Inevitably, when you’re travelling you ALWAYS take more than you need/want/use – just because it’s cute and dinky does not mean you’ll use it people. Here’s my must have items for when you travel Europe.
This was requested by Tina a reader who’ll be travelling Europe this summer.
- A dry shampoo;
this is a necessity if you’re going on longer trips. It can be hot and your hair gets greasy more easily.. you don’t want to wash your hair everyday – and usually you most definitely don’t want to use a hotel hairdryer/ take your own hair dryer. A cheap and effective brand of dry shampoo is Batiste, which come in travel friendly sizes
- A Powder, Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream;
during the summer you might not necessarily want to wear a heavy foundation, so I suggest getting a light mineral powder that will give you coverage but allow your skin to breathe. BB creams and tinted moisturizers with SPF in them are also good.
- Waterproof Mascara;
this is good for if you’re going to any where with a beach, or high humidity. My favorite is;Loreal Power Volume 24 Hour. The last thing you want is to have panda eyes!
- A Cheek/Lip stain;
this is a great little product that saves space in your cosmetic bag by doubling as a blush and lip stain. Benetint has good color and staying powder
- A Lip Balm:
it’s essential to carry a lip balm with spf in it during summer, it will give protection from harmful UVB rays and will also finish off the lip-stain nicely to give you a perfect pucker.
- Smokey Eye Pencils/Quads
For more dramatic make-up looks (perhaps if you’re going out for dinner etc) you’ll want to take products such as the CoverGirl smokey eye pencils.
For every day looks, you’ll want to pick up some eye shadow quads or trios of colors you wear every day – neutral. This is easier than taking your whole palette and you can easily create a NUMBER of looks.
NB: If you really worry about coverage or staying powder, you could also use primers and fixing sprays – but that’s not necessary.
I hope this helps you guys that will be travelling this summer!
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Happy travelling lovelies!