I have tried packing my makeup in every which way I could think of.
I’ve ended up (so far..) hooked on one very classy method.
After trying a few more aesthetically pleasing options, that always never worked the way I wanted them to. For instance:
The Train Case/Caboodle
I like the way these look but…
A. They are BIG and Bulky
B. While dragging one of these around my heart aches with every clank and clamor I hear going on inside the box and I’m being careful!
I can’t even imagine what could possibly be going on while it’s being loaded into the plane…
C. There is no leeway in the dimensions. If it doesn’t fit, there’s no squeezing and something is always left out.
Makeup Roll Up
Although, less clanky and obtrusive, these have also caused me problems over time. Being:
A. Never enough space (but I usually have work so I need to bring much more makeup than for just one face)
B. Once dirty these have always been hard for me to get looking shiny and new again.
Those and variations of those have pretty much been my only rotating option until I found…
Michelle & Laura (akacMM&L Show) gave me this idea a few months back on Youtube. This video explains how they pack with baggies. Its kind of genius cause it keeps everything organized and clean being how it’s all separated. So if a foundation blows mid-flight the mess is contained.
I take 4, 1 Gallon Zip Locks: Eyes, Lips, Face & Brushes.
Then within the large bags I’ll separate out into smaller categories with zip locks i.e.
Lips: Red, Berry, Pink & Nude
Eyes: Brows, shadow & lashes
Face: Blush, bronzers, illuminators, primers & foundations
The smaller the makeup collection the less you need to separate out but you could always use this for all other toiletries and anything else you need to pack. I’ve found more than anything it helps me not forget so much because I’ve gone through each group so it’s easier to see what’s missing. PLUS: If (or when in may case) the Zips get dirty? Just switch em with a sparkly new one.