If you are guilty of overpacking when you go on vacation then it can be very difficult to work out what you will and won’t need. You only have a certain baggage allowance, so you can’t take everything.

But you want to make sure you look good when you go on vacation, which means you need to find the right balance of clothes, skin care products, and make-up without going overboard.

Luckily, we have the answer to your question, check out these essential make-up products you need to take on holiday with you.

Feel Good About Yourself This Summer

According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. domestic travel increased by 1.9% in 2018 to a total of 2.3 billion person-trips.

Taking a vacation or a getaway is all about exploring new places, experiencing new cultures, and relaxing. One great way to relax is by feeling good about yourself and comfortable.

So, whether you are opting for a staycation holiday or you are jetting off to somewhere exotic, have a look at these make-up travel essentials that you need to make sure you pack for your next holiday:

  1. Moisturizer

Moisturizer might not necessarily be in your make-up bag, but it certainly is part of your daily routine.


It is important to make sure your skin is hydrated whilst you are on vacation, especially if you are going somewhere where it will be very hot or cold.

  1. Foundation

One of the most essential make-up products you need to take with you is your foundation.

If you will be applying your foundation everyday then make sure you use one that can protect you from the sun. Your everyday foundation might not incorporate SPF protection, so look for products that are similar to your foundation but that offer protection from the sun.

  1. Lipstick

Every woman needs to carry a good lipstick around with them. If you are having a fancy dinner out during your vacation, or you will be having a night out, then you need to make sure you have something that can highlight your lips.

Lipstick isn’t for everyone, so if this is the case, then choose a good lip gloss. Alternatively, you could take a colored lip balm, such as a lightly tinted pink lip balm, which can give your lips a little more color whilst keeping them hydrated and protected from the sun.

  1. Bronzer or Blusher

What make-up bag is complete without a little something for your cheeks? Whether you prefer bronzer or contouring your face, it is important to take a product that can give your face some color and shape.

If you want to go for a more simple look on holiday, then you need to take some blusher with you. Not only does this require minimal effort on your part, giving you more time to explore or sunbathe, but it is also in this season.

  1. Mascara

No doubt you will need mascara during your vacation. Mascara can be a great way to extend your lashes and give yourself the confidence you need. If you are going to be swimming in the sea then make sure you pack a waterproof mascara.

You could pack your eyeliner too, if you think you will have time to put it on, but if you want to save time then just take your mascara.

  1. Sunscreen

Last, but not least, you need to take sunscreen with you. Again, this isn’t particularly something that you would consider to be part of your make-up, but it helps to protect your skin and keep it looking young, which in essence is what you are hoping to achieve with your make-up.

You might also want to pack some aftersun, just in case you fall asleep by the pool and forget to put your next load of sunscreen on. (No judgement, it happens to all of us!)

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