all these products are made without harmful chemicals like paraben, sulfates, phthalates!
Hey Katherine Girls! Don’t forget to tag us in all your travel pics! And make sure to use the hashtag #katherinemoments for a chance to get featured.
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