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Beauty 101: Traveling Essentials and Tips

I’m a complete beauty addict. I love how make up can make you feel more powerful and confident or even transform your entire look. So, I decided to create an article series devoted to this topic called Beauty 101. I am going to cover the basics and share interesting tips and tricks.

Traveling often seems to get in the way of my regular skincare and beauty routine and I used to struggle with breakouts and clogged pores during trips. To avoid this and stay on top of your beauty game simply follow these easy rules:

  • Stay hydrated


Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief ($45)

It sounds very obvious but staying hydrated is the first step to feeling and looking better. I can’t stress the importance of water for your body enough. However, don’t only hydrate your body take care of your skin as well by applying a good moisturiser and using a hydrating face mask before your trip.

  • Pack multipurpose products

NARS Multiple in South Beach

Nars The Multiple ‘South Beach’ ($39)

The easiest way to save space in your luggage is to pack multipurpose products that can act in more ways than one. For example a good lip and cheek tint can simplify your beauty routine while travelling a whole lot. The same goes for repurposing blush as eyeshadow or your eyebrow pencil as eyeliner. My favourites include the Multiple by NARS and the Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain by Benefit.

  • Use Moroccan Oil

Moroccan Oil Treatment Original ($15)

Humidity often destroys any chance I have of experiencing a good hair day. Especially when travelling to humid climates I rely heavily on Moroccan Oil to smooth down my mane. Another good option would be coconut oil, which doubles as a skincare product, make up remover and even as shaving cream. However, my hair tends to look a bit oily when I use coconut oil. So, try out the different options and see which hair oil works best for you.

  • Make your compacts shatterproof


Sephora Soft touch cotton pads ($4)

To avoid heart break aka your favourite make up items breaking place cotton pads inside of your powder compacts. It will act as a cushion and prevent both the mirror inside and the powdered compact from damage and breakage. You should obviously still be able to close the compact with the cotton inside.

I hope you enjoyed these tips and let me know if you have more useful beauty suggestions to use when traveling. Get inspired!

XO, Sevda

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  • Reply Ashley April 15, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I always do the last one, because my compacts shattered way too many times!
    Another lifesaver for me is skin care products that already contain strong SPF so that I don’t have to layer on lots on heavy products in the heat.

    • Reply Sevda April 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Yes, definitely, thanks for the tip!
      XO, Sevda

  • Reply Clarissa May 11, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I definitely want to try Moroccan Oil – I LOVE coconut oil, but I totally agree that it can make your hair a bit greasy when you use it as a hair moisturizer.

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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