Beauty Essentials For a Weekend Work Trip
When I first started traveling for my job I made sure to pack light (because I know I can get a little high maintenance when it comes to my beauty travel bag, lol). It's taken me a few work trips to learn how to make use of a small packing space and which beauty products are actually essential. Since i'm in the process of packing, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my travel beauty essentials for a weekend work trip.
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For the sake of my skin, I like to stay as true as I can to my daily skincare routine as possible. This includes packing a gentle cleanser, toner, serums, moisturizer, and eye cream. If i'm going on a short work trip (two nights or less) i'll pack skincare samples* i've collected of the items listed above. If i'm going on a long work trip, i'll pack my daily skincare products into smaller bottles. *Tip: Sephora's 500 point Beauty Rewards kits with the skincare samples are great for travel.
Now that I have short hair, i've shortened (lulz, get it?!) my hair routine by 10 minutes. I am totes that girl that packs multiple cans of full-sized dry hairsprays, texturizing sprays, pomades ... *hides*. If i'm working an event that involves me staying indoors (in the a.c.) i'll pack my 1" curling wand and Ouai Finishing Creme to style my hair.
Since most of my work trips involve me hauling equipment around in parks, I try not to wear too much makeup. Two makeup essentials I must have though is my eyebrow pencil, mascara, and chapstick.
A good travel case is essential to making packing your beauty essentials painless. This travel case from Sephora Collection is my favorite! It's compact so you can pack it in your luggage/carry on but also has lots of room for your skincare, hair, and makeup beauty essentials.