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How to Organize Your Makeup for Travel

Keep your makeup bag organized when you're on the go. Staying organized will help you find the basic makeup essentials in a hurry.


  • Step 1: Pack a petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly can be used as an eye makeup remover for waterproof mascara, a lip balm, and a skin conditioner for dry hands, feet, and cheeks.
  • Step 2: Bring a lip balm and lipstick to create a variety of textures from sheer for the day to more intense in the evening.
  • Step 3: Pack a waterproof mascara to give your face the finishing touch. Stay organized by returning the makeup back to its place, and have a safe trip.
  • FACT: Business travel in the United States contributes to 2.3 million American jobs, and creates $24.6 billion in spending.
  • Step 4: Pack the essentials. Bring a good moisturizer, preferably one with sunscreen. You can also use the moisturizer with a concealer or foundation to create a lightweight base.
  • TIP: Throw away any old makeup, or makeup you don't use anymore.
  • TIP: Make sure the bag is durable and easy to clean.
  • Step 5: Opt for a small bag if you are traveling light. Small compact bags can be slipped into your purse, or inside a carry-on bag. Larger bags can hold shampoo, conditioner, and other products, along with your makeup.
  • Step 6: Sort like items together including all eye shadows, mascara, blushes, and eyeliners. Only pack what you need.
  • Step 7: Purchase a cosmetic bag with many pockets and compartments for easy organization.

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