On-The-Go Beauty Tips + Essentials

by Holly Swasko in ,

Shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking - though it's the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the busiest. Then throw traveling into the mix - last minute packing anyone? Though it may feel like your brain has hundreds of tabs open at the moment, today's post will hopefully close at least a few of them! Here are some on-the-go beauty essentials to pack in your makeup bag to get you home for the holidays as well as a few tips! 


For the face: Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes

Whether you're traveling by plane, or even spending the night at a hotel, taking your makeup off is essential for avoiding the infamous i-slept-in-my-makeup breakouts. Try these wipes by Simple Skincare to remove your makeup if you don't have a cleanser on hand. With no dyes, perfumes, or alcohol, they are a winner for all skin types!

For the eyes: Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Mascara is that one it-product that can do it all. Wake up your eyes by apply a coat or two - focusing on the base of your lashes near your tightline. Think of this trick as eyeliner and mascara in one, Focusing on your tightline will create a deeper base, making your lashes appear fuller. Tip: Next time your online shopping on Sephora, scan the free sample menu for the mini travel sized mascaras and stock up! They are the perfect size for making room in your makeup bag!

To highlight: L'Oreal Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator

For a well-rested glow, apply this above your cheekbones to brighten your complexion. Tip:  I find it works best if you work quickly over freshly applied foundation so that you have a chance to blend while it's not yet dried. This product comes in several shades to suit all skin tones. The one featured is in the shade C301 Ice. 

For the lips: Nyx Butter Lip Balm in Marshmallow

This shade is an awesome base for any nude lip or just plainly worn by itself. It does the job of providing a nice wash of color without feeling too heavy - or needing to be applied in a mirror. It's a no-fuss way to get your lip product fix on-the-go.

For the hair: French Braids

French braids are a quick way to fake a polished style with limited supplies. No heat needed - just brush and braid. Don't be afraid to mess it up a little either. It perfectly captures the laidback essence of the laissez-faire approach to hair.

Safe travels & Happy holidays!

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