It took me a few days to figure out how to condense all my makeup stuff into small cargo, but I did it! I wanted to share how to pack all of your makeup items when traveling.
1.) In the wise words of Erykah Badu, "Pack light."
I prefer to carry-on my luggage, so I packed both my hair products and my makeup items into this one, small unit.
I found this at The Container Store for $99! This is very similar to a Zuca case, but it opens up like a file cabinet inside. This has 5 big pockets that I can stuff all my palettes and products into.
2.) Condense, condense, condense!
I condensed ALL my makeup into these small containers.
You can use the bottles the travel kit comes with for your foundations, your brush cleaner, your skincare products, your personal items as well. I used a few of them for my personal stuff:
I used the bags for the rest of my makeup products and organized my kit with them. Here is what my condensed kit looks like:
3.) Make sure you keep everything UNDER 3 ounces.
Any liquid items you have, replace them with travel size items at 3 ounces or less. If you really need certain items in a bigger size, wherever you are heading, hopefully there is a store that has what you need in the size you need.
If you are working on a big project and you have to carry heavier items, you'll have to 'check' your bags in. This always gives me a heart attack because your luggage could possibly be lost when checking them. Make sure you purchase travelers insurance. It's always better to be safe than sorry!
I'll take pics of my trip :-)