Beauty 101: Making A Getaway

This week's Beauty 101 is focusing on packing the perfect travel bag, whether it's for a vacation, an office drawer, or an overnight stay.



This week's column was inspired by a reader, who wrote:

While lying in bed last night thinking about my trip to visit my boyfriend (who is away at work), I was trying to come up with simple beauty routines for overnighting with him. How can I style my hair before bed without waking up looking like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket? What can I do re: my face/makeup to prevent an unsightly pimple in the morning? Morning breath? Freshening up with limited (hotel) products? What are some beauty essentials I can take, without looking like I brought everything but the kitchen sink? I feel like I need some tips.

A few travel scenarios to consider:

  • Packing for an overnight stay
  • Packing a to-go bag in one's purse for touchups
  • Packing for an extended vacation
  • Packing an airport-friendly makeup carry-on
  • Packing a travel bag to stash in an office drawer

Think you can help design the perfect to-go makeup kit? Please leave your tips and tricks and product recommendations in the comments. A roundup of your answers will be posted tomorrow.

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