What's In My Travel Beauty Bag? - Like Honey

What's In My Travel Beauty Bag?

Our vacation is coming up quick, so of course, I'm already planning out what I'm going to be bringing with me! I thought I'd start with my makeup and beauty products, since I just ordered a big travel size haul from Ulta in preparation for our trip!

Here's what I'm bringing:


Everyone knows a southern summer is a humid summer, and since we're heading to the beach, I know humidity and frizz are going to be a constant battle. I've been trying out a few cult favorites and I'm already in love with this Living Proof dry texture spray that everyone raves about (which I'm hoping to find a dupe for soon)! Products can only get you so far though, so I'll be bringing my trusty boater hat along to save me from any crazy hair days.


I know hotels always provide mini bath products, but there's just something so much better about having your own tried and true favorites on hand when traveling. These Formula 10.0.6 face masks are a favorite right now and their mini sizes are perfect for travel. I've also been using the Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray nonstop lately, even on non-makeup days, and it makes my skin feel so refreshed.


I love makeup but traveling with it can be a struggle. As much as I want to bring everything with me, I just don't have the luggage space. I'm trying to bring products that go with everything like neutral shadows and nude lipsticks, but I had to throw in at least one hot pink lippie. I may narrow my foundations down to just one as well, but haven't decided between the two yet.

It can be very overwhelming to pack all of your usual beauty products with you on the go, so here are some tips to make things a little easier:

Think Small: I prefer to purchase travel and trial size versions of my favorite products (or new ones to test out!) so that I can easily dispose of empty bottles and not have so much to pack home with me. A less convenient option is to fill reusable travel bottles with the current products in your routine. Just remember to check TSA guidelines if you're traveling by air.

Double Up: I always choose to bring one (maybe two) eyeshadow palette that will cover a multitude of looks. In the summer I don't wear as much shadow in the first place which makes this easier, but I do still wear face makeup often, so I try to pack things like this e.l.f. Cosmetics Aqua Beauty Blush and Bronzer Duo. Having two products in one package definitely helps save space in my makeup bag.

Shop Your Stash: This is something I always preach in many situations! There's no point buying new what you already own, so be sure to dig through your makeup drawers before you splurge on a new mascara. You might already have several samples that would be perfect for travel plus you'll have the chance to clear out your junk drawer. A win-win!

Check the Forecast: We're heading to the beach in a couple weeks and I know that salty air is humid air. Be sure to pack products that fight frizz and humidity, or forget the spray and just pack your favorite boater hat instead! You'll also want to consider what activities you have planned and what the temperature will be when you pack your outfits.

Don't Stress About It!: I'm such a planner, that I find myself planning every minute of our trip. Fine in theory, but it can lead to some big disappointments when the weather changes, flights are delayed, etc. Try to remain as flexible as possible. Not only will you be able to enjoy some spontaneous adventures with your family, but you'll also feel much more relaxed (I promise)!

What are some things you always take with you when traveling? Do you have any tried and true tips we should know? Share them in the comments below!

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