Hello SOTGC Community,
We’re continuing our tour through the perfect beauty bag and insider tips on how to make travel as stress free as possible. The sights and sounds are new and interesting so why waste a minute of relaxing vacation or important business connection time in your hotel room unless, of course, a delicious and much deserved nap is in order.
You’ve zipped through the airport security lines without taking off your shoes or having to unpack your perfectly organized and approved bags because you’re now a brilliant TSA Pre✓™ or Global Trusted Traveler. You’ve made it to your destination with all the right tools in tow to make getting ready each morning simple, creative, and as problematic-free as possible. You know how to maintain your ideal skin care routine and keep your coif cool. Now we get to splash some color on it all with your glamour in Pocket 2 of your awesome 4-pocket beauty bag. (It’s really personal preference as to whether you style your hair prior to applying makeup. I usually prefer hair first so my makeup is ultra fresh when I walk out the door.)
The magnetic, customizable Compact Pro is my absolute favorite makeup organizer and makes traveling a cinch. If you don’t have something like this, please call or email me and we’ll get yours customized and right out to you. Even if you are a minimalist, this little gem has you covered!
What’s in it?
- Your perfectly matched shade of cream-to-powder foundation: great for all skin types, buildable for light-to-full coverage, ideal for photos, and won’t bubble or explode out of a tube from being in a pressurized cabin.
- Bronzer, which doubles as beautifully natural cheek color and contours and defines your facial features when you have time for a little extra glam, or if you are moving from day to night.
- 3 Eye colors: highlighter, midtone, and accent. Use the first two during the day and add or deepen your accent color for evening.
- Cheek color: to gently kiss the apples of your cheeks.
- OR, instead of the cheek color in addition to the bronzer, you can add three more eye colors for fun pops of color. Your first three can remain neutral, and you can add three more expressive colors.
- Liners: Lip, eye, and brow.
- Lipstick and lip gloss so you can have multiple lip combinations for the length and event requirements of your travels. You can take your lips from sheer to deep, matte to glossy, nude to punchy all with one lip liner, one lipstick, and one gloss.
Cheek brush, powder brush or sponge, and sponge-tip eye applicators.
In addition to your complete compact pack:
- Professional Glamour Brush Set. Tools and products are equally as important as your makeup application skills in getting a flawless look with ease. The right brushes make application quick and easy, decreasing potential hazards that require precious time to correct.
- Foundation primer with sunscreen.
- Crème eye shadow to use as a waterproof primer to your powder shades or all on it’s own across your entire lid when time is short. This item will also keep your color from fading or creasing and keep it on all day.
- Pressed powder in a separate mini compact to set your foundation in the morning and carry with you in your purse or business bag for touch-ups.
- Volumizing waterproof mascara to give eye impact and take you from board room meeting to paddle boarding.
- Brow gel to keep your graciously groomed brows in place all day.
- Makeup finishing spray. (I love this one by Skindinavia for Mary Kay, rated #1 among professional makeup artists and consumers alike.) It keeps your makeup looking freshly applied for up to 16 hours and doubles as a soothing skin refresher on the plane or anytime when your skin feels a little dry.
All of these tiny but useful tools fit beautifully into a single pocket of your travel beauty bag while your compact will slide neatly and securely between pockets when rolled up.
Have just five minutes left in your hour countdown to polish your look? Watch this easy to follow how-to video featuring global makeup artists Shawnelle Prestidge:
For more helpful how-to videos by our talented team of global and celebrity makeup artists, visit this fun page: Beauty Advice: Learn from the Experts.
While Joan Collins’ advice was “Never travel light,” I say, “Never travel drab.” The move to covered jet bridges and security that sometimes requires us to get nearly naked when flying has just about completely killed the glamour of air travel, but you don’t have to leave your sense of style at home. Rebel against the multitudes and practice stylish comfort and savvy jet-setting. It’ll take you places!
In Style and Sass,