Look Good On The Go: How To Put Your Makeup On Anywhere

Whether you’re a frequent flier or a commuter, it can be hard to find the time to put your makeup on while you travel. To help, I’ve created a selection of tips that’ll help you to put your face on as you travel so you arrive at your destination looking good and feeling even better.

Putting Makeup On In Public: Is It OK?

Some people might be irked by the idea of putting makeup on in public, but most reasonable people don’t care. The important thing is that you feel comfortable. If you’re not happy putting your makeup on in front of other people then use the bathroom, where you can usually access a larger mirror. Should you decide to do your makeup in your seat in front of other people, make sure you have a mirror to hand and keep your makeup items contained so that they don’t drop onto anyone else and disturb them.

Condense Your Usual Routine To Make It Easier

When you’re at home applying makeup with all the time in the world, your routine will be longer and more arduous than when you’re just putting on a little makeup to go to the shops in. Adjust your makeup routine in the same way for when you’re travelling so that you have to carry less and use fewer products to still make yourself look good. Think hard about the makeup products you just can’t go without, and then see if there are any that you can forego in order to make your routine quicker and easier.

Avoid Anything Precise

Doing neat lines using products like eyeliner and lipliner is hard when you’re on a flight or sat on a bumpy train, so avoid using these products if possible. Instead, try to use products where mistakes are less noticeable, like eyeshadow to give yourself a smoky eye effect without nearly poking your eye out with eyeliner!

Pick Products That Work Double Duty

Some beauty products will work for more than one application, such as lipsticks that can also be used as cheek stains or foundation that can also act as a concealer. Try to incorporate these products into your travelling beauty kit so that you’ve always got a way to save yourself time when you’re on the move.

Find A Cute Travel Case To Keep Your Products Safe And Tidy

It might be tempting to just shove your makeup into the bottom of your handbag and hope for the best, but rummaging around takes time and can disturb other passengers. To avoid this, find a pretty and practical makeup case so that you can keep all your products together where you can easily reach them to touch up your look as you go.

Do A Natural Look On The Go To Hide Any Errors

Bold, bright makeup looks great on the catwalk and in nightclubs, but for work or small social events there’s no need to go that far. When you’re dashing from place to place you should try to do natural makeup looks that will take less effort but still have a great impact on your look.

Pull Your Hair Out Of Your Face To Keep It Out Of The Way

Before you leave home, or while you’re on your travels, make sure you put your hair into a style that keeps it away from your face. This will make it easier for you to apply your makeup without your hair getting in the way, and will also make you look sleek and stylish for when you arrive at your destination.

Use Clean Makeup Brushes

When you’re cleaning the brushes you use at home, it’s important that you also remember to wash the ones you use when you’re on the go. This will save you from getting potentially ugly or even dangerous skin conditions. You should really be washing your makeup brushes at least once a week so that they’re clean and safe to use. Remember to take them out of their case at the end of each week, clean them with safe soap and then dry them thoroughly before you put them back in ready for your next adventure.

Angle Your Face Away From Your Outfit

Spilling makeup on your clothes can be disastrous if you’re on your way to something important, as the stain is often both noticeable and difficult to get rid of. As such, it’s important that you try to avoid dripping makeup products onto your clothes. The best way to do this is to angle your face away from your clothes as you apply your makeup on public transport. Hold your mirror slightly higher than usual and lean yourself forward so that you don’t cover your clothes in products that will stain.

When it comes to applying makeup, the golden rule is that you need to feel comfortable, so only wear what you want to. By following these tips, you can make yourself look lovely even when you’re on the move.

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