What’s In My Travel Bag?

The extent of my travel these days is usually running errands around town, but it never hurts to be prepared with an emergency beauty bag!


What do I mean by prepared? Mostly for unexpected things that come up, like a friend calls and says "hey, do you want to meet for a coffee quick?" and you previously had run out the door with a messy bun, no make-up, with no time to go home and get ready. Hopefully, a friend wouldn't judge if you showed up as is, but if you feel like a little lip gloss and mascara will make you feel better, no one is judging that, either!


Winter in the Midwest is best for this "hack" because the summer heat can sometimes melt certain items I carry. Most of the items I put in my emergency beauty bag are things that I haven't used for a while but are still good/I'm not ready to throw away yet. In my Travel/Makeup Bag (XL), I currently have the following items:

  1. Disinfecting wipes (these are not make-up or hand wipes, but that would be a good idea, too!)

  2. Dry shampoo

  3. Hand sanitizer

  4. Hand lotion

  5. Feminine products

  6. Pepto

  7. Travel-sized deodorant

  8. Mini hairbrush

  9. WoundSeal (this stuff is amazing if you cut yourself kind of badly, I highly recommend having some even just at home - I got mine from Walgreens)

  10. Two powder foundations (why two? I have no idea)

  11. Bronzer (with a hidden application brush in the compact)

  12. Lip gloss

  13. Concealer

  14. Eyeliner

  15. Hair ties

  16. Floss

  17. Perfume sample


Wow! That's a lot in this bag! The inside of my travel bags have a waterproof, wipeable lining, in case something were to spill or it gets dirty.


I also have a first aid kit in the car with things like bandages, gauze, gloves, emergency blanket, etc. Obviously much more important than beauty products, because you never know when you might need it. Put together the first aid kit BEFORE putting together a beauty bag!


What did I leave out that you think is important to have in a traveling makeup bag? Let me know in the comments below!






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