What To Pack In Your Makeup Bag For A Summer Trip

What to pack in your summer travel beauty bag



Hello from down south! I’m on a road trip from Chicago through the southwest and onto Texas! I’ve packed all my hot weather essentials like my swing dresses, fedoras, and of course, sunscreen. This is a trip we do every year because I receive much needed medical help in Texas for my eyes. Let’s just say, without the wonderful doctors I have, I probably wouldn’t be able to write to you right now.

We are out here for a week (or more) and have a few things on our agenda. Last time we went to Texas I visited Magnolia and a few museums here and there. This time around, I have a list of great cafes  I want to check out.

I’ve been wanting to feature more behind the scenes stuff like where I eat, shop, and travel to, so I hope I can get some great posts from this trip!

Like always, I’m squeezing a weeks worth of clothing into a carry on although we are road tripping. I’m using the file fold method (more about that here) and my storage cubes.

A few things I’m looking forward to wearing include this ruffled swimsuit, this maxi dress which is , and these denim shorts. All of which are perfect for the hot Texas sun.

Speaking of, do you have any travel plans for summer? Let me know in the comments below!



ONE: This makeup setting spray is so amazing and everything proof – sweat proof, water proof, cry proof! I took this with last time and the Texas sun had nothing on me.

TWO: Trips mean long times in air conditioning, sweatiness, and polluted areas. These alpha beta peels pads are like mini facials that leave you glowing and feeling clean. I packed about 7, one for each day.

THREE: I’m ditching the pale party for a week and self tanning using the Purity Mousse from St. Tropez. It smells like tropical heaven too.

FOUR: If you don’t have foundation darker than your skin, this bronzing mist is great for self tanning! I love it because I can spray it on at night and wake up looking golden and healthy. No makeup needed for those extra hot days.

FIVE: A perfect contour, one box away. This is one of the most flattering bronzers on the market and it’s so subtle so you can layer or make your contour deeper.

SIX: Chanel makes a beautiful foaming gel and this one fits perfectly in my makeup bag. This cleansing gel is so luxurious without being over the top (in terms of smell)

SEVEN: Don’t take all your blush and eyeshadows with, just take this palette. Has every summer color you may need and fits really well into most makeup bags. I accidents smashed the bronzer (hence the one above) so I have to bring the extra.

EIGHT: Gel eyeliner from Bobbi Brown is waterproof, sweat proof, and cry proof. So that means it’s perfect for warm weather trips.

NINE: I like to bring this every wear I go in case my self tan doesn’t work out (I’m not very good at upkeep!). This foundation is very light weight and doesn’t smudge in the heat. Just set it with the spray!

TEN: You want strong brows, like the tropical goddess you are! I love a good defined brow so I bring along my Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade to do the trick.

ELEVEN: And of course, I never leave the house without red lipstick – which works no matter what vacation you’re taking. Red lipstick is always so elegant.


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  1. I use and love so many of these products! Awesome round up!

    Posted 6.27.18 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Hi Natalie! I am so honored you stopped by! Love the RTS group 🙂
      These products are pretty amazing – and you don’t need to much to pack. Appreciate your comment and hope all is well!

      Posted 6.27.18 Reply