For travelers who are jet-setting long distances, packing the essentials might call for a refresher on what to bring and what to leave at home (excess baggage not allowed!). Beginning with your carry-on, we’re putting the spotlight on one of the bulkiest and not to mention heaviest kits that give you unnecessary weight. We’re talking about your travel beauty bag!
Fight the urge to overpack and trust in a handful of tools and products that will surely bring out your best travel glow. Take cues from the recent Making MEGA shoot in Turkey and jot down these 7 items that deserve a permanent spot in your carry-on luggage.
1. A heavy-duty concealer
One of the best beauty ammo against long-haul flights and jetlag is a good concealer. Trust in a product that visibly fills in lines and blurs discoloration and weather breakouts when traveling to foreign lands. Dark circles and designer eyebags don’t stand a chance with micro-fillers and optical diffusers from our fave concealing tool!
What we love: Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Concealer
2. A lightweight foundation (w/ SPF!)
When you’re out of your hotel room 80% of the day, your skin will need a good shield against harsh sunlight. You also need a base that will make you look fresh and flawless for perfect travel photos when jumping from one location to the next. Trust in a Cappadocia-proof product that protects your skin while keeping it picture-perfect at the same time.
What we love: Revlon Photoready Airbrush Effect Makeup
3. Dry shampoo
Another enemy of long-haul flights is the unwanted drying of your hair. The humidity and temperature in a plane can really flatten your tresses, giving you a dull ‘do when you land (yikes!). Invest in a powder-based dry shampoo you can easily take with you in your carry-on to avoid unwanted greasy airport hair (you’re welcome!).
4. Lip Balm
Travel should never be an excuse for low upkeep with lips. Keep your puckers rejuvenated and keep cracked lips out of your trip by keeping a hydrating lippie in your bag.
What we love: Revlon Balm Stain
5. A haggard-proof mascara
Instantly brighten your eyes with a mascara formula that’s as great as the wand. Visibly lift and define your eyes during a flight or before heading out of town with an all-in-one mascara that delivers 5 benefits—volume, length, definition, lift, and intense color.
What we love: Revlon Ultimate All-In-One Mascara
6. A waterproof eyeliner
For days when you want to play up your eyes during a night in a new country, apply a long-wear waterproof eyeliner that adds definition to a smoky eye. Best to depend on a product with an angled tip for quick and easy swipes before exploring the nightlife!
What we love: Revlon ColorStay 2 in 1 Angled Kajal
7. A smudge-proof brow pencil
The quicker your prep time in your hotel mirror, the faster you get to explore your dream destination. Keep your brows filled, defined, and groomed with a brow pencil that comes with its own blending brush.
What we love: Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil
See all these products come to life in beautiful makeup looks in Turkey. Click play in the video below and see the beauty editorial of the #MakingMEGAinTurkeywithMclisse.
Words: Louise Sicat | Art: Alex Manlangit