It’s happened. I’ve gone off the rails! I’m writing a beauty post! This is not my niche! Why would I want to write about beauty travel products?
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The answer is simple. Whether you are a full face makeup youtuber, or you are the mascara and go gal, your routine changes significantly when traveling! My routine was somewhere in between when I was in Canada. I would never leave the house without brows, bronzer, and mascara. I just couldn’t. What if I ran into someone I knew and didn’t have any makeup on! Gasp! Ridiculous, I know. Beauty blogging may not be my niche, but traveling is. And while traveling, I’ve had to adapt to a few beauty travel products, to accommodate climate change, and convenience.
I’ve made several changes to my routine, as we’ve traveled through different climates in Costa Rica. From the extremely dry weather in Tamarindo, to the damp jungle in Limon just weeks later. I quickly learned that I couldn’t slap on the same makeup I am so used to wearing at home. I realized this one day when I was putting makeup on before we left our Airbnb (click here to get $45 off your first airbnb stay when you sign up using my link!). Brett was holding Jack, standing behind me and said, “look Jack. Mama is putting on makeup, just for it to melt right off her face.” Rude, but true.
Related Article: Coast to Coast: Tamarindo to Limon
So now, I have an arsenal of beauty travel products that go with me everywhere. And some of these items I use for the whole family!
My Must Have Travel Beauty Products
This is by far one of my favorite beauty travel products, and I first bought it when I was pregnant. I would keep it in my purse during the summer and give myself a quick refreshing mist to cool down. I didn’t use it during the winter, but I pulled it back out when we packed for Costa Rica. Now it’s a staple in the baby bag, because everyone gets overheated and needs a quick spray. What I love most about this product is, it gives me a quick refresh when my makeup “melts away”. Get 2 Free Samples with Every Order & Free Shipping on Orders $45+ on Avène USA!
2. Coconut Oil
If this isn’t already in your bathroom, it should be. Coconut oil is amazing, and doesn’t just belong in the kitchen. There are so many uses for coconuts, but I won’t list them all. I am currently working on a piece that will be all about this wonderful fruit.
Fun Fact: The coconut isn’t actually a nut, it’s a fruit. Google it. It is specifically a drupe. Which is in the same family as mangoes, olives, stone fruits, and coffee!
I have recently cut off about 5 inches of my hair. All 5 inches of my bleached (green from coppers in our pool), beyond damaged, and dry hair. I feel like a million bucks now! The humidity is so bad here. Remember when our F.R.I.E.N.D.S. went to Barbados and Monica’s hair was very angry? Ya. That was my hair, until I cut it. No amount of coconut oil, tomato juice (counters green), or lemon juice, was going to fix that hot mess. With all the dead ends gone, the coconut oil restores my hair before it gets to that point again. Once, maybe twice a week, I sleep with coconut oil in my hair to deep treat it.
I also use coconut oil as a makeup remove (yes sometimes I still wear makeup!). It even gets rid of pesky waterproof makeup! I use it as a full body moisturizer, because the ocean is so drying! And I hate to admit this, but I also use it as a sun tanner. My legs just do not know how to tan. I have slapped on some coconut oil a few times since we’ve been in Costa Rica, to help these puppies out!
Do I really need to include this on my list? Isn’t it a no brainer? Kind of, at least you’d think so, wouldn’t you. I cannot tell you how many times we’ve been out, be it the grocery store, dinner, the beach, you name it. And you pass someone who has giant racoon eyes from wearing regular mascara. *Face palm* WHY?! It is hot, and humid here!
It doesn’t matter if you aren’t going in the water like the name says! Don’t even bother packing regular mascara! Save yourself the embarrassment and just pack waterproof mascara. This way you won’t run into such a mess. Maybelline Makeup Great Lash in Very Black is the only waterproof mascara I use. Why? Because it’s $4.49 that’s why. And because it is awesome! Anyone whose been trained in the makeup industry (Fun Fact about me), uses and trusts this waterproof mascara. It is just the best.
This product. THIS PRODUCT! I have been a fan of this brow pomade for years. But let me tell you. Not only is it superior in quality, the color matches are perfect, and the wear is long lasting. It is waterproof, and this stuff isn’t coming out even if you scrub. If you’ve never used a brow pomade, it will take a bit of practice to get the hang of it. But it is so worth it! You will need a brow brush, which you can get here. Currently, if I am going out, I still stick to my minimalist routine if I feel like putting on makeup. But it consists of just waterproof mascara and this brow pomade. Because I KNOW I am not going to run into any embarrassing moments. Ain’t no body got time for racoon eyes!
I bought this product 2 years ago after I had one of the best facial treatments I’ve ever had. The esthetician recommended this expensive electronic face brush to help even out my skin texture. Believe me, I was skeptical. Skincare is not something I’ve been known to splurge on. The only skincare product I have is coconut oil, and the face wash the esthetician recommended. This thing is amazing. When we were in the dry cold, climate of Edmonton, and I was constantly battling dry flaky skin, the brush would exfoliate my skin so gently. Now in the humid and muggy climate of Costa Rica, this brush deep cleans my skin of all the dirt and impurities left behind. Expensive, but an investment worth splurging on.
How to use the Clarisonic Mia 2:
It is so easy to use too. The Carisonic Mia 2 has two settings of intensity. It is recommended that you use it only a few times a week to start, and at the lower setting. If you have sensitive skin like I do, adjust accordingly so you don’t end up damaging your skin. It beeps to let you know when to switch zones. First you start on your forehead and temples, then work down your nose, mouth and chin. Then each cheek gets 10 seconds. Once I am done my face, I do the same routine on my jawline and neck. Our neck is often forgotten in skincare routines and it is one of the first to age noticeably!
This product comes with a charging station and the brush can be interchanged after wear. I always make sure to clean it with a bit of face wash after I am done my routine, and let it air dry. It also comes with a compact travel case, perfect for keeping everything organize while traveling. Which is why this item is on my beauty travel products list.
These are just some of my favorite beauty travel products that I have added to my daily routine. When traveling, how has your beauty routine changed? What are some of your favorite beauty travel products? Do you stick to the same routine, regardless of climate? Let me know in the comments!