Tembe Denton-Hurst Nov 13, 2017

Whether you’re about to jet out of the country or hopping on a bus home, your beauty essentials have to come with you. Unfortunately, that means leaving a few things behind. In other words — you probably don’t need to lug all the Urban Decay Naked palettes you own. We understand the struggle of getting your extensive collection down to a few must-haves, so we’ve rounded up the best tips to get the most out of your makeup stash.


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As Jessica says in the video, if you’re flying take extra precautions to ensure your fave liquid foundation or concealer isn’t swiped by TSA (a real life horror story!). When packing cream/liquid products, make sure you have a clear, quart-sized bag to store your products.This bag can be your run-of-the-mill Ziploc or a sturdier clear bag. Items that must go in the bag include liquid foundations, liquid concealers and liquid primers. Liquids include face creams, so be mindful when packing these products. Cream foundations and blushes are okay to go in your regular makeup bag, but if you’re concerned about this, swap these products for powder varieties or pack them in your checked bag.


Another tip from the beauty guru? Swap whenever you can. Rather than trying to fit your micellar water in a quart sized bag, swap in a pack of makeup wipes instead.


The tip we love the most? Don’t pack makeup you haven’t tried — testing out a new foundation while you’re away from home might not be the best idea.


Do you have any packing tip gems? Let us know in the comments below.




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About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.

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