Road Trip Beauty Essentials

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The season is upon us! Summer is almost here and we’re sure you are diligently planning your awesome summer vacay. Or just day dreaming about a vacation and opting for weekend getaway instead. Whatever your travel plans are, we have the makeup essentials you’ll need to get you through the days, and nights. With a few small investments, you’ll be glad you spent the time planning your beauty routine before hitting the road!

Travel Bottles

First things first. Get to a dollar store and grab some beauty bottles. Ones with pump tops, squeeze bottles, spritzer bottles, small twist off lid containers and few others in various sizes to make sure you cover all your basis. Generally you’ll want to minimize your beauty essentials if you’re taking an airplane but if you just travelling within the country or driving to your destination then you goal would generally be to maximize space and minimize toiletry toting. Consider that you’ll want bottles for the suggested products below as well as some additional for anything else you want to bring.

  • Cosmetics
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Makeup remover
  • Facial moisturizing lotion
  • Facial cleanser
  • Toner
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair gel

Skin Care

This is something you definitely do not want to skimp out on. Maintaining your regular skin care routine while travelling is imperative to keeping your skin looking its best. Often times we tend to neglect our regular skin care routines while travelling because we are busy exploring new terrains. This means our skin can look dull, dehydrated, or even experience breakouts due to new environments and routines. A good makeup remover is essential so that you can clean your skin well every evening before bed. Add a usual amount to your travel container (making sure to include enough for ALL the days you’ll be away). Also, be sure to include a good facial cleanser like Beauty 360 Illuminating Facial Cleanser to wash away all dirt, oil, and makeup ( for $5.24). A decent toner that will assist in cleansing and toning like Studio35 Beauty Witch Hazel Toner/ Cleanser ( for $4.39) is also a must. Finally, be sure to bring your favorite moisturizer so that your skin can maintain its regular health and hydration while you’re gone.


Being away on vacation does not mean that we cut back on our hygiene. What that may mean for you is that you don’t do your hair the same way as usual or cut back on product but we certainly do not slow down regular personal hygiene. A solid body wash is important like this two pack of Member’s Mark Triple Butter Ultra-Moisturizing Body Wash available on for only $8.98! Another thing to remember is your shampoo and conditioner. These can all easily be transferred into smaller travel bottles that you already picked up at the dollar store! Finally do not forget to throw a few bottles of hand sanitizer into your bag, you never know when you’ll need them!


These are fairly small and easy to pack but remember you will likely not need as many cosmetics as you usually use at home. Bring a few eyeliner colors, eye shadow shades, your concealer/ foundation and highlighter. Primer, setting spray, and lip sticks can easily be placed into a pocket here and there so that you really have just about everything you need. I would leave large spray bottles, unnecessary volumes of color choices at home just because you will probably not need them if you put in a little planning in the front end.

We wish you happy travels and invite you to visit for more beauty tips and tricks!