Whether you’re off to bask in the rays of European summer, or heading interstate for work, travelling your cosmetics for a trip away is a serious game. Travelling with your makeup and skincare can often be difficult, and straight up messy. Aside from choosing what to pack and what not to pack, there’s nothing worse than getting to your destination to find that your foundation has exploded all throughout your makeup bag.

We’ve all been there.

We know you want to look your best while on the go, but let’s be practical, we don’t need to be packing our entire makeup supply, and we also can’t risk it leaking onto our holiday fits. To save the drama, here are our top tips for packing cosmetics for your next getaway.

Step 1: Assess your needs

Before you start packing, take a moment to evaluate your makeup routine and the activities you have planned for your trip. Consider the climate, the duration of your stay, and any special events you may attend. By mapping out your vacation plans, you’ll be able to categorise your cosmetics into necessities and non-essentials to better minimise your packing list and create more space in your suitcase.

Step 2: Invest in a clear travel cosmetic case

A transparent makeup bag is the best way to travel with cosmetics. Not only does the clear bag allow you to find all of your skin essentials with a quick glance, but the transparent PVC material makes it so much easier to keep your products organised and prevent any spills or damages. Even better is on the occasion that there is a spill, the PVC is very washable, and all explosions can be cleaned with a quick wipe, no matter how pigmented your foundation is. At CEE CLEAR we have two clear makeup bags perfect for travel: our completely transparent Clear Cosmetic Case, and our mini Milky Small Cosmetic Case.

Step 3: Pack Smart

To avoid mess at all costs, packing with purpose is key.

Think multi-purpose

Stick to multi-purpose products such as tinted moisturiser (for both skincare and foundation coverage), lipstick (for a bold lip and a subtle blush), and a bronze/highlighter palette (to double as an eyeshadow palette). Maximising on these versatile products for their multiple uses is the biggest hack to minimising your cosmetic packing and creating more space for other important things in your bag.

Decant & downsize

If some of your favourite cosmetic products are bulky or inconvenient in size, consider transferring them to smaller, travel-sized cases. Not only will this save you space and weight in your suitcase, but it will allow you to diversify your cosmetic packing list.

Prioritise essential tools

To avoid squishing and fraying too many makeup brushes during your travels, optimise your supply with tools that are both compact and versatile. We’re talking double ended brushes that serve multiple purposes and/or a travel-sized brush set and beauty blenders to save on multiple items.

If there’s one thing to take out of this, it’s that a good travel cosmetic case is essential, and our clear makeup bags make the perfect option. Our transparent and translucent bags in large and small sizes will make your life so much easier when travelling with multiple skincare products. Shop our clear cosmetic cases today and CEE for yourself.